Fox Facts: July 2


2014 - In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a new group called The Raskins play their first show on the Mötley Crüe Final Tour, which also includes Alice Cooper. They later süe the Crüe, claiming they paid $1 million for the privilege, but received heaps of abuse in return.

2005- Pink Floyd perform "Comfortably Numb" at the Live 8 London concert, reforming with band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright (who dies in 2008).

2001 - Liverpool renames its airport the "Liverpool John Lennon Airport" after its famous native.

1994 - Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong marries Adrienne Nesser. The next day, Adrienne discovers she is pregnant with their son, Joseph.

1992 - Mick Jagger's daughter Jade makes him a grandfather when her daughter Assisi Lola Jackson is born.

1991 - At a Guns N' Roses show in St. Louis, Axl Rose grows irate when he sees someone in the crowd taking pictures, and he leaves the stage, announcing, "Thanks to the lame-ass security, I'm going home." 

A riot follows, and the band's equipment is destroyed.

1990 - Tesla records their album Five Man Acoustical Jam live at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. Their cover of "Signs" becomes a surprise hit and catalyzes an acoustic rock trend, with MTV's Unplugged series delving into more rock acts soon after.

1981 - Bruce Springsteen plays the first of six sold-out shows at the new Byrne Arena in New Jersey. His average show lasts 28 songs.

1980 - Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Bob Weir are arrested and charged with inciting a riot at San Diego Sports Arena to break up a drug bust.

1962 - Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the Army after breaking his ankle in a parachute jump.

1949 - Roy "The Professor" Bittan (keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is born in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York.