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Courtney Love begins a legal action, suing Cedars Sinai Medical Centre
in Los Angeles, California, USA, for fraud, negligence and wrongful disclosure of information concerning her heroin addiction.
plays at newly elected US president Bill Clinton's Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, USA, backed by the Quincy Jones
orchestra. Later the same day, at the Blue Jean Bash, Dylan plays with two members of The Band, Rick Danko and Levon Helm.
The Morning Papers by Prince
enters the UK singles chart at No52, which will prove to be its peak.
's fourth album, Ten Summoner's Tales
, peaks at No2 in the American album chart. The album was recorded at Sting's home, Lake House, Great Durnford, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
for CDs in the USA is abandoned. The system, whereby 12" long carboard boxes were slipped over the original CD packaging was, among other things, deemed by music retailers to take up too much rack space.
Australian band Godstar
record Look-A-Like, When The Sun Goes Down, Smothered and Doubledecker Bus at at Stuffhouse Studio, Glasgow, Scotland. The tracks will appear on the EP Glasgow on Rugger Bugger Discs. The band's line up at this time includes guitarist Eugene Kelly
of The Vaselines and Eugenius, plus bassist Dee Bahl, who will go on to manage Biffy Clyro
Mick Mars of Motley Crue
files for divorce from Emi Canyn, of the Nasty Habits duo who were backing vocalists for the band. Mars alleged that Canyn's relationship with guitarist Chet Thompson in her Alice 'N Thunderland project went deeper than just band activities.
No Fences by Garth Brooks
becomes the first country album to be certified by the R.I.A.A.
for shipments of 10m units in the USA.
John Michael Montgomery secures the first Billboard
No1 single of his career with I Love The Way You Love Me.
play at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
While in London, UK, making a promo video for the song Blood In My Eyes, Bob Dylan
takes some time to check out the prices of houses in Camden Town.
Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, a member of Norwegian death metal
, is found dead in the stairwell of his building, with 23 knife
wounds in his corpse.
Swervedriver release a new album, Mezcal Head, on Creation Records in the UK.
On their Get A Grip tour, Aerosmith
play in the Memorial Coliseum Portland, Oregon, USA.
plays the second of two nights at Foxwoods High Stakes Bingo And Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA.
and Carlos Santana
play at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California, during a co-headlining tour.
plays at the Pavillion, Concord, California, USA.
plays a gig in Middletown, New York State, USA.
plays at The Wayne Newton
Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
, reportedly addicted to painkillers, is smuggled out of Mexico to an English clinic with help from his actress chum Liz Taylor
cancels its nine-year multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Michael Jackson
. "All links have come to an end," says a spokesperson. Jackson, who has recently cancelled his Dangerous
tour, tells the press that he is going to receive treatment for an addiction brought on by the stress of the child sex allegations
that have been brought against him.
plays at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
record their MTV Unplugged
session at Sony Music Studios in New York City, USA. it will later be released as an acoustic live album.
Enormously influential blues guitarist Albert Collins
, aka The Iceman, dies of lung cancer, aged 61, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
, who enjoyed some success as a blues singer, guitarist and recording artist, dies in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Matthew John Trippe
of Tampa, Florida, USA, finally drops an unusual lawsuit which he had filed in 1988 against Motley Crue
. Trippe, who has a history of mental health issues and trouble with the law, had claimed that he was secretly hired to pose as Nikki Sixx and toured, wrote and recorded with the band for a time during 1983 and 1984.