On This Day In METAL History – May 17th… From LED ZEPPELIN To AVATAR
On May 17th, 1975 – The incredible LED ZEPPELIN had their hit, Trampled Under Foot, ranked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Holy cannoli! This fabulous song is featured on LED ZEPPELIN‘s sixth studio album from 1975: Physical Graffiti. This was also a double album. Whoa.
On May 17th, 1975 – The amazing QUEEN had their hit single, Killer Queen, ranked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This unforgettable song is featured on QUEEN‘s third studio album from 1974: Sheer Heart Attack.
On May 17th, 1976 – The legendary RAINBOW, led by (the late) RONNIE JAMES DIO, had their second studio album released: Rising.
On May 17th, 1986 – The SAMMY HAGAR led VAN HALEN had their huge hit single, Why Can’t This Be Love, ranked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on VAN HALEN‘s seventh studio album from 1986: 5150. Man, I love this song!!
On This Day In KISSTORY – May 17, 2003 - KISS closed KIIS-FM‘s massive annual “Wango Tango” concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This show drew over 50,000 fans. – Source: KISS Facebook
On May 17th, 2016 – Sweden’s Metal ambassadors AVATAR have their newly released studio album, Feathers & Flesh, ranked at #3 on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Fanboy alert: AVATAR are awesome!!
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.
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