It’s June 4th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1984, Bruce Springsteen released Born in the USA.
In 1994, the supergroup who performed The Beatles songs in the biopic Backbeat reconvened for a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. The all-star band included R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli and Nirvana’s Dave Grohl.
In 1993, Kurt Cobain was arrested after a dispute at his home in Seattle. The disagreement allegedly was over the Nirvana singer’s collection of firearms.
In 2005, System of a Down topped the album charts with their fourth studio effort, Mezmerize.
And in 1996, Metallicareleased their sixth studio album, Load.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)