Why August 11th Matters In Rock History

Members of the rock band Kiss (from left to right)

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It’s August 11th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

In 1973, Bill Aucoin approached Kiss after seeing them play in New York to offer his services as manager. He promised them a record deal which they later made with Casablanca.

In 1979, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever show in the UK with John Bonham at Knebworth House in England.

In 2002, Bruce Springsteen started a two-week run at number one on the album chart with The Rising, his fifth number one record. 

In 1999, Kiss received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1992, The Flaming Lips released Hit to Death in the Future Head, their fifth album and their first to receive a parental advisory warning.

And in 2012, Linkin Park returned to the top of the rock song chart with “Burn It Down” for an 11th non-consecutive week. Green Day had broken LP’s ten-week run, taking the spot with “Oh Love,” but Linkin Park returned to the peak for one more week. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

(H/T This Day in Music)

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