This Day in History: 2023-10-22

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

KISS blasts out “Hotter Than Hell.” The album is the group’s second gold record (their self-titled debut was the first). 1974

Van Halen perform in Worchester, MA after 25,000 sign a petition asking the band to add their city to its tour schedule. 1982

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

 Pearl Jam is honored at a charity event by Seattle’s YouthCare organization. The band is presented the Marleen Alhadeff Volunteer of the Year Award for its ongoing commitment to helping young homeless people. 2006

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

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

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

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