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2/20/20

hard birthdays
Kee Marcello (EUROPE) - February 20, 1960
Pawel Maciwoda (SCORPIONS) - February 20, 1967
Terry Ilous (XYZ, GREAT WHITE) - February 20, 1968
Paul Newton (URIAH HEEP) - February 21, 1948
Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) - February 21, 1971
Dave Spitz (BLACK SABBATH, GREAT WHITE) - February 22, 1958
Akira Takasaki (LOUDNESS) - February 22, 1961
Glen Alvelais (TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN) - February 22, 1968
Johnny Winter - February 23, 1944 R.I.P.
Stephen Priest (SWEET) - February 23, 1948
Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH) - February 23, 1952
Michael Wilton (QUEENSRYCHE) - February 23, 1962
John Norum (EUROPE) - February 23, 1964

this day in hard history
February 20, 1976: KISS have their footprints added on the sidewalk outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.
February 20, 1996: IN FLAMES release The Jester Race and SEPULTURA release Roots.
February 20, 2003: The Station Night Club in Rhode Island is engulfed by flames during a performance by GREAT WHITE. The incident was the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.
February 20, 2003: R.I.P. Ty Longley (GREAT WHITE).
February 20, 2009: HAMMERFALL release No Sacrifice, No Victory.
February 20, 2015: BLACK STAR RIDERS release The Killer Instinct and SCORPIONS release Return To Forever.

February 21, 2003: SONATA ARCTICA release Winterheart's Guild.
February 21, 2014: BATTLEAXE release Heavy Metal Sanctuary.

February 22, 1986: OZZY OSBOURNE releases The Ultimate Sin.
February 22, 1989: JETHRO TULL win the first Hard Rock/Metal Grammy Award.
February 22, 2008: EXCITER release Thrash Speed Burn.
February 22, 2013: STRATOVARIUS release Nemesis.

February 23, 1978: WHITESNAKE performs first concert in Nottingham, England.
February 23, 1980: IRON MAIDEN release their first single, 'Running Free'. It enters the UK chart at #44.
February 23, 1982: IRON MAIDEN embark on the Beast On The Road tour. It will take the band around the world in 180 concerts.
February 23, 1999: OVERKILL release Necroshine.
February 23, 2015: SCORPIONS release Return To Forever.

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