Today in Rock History – June 8

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s June 8th and here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

Starting off with releases and boy is it a good one as we got Californication from the Red Hot Chili Peppers

We also got Angel Dust from Faith No More, Terror Twilight by Pavement, Contraband from supergroup Velvet Revolver and Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge from My Chemical Romance!

Moving onto birthdays now. We have Greg Ginn of Black Flag and Derek Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band and the Tedeschi Trucks Band!

In 1974, Rick Wakeman departs Yes to pursue a solo career. Wakeman would return two years later, then leave again after another four.

In 1970, after mistakenly driving to close to the border of East Germany, Deep Purple had their van, filled with their equipment for their European tour, impounded by police.

And finally in 1969, Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones after a discussion between Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts takes place at Jones’ home. He would be replaced by Mick Taylor. A month later Jones was found dead in his swimming pool

This has been Today in Rock History! Keep on Rocking, keep on Rolling! Check back tomorrow for your next rock history lesson!