Some Important Dates In Rock History
On this day, April 19th:
1969 “Good Times Bad Times” by Led Zeppelin peaks at Number 80 on the pop chart.
1980 Singer Brian Johnson joins AC/DC, replacing the late Bon Scott.
1985 Kiss‘s Animalize Live Uncensored is released on video and attains platinum status.
1995 The Cult announces that they are breaking up.
2001 David Lee Roth announces that he had worked with Van Halen in 2000, though that music has never been released.
2002 In the latest legal go-round over the rights to Nirvana‘s music, lawyers for former drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic ask in court to have Courtney Love, widow of frontman Kurt Cobain, submit to a psychiatric exam. Love’s lawyer objects to the request.
2002 The body of Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley is discovered in his Seattle home. It’s later determined that he was dead for two weeks before being found.
2007 Metallica Tomaro, a seven-month-old Swedish girl whose parents fought to retain her first name, is allowed to keep it after authorities withdraw their objections. The Swedish tax board, which must approve and register the names of all Swedish residents, initially rejected the name because it was too associated with the band.
Have a good Tuesday!