Why April 29th Matters In Rock History

It’s April 29th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1980, Black Sabbath began their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as the singer.

- In 1999, Motley Crue announced that drummer Tommy Lee had quit the band to spend time with his family and work on a new group called Methods of Mayhem. He rejoined Motley Crue in 2004.

- In 1976, Bruce Springsteen tried to climb over the fence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in an attempt to see The King. Instead, he was escorted off the premises by guards.

- In 1989, Jon Bon Jovi married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, on the steps of Las Vegas’ Graceland Chapel.

- In 1993, famed guitarist and producer Mick Ronson died from liver cancer at the age of 46.

- And in 2003, Pearl Jam bought a 14-hundred square-mile area of rainforest in Madagascar to offset the 57-hundred tons of greenhouse gas emissions they estimated their latest North American tour had incurred.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio