Rock History 4/13

Join Gunner as he goes over all the important Rock dates in history weekdays at 3:50. Relive all the chart-topping moments, milestones, bad breakups and first times again.

There will be no hall pass today. Here’s what happened today in Rock N’ Roll.

1967, The Rolling Stones play their first concert behind the Iron Curtain in Warsaw, Poland. Police break up a riot among fans unable to get tickets by using tear gas.

1971, “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones is released.

1974, “Bennie & The Jets” by Elton John hits Number One on the pop chart.

1978 The Easy Cure shortens its name to the Cure.

1979 Five dates into Van Halen‘s latest tour, singer David Lee Roth collapses onstage from exhaustion in Spokane, Washington.

1994 The Los Angeles Times reports that Kurt Cobain‘s drug-overdose-induced coma the previous month in Rome had been a failed suicide attempt.

1995 Green Day‘s Dookie is certified multi-platinum for selling over six million copies.

2001 U2 frontman Bono telephones Joey Ramone in Ramone’s room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Ramone dies two days later.

2005 The White Stripes world premiere their new album, Get Behind Me Satan, in New York City at a special listening party for members of the media.

2005 Switchfoot wins Artist Of The Year, Best Rock Contemporary Song and Best Shortform and Longform Videos at Christian music’s 36th annual Dove Awards, presented at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.

2006 Black Crowes leaders Chris and Rich Robinson kick off an acoustic duo tour at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York.

2006 Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia confirms rumors that she is dating Slipknot guitarist Jim Root.

2007 Hinder begins the inaugural Door to Dorm Tour in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which takes the hard rock act to 17 college campuses around the United States.

And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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