1995 Rock News
by Phil T.
1995 was a monumental year for rock music possibly the most memorable being the rock and roll hall of fame opening in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America with the inductees that year being the likes of: Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Neil Young, and the Allman Brothers Band.
Not all of 1995 was good for the rock industry deaths of very notable people involved in the movement being on August 9, 1995 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead died of diabetes related issues at the age of 53 another untimely death in the industry being Peter Grant manager of the likes of Led Zeppelin as well as Bad Company died on November 21, 1995 at the age of 60 of a myocardial infarction.
A few notable albums released the year of 1995 were: Balance by Van Halen, Black by Lita Ford It’s five O’clock Somewhere by Slash’s Snakepit, Alive in Studio A by Bruce Springsteen, Ultraphobic by Warrant, The Bends by Radiohead King for a day…fool for a lifetime by Faith no more.
Rock legends Journey were reformed as well as the Misfits and a few notable rock bands were formed being Coheed and Cambria, Evanescence, as well as Six Feet Under. While all these great bands were formed some were broken up as well those being: The Grateful Dead, Living Color, Slash’s Snakepit and Suicidal Tendancies.
The top 5 Rock hits of the year 1995 were: When I come Around (Green Day) Lightening Crashes (Live) Good (Better Than Extra) Misery (Soul Asylum) Hold me, Thrill me, Kiss me, Kill me (U2)