2022-09-16

SEPTEMBER 16th
The Darkness release “Permission To Land.” The band’s debut album tops the U.K. Album Charts but peaks only at #36 on the Billboard 200.   2003
Stone Sour’s “Through Glass” is #1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. “None of us knew how big [the song] was gonna be,” says singer Corey Taylor. 2006
Buckcherry issue their fourth album, “Black Butterfly.” The set is named after a song that didn’t make it on to the album. “In the big picture of the record that piece just didn’t seem to fit,” explains guitarist Keith Nelson. 2008
“Black Butterfly” debuts at #8 on the Billboard 200, making it the band’s highest-charting album in the U.S.
“Popestar” by Ghost materializes. It’s a covers EP that is “a short, to-the-point little gem right at the jugular” that debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, becoming the first EP to reach the chart’s top slot.  2016
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
B.B. (“Blues Boy”) King is born in Itta Bena, Mississippi. 1925
The Who’s Kenney Jones is born. The drummer joins following Keith Moon’s untimely demise. 1948
Ron Blair is born in San Diego. The bassist is in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from ’76 to ’81. In ’02, he returns to the group after a 21-year hiatus, taking over from his own replacement, the late Howie Epstein. 1948
Guitarist/vocalist David “The Snake” Sabo (Skid Row) begins his life in Perth Amboy, NJ.  1964
A change has come. A Melody Maker poll claims Led Zeppelin is more popular than The Beatles in the U.K.  The Beatles had won the poll for eight straight years.
Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Burdon and War in London. It’s his last public appearance. 1970
The Who’s “Who’s Next,” goes gold. 1971
An auto accident claims the life of T-Rex mainman Marc Bolan. He was 29. 1977
“Mother’s Milk” makes its debut on the U.S. album chart (#52). The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ set contains a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.” 1989
A bad day for Love. A Los Angeles judge orders Courtney Love to spend 180-days in a live-in drug-rehab facility for violating the terms of her probation set after she pleaded no contest to various assault and drug charges earlier in the year. As that is happening, a separate civil lawsuit is filed against the former Hole frontwoman by musician Kristen King, who is seeking unspecified financial restitutions from Love for assault, battery and other allegations. 2005
The Beatles remastered catalog is a hit. Nielsen SoundScan numbers show The Beatles sold a combined 626,000 units in the U.S. during the catalog’s first week out. “Abbey Road” was the biggest seller. That takes The Beatles to 1.2 million in album sales for the year. 2009
“Almost Famous” director Cameron Crowe and Heart’s Nancy Wilson file for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. In the document Wilson lists their official separation as 6/15/08. 2010
An exhibit of John Lennon’s artwork opens in Princeton. “It was great that he had this talent of doing artwork because when we were in a conference with all the lawyers…it’s so boring… and he would just start drawing,” state Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. Proceeds from the show benefit the Mercer St. Friends Food Bank. 2011
Radical Christian group, the Westboro Baptist Church, pickets the Foo Fighters performance in Kansas City, MO. “The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound, and hedonistic,” writes Church leader Fred Phelps on the church’s website. The band mocks the protesters by arriving at the concert on the back of a truck dressed as the characters from their homoerotic “Hot Buns” video. 2011
Tim Lambesis, frontman for As I Lay Dying, is ordered to stand trial on charges that he solicited an undercover police officer to kill his estranged wife. He is later found guilty and serves time. 2013
Tired of listening to her roommate play The Eagles endlessly, Vernett Bader of North Charleston, SC grabs a serrated knife from the kitchen and repeatedly stabs her male 65-year-old roommate. The gent suffers wounds on his arm, hand and elbow. And here’s the shocker, according to police, both parties appeared intoxicated. 2013
Don Henley (The Eagles) receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Honors and Awards Ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. 2015
Rob Zombie rolls out his film “31.” He wrote and directed the horror film that stars Malcolm McDowell and Sheri Moon Zombie.  2016
Led Zeppelin’s “The Complete BBC Sessions,” live recordings from select appearances between ‘69 and ’71, is released.  2016
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) is honored during the second annual Rock To Recovery benefit at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.  Rock To Recovery is a “transformative program for those in treatment and recovery.”  2017