Classics du Jour

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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Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Nike, Classic Rock

Nike Reveals New Grateful Dead Sneakers

Nike has revealed a new Grateful Dead inspired sneaker design. The Nike SB Dunk Low Grateful Dead shoes feature the Dead’s iconic dancing bear image on the tongue and come in three colorways: green, yellow and orange. The shoes also feature a faux fur and suede finish and a frayed Nike swoosh,...
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Jon Anderson Wondrous Stories Solo Album ‘1000 Hands’

“Everything takes time. Some people are able to through deep meditation or a deep understanding of nature go create and have fun with the dimensional world that surrounds us. I just had one of those experiences, so I’d be happy to have them every other day, please.” Time and words appear to be in...
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Geezer Butler

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, 1979 – Gary Moore leaves Thin Lizzy for the final time to support his solo career, with the blessing of Phil Lynott. He is replaced by Midge Ure...
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The Top 10 Prog Rock Bands

Prog Rock: a style of rock music popular especially in the 1970s and characterized by classical influences, the use of keyboard instruments, and lengthy compositions. (Oxford Dictionary) Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States...
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Joey Kramer, Aeorsmith, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: July 15 in Classic Rock

July 15, 1998 – Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer narrowly escapes serious injury when his Ferrari convertible catches on fire at a gas station. He is admitted to the hospital with second-degree burns on his arms and hands. The Ferrari is destroyed. Classic Rock Birthdays July 15, 1956 – Joe Satriani,...
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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...
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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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