Why December 8th Matters In Rock History

It’s December 8th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1980, John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York apartment by Mark David Chapman. Lennon and Yoko Ono were just returning from the Record Plant studios. 

- In 2003, Ozzy Osbourne broke his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra in an ATV accident on the grounds of his English estate.

- In 1998, Bruce Springsteen announced that for the first time in a decade, he would tour again with the E Street Band. 

- In 1995, Courtney Love appeared on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 1995 special, where she tearfully told the host she wished she’d done “eight-thousand million things” differently to prevent husband Kurt Cobain’s death.

- In 2013, Metallica performed in a dome at the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini, becoming the first band ever to play on all seven continents.

- In 1979, Styx started a two-week run on top of the singles charts with “Babe,” their only song to go to No. 1.

- And in 2004, Damageplan and Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered onstage in Columbus, Ohio during a shooting spree that also claimed the life of the band’s head of security, a club employee and an audience member.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio