Today in Rock History – June 10

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s June 10th and here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

Starting off with releases we have the final album by Black Sabbath titled 13, Uprising from Bob Marley & The Wailers and Pantera’s debut album Metal Magic!

Its a big day for the Pixies as it’s both Joey Santiago and Kim Deal’s birthday today!

Other birthdays include Kim’s twin sister and Breeders bandmate Kelley and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Jimmy Chamberlin.

In 2007, the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin met in a secret rehearsal space in England to get ready for the upcoming O2 Arena benefit tribute show to Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. This was the first time that the three members had been in the same room with instruments since their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Sticking with Zeppelin for a moment as it was on this day in 2009 that guitarist Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo Magazine’s Hall of Fame at that year’s award ceremony.

In 1977, Joe Strummer and Nicky Headon of The Clash were each fined £5, about $8.50 American, by a London court for spray-painting their band’s name on a wall.

In 2017, Gorillaz host their first Demon Dayz Festival in Kent, England.

During a 1971 Jethro Tull show in Denver, police fire tear gas into the crowd. The band continued to play amidst the chaos, but struggle to see their instruments.

In 2010, Slash was attacked on stage while performing Sweet Child o’ Mine at Milan’s PalaSharp Arena. The guitarist kept rocking though, finishing the song while the attacker was getting taken away.

And finally in 2007, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ was featured in one of TV’s biggest and most rage inducing finales ever!

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