Today in Rock History – June 11

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

Beginning with releases, we have Slave to the Grind by Skid Row, In Violet Light by The Tragically Hip and Korn’s Untouchables!

It’s Frank Beard of ZZ Top’s birthday!

Other birthdays include: Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips and Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome!

In 2019, Three years after the original ruling, an 11-judge panel in the US Court of Appeals reviewed its decision on whether the intro to the Led Zeppelin song Stairway to Heaven had plagiarized the intro on Spirit’s Taurus. The original ruling was in favor of Zeppelin and a year later, the court stuck with the original ruling.

In 2004, Courtney Love surrendered to US police after allegedly assaulting a woman at the home of her former manager and ex-boyfriend, Jim Barber on April 25th. Love was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was later released on bail.

American Idol premiered on FOX in 2002.

And finally in 1968, while The Rolling Stones are recording their song Sympathy For The Devil, a fire breaks out in the studio! Some blamed Lucifer but it was actually due to a light that was being used by the camera crew their to document the session.

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