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Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" is certified as selling over eight million copies. 2002
1960's  The Kinks launch their first U.K. tour as headliners. The Yardbirds are also on the bill. 1965

"Aftermath," the first Rolling Stones album completely composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, tops the U.K. chart. 1966

Paul Revere & The Raiders perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Feeling that guitarist Drake Levin has encouraged bassist Phil Volk and drummer Mike Smith to leave the group, Revere hires Freddy Weller at the last minute as the band's new guitarist. Levin shows Weller the chords to the songs and watches the performance from backstage. The next month, Volk and Smith join Levin to form The Brotherhood. 1967

Blood, Sweat & Tears founder Al Kooper leaves after the group's debut album, "Child Is Father To Man" is recorded. Trumpet player Randy Brecker also hits the road. BS&T carries. 1968
The New York Times says promoter Bill Graham plans to close down the Fillmore East after a four year run. Changing concert economics is blamed. 1971

Singer J.R. Richards (Dishwalla) starts his life in Santa Barbara, CA. 1972

The Ramones release their self-titled debut album. Initially, the landmark Punk album peaks at #111 on the Billboard chart but thirty-eight years later it finally goes gold (500,000 units sold). 1976

The Steve Miller Band goes to the well releasing "Jet Airliner" which sounds a lot like earlier hit "Rock N' Me." 1977

1980's  Blues legend Muddy Waters dies at age 68. 1983

Nirvana signs a recording deal with DCG Records. They get a $287,000 advance. 1991

Guitar great and David Bowie sideman, Mick Ronson dies of liver cancer. He was 46. 1993

Nazareth drummer Darrell Sweet succumbs to a heart attack. 1999

All five members of Aerosmith visit a Columbine High School shooting victim (Lance Kirklin) at the hospital prior to their Denver show. 1999

2000's  The Hives' "Veni Vidi Vicious" debuts in the U.S. The Swedes' album was released eighteen months earlier in their native land. 2002

KISS' Gene Simmons plays an angry mob kingpin on the NBC crime drama Third Watch. 2004

Just another day in L.A. Velvet Revolver perform an acoustic set at a Los Angles radio station. Also, the recording studio Ray Charles built in the 60s on Washington Boulevard in central Los Angeles is designated a historic landmark by the city. 2004

Three southern music festivals kick off. They are the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis and the Nashville River Stages Music Festival. The Foo Fighters and Fuel play all three. The Offspring, Puddle Of Mudd and Trapt perform in Atlanta and Memphis while ex-Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson appears in Nashville. 2004

Tool headlines the second night of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA. The show marks the quartet's first scheduled U.S. performance since '02. 2006

Bruce Springsteen performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. It's his first-ever appearance at the event. But the big news is his critical comments regarding the government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina. "I saw sights I never thought I'd see in an American city," says Springsteen. "The criminal ineptitude makes you furious." 2006

Keep those phones ringing. A New Jersey public television station broadcasts footage from Bruce Springsteen's Live In Dublin DVD, well in advance of its release. It's for a fundraiser. 2007

Papa Roach select Unwritten Law's Tony Palermo to temporarily fill in for drummer Dave Buckner, who dropped from the group's North American tour for 'personal reasons'. Turned out, it was to enter rehab. "All the members of Papa Roach are looking forward to having Buckner back on the road with them in the very near future," reads a statement from the band's label. 2007
2010's  Stevie Wonder receives an honorary doctorate in music as part of the two-day opening celebration of the Kohl Building for Jazz Studies, an addition to Oberlin College, a private Liberal Arts institution. Located in Oberlin, OH, the school is noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students. 2010

It's a day for comebacks. "Ready To Die," is the title of Iggy Pop And The Stooges fifth studio album. It's the first set to feature guitarist James Williamson since the band's classic '73 effort "Raw Power." Deep Purple issue "Now What?!," their 19th studio album but their first release in seven years. Speaking of a long time between releases, "Extended Play" is Fleetwood Mac's first new music in 10 years. 2013

Super Duper Alice Cooper screens in more than 250 U.S. theatres. The film covers Alice Cooper's rise, fall and eventual resurrection. 2014

The U2 album cover for "Songs Of Innocence" and not the music, leads to a controversy. Russian politician Alexander Starovoitov, a member of the conservative LDPR party, asks the country's attorney general to investigate Apple for distributing 'gay propaganda' to Russian youth. The physical edition of the album depicts drummer Larry Mullen Jr. hugging the waist of his 18-year-old son. Both are shirtless, so Starovoitov 'naturally' assumes the cover promotes gay sex. 2015

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS are recognized for their influence as a songwriting team at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in L.A. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) handles the introduction. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, collects money and pays songwriters for performances of their songs. 2015

Former Havok guitarist Shawn Chavez dies in Las Vegas, NV at age 30. 2015

A fan-funded statue of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is unveiled at the 10th annual Bonfest in the singer's hometown of Kirriemuir in Scotland. After Scott was born his family moved to Australia. 2016

U2 guitarist The Edge is the first Rock artist ever to perform at the Sistine Chapel. His acoustic set is for the Cellular Horizons conference, organized by the Stem for Life Foundation to discuss the use of adult stem cells to cure rare diseases. 2016

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is arrested immediately after the band's set in Hermosa Beach, CA, for missing a court hearing relating to a case in which he trashed a house earlier in the year. 2016

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