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Nine people are crushed to death at a Copenhagen Pearl Jam concert. People push forward because they can’t hear due to broken speakers. Vocalist Eddie Vedder tells the audience to move back but to no avail. 2000
1950's  Hal Lindes has a birthday. Though born in the U.S. (Monterey) he becomes the guitarist for the British band Dire Straits. 1953

The Beatles perform the first of three concerts at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall. 1966

Better Than Ezra’s Tom Drummond is born. At age 17 he is the first to answer the group’s "Bass Player Wanted" ad. 1969

Following a difficult show at the Denver Pop Festival - police firing tear gas into the audience and a narrow escape - bassist Noel Redding announces his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He is replaced by Jimi’s longtime friend Billy Cox. 1969
1970's  George Harrison gets preachy but it takes him to the top of the U.S. pop chart. “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” is #1. 1973

“Long Train Runnin’,” from “The Captain And Me,” is the Doobie Brothers first Top 10 (#8) single. 1973

The Eagles’ “One Of These Nights” album goes gold. 1975

Greg Allman (Allman Brothers Band), attempting to shed any credibility, marries Cher. The union proves a mistake for both parties. Though it would be an on again/off again affair for over three years, the first split happens in ten days. 1975

The KISS comic book arrives. Legend has it the red ink was mixed with blood from each member. 1977

The Sex Pistols, now in “crash and burn mode,” release “My Way.” 1978

1980's  Jerry Lee Lewis is hospitalized with a hole in his stomach and internal bleeding. He nearly dies. Given a 50/50 chance of survival he leaves the hospital two weeks later. 1981
Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament testify at a congressional hearing regarding escalating concert ticket prices. 1994

Climbing the corporate ladder, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is named senior vice-president of Interscope Records. 1999

An Eric Clapton & Friends concert with Sheryl Crow and Bob Dylan at NY's Madison Square Garden raises $1 million for Clapton`s drug rehab clinic in Antiqua. 1999
2000's  George Roca announces he has pulled his White Stripes documentary "Nobody Knows How To Talk To Children" from film festivals. Roca had previously received a cease-and-desist order. The film includes White Stripes footage from their '02 performances at New York`s Bowery Ballroom.

In other legal action, Limp Bizkit scores a win. A Michigan court of appeals rules that the group did not act irresponsibly and is not liable for the injuries sustained by a paramedic during an October 2000 performance. According to the lawsuit, Christopher Dickinson was kicked in the head after lead singer Fred Durst encouraged concertgoers to move closer to the stage during an Auburn Hills concert. 2004

Chevelle announces that bassist Joe Loeffler will not make the group’s U.S. summer tour. "Joe is taking a break to be home with family," reads a statement. Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo fills in. A couple weeks later, the group finally bites the bullet and admits Loeffler was sacked due to “irreconcilable differences.” 2005

Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland injures his ankle as the group performs "Slither" at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. Weiland manages to perform at the Live 8 show in London a few days later but is eventually confined to his bed while he’s on the mend. 2005

The record industry says Led Zeppelin has sold 107.5 million albums in the U.S. That secures the #3 spot on the all-time list. Only The Beatles (168.5 million) and Elvis Presley (116.5 million) have done better. 2005

Jackson Browne performs at a Santa Monica High School benefit concert. Proceeds from the California gig go to Artists for the Arts and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's music programs. 2006

President George Bush meets with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a major Elvis Presley fan, at Graceland in Memphis. The PM is given several souvenirs, eliminating any chance of reducing the huge trade deficit the U.S. has with Japan. Next time, make the PM buy the DVDs of Clambake and Viva Las Vegas! 2006

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are honored in an exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Thirty Years of Rock and Roll," displays the flowered shirt Petty wore for the "Free Fallin'" video and a gray jacket from his time in the Traveling Wilburys. 2006

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are on hand for the premiere performance of Love, the Beatles-themed Las Vegas production featuring the Cirque du Soleil troupe. At the end of the show, McCartney takes the stage and declares, "This is for John and George!" 2006

"Lie Lie Lie," from Serj Tankian’s (System Of A Down) "Elect The Dead" debut album, goes to radio. 2008

A long lost ’64 interview with John Lennon and Paul McCartney is broadcast on the BBC. In the interview McCartney expounds on their songwriting technique. “Normally, we sit down and try and bash one out,” says The Beatles' bassist. He adds that sometimes each writes a complete song on his own – though they both take credit for it. 2008

Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) issues "Cradlesong." This is the follow-up to '05's "Something To Be." 2009

U2’s worldwide stadium trek in support of "No Line On The Horizon" begins in Barcelona, Spain. U2 360° features an innovative in-the-round configuration. The 90,000 in attendance hear a 22-song set that includes a two song-tribute to the recently deceased Michael Jackson. "We wrote this one for Billie Holiday but we are going to play it tonight for Michael Jackson," says Bono before the group performs “Angel Of Harlem.” "Unspeakable talent, that's all there is to say, really," concludes the singer. "Angel" morphs into Jackson hits "Man In The Mirror" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough." 2009

A previously unreleased live version of Nickelback's "Something In Your Mouth" is offered for free to people who download Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser. 2009

Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top, a memoir by Aerosmith's Joey Kramer is published. The book details the drummer's struggle with anxiety and depression, which led to a nervous breakdown in ‘95. "If my story can help even one person, then the four years I've spent writing this book is well worth the effort," says Kramer. 2009

Music licensing agency, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), determines that Queen’s “We Will Rock You” was the most played song at NFL (football), MLB (baseball) and NHL (hockey) games during the previous 12-month period. 2009
2010's  Pearl Jam’s video for "Amongst The Waves" (from “Backspacer”) arrives. The clip, released in conjunction with the launch of their Oceans website, features footage of crashing waves juxtaposed with shots of the band performing. Video proceeds resulting from iTunes sales benefit Conservation International's Marine Programs. 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment, is in theaters. The soundtrack includes Metric, The Bravery, Black Keys, The Dead Weather and Band Of Horses. 2010

The Kings Of Leon play their biggest U.K. concert to date at London's Hyde Park before an estimated audience of 65,000. "It's a great honor to be playing Hyde Park," says bassist Jared Followill. "It's something that a band can only dream of." The Black Keys (they're everywhere - see above) are among the opening acts. 2010

All Pink Floyd albums released after ”Dark Side Of The Moon” are unavailable at digital stores because the band failed to renegotiate a contract with EMI. This follows a prolonged legal battle in which Pink Floyd successfully stopped EMI from selling individual album or remastered tracks. 2010

Queen and Adam Lambert perform at the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation charity concert at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kiev. The show is part of Euro 2012 and is seen by millions of TV viewers throughout the Ukraine and Poland. 2012

Slipknot guitarist Jim Root is sidelined by a burst appendix just as the group launches their Mayhem tour. Regardless, the Slipknot trek continues. 2012

Singer/keyboardist Steve Walsh announces he’s resigned from Kansas (“Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In The Wind”) after 41 years. The group carries on. 2014

The United States Postal Service unveils a Janis Joplin commemorative stamp. Joplin is shown wearing pink tinted glasses and "Forever Janis Joplin USA" is printed around the border. 2014

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