On This Day In METAL History – November 7th…

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - promo cover pic - #777OO

1981 – The super legendary Ozzy Osbourne hits #14 in the UK with his second solo studio album Diary of a Madman. Sadly, this is the last studio album to feature the amazing Randy Rhoads, due to his passing in March of 1982 at the very young age of 25. Although not credited, bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake were the true rhythm section that played on this entire album’s original release.

Guns N Roses - Classic Logo - #551966GNR

1991 – Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin quit Guns N’ Roses and was replaced by guitarist Gilby Clarke. Izzy Stradlin was a co-founder of Guns N’ Roses and continued onward with a successful solo recording career, amassing eleven studio albums to date.

Queen - Made In Heaven - promo album cover pic - 1995 - small

1995 – Made in Heaven, the fifteenth and last studio album of original material from Queen, featuring the iconic vocalist Freddie Mercury, releases four years after his passing away. Made In Heaven reached #1 on the UK albums chart and peaked at #58 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - promo CD cover pic - #1995PJ

1995 – Pearl Jam ended their tour in support of their third studio album Vitalogy, in the second of a two night sold out performance at the San Diego Sports Arena. The legendary Ramones opened both concerts.

Black Sabbath - Reunion - promo album cover pic - #1995BSBW

1998 – Black Sabbath entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at #11 with their live double album Reunion. This album was recorded during two concerts at the National Exhibition Centre Arena, in their hometown of Birmingham, UK. Reunion went on to become certified Platinum, by the RIAA, in the United States. All four original members of Black Sabbath had reunited: vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.

Def Leppard - Classic Band Logo - 2013

2008 – The performance of Def Leppard & Taylor Swift together on CMT Crossroads premiered. This episode showed these artists performing four of Taylor Swift’s songs and four Def Leppard classics. Metal be thy name.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

KISS - Tommy Thayer - Guitar magazine cover promo - #44777


On November 7th, 1960, Tommy Thayer was born in Portland, Oregon. Happy Birthday, Tommy! Tommy Thayer is famously known as a former guitarist for Black N’ Blue and current/longtime guitarist/songwriter for the legendary KISS. As a former co-founding member of Black ‘N Blue, he also co-wrote their songs. Above photo is the Tommy Thayer cover feature for the German issue of Guitar Magazine (May 15, 2008).

Rob Caggiano - Anthrax - Big Four - Revolver Trading Card - 2011


On November 7th, 1976, Rob Caggiano was born, in the Bronx, New York. Happy Birthday, Rob! Hell yeah! Rob is a musician and producer, famously known as a former guitarist for Anthrax and current guitarist for Volbeat. Rob was also a member of the Hard Rock supergroup: The Damned Things. Above photo is a Big Four trading card inserted inside a newsstand edition of Revolver magazine, from September/October 2011.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




2 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – November 7th…”

  1. Wow. I own every single one of those albums and even that DVD (embarassed to say). Crazy!! I love most of those albums too!

    • Very cool! I just bought Queen “Made In Heaven” for the first time used… It set me back around $7 yet worth it cause I bought it for my daughter. 🙂 You ROCK! \m/\m/

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