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The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the sixth of nine consecutive nights at the Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse release a new album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, in the USA on Reprise Records.
The Band's farewell show at Winterland, San Francisco, USA, features Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Eric Clapton and others. The event is filmed by Martin Scorsese as The Last Waltz.
Neil Young is sued by Geffen Records for $3m. The label claims that his latest album, Everybody's Rockin’, is "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums."
Nirvana have the last of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. USA. On the same day, they play a show with Tad at local club The Underground.
Nirvana, Tad and Victim's Family play at The 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bad Religion play at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, supported by Celibate Rifles.
Soundgarden play at Ritchie Coliseum, College Park, Maryland, USA.
Sweet Cheater, Tin Pan Alley, Rocko And The Iron Angel, Kid Logik and Taria play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
At the Dutchman rehearsal room, Seattle, Washington, USA, Dave Grohl auditions to become the new drummer in Nirvana. Later in the day, while playing an acoustic solo spot on KAOS radio, Kurt Cobain announces that Grohl is the band’s new drummer.
The travelling Lollapalooza Festival plays at Southwestern College's Devore Stadium, San Diego, California, USA, with a line-up featuring Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails, BH Surfers and The Rollins Band.
Pearl Jam release their debut album, Ten, in the USA. On the same day, in advance of release, the single Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana is sent out to radio deejays.
Nevermind by Nirvana reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA, establishing the widespread popularity of Grunge.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Docks, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Stefanie Sargent, guitarist of Seattle, Washington, girl grunge band 7 Year Bitch, dies of a heroin overdose, aged 24.
On the One Hot Minute Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Bush release a new single, Glycerine. When the song is heard by Billie Myers, she thinks singer Gavin Rossdale is singing "Kiss the Rain". When she learn of her mis-hearing, she decides that Kiss The Rain would be a good song title, and goes on to write a hit single of that title with professional songwriter Desmond Child in 1997.
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Scott Lucas plays at The Double Door, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Garbage play at Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Garbage play at the WHFStival, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Dinosaur Jr. play at The Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The second day of the now stationary Lollapalooza Festival is held in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Heritage Toronto unveils its first commemorative plaque celebrating the Yorkville, Toronto, Canada, music scene. The first plaque is placed at "the birthplace of Canadian song", the Riverboat Coffeehouse at 134 Yorkville Avenue. Opened in 1964, The Riverboat was the best-known coffeehouse in Canada, hosting gigs by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn and countless others.
Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones joins Pearl Jam to play an epic version of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, when the band plays a sold-out show at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London.
Neil Young releases a new album, A Fork In The Road, in the UK.
Courtney Love tells UK music weekly the NME that she is changing her name to Courtney Michelle because she can no longer stand the name Courtney Love.
Powderfinger play the second of two nights at the O2 Academy, Brixton, London, UK.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
On their Hello Hurricane tour, Switchfoot play the first of two nights at Wiston House, West Sussex, England, UK.
Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, Wolfmother, The Gaslight Anthem, The Hives, Gomez and others play in Hyde Park, London, UK.
On the second leg of his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters berates a man fighting in the crowd and has him ejected during the band's iTunes Festival gig at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe. The show also features guest appearances by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, while Lemmy of Motorhead and Paul Weller are also in attendance.
Convicted as murderers in 1994, The West Memphis Three - Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr, and Jason Baldwin - are freed after eighteen years in jail. Two musicians who worked for their release, Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines [of The Dixie Chicks], are present in Craighead County Courthouse, Arkansas, USA, to see the men freed.
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Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Morgan Street, Merewether, Newcastle, Australia.
Royal Blood play a sold-out show at The Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, UK.
The Foo Fighters play the first of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, supported by Royal Blood.
In a bid to get The Foo Fighters to play in their town, 1000 fans in Cessna, Italy, Europe, perform Learn To Fly live, en masse.
Pearl Jam play at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Will Ferrell And Chad Smith's Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show And Quinceañera in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the imminent release of a new song, Dark Necessities.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Pinkpop, Landgraaf, The Netherlands, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The U-Park Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, Europe.
During their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by Alice In Chains and The Pink Slips. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Park And Suites Arena, Montpelier, France, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of three nights at The AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
During the 3rd North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993. At this show, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters joins them during their performance of Paradise City.
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