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This Day in Music History: November 7th

2008: Def Leppard & Taylor Swift’s performance together on CMT Crossroads premiered. The program showed them performing four of Swift’s songs & four Def Leppard songs.

2006: Genesis announced that they would be reuniting for tours of Europe and North America in 2007.

2003: The Rolling Stones performed in Hong Kong for the first time, performing a concert to quell fear of the SARS epidemic. Neil Young was the opener & they performed together again two days later.

2003: Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.

2002: Twelve Guns N’ Roses fans were arrested for rioting after a concert scheduled to take place in Vancouver was cancelled. Promoters cancelled the concert due to Axl Rose’s flight from Los Angeles being delayed.

1998: Black Sabbath entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number eleven with their live album Reunion which was recorded during two concerts at the National Exhibition Centre Arena in their hometown of Birmingham, U.K. The album went on to go Platinum in the U.S.

1995: Pearl Jam ended their tour in support of Vitalogy in the second of a two night sold out stand at the San Diego Sports Arena. The Ramones opened both concerts.

1991: Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was announced by his children Moon Unit & Dweezil.

1974: Ted Nugent won the U.S. National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest. Nugent picked off a squirrel from 150 yards & gunned down over two dozen other live moving targets.

Birthdays:
Tommy Thayer-guitarist for Black N’ Blue & Kiss born in 1960

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