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This Day In Rock 8/21/13

2007 : Bassist Michael Anthony takes the high road regarding his dismissal from Van Halen. On his website he writes, "It's not that I'm not touring with Van Halen because I'm going out with Sammy [Hagar]. I'm going out with Sammy because I was not invited to do the V-H tour. Sammy told me that if I was asked to be part of the V-H tour and decided to do it, it would be totally cool, and it would not tarnish our friendship in the least. Well, it's not to be, and life goes on."
 
2005: The Rolling Stones kick off their A Bigger Bang tour at Fenway Park in Boston.
 
1998: Wesley Snipes receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 
1996 : Former Talking Heads singer-guitarist David Byrne sues to prevent his three ex-bandmates from touring as The Heads. The suit is settled out of court.
 
1995 : R-E-M sues Hershey, claiming the company exploited its name when it ran a "Kit Kat - R-E-M concert" sweepstakes in its candy bars. The suit is eventually dropped.
 
1984 : Clint Eastwood is given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 
1976 : The Rolling Stones headline England's annual Knebworth Festival. 200-thousand fans attend the concert, which also features Todd Rundgren and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
 
1972 : Following a chaotic show in Akron, Ohio, which includes a bomb threat and police tear gas, Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick is maced and guitarist Paul Kantner is knocked down by authorities.
 
1967 : Columbia Records announces that it has re-signed Bob Dylan at the end of his original five-year deal. Dylan had reportedly already signed with M-G-M Records, but the label never countersigned the contract, allowing Columbia to snatch him back.
 
1965 : Gemini Five is launched from Cape Canaveral on an eight-day mission.
 
1965: The Rolling Stones have their first number-one album in America--Out of Our Heads, which features "Satisfaction."
 
1959 : Hawaii officially becomes the 50th state.
 
1878 : Let the lawyer jokes begin: the American Bar Association is founded.
 


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