2022-10-28

ROCKTOBER 28th
The album “Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols” hits America. The band’s only studio effort becomes one of the most influential Punk Rock records of all time. 1977
“Reflektor” is the title of Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album. The set debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 140,000 copies in its first week. 2013
AC/DC’s video “Thunderstruck” surpasses one billion views on You Tube.   The David Mallet-directed clip was filmed at London’s Brixton Academy in ’90.  “Thunderstruck” was the lead single off The Razors Edge” album. 2021
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William Reid, of the Jesus & Mary Chain, has a birthday. He hails from Glasgow, Scotland. 1958
A Liverpool music fan asks record store owner Brian Epstein about “My Bonnie” by The Beatles. Epstein doesn’t have the disc but decides to seek out the group, eventually becoming their manager. 1961
The two-day TAMI (Teen Age Music International) Show begins at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA. On the bill are the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry and the Beach Boys. Think fans got their money’s worth? 1964
Linda Ronstadt’s “Hasten Down The Wind” is a certified platinum (over 1 million sales). It’s Ronstadt’s third straight million-selling album making her the first female artist to accomplish this feat. 1976
Steve Perry makes his debut as Journey’s vocalist. He sings during the encore on the group’s final night of a three-show stand in San Francisco. 1977
The made-for-TV movie “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park” airs on NBC (one time only). The Hanna-Barbera-produced feature turns KISS into superheroes battling a villain trying to destroy a California amusement park. Labeled a dud due to its poor quality, the film attains cult status for some diehard KISS fans. 1978
Frontman Paul Weller says The Jam will disband.  1982
Aerosmith’s “Love In An Elevator,” rises all the way to #5 on the U.S. pop chart. 1989
“The Beatles Anthology 3” is released. The set tops the U.S. album chart. 1996
“Jugulator” is Judas Priest’s first album with vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens. Taking over from Rob Halford, Owens had previously fronted British Steel, a Judas Priest cover band. 1997
The Strokes unfurl their “Room On Fire” album featuring lead single “12:51.” 2003
Slash (Guns N’ Roses) and Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) release the video for their duet “Beautiful Dangerous.” Fergie appears as an obsessive Slash fan who wears nothing more than panties and a revealing leopard-print top. “I’m a guy and there’s nothing sexier than seeing a cute girl sing Rock n’ Roll,” says Slash. The song is from Slash’s self-titled debut solo album. 2010
Disturbed premiere “The Asylum Interactive Experience.” The game, based on the group’s ’10 release “Asylum,” contains exclusive songs. 2010
Mick Fleetwood’s memoir, “Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography” is available. Critics claim the book is little more than a rehash of the drummer’s ’90 autobiography “Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac” with a couple added chapters covering the last twenty-five years. 2014
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen’s ’75 hit, is named the “most uplifting” song in a BBC poll. Respondents say the song makes them “feel perkier when they are sick or faced with hard times.” 2014
Avenged Sevenfold release “The Stage.”  It’s the group’s first album to feature Brooks Wackerman, who replaced Arin Ilejay. 2016
It’s Paisley Park Day in Chanhassen, MN.  Mayor Denny Laufenburger makes the declaration just moments after signing the rezoning papers that allow Prince’s Paisley Park complex, the late musician’s headquarters, to officially become a museum.  2016
“Gimme Danger,” a Stooges documentary, opens in New York.  2016
A Perfect Circle, Anthrax and KoЯn perform at the Knotfest Mexico festival.  But for the first time, there is no Slipknot performance at the event they founded.  The band is on hiatus. However, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor’s other band, Stone Sour, does perform.   2017
The Allman Brothers Band play what they say is their final show, appropriately, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City where the band had an annual residency – they performed at the venue over 200 times since ’89. 2017
Jon Bon Jovi is on “The Sunday Project” (Australia) TV program where the subject of reality television comes up. “I’ve never given 60 seconds of my life, EVER, to one of those Housewives of blah blah and Kardashians. I’ve never watched 60 seconds of the show, it’s not for me.”  2018
Late Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker is posthumously honored during a street-naming ceremony in the Forest Hills section of New York City. The corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive is co-named “Walter Becker Way.” Becker passed away the previous year from esophageal cancer at the age of 67. 2018
Metallica is the first Rock group to have a course on MasterClass, the streaming educational platform. “Being A Band” teaches how to be effective communicators, manage criticism and navigate collaboration.  2021