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from Tim Henderson
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hard birthdays
Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION, PORNO FOR PYROS) - March 29, 1959
Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) - March 30, 1966
Steve Summers (PRETTY BOY FLOYD) - March 30, 1968

this day in hard history
March 29, 1975: LED ZEPPELIN registers all six of their albums on the Billboard charts simultaneously, a feat never before made in pop history.
March 29, 1982: SCORPIONS release Blackout .
March 29, 1996: MOTLEY CRUE's Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Anderson file a $10 million lawsuit in the LA Superior Court against Penthouse magazine and its executives, claiming photos of the couple engaged "in explicit sexual and intimate relations" that were about to be published, came from a home video allegedly stolen from their home by construction workers.
March 29, 2008: DREAM THEATER release Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs).
March 29, 2011: ALEX SKOLNICK releases Alex Skolnick Trio.

March 30, 2004: AEROSMITH release Honkin' On Bobo and SOULFLY release Prophecy.
March 30, 2012: MINISTRY release Relapse.
March 30, 2015: PRONG release Songs From The Black Hole.

The 3rd Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE MOTORCYCLE RIDE AND CONCERT - benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will take place on Sunday, May 7th. Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11 AM. The Ride will take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, food trucks and more. This year's live entertainment in the park will be provided by rockers Lynch Mob, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, Dio Disciples, The Loveless, Sonia Harley, and No Small Children. A silent auction will be conducted along with live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind rock collectibles. All the details are at

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has announced STRANGE 80Ss - the inaugural annual benefit concert set to take place on Sunday, May 14th at the Fonda Theater. Hosted by Finn Wolfhard of the Netflix hit Stranger Things, Strange 80s will feature performances by Finn and a rotating cast of rock stars & celebrities covering the timeless anthems of the '80s. All proceeds will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to provide financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers in need due to illness, disability or age-related problems. Details at

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