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This Day in Music History: December 22nd

2002: Joe Strummer, singer & guitarist for The Clash died of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect after walking his dog in Broomfield, U.K. He was 50 years old.


1991: The movie Rush opened in theatres across the U.S. It starred Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh & Gregg Allman in his big screen debut as a drug dealer. The soundtrack was written by Eric Clapton, which contained “Tears in Heaven”.

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Fox Blox: December 19th

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Today's theme is a song with a single syllable title. Read more...

Fox Blox: December 18th

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Today, the legendary Keith Richards turns 70 years old. Read more...

Fox Blox: December 17th

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Today in 1982, The Who performed the "last concert of our farewell tour" at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Read more...

Fox Blox: December 16th

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ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons turns 65 years old today! Read more...

Fox Blox: December 12th

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This Day in Music History: December 12th

2003: Mick Jagger was knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Jagger brought his 92 year old father Joe to attend the ceremony.


2001: Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic filed a countersuit against Courtney Love involving future releases of Nirvana material. The suit was in response to a lawsuit Love filed earlier in the year claiming Nirvana’s contract with the Universal Music Group was null & void & that all rights pertaining to Nirvana would revert to her.

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Fox Blox: December 11th

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Steve Winwood just announced his show at The Capitol Theatre April 24. Tickets go on sale this Friday the 12th at 12pm. Read more...

This Day in Music History: December 11th

2002: David Lee Roth filed a lawsuit against his then-former bandmates in Van Halen & Warner Bros. Records for unpaid royalties, claiming he was not included in their 1996 contract renegotiation with Warner Brothers Records.


2002: The remaining dates of Guns N’ Roses’ North American tour was cancelled by promoters after a riot in Philadelphia six days earlier due to Axl Rose no-showing the concert. 35 concerts were scheduled, but only 16 took place.

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Fox Blox: December 10th

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The first issue of Playboy is published 1953. Read more...

This Day in Music History: December 10th

2009: While boarding a flight to Taipei, Taiwan at Los Angeles International Airport to kick off Guns N’ Roses tour in support of Chinese Democracy singer Axl Rose attacked a paparazzi for allegedly getting too close to a woman in Rose’s entourage. The photographer didn’t file charges against Rose.


2007: Led Zeppelin performed their first concert in 19 years at London’s O2 Arena. Jason Bonham filled in on drums for his father, the late John Bonham. Over one million people applied for a chance at the 9,000 pairs of tickets.

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Fox Blox: December 9th

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Today in 1967: Jim Morrison was arrested during a Doors concert in New Haven, CT for disturbing the peace after he complained about his treatment by the New Haven police department onstage. Read more...

This Day in Music History: December 9th

2006: U2 ended their year and a half tour in support of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI. Pearl Jam opened the concert & during U2’s set, there were guest appearances from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong & Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready.


2000: U2 made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Beautiful Day” & “Elevation”.

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Fox Blox: December 8th

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Today in 1980: John Lennon was murdered outside of the Dakota building in New York City where he was living. Mark David Chapman murdered Lennon as Lennon was signing an autograph for Chapman. Lennon was 40 years old. Read more...

This Day in Music History: December 8th

2003: Ozzy Osbourne was rushed into emergency surgery at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, U.K. Osbourne broke his collarbone & several ribs after he crashed an ATV on the grounds of his Buckinghamshire estate.


2000: Sting received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant declared the day Sting Day in Hollywood.

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Fox Blox: December 2nd

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Today is Def Leppard's Rick Savage's 54th birthday. Read more...

This Day in Music History: December 2nd

2012: Led Zeppelin were recipients at the Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. President Barack Obama drew laughs from the crowd when thanked the band for behaving themselves at the White House.


2003: Alice Cooper received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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Fox Blox: December 1st

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John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors, celebrates his 70th birthday today.  Read more...

This Day in Music History: December 1st

1999: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil & Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra performed a concert at the Show Box in Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization summit.


1993: Pink Floyd held a press conference to announce their 1994 world tour, which proved to be the band’s last tour.

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This Day in Music History: November 28th

2005: Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell sued ex-wife and former manager Susan Silver claiming she diverted money owed to Cornell to other Soundgarden band members and that Silver was also holding Cornell’s library of music, lyrics and Grammys hostage.


2005: During Pearl Jam’s concert at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone joined them onstage for a rendition of The Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles”.

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This Day in Music History: November 27th

2005: Defense contractor David H. Brooks spent $10 million on his daughter Elizabeth’s bat mitzvah which featured performances by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, the Eagles’ Don Henley & Joe Walsh, Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks. Two years later Brooks was arrested for embezzling millions from his company DHB Industries.


1981: The British Phonographic Industry placed advertisements commenting that home taping was wiping out music. Elton John, Cliff Richard, & 10CC backed this campaign.

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This Day in Music History: November 26th

1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.


1989: The Rolling Stones donated the proceeds from their concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, SC to victims of Hurricane Hugo which struck nearby.

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Fox Blox: November 25th

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In 1968, The White Album was released. Read more...

This Day in Music History: November 25th

2000: A burglar broke into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, CA and stole $6,000 worth of clothes and electronics belonging to his daughter along with four of Alice’s Gold records.


1989: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Poison” which was Alice Cooper’s final top ten single in the U.S.

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Fox Blox: November 24th

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On this day in 1991, Freddie Mercury passed away. Read more...