Classics du Jour

Hear the Previously Unreleased Freddie Mercury Track, “Time Waits for No One”

Late last week Universal music dropped a video for a previously unreleased Freddie Mercury track, “Time Waits for No One.” The song, which features Mercury’s stunning voice backed only by a piano, was recorded in April of 1986. The track was recorded for the concept album of the musical “Time,”...
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Elliot Roberts, Manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Dies at 76

“Never one to think of himself, he puts everyone else first,” wrote Neil Young in a touching tribute to his late manager, Elliot Roberts. Roberts, who was best known for his five-decade association with Neil Young, passed away on Friday. He was 76. His company, Lookout Management, announced his...
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CDJ Today: June 24 in Classic Rock

June 24, 1999 – Eric Clapton auctions off 100 of his guitars with proceeds going toward his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, an alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. The auction generates over $5 million, with his guitar “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender used to record “...
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CDJ Today: June 23 in Classic Rock

June 23, 1974 – The first World Series of Rock concert sponsored by WMMS in Cleveland takes place at Cleveland Stadium. The bill includes The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm, Lynyrd Skynyrd and REO Speedwagon and attracts over 80,000 fans. The stadium is demolished in 1996, but not before...
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Class Axe: Don Felder Fills Second Solo Album ‘American Rock ‘N’ Roll’ with Guitar Hero Who’s Who List of Friends

“Both aspects of this occupation are really beautiful and completely segregated, different worlds. I love to walk into a studio when it’s dark, there’s nothing playing, turn on the equipment, no idea, pick up a guitar, start playing something and by the end of the day you’ve made something that’s...
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CDJ Today: June 21 in Classic Rock

June 21, 1985 – Mötley Crüe release their third studio album Theatre of Pain which goes on to sell over four million copies in the U.S. and spawns the hits “Home Sweet Home” and the remake “Smokin’ In The Boys Room.” June 21, 1975 – Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple to form Rainbow. Blackmore...
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This Day in Classic Rock: June 20th

June 20, 2011 – Leslie West of Mountain has his right leg amputated below the knee at a Biloxi, Mississippi hospital the day after performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in the city. West later says, “When I play ‘Mississippi Queen’ now, I think about Jesus Christ.” June 20, 1978 – Foreigner releases...
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Throwback Video: Neil Young – “This Note’s For You”

Remember that time in 1988 when Neil Young was banned from MTV? Well, one song at least. Yes, that’s right… the remarkably permissive MTV – known for its edgy content and pushing of boundaries – initially refused to air Young’s music video for the controversial “This Note’s for You.” We all know...
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Watch the Rolling Stones Perform “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” from Bridges to Bremen

In advance of this Friday’s release of their new concert film Bridges to Bremen, The Rolling Stones have shared a performance clip of their 1965 hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. Watch the video now in player below. Bridges to Bremen was filmed at the German city’s Weserstadion in September...
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Guns N’ Roses Announce New Fall Tour Dates

Guns N’ Roses have announced a new leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour, with eight shows across the U.S this fall. The run will kick off September 25th in Charlotte, NC and wrap up with a two-night run at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on November 1st and 2nd. See below for a … Continue reading...
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