Today in Rock History – February 11th

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s February 11th and here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

Kind of a slow day but starting with releases we have Confusion is Sex from Sonic Youth in 1983 and Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell from Social Distortion in 1992.

It’s H.R. of Bad Brains, #5 Craig Jones (formerly) of Slipknot, and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park’s birthdays today.

In 1998, Axl Rose is arrested at an airport in Phoenix and charged with threatening a security worker. He would later plead guilty for disturbing the peace.

Then in 2014, Queen made history in the U.K. charts by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an album. That record being their first Greatest Hits compilation. By including hits like We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody, The Official Charts Company said one in three families in Britain owned a copy of the 1981 compilation.

It’s time to head bang!

And finally, in 1992 Vince Neil was fired from Motley Crue after saying he lost his passion for music and began to race cars. In reality his bandmates fired him for his excessive drinking and “holding us back.”

This has been Today in Rock History! Keep on Rocking, keep on Rolling! Check back tomorrow for your next rock history lesson!