2022-10-22

ROCKTOBER 22nd
Building on their self-titled debut earlier in the year, “Led Zeppelin II,” with “Whole Lotta Love” and “Heartbreaker,” is released. 1969
Bob Seger releases “Night Moves.” His ninth studio album goes on to sell over six million copies.  1976
The set includes the title track, “Mainstreet” and “Rock And Roll Never Forgets.”
Foo Fighters release “One By One.”  The album sells over one million copies in the U.S. It’s also the band’s first set recorded with guitarist Chris Shiflett.  2002
Nickelback score their first #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with “All The Right Reasons.” It sells 317,000 copies during its first week of release. 2005
Stone Sour roll out “House Of Gold And Bones Part 1.” “The album is a morality play about a man who’s standing at the crossroads of his life trying to figure out what to do next,” says Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor. “I’ve had the idea for the concept for a few years actually, but I’ve never given myself the time to really flesh it out and see it clearly.” 2012
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Mountain’s mainman Leslie West has a birthday. 1945
Drummer Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) is born.  Later in life, he becomes infamous for launching his own version of Ratt – much to the consternation of his former bandmates. 1958
Meat Puppets bassist and founding member, Cris Kirkwood, has a birthday. 1960
The High Numbers fail their EMI Records audition. Undaunted they go on to become The Who. 1964
The Beatles finish John Lennon’s “Nowhere Man.” It’s one of the first Beatles songs not to be related to romance or love. 1965
KISS blasts out “Hotter Than Hell.” The album is the group’s second gold record (their self-titled debut was the first). 1974
Keith Moon plays his last North American show with The Who in Toronto. He passes away less than two-years later. 1976
Foreigner’s self-titled debut album nails the #4 spot on the chart. That’s as high as it will get but sells over four million copies along the way. 1977
Van Halen perform in Worchester, MA after 25,000 sign a petition asking the band to add their city to its tour schedule. 1982
The Talking Heads nail their first Top 10 single. “Burning Down The House” lands at #9. 1983
Pearl Jam play their first show. It’s at the Off-Ramp in Seattle. 1990
“Trial By Fire” is the first Journey album in ten years but the last to feature vocalist Steve Perry.  The effort peaks at #3 and is a million seller.  1996
The show must go on! Sao Paulo’s mayor agrees to allow Pearl Jam to perform as planned in the Brazilian city’s Pacaembu stadium. Mayor Jose Serra had suspended the scheduled concert after complaints from nearby wealthy residents about noise and the potential mess. 2005
System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian issues his debut solo album, “Elect The Dead.” 2007
Though most fans had given up and the rest of the world was beyond caring, the title track for Guns N’ Roses’ long, long, long delayed album “Chinese Democracy” goes to radio. 2008
Rush is #1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours chart, based on ticket sales from the band’s North American Time Machine Tour. Over three months (August – October) the band sold more than 270,000 tickets, with a gross of $18,989,834. 2010
The two-day Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View, CA is broadcast live for the first time. The show features performances by Neil Young (the concert’s founder), Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Beck and Jenny Lewis. The acoustic performances celebrate the institution’s 25th anniversary. 2011
Flyleaf announce that vocalist Lacey Sturm has left the group for personal reasons. The news comes just a week before the group’s “New Horizons” album is released. Kristen May handles vocals for the supporting tour. 2012
Just days after Aerosmith released their tribute to the New England Patriots, Lenny Kravitz’s “Like A Jet” is available for download. The song is part of the NFL Anthems program, a national campaign that features musicians recording anthems for their home teams. “Writing a custom song for my New York Jets is something I could only dream of growing up steps from Joe Namath (the Jet’s legendary QB),” says Kravitz. 2012
Mötörhead release their 21st studio album, “Aftershock.” “Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!,” advises frontman Lemmy Kilmister. 2013
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor makes his acting debut in “Fear Clinic” which premieres at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood. 2014
A rare guitar owned by Slipknot guitarist Jim Root is stolen during the band’s show in Portland, OR. The guitar was left backstage. “F***ing thieves. Nothing worse,” tweets Root. 2015
Metallica, Cage The Elephant and Dave Matthews are among the performers at Neil Young’s 30th anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concert. 2016
“Bang Bang,” the lead single off the Green Day album “Revolution Radio,” begins a three week at the top of the Rock Airplay Chart.  2016
Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky), the founding guitarist of Marilyn Manson, dies after a battle with colon cancer at age 49.  He was in Marilyn Manson from ’89 – ’96.  2017
According to Billboard, BABYMETAL’s third album, “Metal Galaxy“ is #1 on the Rock Album chart.  Over on the Billboard 200 the Dance-Metal album sits at #13 becoming the highest charting album by a Japanese artist.  2019
Highly Suspect are #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart with “16.”  The track is from the group’s third studio album, “MCID.”2019
Judas Priest unveil a signature spiced rum, which marks the band’s entrance into the world of spirits. However, it is only available in Sweden or online (at a hefty price). According to press materials the rum “packs a metal-like punch with spicy notes of arrack, vanilla, burnt sugar and raisins.”  2019
Gene Simmons ArtWorks is on display for two days at the Animazing Gallery at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. “I never considered myself a painter,” states Simmons. “I can tell you that I have a sense of wonder.” The display includes a broad variety of artwork by the KISS bassist.  2021