Rock History 5/14

Join Gunner as he goes over all the important Rock dates in history weekdays at 3:50. Relive all the chart-topping moments, milestones, bad breakups and first times again.

There will be no hall pass today. Here’s what happened today in Rock N’ Roll.

1977 “Calling Dr. Love” by Kiss peaks at Number 16 on the pop chart.

1988 Former Led Zeppelin members Robert PlantJimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, with Jason Bonham on drums, perform together for Atlantic Records’ 40th birthday celebration.

1992 The Kiss album Revenge is released.

2001 The Black Crowes are inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk.

2002 The Rush album Vapor Trails is released.

2002 The Jimi Hendrix home video, Jimi Hendrix: The Dick Cavett Show, featuring Hendrix’s appearances on The Dick Cavett Show, is released.

2002 The Queen musical We Will Rock You opens in London’s West End.

2003 A newspaper report confirms that Pearl Jam has parted ways with Sony Music.

2005 Motley Crue appears on the Fox Network’s America’s Most Wanted to help with the search for missing fan Tracey Gardner-Tetso, who was reported missing the previous March when she failed to meet up with friends at a Crue concert in the Baltimore area.

2006 Sum 41 announces that they’ve parted ways with founding guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh.

2008 Metallica plays at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, as part of a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, co-founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Flea himself joins the group on its second-to-last encore, “Fight Fire with Fire.”

Today’s Birthdays

Ian Astbury (lead singer, the Cult) (56)

C.C. DeVille (guitarist, Poison) (56)

Mike Inez (bassist, Alice In Chains) (52)

Hunter Burgan (bassist, A.F.I.) (42)

 

And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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