On This Day In METAL History – May 28th… From US FESTIVAL ’83 To BATTLECROSS

The US Festival - 1983 - May 28 - promo flyer pic - #052883MOUSNW01

On May 28th, 1983 – The US Festival began the first of three days in San Bernardino, California; this was New Wave Day. Heavy Metal Day and Rock Day were to follow, respectively. This 3 day festival was the brainchild of Steve Wozniak.

Among the very many performers spanning the entire festival were: Van Halen, David Bowie, The Clash, Joe Walsh, The Pretenders, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Triumph, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, U2, Missing Persons, Stray Cats, INXS, and Stevie Nicks. Amazing!! By the way, I was 17 years old in ’83. Whoa.

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - promo album cover pic - 1988 - #339988IMMO

On May 28th, 1988 – The amazing Iron Maiden peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their seventh studio album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. This album went on to achieve Gold sales status in the United States. The great Derek Riggs created the album cover art for this splendid album too. Whoa!! Long live Iron Maiden!

Battlecross - Rise To Power - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0528MOBC

On May 28th, 2015 – The new studio album from Detroit’s BATTLECROSS is ranked at #47 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums ChartRise to Power will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records, on August 21st, 2015. Hail BATTLECROSS!

Whitesnake - The Purple Album - promo album cover pic - #2015WSMO

On May 28th, 2015Whitesnake’s new studio album of Deep Purple cover songs, The Purple Album, debuts at #87 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Long live Whitesnake and David Coverdale! Hell and yeah, man!!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





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