This day in Rock – November 7

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.

1987 “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2 peaks at Number 13 on the pop chart.

1987 Document by R.E.M. peaks at Number 10 on the album chart

1995 The Nirvana rarities collection Incesticide is certified platinum.

2000 The Fatboy Slim album Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars is released.

2002 Guns N’ Roses fans riot after the band’s tour opener at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, is cancelled when frontman Axl Rose doesn’t show up.

2002 The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces that its newest inductees are AC/DC, the Clash, the PoliceElvis Costello & the Attractions, and the Righteous Brothers.

2002 U2 frontman Bono is honored by the American Irish Historical Society as its 2002 Gold Medal recipient at the organization’s annual dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

2006 Foo Fighters release their first live album, an acoustic set called Skin And Bones.

2006 Panic! At The Disco opens its first headlining arena tour in Sunrise, Florida. The stage production features a drum riser doubling as a merry-go-round; a stage design that blends the circus, a vaudeville show and an S&M club; and a group of dancers that included a mime in corn rows, a tattooed contortionist and a dominatrix.

2006 Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan debuts several new Pumpkins songs for the first time in seven years, at a low-key show with Who guitarist Pete Townshend in Los Angeles.

2007 Avenged Sevenfold‘s self-titled fourth album debuts at Number Four on the Billboard album chart, selling 94,000 copies in its first week of release.

Today’s Birthdays

  • Greg Tribbett (ex-guitarist, MudvayneHellyeah) (50)
  • Robin Finck (guitarist, Guns N’ RosesNine Inch Nails) (47)
  • Morgan Spurlock (filmmaker/reality TV star, Super Size Me30 Days) (48)
  • David Guetta (French DJ) (51)
  • Christopher Knight (actor, The Brady Bunch‘s Peter) (61)
  • Tommy Thayer (lead guitarist, Kiss; wears Ace Frehley‘s makeup and costumes) (58)
  • Joni Mitchell (legendary folk singer/songwriter) (75)

 

And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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