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This Day in Rock 10/30/12

2008- The Beatles announce that the makers of the Rock Band video game will develop an interactive game based on the Fab Four's catalog.
2007- The Eagles' first studio album in 28 years, Long Road Out of Eden, goes on sale exclusively at Wal-Mart stores.
2002- Warren Zevon makes his first public appearance since announcing his diagnosis of terminal lung cancer as the only guest on the Late Show With David Letterman.
2001- Michael Jordan returns to the N-B-A, ending a three-year retirement.
1995- David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, Velvet Underground and Pete Seeger are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1992- Magic Johnson plays his last N-B-A game (against the Cleveland Cavaliers) before retiring for the second (not final) time.
1990- Tunnelers meet under the English Channel and connect England to France.
Singer Axl Rose of Guns n' Roses is arrested for hitting a neighbor with an empty wine bottle. The charges are later dropped.
1984- Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same album is certified double-platinum, and In Through the Out Door is certified for sales of three-million.
1978 - NBC airs the made-for-TV film KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, starring the rockers as heroes fighting a mad scientist (Anthony Zerbe) in an amusement park.
1971 - John Lennon's Imagine album hits number-one. It's his only solo album to sell a million copies until Double Fantasy, which tops the album chart shortly after his assassination on December 8, 1980.
1970- Jim Morrison of The Doors is sentenced to six months in jail and fined 500 dollars for exposing himself onstage in Miami.
1967 - Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones pleads guilty to possessing cannabis but not guilty to possessing methedrine and cocaine.
1945 - The US government announces the end of wartime shoe rationing.
1938- Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds airs on C-B-S radio, convincing many listeners that a Martian invasion is really happening.

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