This Day in Music History: June 5th

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2003: Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is picked to be a vocalist for a project featuring ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan & Matt Sorum which later became Velvet Revolver.


2002: Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone was found dead by his wife Barbara in his Hollywood, CA. An autopsy would reveal the cause of death to be a heroin overdose.


1993: Kiss debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their third live album Alive III which was recorded during concerts in Cleveland, Detroit & Indianapolis. The album went on to be certified Gold the following year.


1992: Iron Maiden kicked off their tour in support of Fear of the Dark in Reykjavik, Iceland.


1983: U2 filmed their concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, which was the band’s first concert video released the following year & two songs were included on their first live album Under a Blood Red Sky released that November.


1977: Alice Cooper’s boa constrictor, which was a part of his live act suffered a fatal bite from a rat that was meant to be dinner.


1976: Heart’s debut single “Crazy on You” peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.


1974: Patti Smith recorded her debut single “Hey Joe” at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.


1971: Grand Funk Railroad sold out Shea Stadium in New York in 72 hours, breaking The Beatles’ box office record.


Birthdays:
Tom Evans-bassist for Badfinger born in 1947
Nicko McBrain-drummer for Iron Maiden born in 1954


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