7 October

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7 OCTOBER

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2020 After social media videos show him kissing girls and having an intimate, maskless good time with fans in Alabama, country singer Morgan Wallen is scratched as musical guest from Saturday Night Live for breaking coronavirus protocols. He is welcomed back to the show on December 5, when he performs two songs and does a send-up of the Tuscaloosa evening that got him in trouble.

2017 Cardi B hits #1 in the US with "Bodak Yellow," becoming the first solo female rapper without a guest artist to reach the top since Lauryn Hill ("Doo Wop (That Thing)," 1998.

2016 Sum 41 release 13 Voices, their first album in five years. Much of it deals with lead singer Deryck Whibley's path from alcoholism to sobriety.

2014 Weezer release their ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. It's the band's first album on Republic Records.

2009 Film and TV composer Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme songs to Green Acres and The Addams Family, dies in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, at age 93.

2008 Spotify launches. The most-streamed song for October is "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay; for all of 2008 it's "Human" by The Killers. Ten years later, the company boasts 180 million active users and over 40 million songs.

2000 Following the last stop on their 2000 tour, a show in Mountain View, California, Phish go on hiatus, which lasts 815 days. They finally return on New Year's Eve 2002 with a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

2000 Howard Stern is named nationally syndicated personality of the year at the Billboard/Airplay Monitor Radio Awards.

2000 Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

1999 Don Henley and Eagles Ltd. file a federal suit against Lovearth, a Sarasota, Florida-based Internet company, alleging that its registration of the domain names don-henley.net, don-henley.org, donhenley.org, theendoftheinnocence.com, and e-a-g-l-e-s.com constitutes copyright infringement.

1999 Backstreet Boys and Korn are multiple winners at the inaugural ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

1998 Charmed debuts on the WB network with the Love Spit Love cover of "How Soon Is Now" as the theme song. Two years earlier, this same cover was used in the movie The Craft, which like Charmed, is about a coven of high school girls.

1998 Backstreet Boys reach an out-of-court settlement with their former manager Lou Pearlman, who they sued in an effort to gain control of their finances.

1996 The "Rock the Vote" campaign to get young people registered in the United States gets some NFL involvement, with quarterbacks Jeff Blake, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Kelly and Steve Young recording public service announcements.

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Jason Aldean Opens SNL With Tribute To Tom Petty And Shooting Victims

2017

Jason Aldean pays tribute to Tom Petty and the victims of the Las Vegas shooting a week earlier with a performance of "I Won't Back Down" on Saturday Night Live.

Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on October 1 was interrupted by gunfire in the worst mass shooting in US history. The following day, Tom Petty died after suffering a heart attack. Aldean's first performance since the shooting is his surprise SNL appearance, where he opens the show. He prefaces the song with this statement: "This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. Like everyone, I'm struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends - they're all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you and we hurt with you. But you can be sure we're going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way, because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable." The performance is released for purchase, with proceeds going to victims of the tragedy.

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