Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. February 4th is one.

  • 1948

    February 4, 1948: Vincent Damon Furnier is born in Detroit, Michigan. You know him as Alice Cooper, and anyone in the last 50 years who has incorporated any type of horror or theatrics into their stage show–from Madonna to Marilyn Manson to Taylor Swift–owes the man some respect.

    Alice Cooper: His 25 Best Songs Ranked
  • 1963

    February 4, 1963: Kevin John Wasserman is born is Los Angeles, California. You know him as Noodles, guitarist for The Offspring. But do you know how he got his nickname? He noodles! On the guitar!


  • 1980

    February 4, 1980: The Ramones release End Of The Century: the first, last, and only album they would ever work on with producer and lunatic Phil Spector. You know, because of the whole “he-pulled-a-gun-on-the-band” thing.

    Ramones ‘End of the Century’ Turns 40
  • 1992

    February 4, 1992: Alice In Chains release their 4-song EP Sap. (It actually has 5 songs; there’s a hidden track.) See which song made your Top 5–and Adam 12’s Top 5–in this year’s edition of Vote for the GOAT.

    Vote for the GOAT: Hardy & Adam 12s Alice In Chains Top 5s
  • 1997

    February 4, 1997: The Offspring release their forth studio album, Ixnay On The Hombre, on Noodles’ 34th birthday. Here’s the best song on the whole disc.

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