Why October 18th Matters In Rock History

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It’s October 18th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1957, Paul McCartney made his live debut with the Quarrymen at New Clubmoor Hall Conservative Club in Liverpool.

- In 1989, during an LA gig opening for The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose announced it would be the band’s final show unless the band members “got their s**t together” and stopped using heroin. After the incident, his bandmates promised to clean up.

- In 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig as a band when they supported French pop star Johnny Hallyday in Paris.

- In 1986, Huey Lewis and the News had the No. 1 album in the country with their fourth effort, Fore!, which featured the songs “Stuck with You” and “Jacob’s Ladder.”

- In 1998, Metallica performed at the Playboy Mansion to help promote Orgazmo, a movie by South Park creator Trey Parker.

- And in 2000, Rage Against the Machine singer Zack De La Rocha quit the band because, according to him, the group’s “decision-making process has completely failed.”

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio