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This Day in Music History: August 22nd

1992: The Police performed together for the first time in six years at Sting’s wedding reception. Sting married longtime girlfriend Trudie Styler on the 20th.

1992: Nearly a year after its initial release, Pearl Jam peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart ... Read more...

This Day in Music History: August 21st

2005: The Rolling Stones kicked off their tour in support of A Bigger Bang at Fenway Park in Boston. The tour would go on to be the biggest grossing tour of all time grossing over $550 million.

1995: R.E.M. filed a trademark infringement suit against the Hershey Food Corporation claiming they launched an unauthorized “Kit Kat/R.E.M. Concert” for free tickets and trips, alleging injury to business reputation, false advertising & deceptive practices Read more...

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...