2022-10-25

ROCKTOBER 25th
Just four days before guitarist Duane Allman’s death “The Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East” earns a gold record. 1971
Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet” nails the #1 spot on the album chart. The set sells over 10 million copies. 1986
The album is known for the songs “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Livin’ On A Prayer” and “Wanted Dead Or Alive.”
Two years in the making, Coldplay issue their fifth album, “Mylo Xyloto.” The set includes the singles “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and “Paradise.” 2011
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Yes singer, Jon Anderson, has a birthday. 1944
Judas Priest guitarist (and occasional keyboard player) Glenn Tipton roars into the world. He’s from Blackheath, England. 1948
Guitarist-songwriter, Matthias Jabs (The Scorpions), is born. 1955
Robbie McIntosh, guitarist for The Pretenders (’82 – ’87) is born in London.  1957
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith (Chadwick Gaylord Smith) starts his life. 1962
The British music industry states The Beatles’ “She Loves You” is the most broadcast song of the year. 1963
The Rolling Stones perform on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” for the first time. It’s a riotous debut. Following the appearance, Sullivan vows to never have the group on the show again. “It took me 17 years to build this show,” he says. “I’m not going to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks.” Of course, Sullivan relents. 1964
Formerly known as the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin perform for the first time under their new moniker at Surrey University in England.  1968
Favored by serious fans, Pink Floyd’s “Ummagumma” is in stores. 1969
Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) has a birthday. The Scarborough, Ontario native plays guitar and sings. 1970
“I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” (Robert Palmer) gets to #4 on the Hot 100. 1986
Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler breaks his collarbone during a celebrity car race prior to the Australian Grand Prix.  He crashes into a concrete wall.  1986
“Nothing’s Shocking” from Jane’s Addiction is released. The album’s cover features two topless women with their hair on fire. Nothing’s shocking indeed. 1988
Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham (Wulf Wolodia Grajonca) dies in a helicopter crash returning home from a Huey Lewis & The News concert at the Concord Pavilion.  Bad weather results in the helicopter hitting a high-voltage tower. Among his accomplishments, Graham founded the Fillmore West (SF) and the Fillmore East (NY) concert venues.  1991
Nirvana is recognized by the record industry for selling nine-million copies of “Nevermind” and five-million copies of “In Utero.” 1996
Breaking Benjamin announce they have reached an agreement with former drummer Jeremy Hummel, who sued disputing his firing and sought payment for songs he helped write. Hummel, one of the band’s founding members, had asked for time off to be with his wife and newborn first child. 2004
Linkin Park win the Alternative Rock Song of the Year (for “Numb”) and Rock Artist of the Year trophies at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. 2004
Songs by Papa Roach, Mudvayne, Sevendust and ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Buckethead appear on the “Saw II” soundtrack. 2005
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler tapes a Santana video in Boston. How did this happen? Originally, Puddle Of Mudd vocalist Wes Scantlin sang “Just Feel Better” for Santana’s “All That I Am” album but the guitarist opted for Tyler’s version. “Both singers were incredible, but Steven took it to a supernatural level,” Santana states. 2005
Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson’s divorce from actress Kate Hudson is finalized in L.A. Robinson and Hudson were married on New Year’s Eve in ’00 but separated in ’06. 2007
Governor Jon Corzine announces that Bruce Springsteen is one the fifteen inaugural members of the New Jersey Fall of Fame. The Boss, Frank Sinatra and actress Meryl Streep are in the Arts & Entertainment category. The formal induction happens the following year. 2007
As part of U2’s 360 Tour, the group broadcasts their concert at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl stadium on YouTube. “Fans often travel long distances to come to see U2- this time U2 can go to them, globally,” says U2 manager Paul McGuinness in a statement. Over 100,000 attend the sold-out concert (a record for the venue) with an estimated 2.5 million viewing the webcast – the concert eventually draws over 10 million views. 2009
Coldplay is named the act most likely to put music fans to sleep. That’s according to a U.K. survey undertaken by Travelodge. “Results from various sleep studies… has indicated that listening to soft, relaxing music (including Snow Patrol, Radiohead and even Mozart) at bedtime leads to a number of different benefits to a night’s sleep,” says Stevie Williams, of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. Research reports state that 84% of the U.K. population listens to music in bed. 2010
KISS guitarist Paul Stanley undergoes surgery to correct “recurring vocal cord issues.” 2011
Meat Loaf endorses Mitt Romney for President – the singer’s first political endorsement. But at a Romney rally in Defiance, OH Meat Loaf butchers “America The Beautiful” causing Romney to physically put some distance between himself and the “Bat Out Of Hell” performer. The candidate does give Meat Loaf a hug at the end of the song, if only in relief that it’s finally over. 2012
Jack Bruce, Cream’s bassist, songwriter and vocalist, passes away at age 71 from liver disease. While in Cream, Bruce co-wrote “Sunshine Of Your Love” with Peter Brown. 2014
Charlie Benante, recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and undergoing physical therapy, sits out Anthrax’s European tour dates with Slayer. The drummer is temporarily replaced by Jon Dette. 2015
The “Package Mix-Up With Alice Cooper” commercial for Progressive debuts. It’s part of the insurance company’s popular “At Home With Baker Mayfield” campaign that features the Cleveland Browns quarterback. 2021