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2020 Twenty One Pilots release a never-ending video for their song "Level of Concern" that continuously updates using footage uploaded by fans.

2018 Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54.

2015 On the reality dating show The Bachelorette, Jared and Kaitlyn visit Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, where they are serenaded by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who perform "Linger." The couple dance and make out as O'Riordan sings: Were you lying all the time? Was it just a game to you?More

2010 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Live from Freedom Hall, their eight live album. It features music performed June 15, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

2009 Blues bassist Nick Holt (of The Teardrops) dies of brain cancer at age 69.

2008 For his 60th birthday, Todd Rundgren hosts Toddstock, a gathering of his fans at his home in Hawaii. Toddstock returns every five years, with more locations added.

2007 Sarah McLachlan gives birth to her second child, daughter Taja Summer Sood.

2004 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour, their fifth live album. Featuring music from a July 11, 2003 performance at Antioch, Tennessee's Amsouth Amphitheater, it celebrates the band's thirty year anniversary.

1990 Doo-wop singer Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson (of The Dell-Vikings) dies of cancer at age 54.

1988 Robert Palmer releases "Simply Irresistible" in his native UK, where it peaks at #44. It fares much better in the US, where it lands at #2.

1986 Tom Waits' play titled Franks Wild Years debuts at the Briar St. Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Starring Waits as Frank, the play is performed by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and its soundtrack is later released as Waits' ninth studio album (also titled Franks Wild Years).

1984 The Dolly Parton movie Rhinestone is released, featuring Parton as a country singer trying to mentor a New York cabbie played by Sylvester Stallone.

1979 Neil Young releases his highly lauded live album, Rust Never Sleeps. It contains several new songs that go on to be Young favorites, including "Powderfinger," "My My, Hey Hey," and "Pocahontas."

1977 Peter Laughner (guitarist for Pere Ubu) dies of acute pancreatitis at age 24 after years of drug and alcohol abuse.

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Barcelona Opera Plays To Audience Of Plants

2020

The day after Spain lifted a 3-month coronavirus lockdown, the Liceu opera in Barcelona opens its season with an unusual performance: Each of the 2,292 seats is occupied by a houseplant.

This bit of performance art, which is livestreamed for humans, reflects the weary absurdity of life under lockdown. The plants represent nature reclaiming their turf. The show is a 6-minute performance by a string quartet, which plays Puccini's "Chrysanthemum." The plants, which came from local nurseries, are donated to frontline workers after the show. Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic; the performance is a way to bring some levity and introspection to the country as it gradually reopens.

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