This Day in Rock – December 4

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.

1975 Alive! by Kiss is certified gold.

1976 “Beth” b/w “Detroit Rock City” by Kiss peaks at Number Seven on the pop chart.

1979 U2 plays a show in Islington billed as the V2s, but only nine people show up. When the Edge breaks a guitar string halfway through the concert, the band is so upset that they quit playing for the night.

1980 The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announce that the band will not continue following the death of John Bonham.

1991 Van Halen performs a free concert in Dallas. Lead singer Sammy Hagar had promised to do the show because he had lost his voice during a concert in Dallas three and a half years earlier.

1993 Frank Zappa dies at age 52.
1997 The original Black Sabbath line-up of Ozzy OsbourneTony IommiGeezer Butler and Bill Ward reunites for two sold-out concerts in their hometown of Birmingham, England.

2001 The America: A Tribute To Heroes album, featuring performances by U2Neil YoungPearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder and Young, Bon JoviTom Petty & the HeartbreakersBruce SpringsteenSting, and Paul Simon, among others, is released.

2001 The AC/DC DVD Stiff Upper Lip Live is released.

2001 Kiss singer-bassist Gene Simmons releases his autobiography, Kiss And Makeup.

2003 The Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne book Ordinary People: Our Story is published in the U.K.

2003 Evanescence lands five nominations, including Best New Artist, as the nominees for the 46th annual Grammy Awards are announced.

2006 Nickelback wins three awards, including Duo/Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year, at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.

2007 Godsmack releases its first greatest hits set, titled Good Times Bad Times — Ten Years of Godsmack.

2008 Coldplay is sued by guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, who accuses the English group of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani alleges that the Coldplay song “Viva La Vida” makes use of “substantial original portions” of his 2004 instrumental “If I Could Fly.”

2015 Coldplay releases its seventh studio album, A Head Full Of Dreams.

And that’s what happened today in Rock.

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