May 8 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
May 8

1972 : Billy Preston becomes the first rock star to headline at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

1995 : Rick Nelson receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 : The road manager for Insane Clown Posse is arrested at an Omaha show for attacking an Eminem supporter who was tossing M&M candies on stage to taunt ICP about their Detroit rival.

2009 : San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders declares "Adam Lambert Day" after Lambert's performance of "Black or White" and "Mad World" on American Idol.

2012 : Lead singer for Florida punk band Against Me! comes out as transgender and announces gender reassignment surgery. Previously he was named Tom Gabel, but as of now, Laura Jane Grace. The band's next album, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues", is directly inspired by this turn of events and Gabel's/Grace's struggles with gender dysphoria.

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