On this day in 1991 – Ozzy Osbourne debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with No More Tears. This album went on to sell four million copies in the United States. Alongside the amazing Blizzard of Ozz studio album, it becomes Ozzy Osbourne’s highest selling album in the U.S. as a solo artist.
On October 5th, 1991 – Guns N’ Roses forged history landing on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, at numbers one and two with Use Your Illusion II and Use Your Illusion I, respectively. Use Your Illusion II spent two weeks at number one and was the band’s second and last number one albums in the United States.
On this day in 2003 – Ted Nugent’s reality show Surviving Nugent premiered on VH1. This reality show took city folk to Ted Nugent’s Michigan ranch, to survive backwoods activities which included building an outhouse and skinning a wild boar.
Birthdays On October 5th:
The late Brian Connolly was born on this day, in 1945. Brian Connolly will forever be remembered as the vocalist and founding member of Sweet.
Legendary AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson was born on October 5th, 1947. Happy Metal Birthday, Brian! Hells Bells!! Whoa!
Former Motörhead Guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke was born on October 5th, 1950. Happy Metal Birthday, “Fast” Eddie! Whoa! This Heavy Rock legend is also well-known for his successful 80’s band: Fastway.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS OF METAL AND THE HEROIC MUSICIANS THAT PAVED THE WAY.
REST IN PEACE, BRIAN CONNOLLY.