2010: Growing Up Twisted, the reality television show starring Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider premiered on the A&E Network.
2007: Kiss performed for the first time without singer/guitarist Paul Stanley at a concert in San Jacinto, CA. Stanley went through a bout of tachycardia & was taken to a hospital after their sound check. The group performed as a three piece.
2001: Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson died in his sleep of natural causes in a Ponte Verda Beach, Florida hotel room. He was 49 years old.
1995: Bob Dylan joined The Rolling Stones onstage in Montpelier, France for a rendition of “Like a Rolling Stone”. Dylan was the support act for the Stones & performed one of his shortest sets ever with just nine songs and no encore.
1994: Bob Seger began jury duty in Detroit as the foreman in a criminal trial against Louis C. Rossman for bank fraud. Rossman would be found guilty.
1980: Journey headlined the Day on the Green festival at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland. The bill also included Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath & Molly Hatchet.
1979: Alice Cooper blamed disco fans for a fire that did $200,000 in damages to his Indian art store in Scottsdale, AZ.
1976: After being ordered to leave the U.S. more than three years ago, John Lennon finally received his green card & was granted permanent residency.
1976: Bruce Springsteen filed a lawsuit against former manager Mike Appel for fraud and breach of contract. Appel filed a countersuit & Springsteen’s recording the follow-up to Born to Run was tied up as a result of the case dragging on for over a year before they reached an out of court settlement.