Metal Events in History

2007 Death - Kevin DuBrow, singer, lead vocalist, Quiet Riot, heavy metal band 1973 - 2007, dies in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 52

1988 Event - Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie

1986 Death - Cliff Burton, bass player for Metallica, a thrash metal band, dies in Sweden at age 24, when tour bus for the band skidded and crashed, inducted posthumously into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Metallica

1981 Event - Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike

1974 Birthday - Matt Bongiovi, heavy metal rocker, cousin of Jon Bon Jovi

1970 Birthday - Donald Tardy, U.S., death metal drummer, Obituary, Cause of Death

1969 Birthday - Butch Walker, Rome, Georgia, heavy metal guitarist, Southgang-Tainted Angel

1969 Birthday - Trevor Peres, U.S., metal guitarist, Obituary-The End Complete

1969 Birthday - Douglas Lee Mitchell, born in Miles, Michigan, heavy metal artist, Southgang

1969 Birthday - Jesse Harte, Rome, Georgia, heavy metal vocalist, Southgang-Tainted Angel

1968 Birthday - Larry Laronde, U.S. funk metal bassist, Primus-Frizzle Fry

1968 Birthday - Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist, Sepultura

1968 Event - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117

1968 Birthday - Phil Anselmo, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, musician, focuses on heavy metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk, thrash metal genres, lead for Pantera, producer, owner Housecore Records

1967 Birthday - Allen West, U.S. metal guitarist, Obituary, Cause of Death

1967 Birthday - Jerry Dixon, heavy metal bassist, Warrant-Cherry Pie

1967 Birthday - Pat Badger, heavy metal bassist, Extreme-More Than Words

1967 Birthday - Jayce Fincher, Jr., heavy metal bassist, Southgang-Tainted Angel

1966 Birthday - Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist, Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar

1965 Birthday - Eddie Vedder, heavy metal singer, Pearl Jam-Justine

1965 Birthday - Steven Sweet, Wadsworth Ohio, heavy metal artist, Warrant-Cherry Pie

1965 Birthday - Tim "Herb" Alexander, U.S. funk metal drummer, Primus-Prok soda

1964 Birthday - Dave Ellefson, born in Jackson, Minnesota, bass guitar player, founder and member, thrash metal band, Megadeth

1964 Birthday - Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker, Europe-The Final Countdown

1964 Birthday - Johnny Dee, heavy metal drummer, Britny Fox-Boys in Heat, King Kobra

1964 Birthday - Rachel Bolan, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, born James Southworth, bass player, songwriter and co-founder of metal band, Skid Row

1963 Birthday - Scott Ian, U.S. heavy metal guitarist, Anthrax-I'm the Man

1963 Birthday - Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer, Metallica-Kill 'em All

1963 Birthday - Les Claypool, U.S. funk metal singer/bassist, Primus-Suck on This

1963 Birthday - John Bush, U.S. heavy metal singer, Anthrax-Armed and Dangerous

1963 Birthday - James Hetfield, heavy metal rocker, Metallica-Helpless

1963 Birthday - Paul Geary, born in Boston, Massachusetts, heavy metal drummer, Extreme-More Than Words

1963 Birthday - Frank Bello, U.S. heavy metal bassist, Anthrax-Soldiers of Metal

1963 Birthday - Joey Vera, heavy metal rocker, Armored Saint-Aftermath

1963 Birthday - Brett Edward Garsed, born in Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist, Nelson

1963 Birthday - Warren DeMartini, heavy metal rocker, Dokken-Alone Again, Ratt

1963 Birthday - Jason Newsted, born in Battle Creek, Michigan, bassist, Metallica, heavy metal band member, founder of Chophouse Records studio

1963 Birthday - Jani Lane, heavy metal drummer, Warrant-Cherry Pie

1963 Birthday - Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist, Anthrax-Protest and Survive

1962 Birthday - Josh Silver, born in America, keyboardist, producer for band Type O Negative, viewed as a gothic metal band, played with Peter Steele, founding member of rock group Fallout

1962 Birthday - Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker, White Snake-Here I Go Again

1962 Birthday - Mick Sweda, heavy metal, Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike

1962 Birthday - Adam Baldwin, actor, Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard

1962 Birthday - Michael Wilton, born in San Francisco, California, guitarist, singer, member of Queensryche, progressive metal musician, influenced by Judas Priest, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, UFO

1962 Birthday - Cliff Burton, born in Castro Valley, California, bass player for Metallica, a thrash metal band

1961 Birthday - Mike Tramp, Denmark, heavy metal rocker, White Lion-Mane Attraction

1961 Birthday - Dave Mustaine, born in La Mesa, California, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Megadeth, heavy metal band member, listed in book, '100 Greatest Metal Guitarists'

1961 Birthday - David Chastain, heavy metal rocker, Chastain-Rule of Wasteland

1961 Birthday - Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker, Solo-Edge of Insanity

1961 Birthday - Gary Cherone, born in Boston, heavy metal vocalist, Extreme-More Than Words

1961 Birthday - Kip Winger, born in Denver, Colorado, Charles Frederick Kip Winger, musician, songwriter, bass guitarist, hard rock, heavy metal, classical, experimental genres, lead singer, Alan Parsons Project, played with Alice Cooper, had band called, Winger, released new CD, 2008

1961 Birthday - David Palmer, heavy metal drummer, ABC, AC/DC

1961 Birthday - Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker, Hurricane-I'm on to You

1961 Birthday - D. D. Verni, heavy metal rocker, Overkill-Hello From the Gutter

1960 Birthday - Kasey Smith, Queens, New York, heavy metal artist, Danger Danger-Screw It

1960 Birthday - Joey Belladonna, Oswego, New York, heavy metal vocalist, Anthrax-Protest

1960 Birthday - Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker, Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man

1960 Birthday - Morty Black, heavy metal rocker, TNT-7 Seas

1960 Birthday - Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals, Ratt-Round and Round

1960 Birthday - Simon Wright, heavy metal drummer, AC/DC

1959 Birthday - Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker, Ratt-Round and Round

1959 Birthday - Joe Elliot, heavy metal vocalist, Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages

1959 Birthday - Stephen Pearcy, born in Los Angeles, California, heavy metal vocalist, RATT-Round and Round

1959 Birthday - Matthew Modine, born in Loma Linda, California, actor, Full Metal Jacket

1958 Birthday - Nikki Sixx, born in San Jose, California, musician, songwriter, member, Motley Crue, plays hard rock, heavy metal genres, wrote, most successful album 'Dr. Feelgood'

1958 Birthday - Lita Rossana Ford, born in London, England, metal guitarist, Kiss Me Deadly

1958 Birthday - Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker, Badlands-Dreams in the Dark

1958 Birthday - Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker, Iron Maiden-Run to Hills

1958 Birthday - Randy Piper, heavy metal rocker, Wasp-Wildchild

1957 Birthday - Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist, Iron Maiden-Aces High

1956 Birthday - Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker, Solo-Ashes to Ashes

1955 Birthday - Kevin DuBrow, born in Hollywood, California, singer, lead vocalist, Quiet Riot, heavy metal band 1973 - 2007

1955 Event - 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf

1955 Birthday - Michael Schenker, heavy metal rocker, MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions

1954 Birthday - Michael Anthony, born in Chicago, Illinois, Michael Anthony Sobolewski, bassist, founding member, Van Halen, hard rock, heavy metal genres, plays bass, vocals, has performed with Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot, noted for custom bass guitars, now markets Mad Anthony hot sauce

1954 Birthday - Ross Friedman, born in New York City, New York, Ross Funicello, Ross The Boss, guitarist, rocker, founding member of The Dictators punk band and Manowar heavy metal band

1953 Birthday - Don Dokken, heavy metal rocker, Dokken-Alone Again

1953 Birthday - Rod Morgenstein, born in New York, drummer, member of '80's heavy metal band Wing, Dixie Dregs, educator, served as professor of percussion, Berklee College of Music

1952 Event - 650,000 metal workers go on strike in U.S.

1952 Birthday - Udo Dirkshneider, heavy metal rocker, Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo

1951 Birthday - Ace Frehley, born in Bronx, New York, heavy metal rocker, Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet

1951 Birthday - Mick Mars, born in Terre Haute, Indiana, rocker, heavy metal guitarist, played for glam metal band Motley Crue

1950 Event - 1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited

1950 Birthday - Billy Squier, Massachusetts, heavy metal guitarist, Don't Say No

1948 Birthday - Bill Ward, born in Birmingham, England, musician, vocalist, drummer for Black Sabbath, a British heavy metal band, sang lead vocals on Technical Ecstacy, Never Say Die!

1945 Birthday - Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker, Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor

1944 Birthday - Tim Bogert, born in Ridgefield, New Jersey, musician, bass player, played rock, blues-rock, heavy metal, performed bass solos with Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice

1944 Birthday - Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker, Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law

1943 Event - Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts

1943 Event - U.S. rations bread and metal

1935 Event - 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, New York

1930 Birthday - Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal

1922 Event - Rotterdam metal strike ends

1875 Birthday - Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

1872 Event - J. S. Risdon patents metal windmill

1854 Event - Smith and Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges

1831 Death - Henry Maudslay, inventor (metal lathe), dies

1799 Birthday - Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings