On This Day In METAL History – February 25th…

Van Halen - Jump - 45rpm - promo pic - #1984VHMO0225

On February 25th, 1984Van Halen enjoys seeing their first #1 hit, Jump, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Van Halen’s sixth studio album released back in 1984: MCMLXXXIV or 1984.


On this day in 2003 – The mighty Scorpions performed at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Slayer - large logo - red - black - white

On February 25th, 2013 – The incredible SLAYER performed at Big Top Luna Park in Sydney, Australia. The great Gary Holt played guitar in place of the late/legendary Jeff Hanneman and Jon Dette was the drummer.

ACDC - Thunderstruck - picture disc - #3377145MOACDC

On this day in 2015AC/DC has their hit, Thunderstruck, sitting at #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Songs Chart. This song was originally released back in September of 1990! Whoa, man! Thunderstruck is featured on AC/DC’s 1990 studio album: The Razors Edge. Shown above is the 10″ AC/DC Thunderstruck two song picture disc.

ACDC - Rock Or Bust - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #12

On February 25th, 2015AC/DC has their new studio album, Rock Or Bust, at #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. This is the second week in a row Rock Or Bust is sitting at #1 and has spent 11 consecutive weeks on this chart. Metal be thy name!

The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell - promo cover - 2014

On this day in 2015The Pretty Reckless have their second studio album, Going To Hell, resting at #11 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. Going To Hell peaked at #1 on this chart, where it has spent 47 whopping weeks as well! Whoa!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Ric Flair - Nature Boy - DVD promo cover pic - #77RFMO0225


On February 25th, 1949, Ric Flair aka “Nature Boy” was born, in Tennessee. Happy Birthday, Ric Flair! WOOOOOO! Ric Flair is a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion; the most decorated champion in history! From the NWA, NWO, WCW to TNA and the WWE, Ric Flair has conquered the best! Ric Flair has also survived being struck by lightning… twice!

Ric Flair is a two-time inductee in the WWE Hall Of Fame, once as an individual wrestler and the second time with The Four Horseman. Ric Flair’s signature move is the figure-four leglock. Ric Flair is also my favorite Pro Wrestler of all-time! Ric Flair is… Metal. Long live Ric Flair and… Metal be thy name!

Ric Flair - 2006 Topps Heritage - Trading Card promo pic - #33RF77MO


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





3 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – February 25th…”

  1. Wow, I have always been a huge fan of the Nature Boy. I saw him wrestle live twice, first as a tag team partner with Rowdy Roddy Piper when they beat Greg Valentine and Dick Slater. Second he and then US champion Magnum TA wrestled to a one hour draw. To me his greatest achievement was at 1992 Royal Rumble when he was the third one out but went onto win. Whhooooo!

    • Excellent, 80’s Metal Man! Yeah! To see Ric Flair twice ‘live’ is something to brag about! Man, you’re talking about pro wrestling’s “golden era” for sure! Those one hour draws don’t happen anymore!! Remember Ric Flair and his leading The Four Horseman?! Those were great times indeed! My cousin gave me Ric Flair’s (hardcover) biography “To Be The Man” and it is an outstanding read! It sells pretty cheap now, even in brand new condition. Woooooooo! \m/\m/

      • That was the other great thing about Ric Flair, he had some great quotes like “To be the man, you got to beat the man” and “Smiling, styling and profiling.” I remember the four horsemen but I never knew he had a book out. I’ll have to check that one out. Whooooo!

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