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  • 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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  • This Day in Music History: September 15th

    2008: Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died of an undisclosed form of cancer at his home in the U.K. He was 65 years old.


    2006: The Knack sued Run-D.M.C. for copyright infringement after Run-D.M.C. sampled the guitar riff from “My Sharona” on their song “It’s Tricky” twenty years after the initial release of “It’s Tricky”.

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  • This Day in Music History: September 8th

    2005: Foo Fighters and Weezer kick off a co-headlining tour in Atlanta. Read More
  • This Day in Music History: September 2nd

    1993: Pearl Jam performs "Animal" from their upcoming Versus album at the MTV Video Music Awards and are then joined onstage by Neil Young for his "Rockin' in the Free World."

     

    1988: The Amnesty International concert tour, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman, kicks off in London.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 29th

    2006: Sam Moore (formerly of soul icons Sam & Dave) releases the album Overnight Sensational, with guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Steve Winwood, Mariah Carey, Vince Gill, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Rodgers (from Free and Bad Company), Billy Preston and others.

     

    1990: Elton John checks into a rehab center in Chicago for bulimia, drinking and drug abuse.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 28th

    2006: Bruce Springsteen posts a note on his website refuting rumors that he and his wife, Patti Scialfa, have split up. Springsteen writes, "Patti and I have been together for 18 years -- the best 18 years of my life. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect and our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married."

     

    2005: The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards take place in Miami despite the threat of Hurricane Katrina. Lead nominees Green Day take home the night's most Moonmen, winning seven overall -- "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" takes six, including Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Best Rock Video. "American Idiot" wins Viewer's Choice. The Killers grab the Best New Artist Award, and Gorillaz win two.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 26th

    2008: Pink Floyd receive the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. Singer-bassist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason are on hand to accept the honor.

     

    2007: The Rolling Stones wrap up their two-year Bigger Bang tour in London.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 22nd

    1992: One day shy of a year after its release, Pearl Jam's Ten peaks at number-two in Billboard.

     

    1987: Bruce Springsteen hops onstage at a Levon Helm show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. They do The Band's "Up on Cripple Creek" and Little Richard's "Lucille."

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  • This Day in Music History: August 21st

    2010: Billy Joel's The Last Play at Sheaconcert film and documentary — filmed at New York's Shea Stadium on July 16th and 18th, 2008 — has its outdoor premiere at the new home of the New York Mets, Citi Field.

     

    2007: Bassist Michael Anthony takes the high road regarding his dismissal from Van Halen. On his website he writes, "It's not that I'm not touring with Van Halen because I'm going out with Sammy Hagar. I'm going out with Sammy because I was not invited to do the V-H tour. Sammy told me that if I was asked to be part of the VH tour and decided to do it, it would be totally cool, and it would not tarnish our friendship in the least. Well, it's not to be, and life goes on."

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  • This Day in Music History: August 20th

    1996: Carlos Santana receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

     

    1992: Sting finally marries actress and movie producer Trudie Styler, who had already lived with him for a decade and bore him three children.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 19th

    2008: Dave Matthews Band saxophone player LeRoi Moore dies at a Los Angeles hospital from complications from his June ATV accident. He was 46. 

     

    2007: Come Together, a tribute concert for the late Boston singer Brad Delp, is held at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion.

     

    1997: Fleetwood Mac's live reunion album, The Dance, is released.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 18th

    2004: Kenny Wayne Shepherd' Ledbetter Heights is certified platinum.

     

    1999: Bono's wife, Ali, gives birth to a boy, Elijah, the couple's third child, in Ireland.

     

    1999: Santana's Supernatural goes platinum after nine weeks on the Billboard charts, and jumps into the Top 10 for the first time.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 15th

    2001: Dave Matthews become a dad for the first time when his wife gives birth to twins Stella and Grace in Seattle.

     

    1999: David Crosby, Rick Danko and others headline a 30th anniversary Woodstock concert at the festival's original site, Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 14th

    2006: The Rolling Stones cancel a show in Spain after Mick Jagger comes down with laryngitis. The illness forces the band to cancel two other Spanish shows within a few days.

     

    2006: Kate Hudson and her husband, Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, announce they're separating after nearly six years of marriage.

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  • This Day in Music History: August 13th

    2009: Guitar great Les Paul, an innovator in instrumental and recording technology, dies at 94.

     

    2007: Van Halen announce the details of their reunion tour with David Lee Roth at a press conference in Beverly Hills, California.

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