2014 At their regular haunt - the Beacon Theater in New York City - The Allman Brothers Band play their final show, a four-hour set that goes past midnight, ending on the anniversary of Duane Allman's death.
2004 Rod Stewart's Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 is #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the first time the singer reached the top of the albums chart since 1979's Blondes Have More Fun.
2004 Eminem gets his own radio channel on Sirius satellite radio. He launches the Shade 45 channel with a gathering called the Shady National Convention, which also promotes his album Encore.
1999 Performing at the Adams Mark hotel in Dallas, Kenny Rogers throws a frisbee that hits a chandelier. The broken glass hits audience member Kevin O'Toole, who claims that it leaves his face scarred and ruins his sex life. Both he and his wife sue Rogers, claiming the singer "deprived her of the services, love and guidance of her husband."
1997 Bill Berry leaves R.E.M. after 17 years as drummer to tend a hay farm in Georgia. He occasionally joins his old band for reunion gigs, but mostly stays out of the limelight.
1972 Brad Paisley is born in Glen Dale, West Virginia. His first hit is as a songwriter, penning David Kersh's Top 5 country ballad "Another You."
2016 The BBC Radio show Desmond Carrington: The Music Goes Round ends after 36 years when the host retires at age 90.
2013 Jonas Brothers announce their split. They get back together in 2019.
2007 Porter Wagoner dies of lung cancer at age 80. A regular at the Grand Ole Opry, he hosted The Porter Wagoner Show for 21 years starting in 1961.
2006 Producer Rudy Taylor, music arranger for Bobby Womack, dies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at age 52. Among others, co-wrote The Gap Band hits "Oops Upside Your Head," "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" and "Early In The Morning."
2004 Gil Melle, jazz musician and film composer, dies of a heart attack in Malibu, California, at age 72.
2003 The Strokes follow up their critically acclaimed debut, Is This It, with the album Room On Fire. The title is taken from the single "Reptilia," which features the lyric: "The room is on fire as she's fixing her hair."
2003 Paul McCartney and his second wife, model/activist Heather Mills, welcome daughter Beatrice Milly McCartney.
2003 David Bowie and his wife, the supermodel Iman, sign up as the new spokesmodels for Tommy Hilfiger. Bowie says: "I very much admire Tommy's ability to weave so many influences into his work. Iman and I are thrilled to be working with him."
2003 Tonight's The Night, a musical play written around the hits of Rod Stewart, opens in London's West End.
2001 The Beastie Boys play their first show in more than two-and-a-half years at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, at the first of two New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, which the rap trio organized.
2001 More than 22,000 friends, neighbors and fans turn out for Tim McGraw's eighth annual Swampstock, held in his hometown of Rayville, Louisiana. Proceeds from the day benefit local youth sports organizations, scholarship funds and the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit fund.
2001 Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
1999 Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis, out with an injury, tries his hand at rapping when he performs at the Denver nightclub Wazoos.
1997 The Flaming Lips release their eighth album, Zaireeka, a four-CD collection designed to play on four separate audio systems at once. Frontman Wayne Coyne notes, "It was and is 'surround sound' for the extreme fanatic."
1995 Alanis Morissette makes her first appearance on Saturday Night Live, singing "Hand In My Pocket" and "All I Really Want."
Kiss star in the TV movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.
In the live-action movie, which airs on NBC, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are imbued with superpowers (yes, Simmons can breathe fire). In a very Scooby Doo plot, they must stop an evil scientist at an amusement part. Kiss music plays throughout the film, which achieves a new level of cheesy.
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