• This Day in Music History: October 22nd

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    1998: Bob Dylan performed a sold out concert in his hometown of Duluth, MN at the Duluth Entertainment Center. It was Dylan’s first concert in many years near his hometown of Hibbing. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 21st

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    2011: Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers became a Canadian citizen during an hour long ceremony at Central City tower in Surrey, BC. Rodgers has been married to former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk since 2007. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 20th

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    2001: The Concert for New York City took place at Madison Square Garden. Many of the attendees were families and members of the New York Fire & Police Departments. Some of the artists that appeared included Paul McCartney, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Billy Joel and John Mellencamp. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 17th

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    2000: Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi released his debut solo album Iommi which featured guest appearances by Queen guitarist Brian May, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters singer & guitarist Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Cult singer Ian Astbury & Iommi’s Black Sabbath bandmates Ozzy Osbourne & Bill Ward. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 16th

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    2006: CBGB, the legendary New York club credited with discovering The Ramones and Patti Smith closed. Smith performed the venue’s final concert the prior evening. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 15th

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    1996: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident on September 30, 1996 where Lee allegedly pushed aside a cameraman trying to film him and then-wife Pamela Anderson as they left a club in West Hollywood. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 14th

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    2007: Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 13th

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    1998: The Crossroads Center opened in Antigua. The addiction recovery center was underwritten by Eric Clapton. They offer a 29 day recovery program for $9,000.

    1992: The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teenagers to commit suicide.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 10th

    1998: Kiss entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its chart peak of number three with Psycho Circus which was marketed as the first studio album by the original lineup in nearly twenty years. It was later revealed that all of the original members only played together on one song, “Into the Void”.

    1995: Peter Frampton released the long awaited follow-up to his record-setting live album released 19 years earlier. Its title: Frampton Comes Alive II.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 9th

    2008: Prior to the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Detroit Red Wings game, Def Leppard performed at Detroit’s Fox Theatre nearby & singer Joe Elliott received criticism by many NHL fans for placing the Stanley Cup upside down. 

    2001: Bob Dylan was refused backstage access to his own concert at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford, OR for not presenting his pass. Dylan requested tighter security during this tour & the guards that didn’t recognize him were thrown out.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 8th

    1989: After Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood alleged that The Who only reformed for money, Pete Townshend said “Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop.” in reference to the Stones’ Dirty Work released three years earlier.

    1988: Def Leppard reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Love Bites” which was their fifth single off of their album Hysteria. The song spent one week on top of the chart.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 7th

    2004: Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars underwent hip replacement surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    1998: Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, Meat Loaf & Joe Strummer of The Clash were among the guest stars on South Park. They appeared as musicians whose careers were boosted by Chef’s advice & played a benefit concert for him.

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  • This Day in Music History: October 6th

    2005: At a Rolling Stones concert in Charlottesville, VA, the concert was halted 8 songs into the Stones’ set after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. After a 45 minute search of the stage, the concert resumed. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 1st

    2005: Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley joined Pearl Jam onstage during their concert at the Borgata Events Center in Atlantic City for a rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: September 30th

    1998: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer & guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh & Matthew Sweet made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 29th

    2003: Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Russian monk Rasputin.

    1997: Don Henley was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton for his role in advancing environmental causes. 

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  • This Day in Music History: September 26th

    1999: Deep Purple played at London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    1997: Bryan Adams taped his appearance on MTV Unplugged at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The concert featured students from the Juilliard School being conducted by Michael Kamen.

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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”.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 24th

    1998: Steven Tyler threw out the first pitch at the Montreal Expos-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

    1998: Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was sentenced to 150 days in jail for two counts of battery & probation violation from a conviction the previous year. 

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  • This Day in Music History: September 23rd

    2010: Heart guitarist & singer Nancy Wilson filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years, film director Cameron Crowe. Wilson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce & listed June 15th, 2008 as the separation date.

    2006: Neil Young received the Artist of the Year award at the fifth annual Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville. Young was honored for his album Living With War which criticized the policies of George W. Bush’s presidential administration.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 22nd

    2010: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler joined American Idol to be a judge for its tenth season which began the following January.

    2005: Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro for his work in helping its street children. In 1998, Page opened Casa Jimmy which had supported over 300 children.

    2003: Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora were announced as co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team the Philadelphia Soul.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 19th

    2003: Cream bassist Jack Bruce underwent a liver transplant after being diagnosed with liver cancer earlier in the summer. He went on to make a full recovery.

    1994: The Stone Temple Pilots began a then-record fifteen weeks run on top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart with “Interstate Love Song”.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 18th

    2008: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder released the single “All the Way” a tribute to the Chicago Cubs. Vedder wrote the song after baseball hall of famer Ernie Banks requested that Vedder write a song about the Cubs. 

    1983: Kiss appeared without makeup in public for the first time when they were on MTV to promote the release of their latest album Lick It Up.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 17th

    2003: David Lee Roth injured himself onstage during a concert in Philadelphia while performing a complicated 15th-century samurai move with a staff hit Roth in the face. Roth needed 22 stitches to his face and cancelled the seven remaining dates of his tour.

    1997: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their 37-date reunion tour to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Rumours at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 16th

    2006: Bob Dylan reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time in 30 years with Modern Times which spent one week at number one. 

    2005: During a Motley Crue concert at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Vince Neil slipped off stage & ripped a calf muscle five songs into their set. They made up the concert in March 2006.

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