This Week in Rock Music History

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Number 1 Hits from This Week in Music

2001 – “It’s Been Awhile” Staind

2002 – “Too Bad” Nickelback

2004 – “Cold Hard Bitch” Jet

2010 – “Cryin’ Like a Bitch” Godsmack

2013 – “The High Road” Three Days Grace

2014 – “Take Out the Gunman” Chevelle

2015 – “Coming for You” The Offspring

Music History Events from This Week

May 3, 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded “Voodoo Chile”

May 2, 2013, Jeff Hanneman, founding member of rock band Slayer, died at the age of 49.

May 2, 1963, The Beatles scored their first UK No.1 hit with “From Me to You.” Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

May 1, 1991, Nirvana inked a deal with music mogul David Geffen’s DGC label for an advance payment of $290,000, which financed their breakthrough second album, Nevermind. The Seattle-based grunge rock pioneers had previously recorded for Sub Pop, a local indie label.

April 29, 1980, Black Sabbath kicked off their first tour without Ozzy Osbourne, whom they fired in April the previous year; in his stead came US singer and former Rainbow frontman Ronnie James Dio.

April 28, 2003, US technology company Apple Inc. broke new ground in the music industry by launching the iTunes Store, the first legally authorized download platform for buying music.

April 28, 1999, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 28, 1998, Before These Crowded Streets by the Dave Matthews Band debuted at No.1 on the US albums chart