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2001 Liverpool renames its airport the "Liverpool John Lennon Airport" after its famous native.

2001 Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher welcomes his first child, Gene Gallagher, with girlfriend (and future wife) Nicole Appleton (of All Saints).

1994 Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong marries Adrienne Nesser. The next day, Adrienne discovers she is pregnant with their son, Joseph.

1992 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade makes him a grandfather when her daughter Assisi Lola Jackson is born.

1991 In his first acting role, Ice Cube stars alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. in the acclaimed drama Boyz N the Hood. Writer/director John Singleton wrote the role of troubled gangster Darrin "Doughboy" Baker specifically for the ex-N.W.A rapper.More

1986 The second Prince movie, Under the Cherry Moon, hits theaters. Unlike the first, Purple Rain, Prince directs it himself.More

1983 Michelle Branch is born in Sedona, Arizona.

1982 Harmonica player DeFord Bailey dies at age 82. A cast member at the Grand Ole Opry throughout the 1930s, he was the first African American inducted into the institution. In 2005, he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1981 Bruce Springsteen plays the first of six sold-out shows at the new Byrne Arena in New Jersey. His average show lasts 28 songs.

1980 Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Bob Weir are arrested and charged with inciting a riot at San Diego Sports Arena to break up a drug bust.

1976 A battered Tina Turner leaves husband Ike in Dallas, Texas, after one final blowout. She files for divorce later in the month.

1973 Brian Eno quits Roxy Music over a spat with lead singer Bryan Ferry.

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Guns N' Roses Start A Riot In St. Louis

1991

At a Guns N' Roses show in St. Louis, Axl Rose grows irate when he sees someone in the crowd taking pictures, and he leaves the stage, announcing, "Thanks to the lame-ass security, I'm going home." A riot follows, and the band's equipment is destroyed.

At a St. Louis concert, during the song "Rocket Queen," Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose is distracted by an audience member taking photographs and dives into the audience to confront him. Ever since two fans were crushed to death at a Monsters of Rock show in the UK in 1988, Rose has made a habit of stopping shows to tackle unruly fans. He is frustrated at the failure of security to confiscate the fan's contraband camera, and after asking them four times, he decides to take matters into his own hands. After being dragged away and returned to the stage by the security guards, he declares, "Thanks to the lame-ass security, I'm going home," throws down his microphone and storms off. The audience is furious, and a riot ensues. The band's equipment is destroyed, 60 people are injured, and there is over $200,000 worth of damage. Guns N' Roses are banned from playing in the city and Rose is charged with inciting a riot, but with the band's ongoing world tour it takes over a year for him to be arrested. When he finally appears before a court he is cleared by the judge of any wrongdoing. Bitter from the experience, the band incorporate the message "F- You, St. Louis" in the Thank You section of their next album Use Your Illusion (1991). It is not Axl Rose's first violent outburst and will not be his last. In 2013 an Australian fan sues Rose for $5,000 after a microphone thrown by the star knocks out several of his teeth.

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