Friday, June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

JACKSON BROWNE...World in Motion
Released: 25 years ago today, June 6, 1989
Highest Chart Position: #45 U.S. Billboard Album Charts
Track Highlights: Anything Can Happen, Chasing You Into the Light, World In Motion
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

Gary "U.S." Bonds is 75; Steve Vai is 54; Tom Araya of Slayer is 53; Sean Yseult formerly with White Zombie is 48; Bardi Martin formerly with Candlebox is 45; James "Munky" Shaffer of Korn is 44;

1962 The Beatles audition for producer George Martin at Abbey Road Studios in London. The rest is history
1989 Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders states that one way to help the environment is to be "firebombing McDonald’s restaurants”. Of course, they threaten legal action but settle for Hynde signing a statement saying she would never say that again
2002 Robbin Crosby of Ratt dies of a heroin overdose in Los Angeles, California. Crosby was 42
2004 Lars Ulrich of Metallica is put into the hospital and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith is also put into the hospital, both on the same day
2006 Billy Preston dies in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 59
2006 Rockford by Cheap Trick is released
2007 Bono of U2 meets with President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to the start of the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. That same day Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi checks into an L.A. detox facility following the taping of Bon Jovi's MTV Unplugged in New York
2011  Neil Young files the first of three patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a high-resolution audio alternative to the MP3
2012  An unidentified model is arrested in France following the theft of three necklaces worth $200,000 from Guns 'N' Roses singer Axl Rose. The woman voluntarily reports to police claiming she' isn't sure how the necklaces wound up in her possession
2012  Adam Clayton of U2 appears in court at the trial of his former housekeeper, Carol Hawkins, who's accused of stealing nearly £2.5m from him on multiple dates between ‘04 and ’08
2013 Adrian Belew quits Nine Inch Nails

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