Friday, 2 June 2017
Today in rock history 2nd June
1941 – Charles Robert “Charlie” Watts is born 1964 – The Rolling Stones make their U.S. debut performance at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Mass. 1972 – Former teen idol Dion performs in a reunion concert with The Belmonts at Madison Square Garden in New York. 1973 – Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham settles an argument with promoter Bill Graham at a San Francisco gig by emptying a bucket of water over him. 1984 – Aerosmith played at the Capitol Theater in Concord, New Hampshire, the first night on their 59 date North American Back In The Saddle Tour. 1993 – Aerosmith appeared at the Landon Arena in Kansas, the first night on their 169 date Get A Grip world tour. 1998 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Rod Stewart performs a series of one-hour shows along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood to promote his current album “When We Were the New Boys.” 2000 – Napster.com asks the Offspring to stop selling merchandise with its logo on it. The Web site also announces the reinstatement of 30,000 Metallica fans barred from using its MP3-sharing software. 2003 – Following a dispute over songwriting credits with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney agrees to let “Lennon-McCartney” be. McCartney outraged many Beatles fans by demanding “Yesterday” and other McCartney songs be credited to “McCartney-Lennon.” 2003 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drugs possession charges in Los Angeles. Court officials say Weiland will enter a rehab facility to combat cocaine and heroin addiction. 2004 - Judas Priest kicked off their reunion tour with singer Rob Halford at Stadiumsporthalle in Hannover, Germany. 2004 – Sir Paul McCartney tells Uncut magazine that he tried heroin without realising. “I was just handed something, smoked it, then found out what it was,” he says. “It didn’t do anything for me.” 2008 – Bo Diddly dies this day.