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CDJ Today: July 22 in Classic Rock

July 22, 1989 – Courtney Love marries her first husband, James Moreland, who is the singer of the band Leaving Trains. The marriage ends with an annulment only three months later, after Love is allegedly forced to have an abortion due to her drug abuse. Love says that “Moreland was a transvestite...
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CDJ Today: July 21 in Classic Rock

July 21, 1987 – Guns N’ Roses release Appetite For Destruction, which becomes the best-selling American debut album of all time. The album has sold over 28 million copies worldwide, with 18 million of those sales in the U.S. July 21, 1990 – Roger Waters’ The Wall concert takes place between...
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CDJ Today: July 20 in Classic Rock

July 20, 1986 – Van Halen manager Ed Leffler is beaten up at a Dallas hotel by an unknown assailant. July 20, 1975 – The Born To Run tour kicks off at The Palace Theatre in Providence, RI. This is also the live debut of Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven) as a member of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street...
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Hear Def Leppard’s New Cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’

Def Leppard released two new tracks today exclusively on Spotify. The digital Spotify Single features the band’s classic hit “Hysteria” as the A-side and a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” as the B-side. Spotify Singles are recorded at the streaming service’s studio in New York City and...
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CDJ Today: July 19 in Classic Rock

July 19, 1986 – Van Halen headline the Texxas Jam at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, preceeded by Dio, Loverboy, Krokus, Keel and Bachman-Turner Overdrive who are joined by Leslie West on “Mississippi Queen. July 19, 1976 – Deep Purple disband at the end of their UK tour. David Coverdale goes on to form...
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Billy Gibbons Releases First Single “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” from Forthcoming Solo Album

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of ZZ Top Billy Gibbons has released a new single from his forthcoming solo album. Although the single is not yet available to buy or stream online, you can request it now at your local radio station. “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” was made famous by Muddy...
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CDJ Today: July 18 in Classic Rock

July 18, 1981 – The Texxas Jam is held at the Astrodome in Houston. The lineup includes headliner REO Speedwagon, Heart, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult and The Rockets. July 18, 1978 – Def Leppard make their live debut at Westfield School, Sheffield, England in front of about 150 students. They are paid...
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CDJ Today: July 17 in Classic Rock

July 17, 1982 – Judas Priest release Screaming For Vengeance, their eighth studio album. It goes on to sell over 5 million copies worldwide. July 17, 1994 – Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss raid a Kiss convention in Michigan to reclaim their Kiss costumes that were stolen more than a decade...
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TOTO’s Steve Lukather To Release Memoir “The Gospel According to Luke”

Respected studio musician and founding member of TOTO Steve Lukather (aka “Luke”) is set to release his first ever memoir this September. The Gospel According To Luke promises a no-holds barred, uncensored look at Lukather’s 40+ years of making records with TOTO as well as the countless studio...
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Journey’s Neal Schon to Make Large Donation of Personal Collection to OKPOP Museum

Journey founder Neal Schon and his wife Michaele will donate part of Schon’s personal collection to the much anticipated OKPOP Museum in Schon’s home state of Oklahoma. “We’re going to get a nice collection for you all,” Schon said in a statement. “I’m going to have to go through my zillion guitars...
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