April 24, 2024

This Day in History: 2025-01-07

JANUARY 7th

Foot Loose & Fancy Free by Rod Stewart.jpg“Foot Loose And Fancy Free” peaks at #2. The Rod Stewart album contains “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” and “Hotlegs.” 1978

A plain black background with a gold foil title in scriptPearl Jam’s “Better Man,” from the “Vitalogy” album, is #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart.  1995

A long bombImagine Dragons appear at halftime during the broadcast of the Clemson/Alabama College Football Championship at Levi Stadium in San Francisco.  However, Imagine Dragons are live on Treasure Island with guest Lil Wayne.  “Imagine ‘hitting the notes’ Dragons,” one audience member tweets.  “Imagine Dragons with the only performance worse than Bama’s defense so far tonight,” tweets another.  Clemson wins the game 44-16 before Imagine Dragons drop a remixed version of “Believer” with Lil Wayne.  2019

MORE TODAY IN ROCK…

Organist, founder and leader of Paul Revere & The Raiders, Paul Revere, is born (with the legal name Paul Revere Dick). 1938

Kenny Loggins (Loggins & Messina and solo) is born in Everett, WA. 1940

Bassist Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s) has a birthday. 1959

Sacramento native, Ivan L. Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), has a birthday. 1980

“The Eagles Live” hits the platinum mark. 1981

A plaque is unveiled in honor of drummer Cozy Powell in his hometown of Cirencester, U.K. Powell died in a ’98 car crash. His resume includes stints with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Jeff Beck and Thin Lizzy. “Cozy really helped to define the whole genre of rock drumming as we know it today,” says Queen’s Brian May. 2016

Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist for Rush, dies at age 67 in Santa Monica, CA, after battling brain cancer.  Peart’s bandmates urge those who want to express condolences to do so by donating to a cancer research group or charity.  2020

Metallica pledge a $500,000 (U.S.) donation to Australian bushfire relief through their charity foundation, All Within My Hands. “The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking,” writes the band on Instagram.  2020

Disurbed’s David Draiman officially reactivates his Twitter account after a nearly seven-year absence. “Came back to @Twitter because I was tired of watching from the sidelines for the last number of years.” 2022