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Kim Thayil, founder member and guitarist of grunge pioneers Soundgarden, is born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Squires, featuring Neil Young, play the third of nine consecutive nights at the Fourth Dimension, Fort William, Manitoba, Canada.
Mike Patton is born in Eureka, California, USA. He will find success as a rock vocalist working with acts including Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas and Tomahawk, as well as pursuing a solo career.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse release a new album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, in the USA on Reprise Records.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Bogart’s, Long Beach, California, USA.
Mudhoney play at The Central Tavern, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at The Man Ray Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Faith No More play at The Top Hat, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Melvins play at The Blue Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, with Crackerbash and Earth.
Nirvana play at Stache's, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Barbed Wire Dolls. Tickets cost $4 in advance, $6 on the door.
The Melvins play at The Library, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, with the Flying Polecats and Teenage Love.
Bad Religion begin their No Control tour with a gig in Berkeley, California, USA.
Bad Religion play at Musikzirkus Blue Moon, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
Faith No More play at The Asylum / Cobra Club, Parramatta, Australia, Oceania.
Soundgarden play at The Concert Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Soundgarden play at the Center Stage, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Sirath, Scarecin, Hellbent and Bacchus play in a Thrash bash at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Sweet Cheater, Tin Pan Alley, Rocko And The Iron Angel, Kid Logik and Taria play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by Chris Robinson's Flying Circus.
Nirvana film a video for their single Smells Like Teen Spirit at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, USA. Costing less than $50,000 to make, the shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience.
Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with The Melvins.
Pearl Jam release a new single, Jeremy, in the USA.
Nirvana arrive in Australia, Oceania, for live dates as part of their Nevermind world tour.
A series of four co-ordinated suicide attacks on the USA, usually referred to as The 9/11 Attacks, take place in New York City and Washington, D.C. Terrorists from the Islamist militant group Al-Qaeda hijack four passenger jets and deliberately crash two of them, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Another plane, American Airlines Flight 77, is crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth jet, United Airlines Flight 93, crashes into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers attempt to take control before it can reach its intended target in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 people die in the attacks. Several songs will be written about the attacks including The Rising by Bruce Springsteen, Let's Roll by Neil Youn, Wall Street by Van Dyke Parks and This Ain't No Rag, It's A Flag by Charlie Daniels. The track 9-11-01 by Soulfly consists of one minute of silence. Several songs on Trouble Is Real, the debut LP by Johnathan Rice, are about the attacks, including City On Fire, Put Me In Your Holy War, and Salvation Day.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the last of three nights at Hyde Park, London, England, UK. The shows are recorded and the band will release a live double-LP, Live In Hyde Park, based on on the concerts.
The recently re-formed Dinosaur Jr. appear on tv chat show The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in the USA.
Neil Young is given the ASCAP Founders Award at ASCAP's twenty-second annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also attending the event is Mariah Carey.
Dinosaur Jr. play at The Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Soundgarden play at Huger Street Concert Hall, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
The four day long Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington, USA, begins with performances by Garbage, New York Dolls, The Donnas, Mavis Staples, Kermit Ruffins, Little Brother, Zion I, Razrez, M. Ward, The Ruby Doe, Anna Oxygen, Maktub, Stan Ridgway, Chris Stamey and Smoosh.
When the Rolling Stones play at the PNC Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, they are joined during Wild Horses by Eddie Vedder, vocalist of Pearl Jam, who had opened the show.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
The Foo Fighters release the DVD Foo Fighters Live At Wembley Stadium, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It was filmed at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, on June 6 and 7.
Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam bandmates Jeff Ament and Mike McCready join John Doe and Exene Cervenka of punk band X onstage at an Inauguration Day party in the Tractor Tavern, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Pearl Jam play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Powderfinger play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, England, UK.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York State, USA, with special guest Bert Jansch.
On their Hello Hurricane tour, Switchfoot play the first of two nights at Wiston House, West Sussex, England, UK.
The Foo Fighters play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Neil Young plays at The Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Courtney Love announces, via an interview with The Quietus, that she has re-convened the classic Hole line-up.
Jonathan Poneman, co-founder of Sub Pop Records, which launched Nirvana, is presented with the Independent Spirit Award on the opening night of Music Biz 2014, the annual convention of the Music Business Association at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Royal Blood play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
Drenge release their second album, Undertow, on Infectious Music.
Drenge play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, UK.
Bully play at The Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at Genting Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of two nights at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.