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  • This Day in Music History: December 9th

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    2006: U2 ended their year and a half tour in support of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI. Pearl Jam opened the concert & during U2’s set, there were guest appearances from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong & Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready.


    2000: U2 made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Beautiful Day” & “Elevation”.

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  • This Day in Music History: December 8th

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    2003: Ozzy Osbourne was rushed into emergency surgery at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, U.K. Osbourne broke his collarbone & several ribs after he crashed an ATV on the grounds of his Buckinghamshire estate.


    2000: Sting received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant declared the day Sting Day in Hollywood.

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  • This Day in Music History: December 2nd

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    2012: Led Zeppelin were recipients at the Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. President Barack Obama drew laughs from the crowd when thanked the band for behaving themselves at the White House.


    2003: Alice Cooper received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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  • This Day in Music History: December 1st

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    1999: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil & Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra performed a concert at the Show Box in Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization summit.


    1993: Pink Floyd held a press conference to announce their 1994 world tour, which proved to be the band’s last tour.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 28th

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    2005: Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell sued ex-wife and former manager Susan Silver claiming she diverted money owed to Cornell to other Soundgarden band members and that Silver was also holding Cornell’s library of music, lyrics and Grammys hostage.


    2005: During Pearl Jam’s concert at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined them onstage for a rendition of The Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles”.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 27th

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    2005: Defense contractor David H. Brooks spent $10 million on his daughter Elizabeth’s bat mitzvah which featured performances by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, the Eagles’ Don Henley & Joe Walsh, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 26th

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    1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.


    1989: The Rolling Stones donated the proceeds from their concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, SC to victims of Hurricane Hugo which struck nearby.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 25th

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    2000: A burglar broke into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, CA and stole $6,000 worth of clothes and electronics belonging to his daughter along with four of Alice’s Gold records.


    1989: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Poison” which was Alice Cooper’s final top ten single in the U.S.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 24th

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    1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs The Yellow Album which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.


    1994: At the first MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platz in Berlin, Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 21st

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    2002: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums.


    1995: Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 20th

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    2010: After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.


    1997: Paul McCartney taped a performance for the Oprah Winfrey Show at the Manhattan Center in New York City.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 19th

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    2007: Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.


    1998: Motley Crue opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. The store would close two months later.


    1994: Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with MTV Unplugged in New York which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 18th

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    2003: Composer Michael Kamen, who worked with such artists as Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, Metallica, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Queen, Queensryche, Rush & Sting died of a heart attack in London. He was 55 years old. 


    2001: R.E.M. made a guest appearance on The Simpsons performing “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in Homer Simpson’s garage.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 17th

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    2007: The Eagles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with their first studio album in 28 years Long Road out of Eden. The album went on to be certified Platinum seven times.


    1994: Bob Dylan began a two day taping of his appearance on MTV Unplugged at New York City’s Sony Studios. The appearance would be broadcast the following month & the album was released the following May.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 14th

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    2000: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee released his first solo album My Favorite Headache. 


    1992: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford performed the first of two concerts fronting Black Sabbath opening for Ozzy Osbourne in Costa Mesa, CA filling in for Ronnie James Dio who refused to perform because Osbourne was re-forming the original Sabbath lineup as these concerts were advertised as Osbourne’s farewell concerts.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 13th

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    1992: Elton John performed his first concert in Mexico at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City before an audience of 90,000.


    1992: Ronnie Bond, original drummer for The Troggs died in Winchester, Hampshire, U.K. He was 49 years old.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 12th

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    2008: Mitch Mitchell, drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience died in his sleep of natural causes in his hotel room in Portland, OR. He was 61 years old.


    2003: A New Jersey radio station pulled all Jethro Tull music from their playlist after frontman Ian Anderson criticized excessive displays of the American flag with the statement “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”

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  • This Day in Music History: November 11th

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    1990: Outside of an AC/DC concert in East Rutherford, NJ, a 21 year old man died after being attacked. A New Jersey state trooper was later cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the incident.


    1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Steel Wheels which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 10th

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    2003: While performing a concert in Nice, France, David Bowie cut his concert short due to laryngitis. His voice gave out during “Ziggy Stardust”. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: November 7th

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    2008: Def Leppard & Taylor Swift’s performance together on CMT Crossroads premiered. The program showed them performing four of Swift’s songs & four Def Leppard songs.


    2006: Genesis announced that they would be reuniting for tours of Europe and North America in 2007.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 6th

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    1993: Pearl Jam entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with their sophomore album Vs. The band also set a record for most copies of an album sold in one week, which has since been broken.


    1993: Rush entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number two with their fifteenth studio album Counterparts which was Rush’s highest charting album in the U.S. along with 2012’s Clockwork Angels which also debuted at number two. 

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  • This Day in Music History: November 5th

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    2000: The Who made a guest appearance on The Simpsons’ 250th episode. Pete Townshend didn’t voice himself as he thought somebody else would like in Yellow Submarine. Townshend’s brother Paul provided the voice of Pete.


    1999: It was announced that Gary Cherone was no longer the singer for Van Halen, after recording just one album with the band, 1998’s Van Halen III.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 4th

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    2002: Elton John & Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Award in the U.K in recognition of their contribution to music in the U.K. Previous recipients of the award include Ahmet Ertegun, George Martin & Andrew Lloyd Webber.


    1992: The Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth became first time parents as their son Robert was born.

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  • This Day in Music History: November 3rd

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    2004: During a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Eric Clapton was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for “contribution to British life”.


    2003: Aerosmith appeared with Hank Williams Jr. to perform “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” live on Monday Night Football.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 31st

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    1998: Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Psycho Circus the first album with their original lineup in 18 years at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with the Smashing Pumpkins opening for them. This was the first concert tour to have 3-D visual effects. Read More