Released on June 21, 1985.

Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. June 21st is one.

  • 1950

    June 21, 1950: Joseph Michael Kramer is born in the Bronx. Thankfully, Joey Kramer made his way to Boston as a youth, studying at Berklee College of Music, and eventually joining Aerosmith as their drummer. Fun fact: Kramer coined the name for the band two years before the band even existed.

  • 1985

    June 21, 1985: Mötley Crüe releases their third full-length album, Theatre of Pain. It shares a release date–five years removed–with a band they’re touring with this summer.

    Mötley Crüe and Poison Celebrate Big Album Anniversaries
  • 1990

    June 21, 1990: Poison drops their third album, Flesh & Blood. Catch them both this summer, alongside Joan Jett and Def Leppard for the Stadium Tour at Fenway Park. Hopefully the bands will have their sets a little tighter by then.

    The Stadium Tour Kickoff: Setlists, Tommy Lee’s Broken Ribs & More

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