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Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Tour Dates as He Recovers from Pneumonia

Disappointing news for Ozzy Osbourne fans today. The Grammy Award winning vocalist has announced that he will now be cancelling all shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This follows news of the postponement of the entire UK and European leg of his No More Tours 2 tour on doctors’ orders...
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CDJ Today: February 19 in Classic Rock

February 19, 1982 – Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in San Antonio for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph, a 60-foot high statue erected in 1939 to honor the 189 Texans who died there. The Cenotaph is adjacent to the mission, in the Alamo Plaza. At the time of his arrest, Osbourne is wearing Sharon’s dress...
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CDJ Today: February 18 in Classic Rock

February 18, 1974 – Kiss release their self-titled debut album on Casablanca Records. Warner Bros. dissolved their deal with the record label after the band refused to remove their makeup. The album initially sold only 75,000 copies, although now it is certified Gold. February 18, 1969 – Maurice...
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Journey to Release Live in Japan this March

In February 2017, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Journey recreated two legendary albums during a performance at the famed Budokan arena in Tokyo, Japan. Now the concert film from that historic show will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and in digital formats. Journey Live in...
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CDJ Today: February 17 in Classic Rock

February 17, 1975 – AC/DC release their debut album High Voltage. The album, released only in Australia, was re-released internationally with a new cover and track listing. February 17, 1989 – David Coverdale marries actress Tawny Kitaen, star of 5 Whitesnake videos including “Here I Go Again,” “Is...
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CDJ Today: February 16 in Classic Rock

February 16, 2005 – Kid Rock is arrested for allegedly punching a DJ at a strip club in Nashville, Tennessee. He was released after posting a $3,000 bond on a charge of simple assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Classic Rock Birthdays February 16, 1965 – Dave Lombardo, drums...
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CDJ Today: February 15 in Classic Rock

February 15, 2006 – KNAC, 105.5 FM, the legendary Los Angeles, California heavy metal radio station, goes off the air and is replaced by a Spanish station. James Hatfield and Lars Ulrich from Metallica are there to play the last song, “Fade To Black,” which was one of the first songs played when...
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Watch and Hear Whitesnake’s New Single “Shut Up and Kiss Me”

Whitesnake is celebrating Valentine’s Day with the release of their brand new song and music video “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” “After the intense darkness of our last video BURN If anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know?” said Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale in a statement. “We’ve got some really...
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CDJ Today: February 14 in Classic Rock

February 14, 1992 – Vince Neil is fired from Mötley Crüe and the band releases a statement saying he’s left “because his longtime hobby, car racing, had become a priority in his life.” Neil says, “It came as a complete shock to me.” He rejoins the band in 1997. February 14, 1970 – The Who play a...
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Watch Weezer’s New Video for their “Take On Me” Cover

In 1985, Norwegian synth-pop band A-ha released a ground-breaking video for their hit song “Take On Me”. The video’s pencil-sketch animation combined with live-action effect took 16 weeks to complete, but the result helped catapult the band to international stardom. It also garnered six MTV Music...
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