On This Day In METAL History – December 24th… And A Happy Rockin’ Birthday Salute To LEMMY!


Guns N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle - promo 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1988AR

On December 24th, 1988Guns N’ Roses hits #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their song Welcome to the Jungle. This song is featured on the band’s debut studio album: Appetite For Destruction, released in 1987.

Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn - promo 45rpm - single cover sleeve - #1988PM

On this day in 1988Poison hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad: Every Rose Has Its Thorn. This song is featured on Poison’s second studio album from 1988: Open Up and Say… Ahh!.

Bon Jovi - Always - 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1994BJ

On December 24th, 1994Bon Jovi reaches #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their power ballad Always. This song is featured on Bon Jovi’s 1994 Greatest Hits album: Crossroad.

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

On this day in 1994 – The third studio album from Pearl JamVitalogy, reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart for one week. This was Pearl Jam’s second #1 studio album. Vitalogy debuted at #55 two weeks prior, when it was issued on vinyl two weeks prior to the cassette and CD release. Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Lemmy - Motorhead - Decibel cover promo pic - #661224

Above: February 2014 issue of Decibel.

LEMMY KILMISTER

On December 24th, 1945, Lemmy Kilmister was born in England. Happy Rockin’ birthday, Lemmy! Hell, yeah and whoa! The legendary Lemmy is world-famously known as the bassist, vocalist, co-founder and co-songwriter for the iconic Motörhead.

Since the release of 1977’s debut and self-titled studio album, Motörhead have amassed an enormous discography which includes 21 studio albums. With relentless world-wide touring and never succumbing to the commercial mainstream, Motörhead has persevered and achieved success with their unique blend of Rock N’ Roll savagery.

Regardless of Motörhead’s non-mainstream sound and persona, the band won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Metal Performance and have been nominated once again for 2015. This may sound cliché, yet there has never been another Lemmy and Motörhead and there never will be either.

Before Motörhead, Lemmy was a member of such bands: The Rockin’ Vickers, Sam Gopal and Hawkwind. Seeing Motörhead live for the first time, back in the mid 80’s, was my Metal rite of passage. Long live the beloved Lemmy! Metal be thy name. – Stone

Motorhead - promo group pic - #10

MOTÖRHEAD

From L to R: Phil Campbell, Lemmy and Mikkey Dee.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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