Today In Rock History…May 17th
In 2017, Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died at the age of 52. His last performance was the same night at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.
In 1986, Van Halen peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Why Can’t This Be Love”, their debut single with Sammy Hagar.
In 1982, Black Sabbath was awarded the Gold Ticket for playing to over 100,000 fans at Madison Square Garden throughout their career during a concert in support of Mob Rules, their second album with Ronnie James Dio singing for them.
In 1980, Peter Criss departed from Kiss shortly after the release of Unmasked. Criss didn’t contribute in the recording on Unmasked despite being featured on the album cover.
Happy Birthday to…
Dave Abbruzzese – drummer for Pearl Jam born in 1968
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