Today In Rock History…Aug.17th
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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