Why March 16th Matters In Rock History

It’s March 16th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1989, MTV launched a contest to give away Jon Bon Jovi’s childhood home. 

- In 1967, Pink Floyd began sessions at Abbey Road Studios for their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

- In 1992, during a Metallica gig at Orlando Arena, fans dangled an usher by his ankles from the balcony as trouble broke out at the concert. The band was charged $38,000 U.S. for repairs and cleaning after the audience trashed the building.

- In 1999, Stone Temple Pilots played an impromptu gig at LA’s Viper Room. It was the first time in two years that the group performed.

- And in 1991, Eddie Van Halen and his then-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, had a son named Wolfgang Van Halen. Wolfie would go on to become the bassist for Eddie’s band, Van Halen.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio