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This Day in Music History: May 6th

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2006: Axl Rose appeared on Eddie Trunk’s radio show in New York City to announce that Guns N’ Roses long-awaited & long delayed album Chinese Democracy would be released that fall. It wasn’t released until November 2008.


2002: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo appeared as themselves on an episode of the short-lived sitcom That 80’s Show.


1994: Pearl Jam filed a memorandum with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that Ticketmaster has a monopoly, which led them to cancel their scheduled tour that summer.


1993: David Crosby made his first appearance on The Simpsons in a cameo role as a 12-step sponsor.


1989: Living Colour peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album Vivid which was co-produced by Mick Jagger & went on to sell two million copies in the U.S. They also peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Cult of Personality” which was their first top forty single.


1984: Fictional group Spinal Tap performed at CBGB’s in New York City.


1978: Kansas peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their fifth album Point of Know Return which spent 51 weeks on the chart & went on to sell four million copies in the U.S. alone.


1965: Keith Richards said he fell asleep in a Clearwater, FL hotel room & woke up discovering he’d composed the riff of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” on his tape recorder.


1937: The Hindenburg airship crashes, killing 36 people in New Jersey. A photograph from this incident would later be used as cover art for Led Zeppelin’s first album.


Birthdays:
Bob Seger born in 1945

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