In 1992, The Cure performed at a surprise 18th birthday party in Tustin, California, for hemophiliac Martha Lopez. She was too ill to attend a concert by the British band.

In 1994, the U-S Supreme Court ruled that copyright owners cannot bar parodies of their songs. The case involved rap group 2 Live Crew’s bawdy version of Roy Orbison’s 1964 hit “Oh, Pretty Woman.” The owner of the song, Acuff-Rose Music, had sued for copyright infringement. 2 Live Crew had sought permission to use the song and offered to pay royalties, but Acuff-Rose refused. The rap group’s version was released on the 1989 album, As Clean As They Wanna Be.

Also on this date in 1994, the former wife of Axl Rose filed a lawsuit against him in Los Angeles citing a range of charges, including assault, sexual battery and false imprisonment. Erin Everly, the daughter of Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, married the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses in April 1990. They separated the following year. Everly claimed that Rose had once beaten her unconscious when she refused to sign divorce papers.