2022-11-26

NOVEMBER 26th
Mötörhead play the first of four shows at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theatre. Performances from this show and subsequent ones are distilled into the classic “No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith.” 1980
Quite Riot’s third studio album, “Metal Health,” becomes the first Heavy Metal album to top the Billboard 200.  It replaces the Police’s “Synchronicity” at #1.  1983
“Does This Look Infected” from Sum 41 is released. 2002
Though not as popular as their previous album (“All Killer No Filler”), “Does This Look Infected” sells over 4.5 million copies worldwide.
System Of A Down drop their third effort, the Rick Rubin-produced “Steal This Album.” 2002
The album makes it to #15 on the Billboard 200.
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Tina Turner, the better half of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, is born (with the name Annie Mae Bullock). Tina eventually leaves her abusive husband, Ike, for a successful solo career. 1939
Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie is born in London. He’s a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers before lending his name (the ‘Mac’) to one of the ‘70s most successful groups. 1945
Guitarist-vocalist Adam Gaynor (Matchbox Twenty) has a birthday. 1963
The Sex Pistols unleash “Anarchy In The U.K.”  The song peaks at #38 on the U.K. singles chart. 1976
“Crumblin’ Down” sits at #9 in the U.S. as John Cougar announces he’s John Cougar Mellencamp. He always hated his stage name (given to him by a one-time manager). Soon the made-up Cougar moniker is dropped completely. 1983
“We Built This City” is #1. The Starship chart-topper was written by Martin Page and Elton John’s songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin.  1985
MTV Unplugged premieres. The Squeeze are the first to “unplug.” Over the years countless bands go acoustic for this program, including Nirvana. The first season features Aerosmith and Poison.  1989
The Eagles start a two-week run at #1 on the album chart with their live set “Hell Freezes Over.” 1994
Yoko Ono takes out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of “The New York Times” calling for a day of healing worldwide on the anniversary of the death of her husband, John Lennon. “Every year, let’s make December 8th (the day Lennon was killed) the day to ask for forgiveness from those who suffered the insufferable.” 2006
A limited number of Takamine acoustic guitars signed by The Eagles are sold exclusively at Samsclub.com. The $2,500 guitars raise money for the Walden Woods Project to “educate and motivate the next generation of conservationists,” says The Eagles Don Henley. 2007
After a promising to give everyone in North America a free Dr Pepper if Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” is released in ’08, the company has trouble fulfilling their commitment when the album lands. Many fans experience difficulties trying to retrieve the free-soda coupon. GN’R’s lawyer weighs in issuing a letter making all sorts of demands – ranging from Dr. Pepper extending the offer period to making a public apology in several national publications. Guns N’ Roses is not involved in the promotion. 2008
Liam Gallagher (Oasis) promotes his clothing line, Pretty Green, during a club event at HMV’s Relentless Garage in London. 2010
The Black Keys and their producer, Danger Mouse, settle a lawsuit filed in L.A. earlier in the year against Pizza Hut for copyright infringement over the misuse of two “El Camino” tracks – “Gold On The Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy” in a commercial. The settlement details are kept private. 2012
Former Lostprophets vocalist Ian Watkins pleads guilty to a number of child sex offences after previously having “furiously denied” the allegations. 2013
Creed’s Scott Stapp releases a Facebook video telling fans that he is currently homeless. He says an audit revealed money had been stolen from him and royalties had not been paid. Stapp’s wife, Jacklyn, who recently filed for divorce, disagrees claiming Stapp is using drugs and that he threatened to kill himself and hurt his family. 2014
Guitarist Chris Broderick leaves Megadeth after a seven-year run. His announcement comes a day after drummer Shawn Drover announced his departure. 2014
Joe Corre, the son of the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, sets fire to Punk memorabilia said to be worth $6 million. The protest is aimed at Punk London who are marking “40 years of subversive culture” with a series of shows, events and exhibitions.  Corre previously said the events were even supported by the Queen which proved “the establishment” had “privatized, packaged and castrated” Punk. 2016
President Donald Trump visits the small-yet-historic city of Tupelo, MS, and promptly compares himself to its favorite son, Elvis Presley. Trump tells the crowd at an airport rally that he doesn’t want to sound “very conceited,” but people used to tell him he rather resembled Elvis back when he was younger. “Other than the blond hair, when I was growing up they said I looked like Elvis.” Trump is there in support of Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate (she’s elected the next day).  2018