On This Day In METAL History – May 8th… From Aerosmith To Alex Van Halen

Aerosmith - Get A Grip - promo album cover pic - #1993ASTMO0508

On May 8th, 1993 – The great Aerosmith reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart for the first time, with their eleventh studio album: Get a Grip. This album spent one week on top of this chart.

Janes Addiction - classic band logo - #90JAMO

On this day in 2009Jane’s Addiction began their first tour, with their original band lineup for the first time in eighteen years. This concert took place in West Palm Beach, Florida, as a co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails.

Metallica - Master Of Puppets - 1986 - #860303MMOCB

On May 8th, 2015 – The mighty Metallica has their third studio album, Master Of Puppets, ranked at #130 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This iconic album of old school Thrash Metal was released back in 1986. Holy shit! Master Of Puppets has spent 81 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #29.

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet - promo cover pic - #992BJ

On this day in 2015 – The third studio album from Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet, has returned to the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, ranking at #168. Whoa! Slippery When Wet was released back in 1986. This former #1 album has spent 103 non-consecutive weeks on this chart.

In This Moment - Black Widow - promo cover pic

On May 8th, 2015 – The fifth studio album from In This Moment, Black Widow, is ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Nice! This is the band’s first album with Atlantic Records.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Alex Van Halen - Ludwig Drums Ad promo - 1984 - #84AVHMO


On May 8th, 1953, Alex Van Halen was born. Happy Birthday, Alex Van Halen! Hell and yeah! Alex Van Halen is world-famous as a co-founding member and drummer for Van Halen. Above: Ludwig Drums promotional ad (circa 1984).


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





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