2022-10-14

ROCKTOBER 14th
The Who issue their only U.S. Top 10 single (peaked at #9), “I Can See For Miles.” Recorded in London and New York, it’s one of the greatest Rock songs of all-time. 1967
“(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” is the #1 album in the U.K. Oasis is well on its way to winning its year-long public, and often over-the-top, feud with Blur. 1995
Green Day issue “Nimrod,” their fifth studio album. Recorded at Conway Studios in L.A., the album peaks at #10 on the Billboard U.S. charts and is later certified double platinum. The acoustic hit “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” is a featured track. 1997
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Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, the Moody Blues singer/guitarists Justin Hayward, has a birthday. 1946
“Wake Up Little Suzie,” by the Everly Brothers, is #1 on the Billboard singles survey. 1957
Elvis Presley releases his best song of the ’50s, if not his career, “Jailhouse Rock.” 1957
Anthony Jude (AJ) Pero) drummer for Twisted Sister (during their “glory years” – ’82 to ’86) and Adrenaline Mob is born. 1959
KISS unleash “Rock & Roll All Nite.” 1975
Stone Temple Pilot’s singer Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years, Mary Weiland, claiming “irreconcilable differences.”  ‘2003
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor slams the Scottish group Franz Ferdinand. “Their record (“You Could Have It So Much Better”) kind of sucks. It doesn’t speak to me on any level emotionally or purposefully,” says Reznor. 2005
Lunch boxes decorated by celebrities, including Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, U2’s Bono and the Edge and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, are up for bid online to raise money for hunger relief. The eBay auction benefits the Food Bank of New York City and the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to South African schoolchildren. 2005
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington breaks his arm during the group’s concert in Melbourne, Australia. “He broke it about four songs (into the show) but didn’t let it stop him from playing the rest of the set,” writes bandmate Mike Shinoda in an online post. How did it happen? “I went to do a jump off the top of the stairs and… fell straight back and landed right on my wrist,” explains the singer. “It f**king hurts, dude.” 2007
Heart play on the ABC special “Frosted Pink.” Money raised benefits organizations that focus on cancers that affect women. Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, also appears on the program. 2007
Coldplay take home Song Of The Year honors for “Viva La Vida” (from the ’08 album “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends”) at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards in London (the music royalties organization is worldwide). 2009
A tax lien is filed against Courtney Love in Los Angeles County, claiming that the former Hole frontwoman owes the federal government $324,335.21 in back taxes from ’07. “(She) has every intention of paying those taxes,” claims Love’s representative, Keith Fink. 2009
Bassist Duff McKagan joins Guns N’ Roses onstage for the first time in seventeen years during a show at London’s O2 Arena. 2010
Lamb Of God unfurl their documentary “As The Palaces Burn.” The majority of the film chronicles vocalist Randy Blythe’s trial and eventual exoneration of manslaughter charges (for striking a fan causing him to fall off the stage to his death) in the Czech Republic. 2014
Guitarist Scott Ian unfurls his autobiography “I’m the Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax.” 2014
Keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, a founding member of The Mars Volta (’01 –’11) and a member of Jack White’s solo band, is found dead in Mexico while on tour with White. Cause of death is listed as a heart attack. Owens was 38. 2014
“Live Wire,” a Bon Scott bio, is out. The book was written by AC/DC roadie John Darcy, his wife Gabby, who was the late singer’s close friend, and Mary Renshaw, Scott’s soulmate and companion. 2015
“Dissociation,” from Dillinger Escape Plan, drops. Their sixth album is their last before going on “indefinite hiatus” (or breaking up).  2016
Slipknot’s Clown, aka Shawn Crahan, announces that he’s changed his name to ‘Mime’ in the wake of the clown knife attacks across the United States and Britain. He says that the name change will be in effect “until the coast is clear.” 2016
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor marries Alicia Dove in Las Vegas. In keeping with the city’s tradition an Elvis impersonator officiates the ceremony. 2019
Dave Grohl’s “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” debuts at #1 on the New York Times’ Hardcover Nonfiction list and the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction list. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that,” states the Foo Fightersleader.  2021
KoЯn announce that drummer Ray Luzier has tested positive for COVID-19.  His short-term replacement is Fever 333’s Aric Improta. 2021