This Week in Rock Music History – Week 4

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Number 1 Hits from This Week in Music

1994 – “Shine” Collective Soul

1996 – “Humans Being” Van Halen

1998 – “Blue on Black” Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

2005 – “Happy?” Mudvayne

2009 – “Know Your Enemy” Green Day

2010 – “The Good Life”   Three Days Grace

2012 – “Live to Rise” Soundgarden

2015 – “Failure” Breaking Benjamin

2016 – “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” Volbeat

2017 – “Let You Down” Seether

2018 – “Bulletproof” Godsmack

2019 – “Heroin” Badflower

Music History Events from This Week

May 19, 2010 – ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was named the UK’s favorite rock song in a survey by listeners to radio station Absolute Classic Rock.

May 20, 1997 – Foo Fighters released their second album The Colour And The Shape the album was a Grammy nominee for Best Rock Album in 1998.

May 21, 2015 – Black Sabbath received a Lifetime Achievement prize at the Ivor Novello Songwriting Awards.

May 22, 2005 – Dave Matthews Band were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Stand Up.’

May 23, 2019 – Richard Ashcroft regained rights to his song ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ after more than two decades. The Verve singer lost the rights to his most recognizable song.

May 24, 1999 – Queen’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury, was honored by Britain’s Royal Mail with a 19p millennium postage stamp. Mercury, who was an avid stamp collector himself, died in 1991.

May 24, 2003 – Paul McCartney made his first ever live performance in Russia when he appeared in front of 20,000 fans in Red Square.

May 25, 1998 – Coldplay released their debut recording, Safety.