On This Day In METAL History – December 11th – And METAL Birthday Salutes To Nikki Sixx And Zacky Vengeance. Whoa!

Billy Idol - American Bandstand - publicity pic - #1982DC

On December 11th, 1982Billy Idol made his American Bandstand debut, where he performed his hits Hot in the City and White Wedding. Whoa, man! Above photo credit: American Bandstand.

Throw Momma From The Train - promo movie poster pic - #1987BCDD

On this day in 1987 – Comedy/Dark Comedy film Throw Momma From The Train was released to wide-screen theaters, via Orion Pictures. This film stars two of the funniest men of our time, with Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. Kim Greist and (the late) Anne Ramsey (as Momma) also star.

Hook - promo movie poster pic - Robin Williams - #1992RWF

On December 11th, 1991 – The fantasy film Hook was released to wide-screen theaters, via TriStar. The legendary Steven Spielberg directed this holiday season box office smash, as it starred the great and late Robin Williams as Peter Banning and Peter Pan. Dustin Hoffman portrayed Captain Hook and Julia Roberts portrayed Tinker Bell. The screenplay for Hook was written by James Hart and Malia Marmo.

Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident" x-large album pic!

On this day in 1993Guns N’ Roses entered the Billboard 200 Albums Chart at #4 with their covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?”. This would mark their last album to feature original members Slash on guitar and Duff McKagan on bass.

Avenged Sevenfold - 2007 - album self-titled - promo pic

On December 11th, 2007Avenged Sevenfold performed a concert at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno, California. A7X were touring is support of their self-titled and 4th studio album.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Nikki Sixx - Dean Markley - Helix SS Bass strings - promo ad


Born on December 11th, 1958 was Nikki Sixx. Happy birthday, Nikki! Whoa! Nikki Sixx, a native Californian, is world-famous as the bass guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member of the super legendary Mötley Crüe. With 9 studio albums, several live albums and countless touring since 1981, Mötley Crüe have influenced and amazed fans of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Mötley Crüe’s very successful farewell tour has taken place for the better part of 2014.

sixx am - modern vintage promo cover

Nikki Sixx has also seen his Hard Rock band Sixx:A.M. skyrocket, with fellow members band members James Michael and DJ AshbaSixx:A.M. have released three studio albums since 2007, with all three albums charting world-wide. The newly released Sixx:A.M. studio album is: Modern Vintage. This new album has peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, during 2014.

Nikki Sixx - Sixx Sense - radio program - promo pic - #2014NS

Nikki Sixx also boasts his highly successful nationally syndicated radio show: Sixx Sense.

Motley Crue - band promo pic - band logo - 2014 - #771984

Other notable bands that Nikki Sixx is a former member of: Brides Of Destruction, London, Sister and 58. Metal be thy name!

Zacky Vengeance - Schecter Guitar - promo flyer ad - #2014ZV


Zacky Vengeance was born on December 11th, 1981, in Olympia, Washington. Happy birthday, Zacky! Yeah! Zacky Vengeance is globally famous as the co-founding member and rhythm guitarist for the powerful Avenged Sevenfold. As a self-taught and left-handed guitarist, Zacky Vengeance is also a co-songwriter and backing vocalist for A7X.

A7X have recorded six studio albums and one live album since 2001 and I personally credit this band for keeping the flame of Heavy Metal burning strong, during the Millennium Decade. One of the first band’s that Zacky was a member of was Society Down; a Crust/Punk band. Another pre-A7X band Zacky was a member of was Mad Porno Action aka MPA.


Avenged Sevenfold


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





One Response to “On This Day In METAL History – December 11th – And METAL Birthday Salutes To Nikki Sixx And Zacky Vengeance. Whoa!”

  1. I had no idea Nikki was so old. I also can’t believe that Crue is wrapping it up. That just makes me feel old.

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