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This Day in Music History: February 10th

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1999: Iron Maiden announced that singer Bruce Dickinson & guitarist Adrian Smith would be rejoining the band for a reunion tour & a new album. Both Dickinson & Smith are still in Iron Maiden to this day.

1998: Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was arrested for allegedly threatening to punch out a security guard who was searching his luggage at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Rose was charged with disorderly conduct.

1995: Seventeen years after its initial release, Heaven Tonight by Cheap Trick was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.

1990: Aerosmith peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Janie’s Got a Gun” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.

1990: Eric Clapton performed the final night of his record setting 18 nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

1979: Dire Straits released their debut single “Sultans of Swing” in the U.S., which went on to reach number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

1978: Van Halen released their self-titled debut album. It peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 album chart & went on to sell ten million copies in the U.S. alone.

1975: Dave Alexander, bassist for The Stooges died of pulmonary edema at a hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He was 27 years old.

1970: ZZ Top performed their first concert in Beaumont, TX.

Cliff Burton-bassist for Metallica born in 1962

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