On January 27th, 1973 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, UK. Their fifth studio album, Houses Of The Holy, would be released two months later. Whoa!
On this day in 1973 – (The) Sweet saw their hit, Blockbuster, sitting at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent five straight weeks.
On January 27th, 1990 – Mötley Crüe’s hit Kickstart My Heart sits at #27, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The song is featured on their fifth studio album, released in 1989: Dr. Feelgood.
On this day in 1997 – Pat Boone appeared on the American Music Awards sporting (badass) leather attire and a studded collar to promote his new studio album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. This album featured cover songs of Hard Rock and Metal; with Jazz and Big Band music styles. No, I do not own this album and never will.
Pat Boone, alongside the legendary and much more credible Alice Cooper, presented the award for the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist to Metallica. This edition of the American Music Awards featured live performances by Metallica and Mötley Crüe.
On January 27th, 2012 – The mighty MEGADETH performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. MEGADETH were the headline act on their very own Gigantour 2012. The legendary Motörhead were also featured on this tour, with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as support.
On January 27th, 2015 – Slipknot’s fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, rests at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This significant album from Slipknot has spent thirteen consecutive weeks on this chart, while debuting at #1.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.