This Day in Music History: December 11th
2002: David Lee Roth filed a lawsuit against his then-former bandmates in Van Halen & Warner Bros. Records for unpaid royalties, claiming he was not included in their 1996 contract renegotiation with Warner Brothers Records.
2002: The remaining dates of Guns N’ Roses’ North American tour was cancelled by promoters after a riot in Philadelphia six days earlier due to Axl Rose no-showing the concert. 35 concerts were scheduled, but only 16 took place.
1993: Guns N’ Roses entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number four with their covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?” which was their last album to feature original guitarist Slash & original bassist Duff McKagan.
1982: Pat Benatar peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Shadows of the Night”, Benatar’s seventh top forty single in the U.S.
1982: Billy Idol made his first appearance on American Bandstand where he performed “Hot in the City” & “White Wedding”.
1978: Black Sabbath performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM. They later reunited for one-off performances at Live Aid in 1985 & in 1992 at Ozzy Osbourne’s “farewell” concerts before touring sporadically between the years of 1997-2005.
1976: During a Kiss concert in Lakeland, FL, Ace Frehley accidentally touched a short-circuited light bulb & was electrocuted. Frehley later returned to finish the concert & this incident inspired the song “Shock Me” which was Frehley’s first lead vocal in Kiss.
1972: Genesis made their U.S. live debut at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA outside of Boston.
1968: The Rolling Stones began filming their Rock and Roll Circus television special. Special guests included The Who, John Lennon, Jethro Tull & Eric Clapton. This television special wouldn’t see the light of day until 1996.
Nikki Sixx-bassist for Motley Crue born in 1958
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