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1994 Tommy Boyce (of the '60s songwriting duo Boyce and Hart) commits suicide at age 55.

1994 DNA testing clears Michael Jackson in a California paternity suit.

1993 Snoop Doggy Dogg releases his highly anticipated debut album, Doggystyle, on Death Row records. Produced by his label boss, Dr. Dre, it goes straight to #1 in the US.

1993 Emerson, Lake And Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 Metallica release their first boxed set, Live S--t: Binge & Purge, which contains live performances recorded on both their Damaged Justice tour and Wherever We May Roam tour.

1993 Guns N' Roses release The Spaghetti Incident, an album of cover songs featuring a remake of the Skyliners' 1959 hit "Since I Don't Have You." It's their fifth studio album and the last they will record for fifteen years, when they reunite and release Chinese Democracy.

1992 Roy Acuff, country singer and co-founder of the Acuff/Rose music publishing company, dies of congestive heart failure at age 89.

1990 Bad Religion release their fifth full-length studio album, Against the Grain. This is the band's last recording with drummer Pete Finestone, who left the band just prior to the recording of their next album Generator, which eventually dropped in 1992.

1984 Metallica release "Creeping Death," the only single from Ride The Lightning.

1981 AC/DC release the album For Those About to Rock We Salute You, their follow-up to Back In Black. The title track, complete with custom cannons, becomes their regular encore.

1979 Having retreated from the public eye after the commercial failures of her first two albums, folk singer Judee Sill dies of a drug overdose at age 35.

1979 Pink Floyd release "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)" in the UK, their first single issued in that territory since 1968. It goes to #1 a few weeks later.

1979 The Rod Stewart Special airs on NBC-TV.

1979 Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.

1978 Alison Mosshart (The Kills/The Dead Weather singer), is born in Vero Beach, Florida.

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In The Works For 14 Years, Chinese Democracy Finally Released

2008

Fourteen years after Axl Rose started working on it, the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy is released.

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