IN THE NEWS:
The empty festival slots created by the Beastie Boys’ canceled tour are quickly being filled. First Lollapalooza announced the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as their replacement, and now All Points West has announced Jay-Z will be replacing them. The big question remains who will be filling their spot at this year’s ACL Festival?
TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY:
1950 – “The Gene Autry Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1977 – Judas Priest began its first U.S. tour in Oakland, CA, as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.
1980 – Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) died of injuries that he sustained in a car accident in Marin County, CA.