Today in rock history Tuesday 15th December
1919 – Born on this day, Max Yasgur, owner of the Woodstock farm where
the 1969 festival was held.
1946 – Born on this day, Carmine Appice, rock drummer.
1969 – John Lennon gives his last live performance in England, a UNICEF benefit in London.
1992 – “Incesticide,” a collection of b-sides and rarities from Nirvana, is released. It goes gold the following spring.
1997 – The surviving members of Australian rock act INXS release a tape
of an interview in which they talk about the life and Deaths of the
group’s late vocalist Michael Hutchence. The band members had been
reluctant to give interviews up to this point.
2003 – Courtney Love was sentenced to 18 months in drug rehabilitation
after she admitted being under the influence of cocaine and opiates. She
was banned from taking non-prescription drugs.
2006 – the co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun dies, aged 83.
2006 – Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in
upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and
with a suspended license.
2010 – “All American Nightmare”, the third album from Oklahoma hard
rockers Hinder, sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first
week of release.