This Week in Rock Music History – Week 5

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Number 1 Hits from This Week in Music

2009 – “Know Your Enemy” Green Day

2010 – “The Good Life” Three Days Grace

2013 – “The Hangman’s Body Count” Volbeat

2019 – “Blue on Black” Five Finger Death Punch

Music History Events from This Week

May 26 2017 – Chris Cornell was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles next to Johnny Ramone.

May 26, 2016 – A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd were unveiled by the Royal Mail.

May 26, 2002 – The first episode of At Home With The Osbournes was shown on MTV in the UK.

May 27, 1994 – The Eagles played their first show in fourteen years when they played a show in Burbank, California.

May 27, 1977 – The Sex Pistols released their controversial-yet-iconic punk anthem, “God Save the Queen.”

May 28, 2019 – Pokerstars survey announces Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ as Greatest Gambling Song of All Time with Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ voted into second place.

May 29, 2005 – Gorillaz scored their first UK No.1 album when ‘Demon Days’ went to the top of the charts

May 30 2005 – Coldplay’s new album was illegally put on the internet a week before its UK and US release.

May 31, 1982 – R.E.M. signed their first label deal with I.R.S. Records

May 31. 1976 – The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels, when they played at Charlton Athletic Football ground.

June 1, 1972 – the Eagles released their debut album.

June 1, 2013 – Vampire Weekend releases Modern Vampires of the City and becomes the first indie rock band to debut at the top of the US album chart with two consecutive LPs.