2022-11-03

NOVEMBER 3rd
Bon Jovi’s fifth studio album, “Keep The Faith,” is their first studio set in five years but last with bassist Alec John Such.  It features three Top 40 hits: the title track, “Bed Of Roses” and “In These Arms.”  The album sells over 2 million copies in the U.S.  1992
Green Day snag two trophies at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in Lisbon, Portugal. The trio earn Best Album honor for “American Idiot” and also take the Best Rock category. 2005
“Sweet Southern Sugar,” by Kid Rock, is out.  It‘s his first album recorded in Nashville.  2017
Rock’s 11th studio album contains the singles “Po-Dunk,” “Greatest Show On Earth”, “Tennessee Mountain Top”, and “American Rock ‘n Roll.”
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you wanna do? Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) is born. 1954
Following a Rolling Stones concert in Cleveland, where a fan suffers minor injuries, Mayor Ralph S. Locher bans all future pop concerts, saying, “Such groups do not add to the community’s culture or entertainment.”  1964
Mickael Gordon Thomson, Slipknot guitarist (#7), is born in Des Moines, IA.  1973
Tim McIlrath, guitarist/singer for Rise Against, has a birthday.  1978
“F–k you I won’t do what you tell me” (from the track “Killing In The Name”). Rage Against The Machine present their self-titled debut album. Rather than a picture of the band on the album’s front cover there’s a photo of the ’63 self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, in Saigon. Confrontational politics front and center. 1992
Hootie & the Blowfish and Bob Dylan reach a settlement regarding the unauthorized use of Dylan’s lyrics in “Only Want To Be With You.” 1995
The record industry confirms that Oasis’ “Be Here Now,” with the single “Champagne Supernova,” has sold over a million copies. 1997
It’s not an MBE but it’s nice. Eric Clapton becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE.  The honor is conferred by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 2004
Neil Young addresses the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. He tells the audience that his experimental, energy-efficient Linc Volt car is an example of what independent automotive innovation can accomplish. 2008
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is hospitalized following a serious car accident in Santa Clara, CA. He is listed in “serious but stable condition” but the injuries eventually claim his life. 2008
Slayer unleash “World Painted Blood,” their tenth studio effort. “Things were kept as pure as possible, and I think it shows on this record,” says drummer Dave Lombardo. 2009
Say Anything issue their self-titled third album. According to frontman Max Bemis, the album is “more concise and… a bit more original” than the group’s previous effort, “In Defense Of The Genre.” 2009
A Los Angeles County judge rules that the former members of Sublime may not perform under that name. Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh appeared as Sublime at the Cypress Hill Smokeout Festival just 11 days earlier. The group was slapped with an injunction for illegal use of a trademark by the estate of deceased frontman Bradley Nowell. “Prior to his untimely passing, both Bud and Eric acknowledged that Brad Nowell was the sole owner of the name Sublime,” a Nowell family representative posts on MySpace. 2009
Corey Smoot, the Gwar guitarist known as Flattus Maximus is found dead by his bandmates as they prepared to cross the border into Canada. The coroner finds that Smoot died from “a coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease.” Smoot joined band in ’02. 2011
SOiL frontman Ryan McCombs is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. 2014
The Foo Fighters are in the Italian town of Cesena. Previously, one-thousand fans performed the Foo’s hit, “Learn To Fly,” in hopes of convincing the group to play a concert in their city. It worked. 2015
Skillet’s “Feeling Invincible” is the group’s first song to top Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.  2016
Metallica celebrate the first-year anniversary of their “All Within My Hands” non-profit foundation with an auction and acoustic concert.  The San Francisco event raises more than $1.3 million for partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.  2018