This Day in Rock 6/13

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.

1980 The movie Roadie, starring Meat Loaf and featuring Debbie HarryPat BenatarCheap TrickAlice CooperRoy Orbison, and others, opens.

1981 Fair Warning by Van Halen peaks at Number Five on the album chart, where it stays for three weeks.

1986 The movie Back To School, starring Rodney Dangerfield, opens.

1987 Whitesnake by Whitesnake peaks at Number Two on the album chart, where it spends a total of 10 weeks.

1987 Tribute by Ozzy Osbourne peaks at Number Six on the album chart, where it stays for two weeks.

1987 Hulk Hogan‘s Rock N’ Wrestling cartoon last airs on CBS.

1992 Police in Texas call for a ban of the song “Cop Killer” by Body Count.

1994 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the nation’s worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

1997 Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing, in which 168 people were killed. McVeigh is executed on June 11th, 2001.

1997 Just days after celebrating their NHL Stanley Cup championship, Detroit Red Wings star defensemen Vladimir Konstantinov and Viacheslav Fetisov are severely injured after the limo they’re in hits a tree outside Detroit.

2000 Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach makes his Broadway debut in the lead role in Jekyll And Hyde at the Plymouth Theater in New York City.

2001 Kiss unveils their latest and most macabre piece of merchandise — the Kiss Kasket. It retails for $5,000.

2006 Three Days Grace releases its second album, titled One X.

2006 White Stripes frontman Jack White and drummer Meg White testify in a Detroit courtroom in a lawsuit brought against them by Jim Diamond, who’s listed as a co-producer and mixer on the duo’s first two albums. Diamond claims that he played a crucial role in the development of the band’s sound and is owed a share of their royalties, which the band refutes.

2007 Marilyn Manson‘s new album, Eat Me, Drink Me, sells 88,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at Number Eight on the Billboard album chart, while former Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell debuts at Number 17 with his second solo outing, Carry On, which sells just 37,000 copies.

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And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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