More of today’s rock history lesson:
2007: Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.
1998: Motley Crue opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. The store would close two months later.
1994: Nirvana entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with MTV Unplugged in New York which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1994: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers appeared on Saturday Night Live with Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl filling in on drums. On the same day Petty entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its peak position of number eight with his second solo album Wildflowers which went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.
1988: Bon Jovi reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the third time as “Bad Medicine” began a two week run at number one.
1983: Quiet Riot peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Slade’s “Cum on Feel the Noize” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1983: Loverboy made their first and only appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Working for the Weekend”.
1975: The J. Geils Band recorded their second live album Blow Your Face Out during a concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Portions of the live album were also recorded four nights earlier at Boston Garden.
1965: During The Who’s set in London on a bill with The Kinks, The Hollies & Wilson Pickett, Roger Daltrey stormed offstage and quit the band after they experienced trouble with their P.A. Daltrey would shortly return to the group.
Matt Sorum-drummer for The Cult, Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver born in 1960