On This Day In METAL History – June 17th… From LITA FORD To HIGH ON FIRE

Lita Ford - Ozzy Osbourne - Close My Eyes Forever - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - 1989 - #0617MONILD

On June 17th, 1989 – Heavy Metal ambassadors Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne had their hit power ballad, Close My Eyes Forever, ranked at #8, on the (U.S.) Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Zowie!

Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - promo album cover pic - #1991SH

On June 17th, 1991Van Halen released their ninth studio album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, via Warner Bros. records. This album went on to debut at #1 on the (U.S.) Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The huge hit single, Right Now, is featured on this record too. If you take the first letter of each word of this album’s title, what does it spell? Three million (plus) copies of this album have been sold in the United States. Jiminy Cricket, that’s a lot of albums!

Wolf - promo movie poster pic - #1993MONB - Jack Nicholson

On June 17th, 1994 – Yes, even the great Jack Nicholson portrayed a wolfman in a major motion picture known as Wolf. This film hit wide-screen theaters, on this day 21 years ago, via Columbia Pictures. As I see it, any dude that can transform into a wolfman is Metal. Wolf also stars the very talented Michelle Pfeiffer. This romantic Horror/Thriller film was directed by Mike Nichols.

High On Fire - Luminiferous - promo album banner pic - 2015 - #HOFNIMPW0617

On June 17th, 2015 – The newly released studio album, Luminiferous, from High On Fire, is ranked at #1 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Yowza!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





4 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – June 17th… From LITA FORD To HIGH ON FIRE”

  1. Jiminy cricket!

    Love your humour man, keep it up!

    • Thanks, Mike! I am trying to make stuff more interesting… and my comedic inspiration is very old school. LOL!

      • I love it. I like humour in my readin’ so you hit the spot!

        That Lita Ford single…I have the song on a greatest hits album, but I don’t know if it’s a remix like on that single. Must investigate.

        • Thanks again, Mike! Yeah, I was googling for a 45rpm cover sleeve of Lita and Ozzy’s song… all I could find was the ‘remix’ version. I don’t believe I ever heard a remix version? Unless the record label meant: radio edit/version? \m/

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