2022-11-08

NOVEMBER 8th
Led Zeppelin issue “Untitled” (aka “Led Zeppelin IV”) arrives.  The album features “Stairway To Heaven,” “Black Dog” and “Rock N’ Roll.”  The four symbols on the album represent each band member.  1971
Queen’s third album “Sheer Heart Attack,” with “Killer Queen,” is out.  1974
Ace Of Spades,” the fourth studio album by Mötörhead, is released.  Containing the classic title track it’s the band’s U.S. debut set. 1980
Bruce Springsteen lands his first #1 when “The River” tops the Billboard 200.  1980
His fifth album (a double set) contains the hit “Hungry Heart.”
Evanescence’s “The Open Door” is certified platinum. According to singer Amy Lee the songs cover “a broader range of emotions” than the band’s previous efforts — “not just pain and sadness, but also anger and, yes, even happiness.” 2006
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Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney & Bonnie fame is born. 1944
Electric Light Orchestra’s (E.L.O.) Roy Wood has a birthday. 1946
Something to talk about. Bonnie Raitt, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt, is born in Burbank, CA. 1949Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John, who does not attend the proceedings. He is with the hospitalized Yoko Ono. She has a miscarriage later in the month. 1968
David Bowie makes his U.S. television debut on CBS’ variety show Cher performing “Fame.”  1975
Laura Jane Grace. the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Against Me! enters the world.  1980
The Police career retrospective “Every Breath You Take – The Singles” tops the U.K. album charts and nails the #7 spot in the U.S. 1986
Oasis is named the Best Act in the World at the Q Awards in London. Vocalist Liam Gallagher celebrates in fine fashion. He gets into a scuffle with a news photographer, argues publicly with his girlfriend then gets arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine. Perhaps he should have stayed at home with a good book. 1996
U2 release their single “Vertigo.” Though it only goes to #31 on the Billboard 100 the song does top the Alternative Airplay chart. 2004
The official four disc “Live 8” DVD is available in the U.S. The Live 8 concerts were held around the globe earlier in the year to raise awareness of African poverty and AIDS. The set includes performances by Green Day, Linkin Park and Velvet Revolver, among others. 2005
Limp Bizkit’s “Greatest Hitz” has a couple new songs as well as favorites, “Nookie” and “Break Stuff.”  2005
After getting bounced from NBC’s Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien returns on TBS. Jack White (White Stripes/Raconteurs) is an opening night guest. 2010
Green Day takes the Best Rock Band honor at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam. 2013
Slipknot’s “.5: The Gray Chapter” tops both the U.S. and Canadian album charts. It’s the group’s first album since ’08’s “All Hope Is Gone” and their first since the death of founding bassist Paul Gray and the dismissal of drummer Joey Jordinson. 2014
National Geographic announces that a species of frog that sounds like a bat has been named after Ozzy Osbourne. The frog, who resides in the Brazilian Amazon, is named Dendropsophus ozzyi by the scientists who discovered it. 2014
Stone Temple Pilots announce that vocalist Chester Bennington has left amicably. Bennington, who is also in Linkin Park, says the time commitments didn’t leave room for a personal life. “I got to create and perform with one of the greatest Rock bands of our generation, that had so much influence on me growing up,” states Bennington. 2015
Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe is the victim of a gang attack in Dublin, Ireland. He sustains minor injuries when he’s assaulted hours before his band launches a tour of the British Isles with Megadeth. 2015
“The Stage” from Avenged Sevenfold is #1 on the Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, and sits at #4 on the Billboard 200.  Selling 76,000 physical and/or digital units it’s still the lowest first-week total for any Avenged Sevenfold album since ‘05’s “City Of Evil.”  2016
Pittsburgh native and Poison frontman Bret Michaels honors active-duty service members and veterans during the “Salute To Service” on Monday Night Football as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Chicago Bears. “Salute To Service,” an annual NFL initiative, honors the nation’s service members, veterans, and their families. Michaels late father was a vet.  2021
“Led Zeppelin IV” receives a 24x multi-platinum (24-million units moved) award.  The album was released in ’71 (see above). 2021
A limited-edition Metallica 40th anniversary ring is available for $400. Made of silver and brass only 40 are produced. 2021