Why August 11th Matters In Rock History


It’s August 11th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1973, Bill Aucoin approached KISS after seeing them play in New York to offer his services as manager. He promised them a record deal which they later made with Casablanca.

- In 1979, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever show in the UK with John Bonham at Knebworth House in England.

- In 2002, Bruce Springsteen started a two-week run at No. 1 on the album chart with The Rising, his fifth No. 1 record. 

- In 1999, Kiss received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

- In 1992, The Flaming Lips released Hit to Death in the Future Head, their fifth album and their first to receive a parental advisory warning.

- And in 2012, Linkin Park returned to the top of the rock song chart with “Burn It Down” for an 11th non-consecutive week. Green Day had broken Linkin Park’s 10-week run, taking the spot with “Oh Love,” but Linkin Park returned to the peak for one more week. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio