Today in Rock

  • Featured Artist
  • 1948 Featured ArtistLed Zeppelin's Robert Plant, the result of a whole lotta love, tests his pipes for the first time. It's his birthday. 1948


  • Rock History
  • Thin Lizzy bassist/singer Phil Lynott enters the world. The group is known for "The Boys Are Back In Town" and "Jailbreak." 1949

    Doug Fieger, the lead singer for The Knack and co-writer of the '79 hit "My Sharona" (with lead guitarist Berton Averre), is born in Detroit. 1952

    Chuck Berry's "Maybellene," his debut single, is #1 on the R&B chart. 1955

    Pantera/Damageplan guitarist, Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Lance Abbott), enters the world. 1966

    Tax dollars at work. The University of Tennessee does a study showing that music at 120 decibels (the volume of The Who at their loudest) harms guinea pig's hearing. NY club owner Steve Paul has the last word when he tells an inquiring reporter, "should a major increase in guinea pig attendance occur, we’ll certainly bear their comfort in mind." 1968

    It’s the last time all time all four Beatles are in the Abbey Road studio together. They finish "I Want You (She's So Heavy)." 1969

    Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention. Seems Zappa has grown tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons. 1969

    Fred Durst (William Frederick Durst), Limp Bizkit's frontman, is born in Jacksonville, FL. 1970

    Steve Winwood's "Roll With It" tops the U.S. chart. Meanwhile, Aerosmith's "Rag Doll" cracks the Top 20, landing at #17. 1988

    Carlos Santana gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1996

    While on tour in England, Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins overdoses (painkillers or heroin, stories differ) and goes into a coma. "I've been into rehab and cleaned up," Taylor later states. "It's all in the past." 2001

    Seether deliver the debut album, "Disclaimer." 2002

    Ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler pleads not guilty in a Los Angeles court to charges stemming from his drug-related arrest the previous month. 2008

    Bruce Springsteen sends his first tweet ever prior to a South American tour. "Bruce here... looking forward to seeing friends in Chile, Argentina & Brazil on tour next month. Any requests?" 2013

    The film soundtrack "Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1" with songs by David Bowie and the Runaways is #1 on the Billboard 200. It's the first soundtrack album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart. 2014

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the Tragically Hip's concert in Kingston, Ont. The show is the final stop of the band's farewell tour which launched after lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. 2016

    Matt Roberts, lead guitarist for 3 Doors Down until leaving in ‘12, dies in a West Bend, WI hotel room at age 38 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. He was there to appear at a fundraising concert for veterans. 2016



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