On January 30th, 1973 – The iconic KISS performed their first concert at the Popcorn Club, in Queens, New York, USA. KISS were paid a whopping $50 for their two sets of performance on that Rock historic evening. I wish I was there… then again, I was only seven years old then. Whoa!!
On this day in 1973 – The magnificent Led Zeppelin performed at Guildhall in Preston, UK.
On January 30th, 1987 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed at The Summit in Houston, Texas, USA. This concert was a stop on IRON MAIDEN’s Somewhere On Tour.
On this day in 1988 – STRYPER has their power ballad, Honestly, sitting at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Honestly is featured on STRYPER’s Grammy nominated and third studio album from 1986: To Hell With The Devil.
On January 30th, 1996 – The legendary IRON MAIDEN performed at the Maysfield Leisure Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This concert date was on IRON MAIDEN’S The X Factour.
On this day in 2004 – The powerful IRON MAIDEN performed at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, USA. This concert was one of many on IRON MAIDEN’s Dance Of Death Tour.
On January 30th, 2007 – The fearsome SLAYER performed at Saltair in Magna, Utah, USA. SLAYER were on their Christ Illusion tour. Ssssllllaaaayyyyerrrr!! Whoa!
On this day in 2015 – The grand HAMMERFALL are to perform at Razzmatazz 2 in Barcelona, Spain. Orden Ogan and Serious Black are the supporting bands and they kick Metal ass too.
On January 30th, 2015 – The super-duper AC/DC have their legendary studio album, Back In Black, resting at #83 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Released back in 1980, Back In Black has spent 162 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 and once peaked at #4. Holy Metal!!
On this day in 2015 – The sensational Metallica have their 1991 studio album, Metallica aka The Black Album, occupying the #185 slot, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Timeless Metal, it is.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.