2016 - Alice Cooper announces he's running for president with the campaign slogan "A Troubled Man for Troubled Times." His platform includes "Adding Lemmy to Mount Rushmore" and "Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC." He loses to Donald Trump, but gains more exposure for his song "Elected."
2010 - Joe Perry (Aerosmith) was rear-ended by a car while riding his motorcycle in Massachusetts. He was treated for minor injuries.
2009 - 45 years after he played at the Ed Sullivan Theater with The Beatles, Paul McCartney returns to the venue to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman.
2007 - VH1 recruits one the '80s biggest names in hair metal: Bret Michaels of Poison for reality series Rock of Love.
2002 - Bob Seger captained a boat that won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race.
1999 - The Rolling Stones report income of $337 million in the last two years, a result of 147 concerts in front of nearly six million fans.
1994 - Phil Collins calls it quits from his wife Jill.
1991 - Jani Lane, Warrent lead singer, marries Bobbie Brown, the girl from the "Cherry Pie" video. They divorce two years later.
1989 - 200,000 people turn out for a free Pink Floyd concert in Venice, Italy.
1986 - The city of El Cerrito, California, declares this day to be John Fogerty Day in honor of one of their hometown heroes.
1978 - Bob Dylan performs at the biggest open-air concert in history for a solo artist, at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, England.
1978 - The Rolling Stones' Some Girls album hits #1 in America.
1973 - Ray Davies announced that he was leaving The Kinks and returned to the group within the week.
1968 - The Beatles' new enterprise, Apple, enters its new corporate headquarters on 3 Savile Row, London, later the site of their famous "rooftop concert."
1958 - John Lennon's mother, Julia, is killed when she's hit by a car driven by an off-duty police officer.
1956 - Marky Ramone is born Marc Steven Bell in Brooklyn, New York.
1956 - Joe Satriani is born in Westbury, New York.
1952 - Jeff Carlisi (guitarist for .38 Special) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1948 - Thomas Delmer Pyle is born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1974, under the name Artimus Pyle, he joins the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
1946 - Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Arizona.