APRIL 12th
Hole unfurls their second studio album, ‘Live Through This.” The multi-platinum set is the only one to feature bassist Kristen Plaff who passes away later in the year.  1994
The Foo Fighters release their seventh studio album, “Wasting Light.” 2011
Produced by Butch Vig (“Nevermind”), the set has a guest appearance by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic (bass and accordion on “I Should Have Known”). It tops the Billboard 200
Metallica’s “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,” is certified platinum by the RIAA.  2017
Metallica’s tenth studio album is their first since ’08’s Death Magnetic.”  It’s also their sixth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 291,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
Today is Art Alexakis’ birthday. The Everclear singer-guitarist-songwriter is born in L.A. 1962
Life magazine does a story on The Doors but, like so many others, focuses on singer Jim Morrison. They push the singer’s myth right over the top with the quote “he appears in public and on his records to be moody, temperamental, enchanted in the mind and extremely stoned on something.” 1968
The Film version of The Who’s “Tommy” opens.  1975
Jackson Browne’s album “The Pretender” featuring the emotional, “Here Come Those Tears Again,” goes platinum. 1977
The John Mellencamp Pavilion at Indiana University is dedicated. Mellencamp contributes $1.5 mil toward the building’s construction. 1996
Metallica file suit against Napster over file sharing. Rightly or wrongly, Metallica are seen as record industry shills in the whole affair. It practically wrecks their credibility. Napster doesn’t fare any better. 2000
Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival is at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the first time. “The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” says Clapton.” 2013
U2’s Bono goes to Capitol Hill to garner support for development efforts across the Middle East and Africa. Bono states that the U.S. is uniquely positioned to help millions of refugees around the world and prevent chaos. 2016
Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn is a judge on “Super Band,” a Korean reality TV show. The goal is to create a “super” band comprised of musicians capable of producing music spanning numerous musical genres.  2019