13 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2020 Harry Styles appears on the cover of Vogue, becoming the first man to get the cover solo.

2020 Kylie Minogue's album Disco goes to #1 in the UK, making her the only woman to top the chart in five consecutive decades.

2016 Leon Russell, 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, dies in his sleep at age 74.

2015 A Tribe Called Quest re-issue their debut album, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, and perform "Can I Kick It?" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, making their first TV appearance in 15 years. It is their last-ever performance, as Phife Dawg dies four months later.

2012 Soundgarden release their sixth album, King Animal, their last with Chris Cornell.

2012 Brian Eno releases his first solo album in seven years, LUX, on Warp Records. It marks his first intervention as autonomous composer, compared to his previous purely generative albums.More

2012 RCA Records releases a greatest hits album to commemorate the late Whitney Houston, who died in February 2012. The album, titled I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston, includes all 11 of her #1 Billboard charting hits.

2005 Liz Phair guest stars on the Charmed episode "Battle Of The Hexes," performing the song "Somebody's Miracle."

2005 At his concert in Anaheim, California, Paul McCartney plays "Good Day Sunshine," which is beamed into space to wake up astronauts on board the International Space Station.

2004 After several years of feuding, the rap group A Tribe Called Quest get back together for a reunion show at the Rock the Bells festival. It's also the night when their friend and fellow rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard from the Wu-Tang Clan dies. A Tribe Called Quest open their show with a tribute to ODB and perform some of Wu Tang's songs to start the set.

2004 Ol' Dirty Bastard (of Wu-Tang Clan), real name Russell Tyrone Jones, dies of a drug overdose at age 35.

2002 William "Bill" Berry, trumpeter for Duke Ellington and The Merv Griffin Show band, dies after a yearlong battle with lung cancer at age 72.

2002 Michael Stewart (guitarist for We Five) commits suicide at age 57, though it was first reported that he died of a long illness.

2000 The Beatles sanction their first official website at thebeatles.com.

2000 Alejandro Sanz caps a triumphant week when he wins awards for Spanish male artist and Spanish album at the Premios Amigo. The week before Sanz won identical awards at the 47th Premios Ondas.

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Mass Killing At A Concert In Paris


The blues-rock band Eagles of Death Metal are in the midst of performing their song "Kiss the Devil" at a sold-out show at Le Bataclan in Paris, France, when the venue is attacked by terrorists armed with automatic rifles, grenades and explosive suicide vests - one of many attacks throughout the city.

The band escapes unharmed through a backstage door, but 89 audience members are killed, including the band's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander. In the wake of the tragedy, band members Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme start a campaign asking fellow musicians to cover a track from their Zipper Down album, "I Love You All The Time," with 100% of the publishing proceeds going to the Sweet Stuff Foundation to aid victims of the attacks. They explain: "Whether you're Soul or R&B; Hip Hop or Hippy; Garage, Goth, Country, Punk or Pop; Death Metal or DJ; It matters not. Whether your version is faithful to ours, instrumental, uses only lyrics or fragments thereof or is completely reimagined in every way, it matters not. Your individual musical differences become our collective strength." Acts like The Dean Ween Group and My Morning Jacket are among the first to join the challenge. Duran Duran helps out by donating royalties from the Eagles of Death Metal cover of "Save a Prayer" to charity. (Eagles of Death Metal included the above illustration with their statement regarding the attacks.)



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