On This Day In METAL History – May 4th…


Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lula - promo cover pic - #5750SMO

On May 4th, 1956 – Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps recorded Be-Bop-A-Lula for Capitol Records. Upon its eventual release, this iconic song was the “B” side to the much lesser known song: Woman Love. Be-Bop-A-Lula became a #7 hit single and sold 2 million (plus) copies during its initial release year. Wow!

Grand Funk Railroad - The Loco Motion - promo 45rpm - photo - #7475GFRMO

On May 4th, 1974 – Grand Funk Railroad had their hit (cover) single, The Loco-Motion, ranked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This GFR cover version was produced by the legendary Todd Rundgren. This groovy song was originally recorded by Little Eva and released in 1962. Little Eva also took this song to #1 status.

Kamelot - Haven - promo studio album cover pic - 2015 - #KMO7709

On May 4th, 2015 – The eleventh studio album from KAMELOT, Haven (Deluxe Edition), is ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Haven will be released on May 5th, 2015. Whoa! The regular version of Haven is also ranked at #11, on this same chart. Nice!

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades - promo album cover pic - #1980MMO337

On May 4th, 2015Motörhead’s fourth studio album, Ace Of Spades, is ranked at #89, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah!! Long live Lemmy and Motörhead!! Ace Of Spades was originally released back in 1980.

Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny - promo album cover pic - #9379MOJP

On May 4th, 2015Sad Wings Of Destiny, the second studio album from the powerful Judas Priest, is ranked at #90 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This would be the only Judas Priest album to feature Alan Moore as the drummer.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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