March 16, 1992 – A Metallica show at the Orlando Arena goes horribly wrong when fans dangle an usher by his ankles from the balcony. Luckily, he was pulled to safety. The band paid $38,000 to repair damaged seats and have all the arena seats steam cleaned after the rowdy concert. But, everyone ended up happy (well, maybe not the […]
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March 13, 1966 – Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Sex Pistols are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Sex Pistols refuse to attend the ceremony, calling the institution “urine in wine” and adding “We’re not your monkeys, we’re not coming. You’re not paying attention”. Metallica inducts Sabbath and performs “Hole in the […]
March 12, 2010 – Over 160 people are arrested and eight people are hospitalized when fans try to gain free entrance at a Metallica show in Colombia. 1,500 policeman and several tanks were brought in to manage the riot. Inside the venue, the concert went on as planned March 12, 2007 – Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in […]
March 11, 1995 – Van Halen kicked off their “Balance” tour in Pensacola, FL. It was later dubbed the “Ambulance” tour by Eddie Van Halen due to his hip surgery & Alex Van Halen’s need to wear a neck brace for most of the gigs. March 11, 2005 – The front door of Ozzy Osbourne’s […]
March 10, 2003 – AC/DC are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Inducted by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, the band went on to play “Highway To Hell” and then performed “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Tyler. March 10, 1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He later says, “I […]
March 9, 1970 – Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward make their concert debut at The Roundhouse, London. March 9, 1981 – Robert Plant performs his first solo concert since the breakup of Led Zeppelin in Stourbridge, U.K. March 9, 1976 – […]