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This Day in Music History: September 25th

2006: Steven Tyler made a cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men playing himself as a noisy, obnoxious neighbor. 

1993: Nirvana were the musical guest on the season premiere on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Rape Me”.

1992: During an Ozzy Osbourne concert at the State Fair Grandstand in Oklahoma City, two fans were stabbed & twenty were arrested. Sharon Osbourne would blame this on the availability of alcohol at the concert.

1990: Dave Grohl, former drummer for Washington DC based band Scream auditioned to be Nirvana’s new drummer & was offered the job immediately.

1981: The Rolling Stones kicked off their world tour in support of Tattoo You in Philadelphia, PA. This was the first rock and roll tour to have a sponsor, which would later become the norm in the touring industry.

1980: Led Zeppelin drummer John Bohnam was found dead as a result of asphyxiation from vomit after excessive vodka consumption the previous night. He was 32 years old.

1972: Black Sabbath released their fourth album Black Sabbath Vol. 4 which went on to reach number thirteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell one million copies in the U.S. The album was originally titled Snowblind which was changed by their record label Warner Bros. at the last minute.

1971: Deep Purple reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with Fireball which spent one week on top of the chart.

1967: The Doors released their second album Strange Days which went on to reach number three on the Billboard 200 album chart and sell one million copies in the U.S.

1965: The Yardbirds peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Heart Full of Soul” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

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