Classics du Jour

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...
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CDJ Today: July 14 in Classic Rock

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 Of Fame in front...
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Queen, Roger Taylor, classic Rock

Watch: Queen’s Roger Taylor Releases Video for New “Isolation” Single

Roger Taylor has shared a new video to accompany his recently released solo single “Isolation”. You can watch the video in the player below. The Queen drummer released “Isolation” last month after writing and recording the tune in his garden shed during the COVID-19 lockdown. Taylor played all of...
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Eddie Van Halen, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: July 13 in Classic Rock

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 got it, Eddie, Eddie, Eddie!” July 13, 1984 – The Live Aid concerts take place in London’s Wembley Stadium...
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Rolling Stones, Classic Rock

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

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 the player below. “Criss Cross” has been released in anticipation of the Goats Head Soup reissue due out...
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CDJ Today: July 10 in Classic Rock

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 that Slash is getting a star on the very street...
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cancels Live Induction Ceremony, Announces Virtual Event

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will forgo their usual induction ceremony in 2020 but have announced plans for a virtual event to air on HBO on November 7th. The event was originally scheduled for May 2nd in Cleveland, OH and was rescheduled early on during the pandemic for November 7th. However, in...
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Aerosmith Postpone 50th Anniversary Show Until 2021

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. The postponement comes as the U.S. continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases...
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CDJ Today: July 9 in Classic Rock

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 using drugs to ease some physical ailments. He...
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CDJ Today: July 8 in Classic Rock

July 8, 1967 – The Monkees start their tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as the opening act. Not surprisingly, Hendrix is dropped after six shows when he is told his act is not suitable for the young audience. July 8, 1958 – The first Gold record album certified by the Recording Industry...
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