2022-08-21

AUGUST 21st
The Rolling Stones “Out Of Our Heads” with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” tops the U.S. album chart. It’s the first Rolling Stones album recorded in stereo. 1965
“Brothers And Sisters,” by the Allman Brothers Band, is a gold record. The album, which contains “Ramblin’ Man,” sold 760,000 copies in its first three weeks, 1973
“The Pretender,” the first single from the Foo Fighters sixth album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace,” arrives.  It goes to #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chat. 2007
“The Catalyst” is #1 on the Rock Songs chart.  The Linkin Park track has a five-week run at the top.  2010
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Guitarist James Burton is born in Minden, LA. He picks up the guitar at age 13 and plays on Dale Hawkins ’57 hit “Susie Q.” Heard on Rick Nelson’s hits, he goes on to become a key member of Elvis Presley’s band. 1939
Joe Strummer of The Clash is born in Ankara, Turkey with the handle John Graham Mellor. 1952
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Sabbath) enters the world. The bassist/vocalist is born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. 1952
Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe enters the world via Taylor, MI.  1965
The Doors are fired from the Whiskey-A-Go-Go following singer Jim Morrison’s profanity filled/Oedipus laced version of “The End.” Fortunately, the band signed a recording contract with Elektra Records only days earlier. 1966
System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian is born in Beirut, Lebanon. At age five, he moves with his family to L.A. 1967
Tough time for Jefferson Airplane in Akron. First, there’s a phoned-in bomb threat. Next, the audience starts pelting police cars with rocks. The cops respond with tear gas. Airplane bassist Jack Casady objects from the stage. All that does is get him busted. Afterwards, singer Grace Slick and guitarist Paul Kantner go check on Casady. Slick gets maced and Kantner gets slammed to the floor. A good time was had by all. 1972
The Rolling Stones headline the Knebworth festival. It’s advertised as the group’s last ever U.K. show (Wrong!). 200,000 show up. 1976
Motorhead unleash their self-titled debut album.  It only charts in the U.K. 1977
Anthrax issues their fifth album “Persistence Of Time.” The gold album is the last full studio effort to feature Joey Belladonna on vocals until his return twenty-years later.  1990
B.B. King gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  1990
David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads, files suit against the rest of the group performing under the name, The Heads. Mercifully, the dispute is settled out of court. 1996
Adema’s self-titled debut is released. 2001
Don’t bad mouth Ozzy! Iron Maiden is pelted with eggs in Devore, CA, during their final appearance at Ozzfest. Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson reportedly makes negative comments about Ozzy Osbourne during the trek. Payback time? After Maiden’s set, Sharon Osbourne (Ozzy’s better half) appears onstage and announces that Dickinson had “disrespected Ozzfest.” Later, Iron Maiden’s manager issues a statement saying the onstage sabotage of the band’s final Ozzfest performance was a “premeditated and coordinated attack” orchestrated by members of the Osbourne camp. 2005
The soundtrack to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s biography “The Heroin Diaries” is out. Recorded by Sixx: AM, each track matches a chapter in the book. “It’s given me some closure on a lot of different issues, to be able to discover, through the book, what was driving me,” explains Sixx. “Life Is Beautiful” is the first single. 2007
Music used in the Rob Zombie directed remake of the ’78 horror classic “Halloween” arrives. The soundtrack contains Blue Öyster Cult’s signature tune “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” 2007
Weezer and their fans set five official Guinness World Records in L.A. while shooting the video for “Troublemaker,” a single off the band’s self-titled album (aka “The Red Album”). The records are for the Largest Air Guitar Ensemble, the Largest Game of Dodgeball, Most People in a Custard Pie Fight, Most People Riding on a Skateboard and Longest Guitar Hero World Tour Marathon. 2008
“Macbeth is about twice as bloody as anything I would do,” says Alice Cooper reacting to a concert ban by the conservative managers of a Tampere, Finland, arena. They deem Cooper an “artists who express suspicious values.” The concert is relocated to a more favorable location. 2009
Cridersville, OH, becomes Snidersville in honor of Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider. The change comes after Snider jokingly makes the request on his radio show. “Having a town change its name to mine, even though it is changing only a few letters, is one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me,” says Snider. 2010
Kings Of Leon’s documentary “Talihina Sky” makes its television premiere on Showtime. The film, directed by Stephen C. Mitchell, includes home video recordings as well as behind the scenes footage of the band. 2011
Disturbed’s “Immortalized,” their first studio album in five years, is the group’s fifth consecutive #1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 98,000. That’s less than half of their previous chart toppers. But the album includes the hit cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence.” 2015
Imagine Dragons score a #1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart with “Natural.”  2018
The “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” in Central Park takes place before a vaccinated crowd of 60,000 and marks New York City’s comeback” after 17-months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Elvis Costello Carlos Santana are among the twenty scheduled acts. But the concert is cut short, not by COVID, but by a heavy rainstorm with lightening.  Only Santana, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire and a few others perform shortened sets before the storm forces the concert’s cancellation.  2021
Don Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, dies at age 84 in Nashville, TN. The duo recorded the hits “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and “Cathy’s Clown.”  Their vocal harmonies influenced countless musicians, including The Beatles. 2021