This Day in History: 2022-06-20

JUNE 20th
Foreigner release their multiplatinum album, “Double Vision.”  The set features the title track hit single.  1978
“De Stijl,” the Dutch word for ‘the style’, is the title of the White Stripes sophomore album. During the supporting tour, frontman Jack White closes his Detroit upholstery shop to focus on the band full-time. 2000
From the album “21st Century Breakdown,” Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy” is the first #1 on the newly created Billboard Rock Songs chart.  2009

 

MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is born. As a songwriter, arranger, singer and musician he creates some incredible Rock n’ Roll but at an extreme personal and professional price. 1942
Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony, enters the world. 1954
Duran Duran bassist, John Taylor (Nigel John Taylor), starts life in Birmingham, England. 1960
The Neil Young single “Cinnamon Girl” goes gold. 1970
Jeordie White, more commonly known as Twiggy Ramirez, Marilyn Manson’s one-time bassist, enters the world. 1972
“The Real Thing,” Faith No More’s first album with Mike Patton (replacing Chuck Mosley) is released.  The set contains the hit “Epic.”  1989
Green Day’s bassist Mike Dirnt gets his skull fractured in a backstage fight in Irvine Meadows, CA. Though Third Eye Blind’s Arion Salazar is involved, it remains uncertain who smacked Dirnt with a beer bottle. 1998
“White Pony,” the third studio album from the Deftones is released. The set is certified platinum two years later.  2000
Linkin Park and Finger Eleven are winners at the 15th annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Linkin Park wins the People’s Choice Favorite International Group category while Finger Eleven takes home the Best Video honors. 2004
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in Guildford, England. The guitarist is presented with a degree in recognition of his “services to the music industry.” He is also acknowledged for his work with the Action for Brazil’s Children Trust charity. 2008
Puddle Of Mudd and Flyleaf perform at the Boost Mobile RockCorps in L.A. RockCorps distributes 3,000 tickets to youths who volunteer a minimum of four hours on projects like cleaning beaches and rebuilding parks. 2008
Oasis earns their eighth #1 album in the U.K. with the singles collection, “Time Flies: 1994-2009.” The compilation follows the band’s stormy demise the previous year. 2010
Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” debuts at the top of the Canadian charts. Selling 19,600 units in its first week, it’s the band’s first studio album to debut at #1 in the SoundScan era. In the U.S., “Clockwork Angels” sits at #2 (behind Adele) on the Billboard 200 album chart, with sales of 103,000 copies. 2012
Stone Sour are #1 on the Active Rock chart with “Song #3.”  It’s from their “Hydrograd” album.  2017
Founding Offspring bassist Greg Kriesel (aka Greg K.) files a lawsuit in Orange County (CA) Superior Court against Dexter Holland and Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman alleging trademark infringement and breach of (the) partnership agreement. Kriesel claims the pair sought to divest him without fair compensation and denied his continued status as a general partner of the band. 2019
The Foo Fighters headline the first concert at Madison Square Garden in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Comedian Dave Chappelle joins the band for a version of Radiohead’s “Creep.” The show grosses $1.4 million.  2021