This Day in History: 2023-04-12
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
Alice In Chains’ “MTV Unplugged” set is certified 2x platinum by the Record Industry of America. 2001
Linkin Park’s second album, “Meteora” with the track “Numb,” tops the Billboard 200. 2003
The set sells 810,000 copies in the U.S. during its debut week.
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.
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Today is Art Alexakis’ birthday. The Everclear singer-guitarist-songwriter is born in L.A. 1962
The Byrds issue their Rock-oriented cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.” The single’s success prompts Dylan to go electric. 1965
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
Jackson Browne’s album “The Pretender” featuring the emotional, “Here Come Those Tears Again,” goes platinum. 1977
The “FM” soundtrack is released with songs by Tom Petty and Steely Dan. There’s also Linda Ronstadt’s version of “Tumbling Dice.” 1978
Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie enters the world. 1987