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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. It does end, but not until December 16 - 178 days later.

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.More

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

2012 The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre opens in Melbourne. Newton-John, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, started raising funds to develop the project in 2003.

2010 Lynyrd Skynyrd release 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 release 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.

1999 Limp Bizkit release the nu metal landmark Significant Other, their second album. Lead by the single "Nookie," it debuts at #1 in America, unseating Millennium by Backstreet Boys.

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).

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The Flaming Lips Don't Use Jelly

1993

The Flaming Lips release their sixth studio album, Transmissions From The Satellite Heart, featuring their breakthrough hit, "She Don't Use Jelly."

The quirky track about a Vaseline-loving Cher lookalike gains mainstream attention after its video is featured on MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head. While the single only peaks at #55 on the Hot 100, it's their sole radio hit, which brings the psychedelic rockers more high-profile opportunities to expand their fanbase. They're even invited to perform the tune on the popular teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210 and The Late Show With David Letterman. The attention comes just at the right time in the band's career, frontman Wayne Coyne explains, when they're not afraid of their cool factor being damaged by a mainstream gig. While not everyone has a taste for the Lips, "She Don't Use Jelly" manages to sway even the surliest of crowds. "When we would play it in front of a very hostile commercial audience that could not give a shit about us, they still responded to that song," Coyne tells Uncut in 2008. "People would come up later and say, 'I hated every song you did except when you sang about that Vaseline. I liked that one.'"

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