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311 rounded out their '90s run with their fifth album, 'Soundsystem,' in 1999.

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

  • 1981

    October 12, 1981: U2 releases their second studio album, October. Kinda cool that they dropped October in October. And anytime we’re talking U2, it’s a good time to revisit their 50 Best Songs (according to us).

    U2 'October'

  • 1999

    October 12, 1999: 311 releases Soundsystem. Fun fact: the band commenced recording sessions for their fifth album on, you guessed it, 3/11/99. See where it lands in their full catalog.

    311 'Soundsystem'

    311 rounded out their ’90s run with their fifth album, ‘Soundsystem,’ in 1999.

  • 2004

    October 12, 2004: The Boston Red Sox were in the Bronx for Game 1 of the 2004 ALCS. And the Beastie Boys were in Worcester for a show at the Centrum. I wrote about both here. The setlist was pretty killer.

    Beastie Boys Setlist at Worcester's Centrum Centre, Worcester

    Get the Beastie Boys Setlist of the concert at Worcester's Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA, USA on October 12, 2004 from the Pageant Tour and other Beastie Boys Setlists for free on setlist.fm!

  • 1947

    October 13, 1947: Samuel Roy “Sammy” Hagar is born in Salinas, CA. Some Van Halen fans are for Dave, some are for Sammy. I’m a Red Rocker guy through and through. So I’ll be throwing back a shot of Cabo Wabo tequila in his honor of his birthday…tomorrow. In the meantime, take a gander of how many of his songs made our list of 30 Best Van Halen songs.