2022-09-10

SEPTEMBER 10th
The Beatles “Revolver” tops the U.S. Album Chart. The band’s seventh studio effort is “regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music.” 1966
“Alive!” by KISS is out. The double-set is the band’s first platinum album. 1975
Foreigner’s third album, “Head Games,” drops. The album goes on to sell five million copies in the U.S. 1979
Guns N’ Roses hold the #1 spot with “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” a song inspired by Erin Everly, briefly Axl Rose’s wife and daughter of Don Everly (Everly Brothers). 1988
The track is on GNR’s debut album “Appetite For Destruction.”
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” is released as a single.  The classic Nirvana track from the band’s “Nevermind” album peaks at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Mainstream Rock and #1 on Alternative Airplay.   Twenty-years after its release the song goes nets one-billion streams on Spotify.  1991
At this point, Three Days Grace have the most #1s in Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs history when “Infra-Red” tops the chart. The band was tied with Van Halen at 13. Three Days Grace had their first #1 on the chart in ‘04 with “Just Like You.”  2018
It’s the second single off of their sixth studio album “Outsider.”
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Dream on. Founder of the Joe Perry Project, but far better known as Aerosmith’s lead guitarist, Joe Perry, enters the world. He’s a native of Lawrence, MA. 1950
Cracker frontman Dave Lowry greets the world. The guitarist is also a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven. 1960
Buckcherry guitarist Stevie D., Fastball guitarist/vocalist Miles Zuniga and Bush drummer Robin Goodridge share a birthday. 1966
The Monkees release their first major single “The Last Train To Clarksville.” 1966
The Patti Smith Group play their last gig. The concert is in Florence, Italy. Smith announces her retirement to spend more time with her kids and ailing husband, former MC5 guitarist, Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith. It’s nearly a decade before she hits the stage again. 1979
Oasis’ debut album “Definitely Maybe” is #1 in the U.K. 1994
Sheryl Crow’s “guns/Wal-Mart” reference in “Love Is A Good Thing” gets her self-titled sophomore album banned by the retail chain. 1996
When there’s a catastrophe it’s all guitars on deck. Green Day, U2, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Audioslave, 3 Doors Down, Kid Rock, Staind, Nine Inch Nails fronted by former New Orleans resident Trent Reznor) and many others, perform at ReAct Now: Music & Relief, for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The massively destructive hurricane rolled through New Orleans. The program airs live on MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic and CMT. Viewers call-in donations to the American Red Cross and other relief organizations. 2005
The documentary film “Kurt Cobain: About A Son,” focusing on the Nirvana frontman’s childhood, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. 2006
“The Day That Never Comes,” the first single off Metallica’s “Death Magnetic,” tops Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. 2008
Peter Gabriel is awarded the ’08 Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award in recognition of his extensive human-rights campaigning. Gabriel is presented the honor by U2 guitarist The Edge (U2 received the award in ’05) at a London gala. 2008
Alice Cooper tones down his performance on CBS’ Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson after network officials deem a planned segment too graphic. Cooper initially intended to re-enact a scene from his “Vengeance Is Mine” video by pretending to strangle a female audience member with a scarf. That was a no-go. Why didn’t he just hang himself like in the old days? 2008
Songs by AC/DC and Queen are banned at Catholic funerals in Australia. The Archbishop of Melbourne announces the ban claiming that the widespread use of secular pop music is not a proper “celebration of the life of” the deceased. 2010
Cameron Crowe’s career-spanning Pearl Jam retrospective film, Pearl Jam Twenty, premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary, is accompanied by a soundtrack and a book featuring anecdotes, memorabilia, photos, tour notes and drawings. 2011
The Replacements perform on TV for the first time in 25 years when they appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The appearance on the NBC show is ironic coming 28 years after The Replacements were banned for life from Saturday Night Live following a recklessly drunken, but entertaining, performance. 2014
Five Finger Death Punch land their third consecutive #2 album on the Billboard 200 with “Got Your Six,” moving 119,000 units in the first week.  2015
ZZ Top hold a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the band’s hometown. 2017
Triumph’s first feature documentary about the band’s career, “Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine,” receives its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  2021