Rod Stewart in 2015April 29, 1998 – Steven Tyler incurs a knee ligament injury when he drops his mic on his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska while singing “Mama Kin.” The tour is postponed through September of that year.
April 29, 2003 – Great White play their first gig since the infamous Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people. Proceeds from the concert go to establishing a scholarship fund for Great White guitarist Ty Longley’s son. Longley also perished in the fire.
April 29, 1999 – Tommy Lee quits Mötley Crüe after his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. He says, “I wish the guys all the best of luck this summer. I will miss them and the fans, but it’s time for me to totally embrace my family and my new projects.” His new project is Methods of Mayhem.
April 29, 1976 – Bruce Springsteen tries to scale the wall at Elvis Presley‘s Graceland after his gig in Memphis. He wants to meet the King, but is told Elvis is “not in the building.” He is released and not arrested.
April 29, 2003 – A judge rules that a plaintiff “assumed the risk of hearing damage” when he attended a John Fogerty concert and claimed hearing loss in 1997. The $5 million lawsuit is dismissed.
April 29, 1997 – Keith Ferguson, bass guitarist from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, dies of a drug overdose. He was 50.