On This Day In METAL History – May 17th… From LED ZEPPELIN To AVATAR

Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1975LZRP0517MOJP

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.

Queen - Killer Queen - 45rpm cover sleeve - 1975 - #0517KQMOQ

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.

Rainbow - Rising - promo album cover pic - 1976 - #051776 - MORRJD

On May 17th, 1976 – The legendary RAINBOW, led by (the late) RONNIE JAMES DIO, had their second studio album released: Rising.

Van Halen - Why Cant This Be Love - promo single cover art - 1986 - #99

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!!

Wango Tango - KIIS FM - promo concert flyer - #MO999ILG

‪On This Day In KISSTORYMay 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

AVATAR - Feathers And Flesh - promo album cover pic - 2016 - #MOILMNFS777993

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!!


Stone - 2011 Photo #1



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