2016 - Red Hot Chili Peppers release The Getaway, their first album since 2011 and their first since 1991 without Rick Rubin producing - Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton is the producer.
2006 - Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones enters rehab to kick his drinking habit, but recovers in time to join the band on their latest world tour a month later.
2002 - U2 guitarist The Edge gets married for the second time, this time to Morleigh Steinberg, the belly dancer on their 1992-1993 Zoo TV tour.
1997 - When Ozzy's voice gives out before the Ozzfest date in Columbus, Ohio, he doesn't appear but the show goes on without him. Fans, who aren't told until later that he won't be there, don't take the news well and trash the venue.Members of other Ozzfest bands try to appease the crowd by forming a tribute band of sorts and performing some of his hits, including "Bark at the Moon" and "Mr. Crowley." But even a rendition of "Crazy Train" with Marilyn Manson on lead vocals cannot quell the masses, and when Phil Anselmo from Pantera breaks the news that Ozzy isn't coming, they take out their frustrations on the Polaris Amphitheater, smashing windows and setting fires.There are 23 arrests and several injuries. Ozzy returns on July 1 to make up the show.
1995 - Rod Stewart sets an attendance record at Wembley Stadium in London when 83,000 fans attend his concert. The record holds until 2009, when U2 draws 88,000 on their 360 tour.
1994 - Megadeth is kicked off their tour with Aerosmith after Dave Mustaine is heard in an interview saying that his band should be the headliners. Jackyl and 4 Non Blondes open the remaining dates on the US tour.
1981 - At Earls Court in London, Pink Floyd play the last of 31 performances of The Wall, a unique stage show where a giant wall is erected (and torn down) as the band plays the album in its entirety. It's Roger Waters' last concert with the band, which breaks up in 1983 and carries on without him a few years later.
1980 - Led Zeppelin begin what would be their last tour with a concert in Dortmund, Germany.
1972 - Grateful Dead keyboard player and founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan plays his last show with the band at a Hollywood Bowl concert. Health problems force him to stop touring, and he dies in March 1973 at age 27.
1972 - The Rolling Stones' LP Exile On Main Street hits #1.
1967 - Liberty Records runs an ad in the British music magazine New Musical Express that reads: "Liberty wants talent. Artists/composers/singers/musicians to form a new group." Among the thousands of applicants are lyricist Bernie Taupin and musician Elton John. The label teams them up, resulting in one of the greatest songwriting duos in rock history.
1966 - Paul McCartney buys the farm in Kintyre, Scotland, that inspires his 1977 megahit ballad "Mull Of Kintyre."
1965 - The Kinks arrived in New York City to start their first U.S. tour.