On This Day In METAL History – July 26th… From JIMI HENDRIX To GARY CHERONE

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On July 26th, 1970 – Rock and guitar icon JIMI HENDRIX performed in his hometown of Seattle, Washington, USA for the last time, at Sicks Stadium.

Ted Nugent - Debut Album Promo Cover Pic - 1975 - #MILMOMBS

On July 26th, 1976 – The flamboyant and legendary TED NUGENT received his first Gold album for his self-titled debut studio album released in 1975. This said album would go on to sell two million (plus) copies in the United States. Holy Girl Scout Cookies!

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On July 26th, 1982 – The fabulous FOREIGNER had their hit single, Break It Up, ranked at #26, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Send it in!! This great song is featured on FOREIGNER’s studio album 4, from 1981.

KISS - Paul Stanley solo 1978 cover pic!

On July 26th, 1992 – Legendary KISS guitarist, songwriter and lead singer Paul Stanley married model Pamela Bowen. Unfortunately, the pair would later divorce in March of 2001. Shown above: Paul Stanley’s first solo studio album from 1978.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On July 26th, 2013 – The super-duper great IRON MAIDEN performed at Inönü Stadyumu in Istanbul, Turkey. This was a date on the MAIDEN ENGLAND TOUR. Very special supporting acts were: ANTHRAX and VOODOO SIX. Whoa, man!

Lamb Of God - VII - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0608LOGMORB

On July 26th, 2015 – LAMB OF GOD VII: Sturm Und Drang is sitting comfortably at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. In other words, true Metal warriors can never be underestimated. Never.

Symphony X - Underworld - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06193333

On July 26th, 2015 – The ninth studio album, Underworld, from the powerful SYMPHONY X is ranked at #2, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Hell and yeah!

Pantera - Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar Hits! - promo album cover pic - #MMCMOSS

On July 26th, 2015PANTERA Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits is ranked at #23, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Freaking yeah.

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Above: recent Extreme, with Gary Cherone on mic.

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Above: circa early 1990’s with guitarist Nuno Bettencourt on left, Gary Cherone on right.


Gary Cherone was born on July 26th, 1961, in Massachusetts, USA. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, Gary Cherone! Whoa! Gary Cherone is a co-founding member of the grand Hard Rock band from Boston: EXTREME. Gary Cherone was also a lead singer for VAN HALEN, being the featured singer on Van Halen’s 1998 studio album: III. Gary also toured with Van Halen, in support of their eleventh album III.

Back in May of 2010, I had the honor of interviewing Gary Cherone for Hard Rock Hideout. Gary Cherone proved to be one of the coolest and nicest of anyone I’ve ever spoken with on planet Earth. Seriously. You can read this interview by clicking the link below! Whoa!



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Above: Stone with… Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Yup.





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