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This Day in Music History: August 20th

2005: At Iron Maiden’s final appearance on Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA, eggs were thrown at them, their sound was cut off & a stage invader ran onstage with an American flag all of which was orchestrated by Sharon Osbourne.

2000: Bon Jovi performed the final concert at the old Wembley Stadium in London. Read more...

This Day in Music History: August 19th

2007: A concert in honor of late Boston singer Brad Delp was held at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston & featured performances by Godsmack, Extreme, RTZ & Boston.

2005: A bronze statue of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Lynott’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland. Read more...

This Day in Music History: August 18th

1997: The Rolling Stones drove to a press conference at the Brooklyn Bridge in a 1955 Cadillac to announce their tour in support of Bridges to Babylon.

1992: Courtney Love gave birth to her only child with Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain. They had a daughter named Frances Bean.


This Day in Music History: August 15th

2001: Peter Frampton made a guest appearance on Family Guy. When Death visited Frampton’s house, Frampton said Death should be at Keith Richards’ house, which was a joke pitched by Frampton himself. 

2000: Iman gave birth to her gave birth to her first child with David Bowie, a daughter named Alexandria Zahra Jones. Read more...

This Day in Music History: August 14th

2008: Jackson Browne sued Republican Party presidential candidate John McCain and the Republican National Committee over unauthorized use of his song “Running on Empty” in a McCain campaign commercial in Ohio.

2004: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts announced that he was being treated for throat cancer.

2003: The Northeast Blackout of 2003...

This Day in Music History: August 13th

1999: Detroit Rock City a movie about four teenagers who travel to Detroit to see Kiss in concert premiered in theaters. The movie bombed at the box office, but would go on to become a cult classic.

1991: Metallica released their self-titled fifth album, commonly referred to as The Black Album. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & go on to sell sixteen million copies in the U.S. Read more...

This Day in Music History: August 12th

1999: Alice Cooper’s music publisher reached an out of court settlement with Kiss’ music publisher over a claim that Kiss’ song “Dreamin’” sounded a little too close to Alice Cooper’s breakthrough hit “I’m Eighteen”.

1994: Woodstock ’94 kicked off in Saugerties, NY. The three day festival included performances by Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, The Band, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Metallica, Todd Rundgren, Santana & Traffic.


This Day in Music History: July 31st

2012: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed their longest concert at Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland. Their set clocked in at four hours and six minutes.

2004: Simon and Garfunkel closed out the European leg of their second reunion tour by performing a free concert at Rome’s Coliseum in front of 600,000 fans.

1984: Eric Clapton, touring as part of Roger Waters’ backing band left Waters’ tour in Montreal. Waters was touring in support of his solo album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking which Clapton played on alongside David Sanborn & Michael Kamen.

1981: Journey released their seventh studio album Escape. It went on to become their first and only number one album in the U.S. & sell nine million copies in the U.S. Read more...

This Day in Music History: July 30th

2009: Former Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher won the rights to future royalties for “A Whiter Shade of Pale”. Fisher claimed he wrote the organ melody for the song & wasn’t initially credited as a writer.

2007: Shortly after Jimmy Page testified, Robert Langley pleaded guilty to trademark & copyright infringements after having more than $22,000 worth of bootleg Led Zeppelin cd’s & dvd’s seized at a record convention in Glasgow in 2005.

2006: During a Guns N’ Roses concert at London’s Wembley Arena, Axl Rose was unable to finish the concert due to low blood pressure. Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach sang the final two songs in their set.

2003: Approximately 450,000 attended the Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto benefit concert which was held at Downsview Park. Headliners included The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, & The Guess Who. Read more...

This Day in Music History: July 29th

1989: Bon Jovi peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Lay Your Hands on Me” which was their fourth top ten single off of New Jersey.

1987: Jerry Garcia reached an agreement with Ben & Jerry’s over the introduction of the Cherry Garcia flavor. It was agreed that 50% of royalties went to the Grateful Dead’s Rex Foundation, which continues to this day.

1982: The Asgard Hotel in Dublin which was owned by Thin Lizzy singer/bassist Phil Lynott was completely destroyed in a fire.

1974: Neil Peart became the new drummer for Rush, replacing John Rutsey who left the band due to health problems. Read more...