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  • This Day in Music History: October 24th

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    2005: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille was sentenced to 80 days in jail after pleading no contest to DUI charges after being arrested for running into a parked car in August.

    2005: Cream kicked off a sold out three night stand at Madison Square Garden, marking their first concerts in the U.S. in thirty-seven years.

    1988: Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty was sued by his former boss, Fantasy Records head Saul Zanetz for allegedly plagiarizing himself. Zanetz claimed Fogerty re-wrote Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Run Through the Jungle” for his 1985 hit “The Old Man Down the Road”. 
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  • This Day in Music History: October 23rd

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    1999: Santana reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Smooth” a duet with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas which spent twelve weeks at number one.

    1998: A federal judge in St. Louis ruled that the Fort Zumwalt High School marching band will not be allowed to play “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane in its 60’s medley. The school superintendent banned the song on the grounds that the song promoted drug use.
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  • This Day in Music History: October 22nd

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    1998: Bob Dylan performed a sold out concert in his hometown of Duluth, MN at the Duluth Entertainment Center. It was Dylan’s first concert in many years near his hometown of Hibbing.

    1996: Journey released their first album in ten years Trial by Fire which went on to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell a million copies in the U.S. It was their last album with Steve Perry & Steve Smith.

    1993: Rush drummer Neil Peart interviewed future Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on Much Music.
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  • This Day in Music History: October 21st

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    2011: Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers became a Canadian citizen during an hour long ceremony at Central City tower in Surrey, BC. Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007.

    2006: Bob Seger sang “America the Beautiful” before Game 1 of the 2006 World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit.

    1998: Alice Cooper filed a lawsuit against Kiss claiming their song “Dreamin’” sounded too similar to his first hit single “I’m Eighteen”. The suit would be settled out of court the following year. Read More

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  • This Day in Music History: October 20th

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    2001: The Concert for New York City took place at Madison Square Garden. Many of the attendees were families and members of the New York Fire & Police Departments. Some of the artists that appeared included Paul McCartney, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Billy Joel and John Mellencamp. Read More
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  • This Day in Music History: October 17th

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    2000: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi released his debut solo album Iommi which featured guest appearances by Queen guitarist Brian May, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer & guitarist Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Cult singer Ian Astbury & Iommi’s Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne & Bill Ward.

    2000: The piano that John Lennon used to write Imagine was sold to George Michael for $2 million in an auction organized by Mick Fleetwood.
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  • This Day in Music History: October 16th

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    2006: CBGB, the legendary New York club credited with discovering The Ramones and Patti Smith closed. Smith performed the venue’s final concert the prior evening.

    2002: Billy Joel checked out of the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT where he allegedly was undergoing treatment for alcoholism. 

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  • This Day in Music History: October 15th

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    1996: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident on September 30, 1996 where Lee allegedly pushed aside a cameraman trying to film him and then-wife Pamela Anderson as they left a club in West Hollywood.

    1995: Paul & Linda McCartney made a guest appearance on The Simpsons. They made their appearance on the condition that Lisa Simpson is to remain a vegetarian for the remainder of the program’s run. At the time of the program’s airing, this made McCartney the last of the living members of The Beatles to appear on The Simpsons. Read More

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  • This Day in Music History: October 14th

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    2007: Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance.

    2004: Eric Clapton was banned from driving in France after being caught driving 134mph, 53mph above the speed limit in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuli.
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  • This Day in Music History: October 13th

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    1998: The Crossroads Center opened in Antigua. The addiction recovery center was underwritten by Eric Clapton. They offer a 29 day recovery program for $9,000.


    1992: The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teenagers to commit suicide.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 10th

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    1998: Kiss entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its chart peak of number three with Psycho Circus which was marketed as the first studio album by the original lineup in nearly twenty years. It was later revealed that all of the original members only played together on one song, “Into the Void”.


    1995: Peter Frampton released the long awaited follow-up to his record-setting live album released 19 years earlier. Its title: Frampton Comes Alive II.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 9th

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    2008: Prior to the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings game, Def Leppard performed at Detroit’s Fox Theatre nearby & singer Joe Elliott received criticism by many NHL fans for placing the Stanley Cup upside down. 


    2001: Bob Dylan was refused backstage access to his own concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford, OR for not presenting his pass. Dylan requested tighter security during this tour & the guards that didn’t recognize him were thrown out.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 8th

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    1989: After Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood alleged that The Who only reformed for money, Pete Townshend said “Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop.” in reference to the Stones’ Dirty Work released three years earlier.


    1988: Def Leppard reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Love Bites” which was their fifth single off of their album Hysteria. The song spent one week on top of the chart.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 7th

    2004: Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars underwent hip replacement surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


    1998: Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Meat Loaf & Joe Strummer of The Clash were among the guest stars on South Park. They appeared as musicians whose careers were boosted by Chef’s advice & played a benefit concert for him.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 6th

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    2005: At a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA, the concert was halted 8 songs into the Stones’ set after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. After a 45 minute search of the stage, the concert resumed.


    2002: Mick Jagger donated $170,000 to his old grammar school in Dartford, U.K. for musical instruments and a band director.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 3rd

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    2006: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent lost a Supreme Court appeal in a dispute with former bandmates over royalties for his contributions in the group’s 1983 album Lick It Up. 


    2000: Benjamin Orr, bassist and one of the vocalists for The Cars died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Atlanta, GA. He was 53 years old.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 2nd

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    2004: During a Pearl Jam concert in Toledo, OH as part of the Vote for Change tour, Neil Young & Peter Frampton made surprise appearances to perform “All Along the Watchtower”, “Act Of Love”, “Cortez The Killer”, & “Rockin’ in the Free World” with Pearl Jam.


    1998: Cheap Trick was inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk. The induction was hosted by Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd and all members of the band added their handprints except for singer Robin Zander who wasn’t feeling well.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 1st

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    2005: Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City for a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”.


    2004: Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M. & John Fogerty kicked off the Vote for Change tour in Philadelphia. This tour was a politically motivated tour & was held in swing states across the U.S.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 30th

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    1998: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer & guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh & Matthew Sweet made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show.


    1993: George Harrison and David Crosby made guest appearances on the season premiere of The Simpsons’ fifth season, which featured Homer Simpson in a barbershop quartet that made several references to The Beatles throughout the episode.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 29th

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    2003: Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Russian monk Rasputin.


    1997: Don Henley was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton for his role in advancing environmental causes. 

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  • This Day in Music History: September 26th

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    1999: Deep Purple played at London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


    1997: Bryan Adams taped his appearance on MTV Unplugged at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The concert featured students from the Juilliard School being conducted by Michael Kamen.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 25th

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    2006: Steven Tyler made a cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men playing himself as a noisy, obnoxious neighbor. 


    1993: Nirvana were the musical guest on the season premiere on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Rape Me”.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 24th

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    1998: Steven Tyler threw out the first pitch at the Montreal Expos-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.


    1998: Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was sentenced to 150 days in jail for two counts of battery & probation violation from a conviction the previous year. 

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  • This Day in Music History: September 23rd

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    2010: Heart guitarist & singer Nancy Wilson filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years, film director Cameron Crowe. Wilson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce & listed June 15th, 2008 as the separation date.


    2006: Neil Young received the Artist of the Year award at the fifth annual Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville. Young was honored for his album Living With War which criticized the policies of George W. Bush’s presidential administration.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 22nd

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    2010: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler joined American Idol to be a judge for its tenth season which began the following January.


    2005: Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro for his work in helping its street children. In 1998, Page opened Casa Jimmy which had supported over 300 children.


    2003: Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora were announced as co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul.

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