25 August

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2018 During her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift headlines a concert at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, where Tim McGraw and Faith Hill join her onstage for a performance of her seminal country hit "Tim McGraw."

2018 Neil Young and Daryl Hannah get married in a secret ceremony in Atascadero, California. It's Young's third marriage, her first.

2016 Kanye West begins his Saint Pablo Tour with a concert in Indianapolis. During the show, West performs on a floating stage that hovers about 15 feet over the audience.More

2009 Chris Brown is sentenced to five years probation and six months hard labor for assaulting Rihanna in February 2009 the night of the Grammy awards. Brown is also ordered to stay away from her for the next five years and undergo a full year of domestic violence counseling.

2008 The Verve release Forth, their first album since Urban Hymns in 1997. It proves to be their last.

2007 The Veronicas' fashion line for Target is released in Australia. "It's a bit punk princess, mixed with rock 'n' roll,'' says Lisa Origliasso.

2007 While singing his 1968 hit "Fire" on stage in Lewes, England, Arthur Brown catches on fire after wearing his customary tinfoil hat with a small fire burning in the center.

2006 Longtime Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton misses his first gig in 24 years after being diagnosed with throat cancer.

2000 Composer Jack Nitzsche dies after a cardiac arrest in Hollywood, California, at age 63. Aside from playing keyboard for The Rolling Stones in the '60s, he co-wrote the 1983 hit "Up Where We Belong" from the romantic drama An Officer and a Gentlemen.

1995 Dutch rock 'n roller Arnie Treffers (of Long Tall Ernie & the Shakers) dies of lung cancer in Westeremden, Groningen, Netherlands, at age 48. Had an international hit in 1977 with "Do You Remember."

1994 Jimmy Buffett swims to safety after crashing his seaplane while trying to take off in Nantucket.

1994 Billy Joel is officially divorced from the model Christie Brinkley. Their marriage lasted nine years.

1992 Mary J. Blige releases "Real Love," her first Top 10 hit on the Hot 100.

1989 Chicago mayor Richard Michael Daley declares today "Pops Staples Day" in honor of the native musician and leader of The Staple Singers.

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Snoop Dogg Involved In Fatal Shooting


Snoop Doggy Dogg drives his Jeep Cherokee to Woodbine Park in Los Angeles, where his passenger, McKinley Lee, shoots and kills a rival gang member. Both are tried for murder but found not guilty in 1996.

Snoop turns himself in on September 2, following the MTV Video Music Awards, where he's one of the presenters for Best R&B Video. He has yet to release an album, but is all over Dr. Dre's massive-selling album The Chronic and signed to Dre's Death Row Records. The label posts his bail of $1 million, and in November, his album Doggystyle is released, going straight to #1. The murder charges hang over Snoop's head and integrate into his music. The Doggystyle track "Murder Was The Case," which addresses a fictional killing, is made into a short film in 1994 with Snoop in the starring role and supplying the soundtrack. The trial starts in November 1995, with Snoop and McKinley Lee represented by Johnnie Cochran, one of the lawyers who helped get O.J. Simpson acquitted on murder charges just a month earlier. According to testimony, Lee fired the shot that killed the victim, Philip Woldemariam, only after Woldemariam reached for a gun. The trail ends in February 1996 with both Lee and Snoop acquitted. "This has been an ordeal that has affected our lives for the past 2 1/2 years," Snoop says after the verdict. "I was just trying to figure out if I was going to be here to raise my son."



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