This Day in History: 2022-09-07

The Doors third album “Waiting For The Sun” tops the Billboard 200.  The set contains the hit “Hello, I Love You” plus “Unknown Solider” and “We Could Be So Good Together.”  1968
In an odd twist, the song “Waiting For The Sun” is not on this album but rather a later one, “Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe.”
“…And Justice for All” is the fourth studio album by Metallica. The multi-platinum set is the group’s first full studio album with bassist Jason Newsted, following the death of Cliff Burton in ’86. 1988
Stone Sour’s “Through Glass” tops Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. Previously, the best Stone Sour had done was #2 with ’02’s “Bother.” 2006
Linkin Park’s “Shadow Of The Day” is named the Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. Clip director and Linkin Park DJ Joseph Hahn and singer Chester Bennington are on hand to accept the trophy. 2008
“No More,” the third single from Disturbed’s “Evolution,” #1 on Billboards Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart.  It’s the band’s seventh straight chart topper.  2019
The Zombies release their haunting “She’s Not There.” 1964
Billed as “The New Yardbirds” (to fulfill the Yardbirds contractual obligations), Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham play their first show together at the Gladsaxe Teen Club in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band becomes Led Zeppelin. 1968
Buddy Holly enters the world. True, Holly did not look like a Rock n’ Roll star with his skinny frame and horn-rimmed glasses. But looks can be deceiving. All Holly did, over his twenty-two months of fame, was write and record groundbreaking Rock n’ Roll that influenced the next generation and beyond. 1936
The Pretenders’ frontwoman and driving force, Chrissie Hynde, is born in Akron, OH. 1951
Benmont Tench, keyboards for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, has a birthday. 1954
The late LeRoi Moore, sax player and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, is born in Dunn, NC. 1961
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Beatles top the British charts with “She Loves You.” 1963
Elton John plays the Hollywood Bowl. He is introduced to the 25,000 in attendance by porn-star Linda Lovelace. That by itself is worth the price of admission. 1973
The Who’s legendary drummer Keith Moon dies at age 31 before he has a chance to get old. The spectacular drummer overdoses on Hemenephirin which was supposed to help him battle his long-term alcohol problem. Turns out the cure is worse than the disease. 1978
Mick Jagger and David Bowie’s cover of “Dancing In The Streets” (a hit for Martha and the Vandellas) tops the U.K. charts. 1985
INXS clean up at the 5th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Universal City, CA. “Need You Tonight” earns trophies for Best Video, Best Group, Breakthrough Video and Viewer’s Choice. 1988
John Mellencamp’s “Human Wheels” is released. The album reaches #7 in the U.S. 1993
White Zombie’s “More Human Than Human” wins the Best Hard Rock Video statue at the 12th MTV Video Music Awards in New York. R.E.M. get the lifetime achievement award while, at the other end of the spectrum, Hootie & The Blowfish earn the Best New Artist Video for “Hold My Hand.” 1995
Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford climbs the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) set to protest Limp Bizkit getting the trophy for Best Rock Video for “Break Stuff.” 2000
In what may have been the last time the World Trade Center was used as a backdrop, Ryan Adams films the video for his song “New York, New York” near the Brooklyn Bridge with the WTC in the background. The WTC is destroyed by terrorist (flying commercial jet planes into both buildings) four days later. 2001
Coldplay’s “A Rush Of Blood To The Head” is the #1 album in eleven countries – but not in the U.S. where it peaks at #5.   2002
Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon succumbs to lung cancer at the age of 56. He is best remembered for ’70s hit “Werewolves Of London” and writing “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.” 2003
Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Green Day and the Beastie Boys help MoveOn. org create public-service announcements designed to find housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. The effort is run through the nonprofit organization. 2005
Bucknaked. A 16-year-old girl files a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that she suffered severe emotional distress after being coerced by Buckcherry’s record label into appearing naked in the band’s racy “Crazy Bitch” video. “She’s had to switch schools because of that video,” says girl’s attorney. Buckcherry’s manager claims that the teenager presented a false ID and submitted fake info so that she could participate in the shoot. 2006
Jon Bon Jovi marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by visiting a Manhattan firehouse to pay tribute to firefighters. He performs “America The Beautiful” which is taped by NBC for their football season kick off show. 2011
Lawyers for R.E.M. issue a cease-and-desist letter to FOX News, ordering the network to discontinue its use of their ’91 track “Losing My Religion” as a music bed during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention. “We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there,” says frontman Michael Stipe. A rep for FOX News claims the song’s use was “in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties.” 2012
The Jimi Hendrix biopic, “All Is By My Side,” premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film, which stars OutKast’s Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin to his parents), focuses on the guitarist’s life in London just prior to the recording of “Are You Experienced?” 2013
On the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s first concert (see above), a commemorative plaque is unveiled at the Gladsaxe School in Copenhagen, which stands on the location where the original concert took place (the Gladsaxe Teen Club). 2013
KISS bassist Gene Simmons is widely quoted saying Rock is not only dead but that it was “murdered” by file sharing and fans’ sense of entitlement. 2014
Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania and a ’16 Republican presidential candidate, accepts an endorsement from Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. 2015
Metallica and Carhartt, the workwear brand, announce that they raised $377,000 from online sales over the Labor Day weekend for the Metallica Scholars workforce education program, which connects students to hands-on learning and provides support to 23 schools via the American Association of Community Colleges. 2021
MoneyBag soda sells over 1-million bottles. Launched in ’18 by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons the sodas are produced in cooperation with Rock Steady Sodas Inc.  2022