This Day in History: 2022-08-18

AUGUST 18th
Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet” is out. The group’s third album contains “You Give Love A Bad Name, “Livin’ On A Prayer” and “Wanted Dead Or Alive.” It goes on to sell over 28 million copies sold worldwide. 1986
Kid Rock’s “Devil Without A Cause” arrives. His fourth album and last categorized as “Hip-Hop,” sells over eleven million copies.  1998
Slipknot score their third #1 album on the Billboard 200.  “We Are Not Your Kind” moves 118,000 equivalent album units during its debut week.  It is the first Hard Rock album to top the Billboard 200 since Foo Fighters’ “Concrete And Gold” in ’17.  2019
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Ringo Starr makes his first appearance with The Beatles, since joining the group, at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Starr replaced fired drummer Pete Best. He gets a hostile reception from Best’s fans but otherwise has a good show. 1962
The Doors sign with Elektra Records. That’s after label president Jac Holzman and producer Paul Rothchild catch the band’s set at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go (in L.A.). 1966
The Rolling Stones roll out “Dandelion” in the U.S. The track has backing vocals by The Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 1967
“This is only the second time we’ve performed in front of people,” says Stephen Stills as Crosby, Stills & Nash’s begin their set at Woodstock. “We’re scared shitless.” The group’s only prior show had been the day before in Chicago. 1969
Despite receiving generally negative reviews (what do critics know?) Jethro Tull’s “A Passion Play” is #1 on the Billboard 200.  1973
Following the departure of guitarist Henri Padovani, the Police perform as a trio for the first time. 1977
Funeral services are held for Elvis Presley at Graceland. There are 150 mourners inside and, according to police reports, 75,000 outside. Presley is entombed at Forest Hill Cemetery near his mother Gladys. Later both are moved to Graceland. 1977
Aerosmith perform the classic “Train Kept A-Rollin’,” with help from guitarist Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), at the Monsters Of Rock Festival in England. 1990
Soundgarden is forced to postpone their European tour because doctors order vocalist order singer Chris Cornell to stop singing until damaged vocal cords heal. 1994
Nu Metal comes to the masses. KoЯn release their third album“Follow The Leader.” The album goes to #1 on the Billboard 200 album with first week sales of 268,000 copies.  It becomes a multi-platinum album.   1998
Aerosmith release “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” The song, written by Diane Warren, stays at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four-weeks. 1998
Linkin Park donates $5 from every ticket sold at their Projekt Revolution show in Tampa to the Red Cross Hurricane Charley Relief Fund. The effort raises more than $65,000 in aid for hurricane victims. 2004
Slipknot doesn’t get it their way. They threaten Burger King with legal action over a new advertising campaign that features a mock mask-wearing Metal group. In a cease-and-desist letter sent to the fast-food chain, Slipknot contend that Burger King created the ‘look-alike, sound-alike band’ in order to influence the Slipknot generation to purchase chicken fries.” As expected, Burger King claims the campaign does not violate Slipknot’s trademark rights. 2005
Daughtry ‘s cover of Foreigner’s “Feels Like The First Time” makes its debut as the official theme of CNN’s League of First Time Voters initiative. “They’ve modernized it a bit; brought it up to today’s standards,” says Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. “When I heard it, it made me think back to when we recorded the original.” 2008
U2 pledges over $7.2 million to Irish schools for music education. Funding cuts have led to a decline in music education in Ireland. “There is an assumption that music is being provided for in mainstream schools, while in the reality it is not,” says Rosaleen Molloy, director of Music Generation, the organization that administers the funds. 2011
Liam Gallagher sues his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel for negative comments made during the band’s ’09 break-up. “He (Noel) claimed Oasis pulled out of the ’09 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover,” said Liam in a statement. “That is a lie and I want Oasis fans, and others who were at V, to know the truth.” Liam seeks an apology from his older brother. Noel later concedes on Facebook that his brother was suffering from laryngitis when the band canceled. As a result, Liam drops the suit. Now, that wasn’t so difficult was it? 2011
AC/DC and Australia’s Warburn Estate debut a line of wines: Back In Black Shiraz, Highway To Hell Cabernet Sauvignon and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato. 2011
The team of Kid Rock, Pulte Homes and Operation Finally Home present Sgt. Davin Dumar, a veteran of Afghanistan who lost his leg and severely injured his arm in combat, and his wife Dana, with a free new home. Kid Rock personally called the founder of Operation Finally Home to talk about Sgt. Dumar, a fellow Michigan native. Rock also personally told the Dumars that they would be receiving the house and thanked Dumar for his sacrifice and service. 2012
Lamb Of God post their best U.K. chart showing to date when “VII: Sturm Und Drang” debuts at #7. 2015
Tobias Forge publicly reveals himself as Ghost leader Papa Emeritus. Of course, speculation that was the case had been around since the band’s debut.  2017
Marilyn Manson performs in Gilford, NH.  Reports claim Manson spit and shot snot at a video camera person during a concert.  As a result, the singer faces two counts of Class A misdemeanor simple assault. Two years later, Manson agrees to turn himself in to authorities.  2019
Glenn Danzig’s “Death Rider In The House Of Vampires” receives a Los Angeles theatrical premiere at the historic Regency Bruin Theater.  The film was written and directed by Danzig, who also served as executive producer.  “Death Rider In The House Of Vampires” is in select theaters nine days later.  2021
Blink 182’s Travis Baker goes on Instagram to announce that he has COVID-19 and he’s “bummed” about it. “COVID sucks I’d rather be playing drums.”  2022