9 September

Pick a Day


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2019 Kelly Clarkson's daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, debuts. Every episode starts with "Kellyoke," where Clarkson sings a cover of a popular song.

2014 Vance Joy releases his debut studio album, Dream Your Life Away, four days after its release in his native Australia.

2008 Donny and Marie Osmond kick off what is supposed to be a six-week residency at the Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas, but the show proves so popular, their run stretches for 11 years, coming to an end in 2019.

2008 Former Raspberries lead and solo star Eric Carmen is arrested in his hometown of Cleveland on DUI charges. He will be sentenced to six months in jail but will only serve 30 days.

2007 Rock guitarist Hughie Thomasson (of The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of a heart attack in Brooksville, Florida, at age 55.

2005 Despite numerous fan protests, the City of Liverpool, England, declares its intention to go ahead and demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace on Madryn Street, which the famous drummer lived in until the age of 5.

2004 Ernie Ball, who developed many innovative guitar accessories, dies at age 74.

2003 Bob Markley, who co-founded the West Coast Pop Experimental Art Band, dies at 68.

2003 John Mayer releases his second studio album, Heavier Things. The disc's title is a response to some critics who believed his previous songs were too soft. The album debuts at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

2002 Peter Tetteroo (lead singer for The Tee Set) dies from liver cancer in Delft, Netherlands, at age 55.

2000 Duets, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, is released at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is a critical and box-office flop, but Paltrow and Lewis's duet cover of "Cruisin'" reaches #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1996 Bluegrass singer/songwriter Bill Monroe dies at age 84 in Springfield, Tennessee, several months after suffering a stroke.

1995 Kyuss perform their last-ever show, at Festa Dell Unita, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

1994 Green Day play a free concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston. A few songs into their set, many in the crowd cross the line from moshing to rioting, and police order an end to the show. With their album Dookie climbing the charts, the band has been playing to exuberant crowds, which causes problems when casual fans find themselves engulfed in mosh pits.

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Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain Clash at the MTV Video Music Awards


Nirvana's feud with Guns N' Roses reaches a tense climax when Axl Rose threatens Kurt Cobain backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Axl Rose started out as a Nirvana supporter; he was even spotted wearing a baseball cap with Nirvana's logo. Unfortunately, the admiration wasn't mutual. While on the promotional tour for Nevermind, Cobain stated, "We're not your typical Guns N' Roses type of band that has absolutely nothing to say." Rose remained a fan, and hounded Nirvana to tour with them, but Cobain wasn't interested. Rose eventually lost patience with the ordeal and during a performance told the crowd that Cobain and his wife Courtney Love were "f--kin' junkies." The tensions are still heavy in the air when Cobain and Rose cross paths backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards. Love asks Rose (mockingly) if he'll be their newborn baby's godfather, setting off a confrontation first between Love and Rose's wife Stephanie Seymour, then between Rose and Cobain. Rose threatens, "You shut your bitch up, or I'm taking you down to the pavement!" Cobain turns to his wife and sarcastically shouts, "Shut up, bitch!" Later, Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and his security crew harass Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl sings "Hi, Axl!" into his mic during Nirvana's performance of "Lithium." The feud continues for some time before petering out, concluding with Cobain's suicide. This night, however, will always stand as the peak of the feud, and the closest the bands ever actually came to blows.



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