Friday. Sweet sweet Friday. But before you go off into your weekend debauchery, let's talk about what happened On This Day in Music for June 6th!
We'll get this underway in 2003 at Six Flags in Darien Lake, NY where the Ozzfest show was supposed to happen. The show did happen but one person wasn't allowed to play. The park had a clause in the contract for the show saying if they didn't want someone to play they could tell them no.
They used the clause to deny Marilyn Manson's performance, and as you would expect the fans at the show were not pleased with the decision. It's ok, Marilyn played a ton of other shows that year, including Rock AM Ring. "Sweet Dreams" for you? Sure!
Moving on a few years later to June 6th, 2005, it was a sad day for fans of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin. It was on this day that their singer Andrew McMahon announced that he had leukemia. He was told a few days before the public announcement and it forced Something Corporate to cancel their summer plans on the Warped Tour.
Watch Something Corporate on their 2010 reunion tour at the Ventura Theatre playing "Hurricane" and "21 & Invincible"!
Andrew is doing well now, he and his wife had a baby earlier this year and he continues to make music. If that wasn't enough to keep him busy, Andrew also has The Dear Jack Foundation. They help children and young adults with cancer, a very awesome charity. If you'd like to find out more about their work you can click here.
June 6th, 2012 is our next stop, as we go to the courtroom with Adam Clayton. The trial began today against his former assistant in Dublin. Carol Hawkins plead not guilty to 181 counts of theft, having been accused of stealing over 4 million dollars from U2's bassist!
The judge didn't believe her and Hawkins was sentenced to 7 years in prison in Ireland. Good thing U2 did a massive tour and Adam wasn't left penniless. From 2011, "I Will Follow", live in Milan!
There are June 6th birthdays to talk about as well as news!
The birth celebrations start in 1966 with Sean Yseult, the fine lady on the bass for White Zombie! They took the stage in July of 1995 to play "More Human Than Human" on Letterman. (Not sure why Dave is covered in fudge...)
1970 is our next one, with James "Munky" Shaffer's birth. He's one of the guitarists in Korn and was one of the founding members of the band. I came across this cool Unplugged song with Korn and The Cure together on "Make Me Bad / In Between Days"!
One more birthday! We're in Canada on June 6th, 1978 for Jeremy Gara. Jeremy is your drummer for Arcade Fire, who have been quite the big tour going on right now! They were in Chile for Lollapalooza and played "Afterlife"!
That's it! We've done plenty of good work for a Friday. Happy Hour time!!!