This Day in History: 2022-09-18

SEPTEMBER 18th
The Who issue their only U.S. Top 10 single (peaked at #9), “I Can See For Miles.” Recorded in London and New York, it’s one of the greatest Rock songs of all-time. 1967
Jimi Hendrix dies in London. Barbiturate intoxication is listed as the cause. 1970
Black Sabbath deliver “Paranoid.” The multi-platinum album contains the tracks “War Pigs,” the album’s original title, “Iron Man” and the title track.  1970  
The Doors are hot. Their “Greatest Hits” goes platinum even though lead singer Jim Morrison has been dead for a decade and the rest of the group ceased recording together shortly thereafter. 1981
Nikki Sixx’s biography, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star,” is in bookstores. “It’s given me some closure on a lot of different issues, to be able to discover, through the book, what was driving me,” says the Mötley Crüe bassist. He makes a bookstore tour in L.A. to promote the tome’s publication. 2007
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Guitarist/keyboardist Kerry Livgren (Kansas) starts his life. 1949
Bassist Douglas Colvin a.k.a. Dee Dee Ramone (the Ramones) enters the world. 1952
Singer Keith Morris (Black Flag) starts his life.  1955
A Fats Domino concert at a naval station in Rhode Island ends in a riot. As a result, the base commander bans Rock n’ Roll shows saying the damage was caused by the “excitement accompanying the fever-pitched Rock n’ Roll.” 1956
Boston releases the single “More Than A Feeling.” 1976
Each member of KISS releases a solo album. This promotional stunt is best remembered for guitarist Ace Frehley’s hit “New York Groove.” 1978
The Eagles’ release “Heartache Tonight.” It’s on their multi-platinum “The Long Run” album. 1979
Genesis releases their 11th studio album, “Abacab.”  Their first U.S. Top 10 effort sells over 2-million copies.  1981
KISS appear on MTV “unmasked,” (without their make-up). Real bad career move. 1983
The New York Times says U2’s Bono is “the most politically effective figure in the recent history of popular culture.”  2005
“Colors,” the fourth studio album from Between The Buried And Me, drops.   Considered a Prog Rock classic the album is described by the band as “adult contemporary Progressive Death Metal.”  2007
The soundtrack to “Into The Wild” is released. The music for the Sean Penn film is composed and performed by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. 2007
Nine Inch Nails play Honolulu, the final stop on their “Year Zero” world tour. It’s also the last show with the current N.I.N. line-up. “At this point, I want to switch things around a bit,” says mainman Trent Reznor. “I see other ways I can present the material in concert, more challenging, something new. I don’t want it to go stale.” 2007
Hope Neil Young will remember. “Sweet Home Alabama,” is chosen as the official slogan of Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. “The phrase is cheerful, happy and warm,” says Alabama Governor Bob Riley of the ’74 Lynyrd Skynyrd song. “It brings a smile to your face.” 2007
“Under Great White Northern Lights,” a documentary about the White Stripes ’07 Canadian tour, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. 2009
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder marries his longtime girlfriend Jill McCormick in Hawaii. They already have two daughters together. 2010
Queen + Adam Lambert headlines the opening night of Rock In Rio’s 30th anniversary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen played the inaugural event in ’85 with original lead singer Freddie Mercury. 2015
A special premiere screening of the documentary film “Kneeling at the Anthem D.C.” is held at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel.  In the film, Jack White (White Stripes/Raconteurs) performs a career-spanning set during the second sold-out night at the D.C venue. There is also footage of him exploring the nation’s capital and giving a surprise show for students at Woodrow Wilson High School.   2018
Tom DeLonge (Blink 182) publishes “Sekret Machines Book 2 – A Fire Within,” the second offering in a three-volume series of fiction novels penned with A.J. Hartley. 2018
Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album, “Senjutsu,” enters the Billboard 200 chart at #3, moving 64,000 equivalent album units in its first week, making it the band’s highest-charting album ever. “Senjutsu” (loosely translated as “tactics and strategy” in Japanese), Iron Maiden’s first album in nearly six years also tops Billboard’s Top Rock Album chart. 2021
After 14-weeks on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart “Making A Fire” (Foo Fighters) tops the survey. It’s the band’s 11th #1 on the chart.  2021
Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, who sat out some of KoЯn’s shows after being diagnosed with COVID-19, rejoins his bandmates on stage in Del Valle (an Austin, TX suburb).  2021