Today in Rock History – June 25

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s June 25th and here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

It’s a big day for releases and what a way to start it: Prince’s Purple Rain

We also got two Alice Cooper albums on this day: Pretties for You in 1969 and Alice Cooper Goes to Hell in 1976

Other albums include One Size Fits All from Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, Murray Street from Sonic Youth and the final Screaming Trees album: Dust

Moving onto birthdays now, we have Mike Kroeger of Nickelback, Ian McDonald of Foreigner, Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult, Jakob Nowell of Sublime and John McCrea of Cake

Weezer signed with DGC Records in 1993

And finally in 1988, we lost Hillel Slovak of the Red Hot Chili Peppers of an accidental heroin overdose. Only playing with the band for a short time, he left huge impact on the band’s sound.

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