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Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose visits the Teenage Cancer Trust Ward in London to talk to patients about their illnesses and interests. "We were so touched that Axl wanted to visit," says the ward's CEO, Simon Davies. The visit comes at the end of a GN'R European tour. 2006
1940's  Guitarist/singer Bob Welch is born in L.A. He's in Fleetwood Mac but leaves in the early-70s (pre-Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks) for a short-lived solo career producing a pair of hits, the ballad "Sentimental Lady" and the uptempo "Ebony Eyes." 1946
1950's  Hugh MacDowell, best known as the cellist for Electric Light Orchestra, is born in London. 1953

Bill Berry has a birthday. The drummer is with R.E.M. for 17 years, before retiring for health reasons. 1958
1960's  Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker play under the Cream moniker for the first time. It's at the 6th Annual National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor. They performed together once before but were billed under their individual names. 1966

The Beatles start laying down tracks for the Paul McCartney composed, "Hey Jude." The song, inspired by John Lennon's son Julian, is finished the following day. 1968

Elvis Presley performs his first live concert in over eight years (since '61) at the Showroom of the International Hotel in Las Vegas. It's the birth of 'Vegas Elvis' and those rhinestone jumpsuits. 1969
1970's  To fill a contractual obligation, the Rolling Stones deliver their record, "C***sucker Blues" to Decca Records. Words can not describe Decca’s reaction. The group soon forms Rolling Stones Records to release their albums. They also drop their manager, Allen B. Klein. 1970

John 5 (John William Lowery) is born. The guitarist works with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, among others. 1971

"Who's Next," The Who's fifth U.S. album is released. It started as a Rock opera called "Lifehouse." When that didn't pan out, guitarist Pete Townshend took songs from the aborted project and add others to complete the album. 1971

A 22 year-old security guard is stabbed to death at New York's Forest Hills Stadium during The Who's concert. 1971

"Chicago V" goes gold. The album contains the summer favorite, "Saturday In The Park." 1972

Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper" is released. 1976

Will Champion, Coldplay's drummer, enters the world. 1978
1980's   
Matthew Charles Sanders, known as M. Shadows frontman for Avenged Sevenfold, has a birthday. 1981

Ozzy Osbourne's solo debut, "Blizzard Of Oz," featuring the guitar work of the late Randy Rhoads, goes gold in the U.S. The album eventually achieves multi-platinum status with sales of 6 million copies worldwide. 1981

Debbie Harry's first solo album is released in the U.K. "KooKoo" was recorded during Harry's year-long hiatus from Blondie. The cover art, a stark, black-and-white image of Harry's face sliced with four spikes, is the creation of Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Though a U.K. hit, the album fails to make the U.S. Top 20. 1981

1990's   
Pearl Jam is a great band. "Last Kiss," is a sappy, early '60s cornball tune. Put the two together and a pop hit results. PJ's remake gets to #4. 1999
2000's  Saliva singer Josey Scott debuts his TNT show Wanted. 2005

KoRn's "Untitled" is released. It's actually untitled, as in no title at all. "It's not going to be titled," states singer Jonathan Davis. "We didn't want to label this album. It has no boundaries. It has no limits and why not just let our fans call it whatever they wanna call it?" 2007

Little, Brown and Company wins a bidding war for the rights to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' autobiography. The publisher reportedly shells out more than $7 million for the memoir, which Richards pens with author James Fox; providing he still remembers any of it. 2007

Lynyrd Skynyrd headline a benefit concert in Aspen, CO for the Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism. Flutie, an ex-NFL QB, has a son who suffers from autism. 2007

It's Motley Crue Saints Of Los Angeles Day in L.A. Why? Because the mayor says so. And "Saints Of Los Angeles" is the title of their latest album. 2008

Attorneys representing the Black Crowes claim that Country singer Gretchen Wilson's "Work Hard, Play Harder," infringes on the copyright of the band's "Jealous Again." "I expect all parties to reach a relatively quick resolution to avoid litigation," says the Crowes' manager. 2008

Alice Cooper breaks a rib and damages some ligaments after falling during a concert in Redmond, OR. Rather than recoup (or is that re-Coop) as doctors recommend, Alice continues to tour. 2008

A limited-edition print of John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" is among the items sold through the Grammy Charities online auction. Memorabilia from The Beatles, Ringo Starr, ex-Doobie Brothers singer Michael McDonald and Crosby, Stills & Nash are also auctioned. 2008

Def Leppard are featured on Live From Abbey Road, the music series on the Sundance Channel. 2008

Jackson Browne's "Here" plays during the end title credits in the Kevin Spacey movie Shrink. "(The song is) about trying to be here in the present, even if you don't really care for the present," explains Browne. 2009
2010's  A KISS LED television is unveiled. The TV set is adorned with the official KISS logo and an image of KISS that remains on the screen for eight seconds. 2010

The Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan and Godsmack's Sully Erna join the cover/jam band Camp Freddy: Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Billy Morrison (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver), Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction) and Donovan Leitch (son of the '60s Folk singer) on stage at the Nokia Theater in L.A. for the X-Games/ESPN party. Corgan delivers a version of Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (as well as the Pumpkins' classic "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"). 2010

Maxwell's, the Hoboken Rock club/restaurant closes. "After much thought, given the changing nature of Hoboken and the difficulties of trying to run a business in this town, we decided it was time," says co-owner Todd Abramson. Founded in '78, the venue hosted The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth in the '80s and Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the '90s. 2013

Teenage Time Killers’ debut album, "Greatest Hits Volume 1," with appearances by Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe and Slipknot's Corey Taylor, is out. The all-star group is the brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity vocalist Reed Mullin and guitarist Mick Murphy. 2015

"Momentary Masters" is the title of Albert Hammond Jr.’s third solo album. The Strokes guitarist was inspired by poet Anne Sexton and astrophysicists Carl Sagan. 2015

U2 wrap up an eight show stand at New York's Madison Square Garden with a surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen. The Boss and U2 perform "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Stand By Me." 2015


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