This Day in Rock – August 6

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.

1982 The movie Pink Floyd: The Wall, starring Bob Geldof, opens.

1987 The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville, Florida for including the phrase “mature audience” on their concert tickets and ads.

1988 Appetite For Destruction by Guns N’ Roses hits Number One on the album chart. It will eventually spend five non-consecutive weeks there over the next several months.

1989 U2 bassist Adam Clayton is arrested in Dublin, Ireland, on charges of marijuana possession and intent to distribute. He eventually pays a fine of 25,000 Irish pounds.

1996 The Ramones give their last concert, at The Palace in Los Angeles. Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder and Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell jam with the boys on stage.

1999 Pearl Jam‘s debut album, Ten, is certified 11 times platinum.

2001 Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz is sued for $1.6 million, or half his earnings, by his ex-wife, Shari, who claims she guided Kretz in many aspects of his career and even helped him with his songwriting.

2002 Korn‘s Untouchables and Deftones‘ White Pony both reach platinum sales status.

2002 Three members of Oasis are injured in Indianapolis when the taxi they’re riding in collides head-on with another vehicle.

2002 Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, their record label, and MTV are all named in a lawsuit by a production company contending that its idea for a reality series starring the Osbournes was ripped off by the couple and their partners.

2004 Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans performs in Wales at “the world’s largest AC/DC convention,” The Big Ball.

2007 British trio Muse headlines and sells out New York City’s 19,000-seat Madison Square Garden, despite skepticism about whether the band could effectively fill the large venue.

2012 Green Day plays a secret show at the Echoplex club in Los Angeles, with tickets going on sale that morning to fans only and selling out in seconds. The punk trio tear through a two-hour, 24-song set.

2014 “Godsmack Day” is declared by Boston’s mayor, Martin J. Walsh, in recognition of the band’s Boston roots and long success within the music industry.

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And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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