Today in Rock History – June 24

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s June 24th and here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

Starting off with releases and its a great day to be a Pantera fan, as we got both Power Metal and Cowboys from Hell!

Other releases include two debuts: De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta and My Own Prison from Creed

Moving onto birthdays now, we have Jeff Beck, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, Richard Kruspe of Rammstein and Jeff Cease of The Black Crowes

We lost JoJo Billingsley of Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2010.

In 2008, a blogger that leaked tracks from Guns N’ Roses upcoming album Chinese Democracy is visited by the FBI and receives a cease-and-desist letter.

And finally in 1995, after eating a bad tuna fish sandwich, Eddie Vedder leaves a Pearl Jam show at the Polo Fields in San Francisco. To help quell a potential riot, Neil Young, of all people, steps up to perform a 14 song set with the band. The band’s song Red Mosquito from their 1996 album No Code is about the incident.

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