29 April

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2022 Dolly Parton appears as an angel in the last episode of the TV series Grace And Frankie, reuniting her with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, her co-stars in the 1980 movie 9 to 5.

2015 Cyndi Lauper testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee, speaking on behalf of homeless LGBTQ youth, whom she says are often kicked out of shelters and denied services. Lauper co-founded the True Colors Fund in 2008 to advocate for the cause.

2014 Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst publishes Willie's Bar and Grill, a memoir about the Aussie band's North American tour post-9/11.

2014 Paul Goddard (bassist for Atlanta Rhythm Section) dies at age 68 of a brief, sudden illness.

2007 Rage Against The Machine reunite to close the Coachella Festival, their first show in seven years.

2005 Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary undergoes a bone marrow transplant to battle leukemia.

2003 The movie Only The Strong Survive (with many R&B legends, including Jerry Butler) premieres in New York.

1999 Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits Mötley Crüe to devote time to his new band, Methods of Mayhem, and his family.

1998 While performing "Mama Kin" at a show in Anchorage, Alaska, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith loses control of his microphone stand, which hits him in the leg. He falls, tearing his ACL. This forces the band to postpone the rest of their tour while Tyler recovers from surgery.

1997 Lynyrd Skynyrd release the album Twenty, which is titled after the fact that it's being released 20 years after the plane crash that claimed the lives of three band members. It's their ninth studio album.

1996 Phil Spector calls off a planned project to produce Celine Dion when they can't agree to terms.

1995 Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility, while Shakur is serving a four-and-a-half-year jail term for sexual assault.

1993 Mick Ronson, a guitarist best known for his work with David Bowie, dies of cancer at age 46.

1993 Barry White guests on The Simpsons, where he serves as MC of Whacking Day.

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Fallon And Rudd Do Styx


Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd do a shot-for-shot remake of the Styx video for "Too Much Time On My Hands."

The bit airs on Fallon's Tonight Show after a discussion with Rudd where they mention being bandmates in Styx. The video stays true to the original, complete with cutting-edge (for 1981) video effects and Dennis DeYoung's super-stylish tuxedo vest with boutonniere. The video has special memories for many in Generation X, as it was in heavy rotation when MTV went on the air in 1981. Rock revisionists have questioned the coolness of the band, but to those who grew up watching them on MTV, they will always be undeniably awesome.



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