2023-04-02

APRIL 2nd
Linkin Park issues the first single, “What I’ve Done,” from their third studio album, “Minutes To Midnight.” 2007
“What I’ve Done,” was an out-of-the-box #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
A month later, May, ’07, Linkin’ Park’s third studio album was released. “Minutes To Midnight” also made its debut at #1, only this time it was on the more impressive Billboard 200 chart, selling 623,000 copies during its first week.
Jack White’s “Boarding House Reach” is #1 on the Billboard 200. It’s his third consecutive chart-topping record as a solo artist.  2018
While on tour supporting “Boarding House Reach” White made a notable stop.  He played a pop-up concert at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. between his two sold out shows at local venue.
“Seven Nation Army” was among the songs performed by White and his backing band – with student participation.
“Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain” written by Danny Goldberg, one of Nirvana’s managers from 1990 to 1994, is available.  The book contains Goldberg’s recollections of his time with the band and Cobain’s rise to icon status.   2019
After a series of drummers had come and gone (Dale Crover, Chad Channing, Dan Peters), Nirvana found David Grohl. They also had a demo that caught the attention of producer Butch Vig who ran the boards on “Nevermind.”
The album was nothing short of being a landmark creation with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” “In Bloom,” “Lithium” and “On A Plane.”
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Smash Mouth guitarist and main songwriter, Greg Camp, has a birthday. 1967
Steve Winwood launches Traffic. 1967
Ringo Starr releases his best solo effort and biggest chart success, “It Don’t Come Easy.” The track was written by Ringo and produced by George Harrison. 1971
Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is #1 in the U.S. (less than two months following its release). The album stays on the chart for over a year-and-a-half. 1977
Cheap Trick perform at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall before a wildly enthusiastic audience. “Live At Budokan” eventually sells over three million copies and is Cheap Trick’s best seller. 1978
U2’s fifth studio album, “The Joshua Tree,” makes its debut at #7 on the U.S. album chart. 1987
Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is certified platinum by the record industry. 1992
“Meteora” by Linkin Park debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The set sells 810,000 copies in the U.S., during its debut week.   2003
Green Day is named Favorite Music Group at the 18th annual Kids Choice Awards. The event is held in Los Angeles and broadcast on Nickelodeon. 2005
For the second year in a row, Green Day receive the Favorite Music Group honor at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. 2006
Bryan Adams gets into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The formal presentation is during the Juno Awards, Canada’s answer to the Grammys. 2006
Robbie Robertson, an original member of The Band, is inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto. Robertson has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 2011
Late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is named the second greatest Australian singer of all-time in a Herald Sun newspaper survey. Pop singer John Farnham tops the list. 2013
U2’s landmark’87 album, “The Joshua Tree,” is added to The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry of recordings that that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ’69 single, “Fortunate Son” and Linda Ronstadt’s ’74 album “Heart Like A Wheel” are also placed in the Recording Registry. 2014