On This Day In METAL History – January 3rd… And A Metal Birthday Salute To John Paul Jones!

Nazareth - Love Hurts - promo 45rpm single cover sleeve - #1976DM

On January 3rd, 1976 – Scotland’s Nazareth reaches #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit (cover) power ballad: Love Hurts. This great song was originally written by Boudleaux Bryant and recorded first by The Everly Brothers in 1960. Whoa!

Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones - promo movie poster pic - #201503

On this day in 2014 – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones released to wide-screen theaters. This Horror film was written and directed by Christopher Beau Landon. Horror films and the supernatural are… Metal.

Nickelback - The Best Of Volume 1 - promo album cover pic - #2014AL

On January 3rd, 2015 – The Best Of Nickelback: Volume 1 sits re-entered in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #130. This Nickelback compilation has also peaked at #21.

Nirvana - Nevermind - large promo album pic!

On this day in 2015 – Nirvana’s Nevermind sits re-entered in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #170. This iconic Grunge/Alternative Rock album hit #1 back in 1992.

Metallica - The Black Album - promotional album cover pic - #1991JH

On January 3rd, 2015Metallica’s “Black Album” sits re-entered in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #198. This Metallica album debuted at #1, back in 1991 and has now spent 329 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Hot, damn!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin - Bass Player magazine cover promo - #2008

Above: Bass Player cover feature – February, 2008

NME Magazine Cover Promo - Joshua Homme - David Grohl, John Paul Jones - 2009

Above: Them Crooked Vultures, NME cover feature – November 2009. From L to R: John Paul Jones, Joshua Homme and David Grohl.


On January 3rd, 1946, John Paul Jones was born in England. Happy birthday, John! Whoa, man! John Paul Jones is a multi-instrumentalist and world-famously known as the co-founder, bassist and co-songwriter for the iconic Led Zeppelin. In 1995, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, being presented by the great Aerosmith.

In 2009, the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures released their debut and self-titled studio album. John Paul Jones played bass, keyboards and piano, among other instruments on this album. Them Crooked Vultures also featured David Grohl on drums and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) on vocals and guitar. Long live John Paul Jones and Metal be thy name!

John Paul Jones - Zooma - promo album cover pic - #1999

Above: In 1999, John Paul Jones released Zooma; his instrumental debut solo album.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




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