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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
  • This Day in Music History: October 29th

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    2003: Joan Jett appeared on Crossing Over with John Edward to serve as a psychic conduit for friends to hear from their daughter who recently passed away. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 28th

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    2003: At a Pearl Jam concert in Santa Barbara, CA, Chris Cornell joined them onstage for an impromptu reunion of the supergroup Temple of the Dog for renditions of “Hunger Strike” and “Reach Down”. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 27th

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    2003: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the Legend Award at the 2003 Radio Music Awards. Stevie Nicks presented the group with the award. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 24th

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    2005: Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille was sentenced to 80 days in jail after pleading no contest to DUI charges after being arrested for running into a parked car in August. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: October 23rd

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    1999: Santana reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Smooth” a duet with Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas which spent twelve weeks at number one. Read More
  • 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