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Like the concert? Download it. Pearl Jam begin selling digital downloads of their North American concerts online. The "digital bootlegs" are on the band's official site just hours after each performance. Before rolling through Canada, the group plays The Gorge in George, WA, about 130 miles east of Seattle. 2005
1950's  Jerry Lee Lewis enrolls at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahatchie, TX. He is expelled three months later. 1950

Jerry Lee arrives at Sun Records in Memphis. Unfortunately, Sun owner Sam Phillips is on vacation. So Lewis cuts some demos. He gets a callback two months later. 1956

Elvis Presley buys his mama a Pink Caddie. It’s the first of many Cadillacs Elvis gives away. 1956

The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957 features Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Chuck Berry and the Everly Brothers. 1957
1960's  Boz Scaggs hooks up again with Steve Miller (they were college bandmates). The vocalist/guitarist replaces James Cooke and is heard on the Steve Miller Band’s “Children Of The Future” and “Sailor” albums. 1967
1970's   
Bob Dylan’s soundtrack for the film "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid" enters the LP charts. The soundtrack contains “Knocking On Heaven’s Door.” 1973

Paul and Linda McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine begin work on Wings’ "Band On The Run" album in Lagos, Nigeria. 1973

Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López, guitarist and songwriter for The Mars Volta, is born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. 1975

Elton John reviews Generation X’s first album for a British newspaper. He calls the album “really dreadful garbage. The Ramones do this sort of thing so much better.” Despite the rebuke, Generation X continues until Billy Idol goes solo. 1977

Blondie signs their first major label deal. 1977

INXS perform their first show. It's in Sydney, Australia. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, U2 issues their first EP, “Three,” in Ireland. It features a trio of songs: "Out Of Control," "Stories For Boys" and "Boy–Girl." 1979
1980's  Fleetwood Mac ends a nine month tour with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. 1980

Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer kick Mick Jones out of The Clash. It’s the usual personality conflicts, musical differences, etc. Jones forms Big Audio Dynamite while The Clash crashes and burns. Score: Nobody wins. 1983

Fall Out Boy’s Joseph Mark "Joe" Trohman has a birthday. The singer-songwriter is born in Hollywood, FL. 1984

“Document,” the fifth studio album by R.E.M. is released. It’s the last album of new material released by I.R.S. Records but the first with producer Scott Litt. 1987

Crime and a little punishment. Adam Clayton, U2’s bassist, is convicted of marijuana possession. There’s no jail time but Clayton is required to make a contribution ($40,000) to the Dublin Women’s Aid & Refuge Centre. 1989
1990's   
Poison’s classic "Unskinny Bop" peaks at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. 1990

Bonnie Raitt donates a portion of the proceeds from a Saratoga, NY, concert to environmental groups battling a proposed coal-burning power plant. 1991

Bowienet is launched. The ISP features David Bowie news and releases. 1998
2000's  Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah host an event to raise money for the Milagro Foundation, a children`s charity they set up in 1988. Held in West Hollywood at the Hyatt Hotel`s Rooftop, the event includes a fashion show and celebrity auction. 2004

Def Leppard`s Joe Elliott gets married at Kinnitty Castle in Ireland. Guests include members of Def Leppard, Queen`s Brian May and ex-Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter. There’s even a wedding jam session. Oh yeah, the bride’s name is Kristine. 2004

Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight With Led Zeppelin is published. Using snapshots and fan’s stories it tracks the legendary group’s 12 year run. 2005

Mötley Crüe's drummer, Tommy Lee, is a guest on ABC's The View. Lee is promoting his reality series Tommy Lee Goes To College but he does manage to work some Crüe mentions in there. 2005

Only time will tell. Asia's original line-up (singer-bassist John Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoffrey Downes and drummer Carl Palmer) kick off their 25th anniversary reunion tour in Jim Thorpe, PA (for real). 2006

Party at JB’s house! Jon Bon Jovi and his wife throw a party in East Hampton, NY. Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and ex-Pink Floyd bassist-singer Roger Waters perform. Bruce Springsteen is also there but leaves before things get rolling. 2007

"Rock N Roll Train," the first single from AC/DC's album "Black Ice," is used in commercials promoting the CBS show Criminal Minds. 2008

The Black Crowes unfurl “Before The Frost...” A second album, “...Until The Freeze,” is free exclusively through a download code included in “Before The Frost...” So you have to buy one to get the other. The discs were recorded live earlier in the year during a five-night stint at ex-Band singer/drummer Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY. 2009

Chevelle’s “Sci-Fi Crimes,” the follow-up to ‘07’s “Vena Sera,” drops. "We wanted to do a record that was more true to what our live sound is like," explains drummer Sam Loeffler. "We wanted to go in the studio and play the tracks and just record them and not make a perfect record the way I think a lot of our [previous] records . . . have been made." 2009

Living Colour start their North American tour in Alexandria, VA, to support their album "The Chair In The Doorway." "We haven't played in the States in a very long time," says singer Corey Glover. "We're going to have do a real balancing act as to what people remember and what new stuff they want to hear." 2009

Kurt Cobain appears as a playable character in the Guitar Hero 5 video game. The late Nirvana frontman's avatar performs "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and a previously unreleased live version of "Lithium." The 85-song video game also has Kings Of Leon's "Sex On Fire," Blur's "Song 2" and Sublime's "What I Got." Looking for a Classic Rock Guitar Hero? Well, there’s a Santana avatar that accompanies a live version of "No One To Depend On." 2009
2010's  Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils Ping, a line of iPods and a "social network for music," that allows iTunes users to connect with their friends for music recommendations. According to Jobs, it’s "Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes." As part of the promotional push Coldplay's Chris Martin performs a solo piano version of "Viva La Vida,” a song he asserts owes much of its success to its placement in an Apple commercial. 2010

Photographer Bob Gruen’s Rock Seen is published. The book features an introduction by Blondie's Debbie Harry, who also appears in the pages, Sid Vicious, David Bowie, KISS and Joan Jett with Lita Ford, plus other images spanning the forty years Gruen has photographed and documented Rock music. There’s also the famous photo of John Lennon wearing a sleeveless New York City tourist t-shirt. "That's my hit single," says Gruen. 2011

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight because his "pants sagged too low." Asked by a flight attendant to hike his pants higher, the singer responds by asking if there weren't "better things to do than worry about that?" Apparently that was not the correct answer. 2011

Dave Matthews Band debut their own XM Radio Station with a live broadcast from the Gorge amphitheater in Washington state. The 24/7 Dave Matthews channel runs through the month. 2012

Welcome To My Nightmare: The Story of Alice Cooper is in U.S. bookstores. 2012

Stone Temple Pilots embark on a tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary release of their multi-platinum selling album, “Core.” The first stop is Hershey, PA. 2012

The first annual Budweiser Made in America Festival takes place in Philadelphia. The two day event features Pearl Jam, The Hives and Dirty Projectors. 2012

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