Today In Rock History…Aug.17th

Published On August 17, 2017 | By Connor Hutchinson | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1999, Led Zeppelin topped a chart of a different kind, Britain’s most bootlegged musicians with 384 bootleg titles seized over the past 25 years.

In 1991, AC/DC headlined the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that included Metallica, Motley Crue, Queensryche & The Black Crowes. This was the first & only time in the festival’s history that every band on the bill had a Platinum album in the U.S.

Also in 1991, Nirvana filmed the music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Culver City, CA. The video cost less than $50,000 to make & led MTV to favor alternative bands in place of pop metal bands.

Happy Birthday to…

Gilby Clarke – guitarist for Guns N’ Roses born in 1962

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