8 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2020 Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters dies of a heart attack at 69.

2017 Country songwriter/producer Norro Wilson, who penned hits for George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, and others, dies at age 79.

2016 Brian May of Queen posts a note on his website objecting to Donald Trump's use of "We Are The Champions" at campaign events. "Regardless of our views on Mr. Trump's platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool," May writes. The following month, Trump uses the song as his entrance music when he makes his first appearance at the Republican convention.

2012 Nat Reese, noted blues guitarist from West Virginia, dies at age 88.

2010 Olivia Newton-John plays a celebrity judge on the Glee episode "Journey To Regionals."

2004 Bad Religion release their 13th full-length studio album, The Empire Strikes First.

2004 Velvet Revolver release their first album, Contraband. The group is made up of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, along with Scott Weiland and Dave Kushner.More

2000 Sinead O'Connor comes out as a lesbian during an interview with Curve magazine, saying, "I would say that I'm a lesbian. Although I haven't been very open about that and throughout most of my life I've gone out with blokes because I haven't necessarily been terribly comfortable about being a lesbian. But I actually am a lesbian." She marries a man the following year and says she's "three-quarters heterosexual, a quarter gay."

1996 "Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham goes to #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. She's the last female solo artist to top the chart until 2013, when Lorde claims the top spot with "Royals."

1996 The Fugees' reworking of "Killing Me Softly," featuring lead vocals by Lauryn Hill, goes to #1 in the UK, where it becomes the top-selling single of 1996.

1991 Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound, hits #1 in America. The ballad "Rush, Rush" and the rosy "The Promise of a New Day" both go to #1 on the Hot 100.

1985 Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" hits #1 in the US for the first of two weeks.

1984 The movie Beat Street opens in theaters. One of the first films with a hip-hop backdrop, it features appearances by Doug E. Fresh, Melle Mel and Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force.

1984 Bruce Springsteen plays a surprise gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, going on after the scheduled act to warm up for his Born In The U.S.A. tour.

1981 Alex Band (vocalist for The Calling) is born in Los Angeles, California. His father is horror film director Charles Band, known for the Puppet Master franchise.

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My Chemical Romance Give Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge


Bolstered by the hit singles "Helena" and "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," My Chemical Romance goes mainstream with their second album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.

My Chemical Romance's second album is a "pseudo-conceptual horror story" about an outlaw on a Satan-commissioned killing spree in order to be reunited with his dead lover. But, explains frontman Gerard Way, "The record ended up being much more about loss and real life than anything." Gerard and his brother Mikey, bassist for the band, had just lost their grandmother and their grief is apparent on the album's key tracks – from the anguished album opener, "Helena," to the catchy self-help anthem (and lead single) "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)," to the haunted memories of "The Ghost of You." Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, helmed by noted punk producer Howard Benson, carries My Chemical Romance to the mainstream, with "Helena" cracking the Top 40 of the Hot 100 and "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" peaking at #4 on the Modern Rock chart. By 2006, the album sells more then 3 million copies in the US.



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