Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. May 10th is one.

  • 1960

    May 10, 1960: Paul David Hewson is born in Dublin, Ireland. The man who would become Bono just joined his U2 bandmate The Edge for an intimate, moving performance in a Ukrainian bomb shelter. We’d expect nothing less from the birthday boy.

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  • 1984

    May 10, 1994: Twisted Sister release their third album, Stay Hungry. That’s the one with “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” as well as “Burn In Hell,” which scored the band a cameo in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

  • 1994

    May 10, 1994: Weezer releases their debut Blue Album. I cut class the day this one dropped and my buddy Chris and I went to the Burlington Mall, had breakfast at Brigham’s while we waited for Sam Goody to open, then Chris bought the tape and we cruised around in his 1986 Mercury Cougar, cranking it with the tinted windows down. This song never sounded so good.

  • 1994

    May 10: 1994: Seattle emo rockers Sunny Day Real Estate release their debut album Diary. This is relevant to me because it’s one of my all-time favorite albums. And it’s relevant to you because the band’s rhythm section went on to be Dave Grohl’s first rhythm section.

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