On This Day In METAL History – May 9th… From METALLICA To NIGHT RANGER
On May 9th, 1987 – EUROPE had their third studio album, The Final Countdown, ranked at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Damn straight about that!
On May 9th, 1987 – NIGHT RANGER had their fourth studio album, Big Life, ranked at #28 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. How about that? Big Life featured the hit single, The Secret of My Success, a song written for the 1987 film of the same name; a film which starred the very famous Michael J. Fox.
On May 9th, 1992 – DEF LEPPARD had their hit song, Let’s Get Rocked, ranked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Holy huckleberry stew! Let’s Get Rocked is featured on DEF LEPPARD’s fifth studio album from 1992: Adrenalize.
From KISS Facebook:
On This Day In #KISStory – May 9, 2008 – KISS kicked off their massive Alive 35 European Tour with a SOLD OUT show at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The KISS Alive 35 European Tour stopped in 30 cities, drawing over 500,000 fans!
On May 9th, 2016 – METALLICA‘s debut studio album, Kill ‘Em All, is ranked at #136, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Kill ‘Em All was originally released back in the Summer of 1983, via Megaforce Records. Can you keep a secret? I was a junior in high school, back in 1983. Whoa.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.
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