5 June

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2019 Miley Cyrus plays an exploited pop star in the "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" episode of Black Mirror. Her character's hit song is a reworking of "Head Like A Hole" as an empowerment anthem called "On A Roll," which is released as a single in real life with a video that gets over 20 million views on YouTube.

2017 Kesha is rebuffed when she tries to hug Jerry Seinfeld at a red carpet event - turns out he's not a hugger. The video quickly goes viral.More

2015 Shania Twain begins her Rock This Country Tour with a show in Seattle. Billed as her farewell tour, it's her first trek since her 2003-2004 Up! tour.

2013 Rob Halford announces that Judas Priest will be re-forming after their retirement two years earlier.

2013 Doo-wop singer Marshall Sewell (of The Edsels) dies of esophageal cancer at age 75.

2012 Blues singer-songwriter Lou Pride, known for the compositions "Long Arm Of The Blues" and "Love From A Stone," dies after a bout of illness at age 68.

2012 Herb Reed (founding member of The Platters) dies of heart disease, among other ailments, at age 83 in Boston, Massachusetts.

2008 James Taylor sings the US national anthem at Game 1 of the NBA finals in Boston.

2007 Bruce Springsteen releases Live In Dublin.

2006 "Hard Rock Hallelujah" by Lordi is released in the UK.

2006 Elliot Easton of The Cars breaks his clavicle when the band's tour bus swerves to avoid an accident, and Easton falls out of the bunk. Performing with "The New Cars" fronted by Todd Rundgren, he plays four shows in a brace before getting surgery, which ends the tour.

2003 Metallica unleash their album St. Anger, with no guitar solos and one of the harshest drum tones ever committed to tape.

1999 Frankie Laine marries his third wife, Marcia Ann Kline.

1993 Conway Twitty dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 59 after collapsing while on tour in Missouri.

1993 Toby Keith scores his first #1 country hit when "Should've Been a Cowboy" reaches the top.

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Tom Cruise Turns Rock Star In Rock Of Ages


Tom Cruise stars as rocker Stacee Jaxx in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages, an homage to '80s rock and glam metal that features songs from Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar, and Journey.

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