This Day in History: 2022-09-08

Soundgarden win the Best Metal/Hard Rock trophy for “Black Hole Sun” at the MTV Music Video Awards in NY. 1994
Disturbed’s “Asylum” is #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album moves 179,000 copies in its first week to become their fourth consecutive chart topper. Disturbed is only the third group, following Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band, to achieve that feat. 2010
“Will Of The People” is the third album from Muse to reach #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart. The set is also #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums surveys. 2022


Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan is born. 1945
Benjamin Orr, bassist for The Cars, and vocalist on their biggest chart hit, “Drive,” is born in Lakewood, OH, with the name Benjamin Orzechowski. 1947
Aimee Mann, ‘Til Tuesday’s frontwoman, begins her life.  1960
Troy Jayson Sanders, bassist/singer for Mastodon, has a birthday.  1973
“Brothers And Sisters” tops the U.S. chart. The Allman Brothers Band’s album is dedicated to bassist Berry Oakley who was killed in a motorcycle accident the previous year. The album has a five-week run atop the Billboard 200 and features the classic “Ramblin’ Man.”   1973
Trying desperately to Rock The Vote, the White House, actually the President Ford’s son Steven, invites Peter Frampton over for a photo opportunity. Frampton gets lunch out of the deal but both he and Ford are unemployed by the end of the year. 1976
Heart’s debut album “Dreamboat Annie” goes gold. The set contains “Magic Man” and the sizzling “Crazy On You.” 1976
Bon Jovi’s “Blaze Of Glory,” from the “Young Guns II” soundtrack, is the #1 song in the U.S. 1990
“Cryin'” earns Aerosmith the Best Group Video award that the 11th MTV Video Music Awards. Counting Crowes nail the Best New Artist Video with “Mr. Jones.” 1994
“Numb,” the third single from Linkin Park’s second studio album, “Meteora,” drops. The track tops the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 12-weeks. 2003
A Minnesota jury finds Marilyn Manson (aka Brian Warner) not guilty of civil charges of assault and battery for rubbing his crotch against a security guard’s head during a ‘00 concert. The guard had been seeking more than $3-million in punitive damages.  2003
Staind are #1 on Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart with “Believe,” the first single off their “The Illusion Of Progress” album. It’s the band’s third #1. Meanwhile, Theory Of A Deadman’s “Bad Girlfriend” is at the top of the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks survey. 2008
U2’s documentary, “From The Sky Down,” directed by Davis Guggenheim, opens the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s the first time a documentary film has ever kicked off the festival in its 36 years. “In the terrain of Rock bands – implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable,” says Guggenheim in a statement. “U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived.” 2011
Paul McCartney (The Beatles/Wings) receives the Legion of Honour award, France’s highest public distinction, from French President Francois Hollande. 2012
U2’s “Songs Of Innocence,” with the lead single, “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),” is available for free download to iTunes customers. The band also performs at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event in Cupertino, CA. Those who purchase the iPhone 6 get the album pre-loaded. 2014
The book “Reckless: My Life As A Pretender” chronicles Chrissie Hynde’s journey from Ohio to fronting The Pretenders. 2015
Metallica donate $10,000 to the North Dakota Great Plains Food Bank during their tour stop in Grand Forks, ND.  The Food Bank says that is enough to supply 30,000 meals to help those in need. 2018
Ozzy Osbourne is the halftime entertainment at SoFi stadium in L.A. as the Rams play the Buffalo Bills in the NFL season opener. There to promote his album “Patient Number 9″ Ozzy opens with the title track before delivering “Crazy Train.”  Buffalo wins.  2022