Rock History 5/16

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.

1970 Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hits Number One on the album chart.

1987 “With Or Without You” by U2 hits Number One on the pop chart, where it stays for three weeks.

2000 Pearl Jam releases its sixth studio album, Binaural.

2005 Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor testifies in Manhattan federal court against his former manager, John Malm, claiming that Malm tricked him into signing a contract that gave Malm 20 percent of Reznor’s gross earnings, instead of the customary net earnings.

2006 Hoobastank releases its third major label album, called Every Man For Himself.

2006 White Stripes frontman Jack White and his new group the Raconteurs release their debut album Broken Boy Soldiers.

2009 The third annual Rock On The Range festival kicks off in Columbus, Ohio, starring SlipknotAlice In ChainsMotley CrueKorn, and others.

2010 Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, best known for his work with Black SabbathRainbow and his own band Dio, dies of stomach cancer at the age of 67.

2014 The second annual “Metallica Night” is held at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Drummer Lars Ulrich throws out the first pitch before the San Francisco Giants’ game against the Florida Marlins, while his bandmates James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett perform a dueling-guitar version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Today’s Birthdays

Krist Novoselic (bassist, Nirvana) (53)

Sonny Sandoval (frontman, P.O.D.) (44)


And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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