2022-04-11

APRIL 11th
Linkin Parks “What I’ve Done” is #1 on Radio and Records Alternative National Airplay.  2007
The first single from the group’s “Minutes To Midnight” album is their sixth consecutive chart-topper.
White Zombie release “Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head.”  1995
The group’s fourth album is their only one to feature drummer John Tempesta. The set peaks at #6 on the Billboard 200.
Mastodon top Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart with “Emperor Of Sand.” 2017
The album also goes to #7 on the Billboard 200, making it Mastodon’s third consecutive Top 10 album. “The Hunter” and “Once More ‘Round the Sun” were the first two.
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Unlimited Love” sells 97,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It’s the band’s first chart-topping effort since ‘06’s “Stadium Arcadium.” 2022
Bring Me The Horizon joins Spotify’s one-billion streams club (which includes Metallica and Linkin Park). 2022
“Sempiternal,” Bring Me The Horizon‘s fourth studio album (a ’13 release), contains the singles “Can You Feel My Heart,” “Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake,” “Sleepwalking” and “Shadow Moses.”
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One ballad replaces another. The Beatles “Let It Be” displaces Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, John Lennon’s powerful “Instant Karma (We All Shine On)” sits at #3 on the pop chart. 1970
Keith Emerson and Greg Lake add drummer Carl Palmer to create Emerson, Lake and Palmer. 1970
All-American Rejects co-founding member and drummer, Christopher James Gaylor, has a birthday. 1979
 
Eddie Van Halen marries T.V. actress Valerie Bertinelli. 1981
Dave Mustaine gets kicked out of Metallica.  The band has already hired Kirk Hammett as their new lead guitarist. “I’d be aggressive and confrontational because I was a violent drunk… and that didn’t go over to well in the end,” Mustaine later offers.  He goes on to launch Megadeth. 1983
 
Carlos Santana receives the Special Achievement Award at the American Latino Media Arts Awards in Pasadena. 1999
Making a list and checking it twice. It’s revealed that Green Day, along with Marilyn Manson and Eminem, are on a list of musicians banned from performing at the Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University in Carson. Two Green Day shows are in jeopardy. But calmer heads prevail and the concerts are allowed. However, Metallica remains on the list along with more than two dozen others. The excuse is Green Day are now mainstream having sold millions of copies of their “American Idiot” CD. 2005
Godsmack singer Sully Erna is involved in an automobile accident in Methuen, MA. One woman is seriously injured. According to police, Erna’s Hummer rear-ended another vehicle causing it to smash into a third car. 2007
You give love a bad name. Actress Heather Locklear’s divorce from Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is finalized. 2007
 
Former Florida governor Charlie Crist and ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne reach an out of court settlement over the politician’s illegal use of “Road To Nowhere” during his ’10 Senatorial campaign. Crist makes a formal video apology that is posted on YouTube. “My hope is that by standing up to this practice maybe it can be made to be a less common option, or better yet an option that is never taken in the future,” Byrne says in a statement. 2011
People hate Nickelback because the group appears to “lack authenticity.” That’s what Finnish doctoral student Salli Anttonen claims in her paper Hypocritical Bullsh*t Performed Through Gritted Teeth: Authenticity Discourses in Nickelback’s Album Reviews in Finnish Media. The price of success. 2016