This Day in Music History
1975 : The Guess Who perform their final concert (before the inevitable reunion) in Montreal.
1986 : Mike Nesmith joins the other three Monkees onstage during their reunion tour concert in Los Angeles.
1988 : Barry Sadler is shot while riding in a Guatemala City taxi (he will die from his injuries 14 months later.)
1996 : Tupac is shot 5 times in a drive-by following a boxing match in Las Vegas. He would die 6 days later.
2000 : Rage Against The Machine bass player Tim Commerford interrupts the MTV Video Music Awards when he climbs up the scaffolding on stage, baffling the crew as well as Limp Bizkit, who were accepting the Best Rock Video award. Commerford was eventually coaxed down and subsequently arrested.
2008 : Noel Gallagher gets pushed to the ground by a concert goer who rushed the stage during an Oasis performance at Toronto's Virgin Festival. Gallagher suffers a fractured rib and ligament damage from the attack, which forces the cancellation of several Oasis concerts.
2008 : MTV makes up for trotting out a lethargic Britney Spears to open their previous year's Video Music Awards by giving her three awards for "Piece Of Me". Kanye West also debuts "Love Lockdown" on the show.
2010 : The xx take home 2010 Mercury Prize.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com