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Laurel Canyon, The Byrds, Elvis Costello and My Rickenbacker Guitar

I recently watched the new docu-series Laurel Canyon . If you enjoyed Echo in The Canyon (which I thought was extraordinary ), Laurel Canyon is a great follow-up. It’s a two-part television documentary and gives a much broader view of that legendary Laurel Canyon music scene. It includes many more... Read More

CDJ Today: July 14 in Classic Rock

Steve Miller Band July 14, 2011 – Triumph has a street named after them in their hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. All three members attend the ceremony, and in true rock and roll style, they cut the ribbon with a chainsaw. July 14, 1987 – The Steve Miller Band receives a star on the Hollywood Walk... Read More


How much have the Rolling Stones forgotten over the years? My guess is A LOT. They're billing this as a forgotten song from the Goats Head Soup sessions. You'll find it on the forthcoming Goats Head Soup 2020. Goats Head Soup 2020 is coming on September 4th, featuring unheard tracks, demos,... Read More
Eddie Van Halen, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: July 13 in Classic Rock

Roger McGuinn (center) with Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart. Photo Courtesy: Q Prime. Credit: Alysse Gafkjen July 13, 1984 – For the first and only time, Eddie Van Halen performs “Beat It” live in concert with Michael Jackson, at The Jacksons concert at Texas Stadium in Dallas. Jackson screams, “You... Read More
Rolling Stones, Classic Rock

Hear the Rolling Stones’ Unreleased 1973 Song ‘Criss Cross’

The Rolling Stones will release Goats Head Soup, featuring unreleased tracks and rarities, on September 4 The Rolling Stones have unveiled “Criss Cross”, a previously unreleased track from 1973 that was recorded for the band’s Goats Head Soup album. Hear the song and watch the accompanying video in... Read More

CDJ Today: July 10 in Classic Rock

Film poster for The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night July 10, 2012 – Slash gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Ex-bandmates Duff McKagan, Gilby Clark and Steven Adler are in attendance. Charlie Sheen is the master of ceremonies and quips, “It seems quite fitting... Read More

Aerosmith Postpone 50th Anniversary Show Until 2021

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry perform with Aerosmith. CC by SA 2.0. Credit: Julio Aprea The Bad Boys of Boston will be celebrating their 50th anniversary one year late. Aerosmith has announced that their upcoming 50th Anniversary show at the iconic Fenway Park will now take place on September 14, 2021... Read More

CDJ Today: July 9 in Classic Rock

Jerry Garcia with The Grateful Dead in 1970. July 9, 1995 – Jerry Garcia performs his last concert with the Grateful Dead at Chicago’s Soldier Field. At the time, no one knew this would be Garcia’s last show, even Garcia himself. Although he’d been clean for several years, Garcia had returned to... Read More