Classics du Jour

Carpenters Release New Album with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Nearly 50 years after their breakout success with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David-penned hit ‘(They Long To Be) Close To You’, 18 of the Carpenters’ timeless songs are getting the orchestral treatment. The new album, titled Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, pairs the original vocal...
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Prince’s Estate Announces Three New Album Reissues

In August, Prince’s estate in partnership with Sony’s Legacy Recordings released 23 albums from the late musician’s NPG Records catalog, to streaming services. This treasure trove included a number of rare post 1995 releases, many of which were initially only issued to his fan club via mail-order...
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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Is the Most-Streamed Song from the 20th Century

Universal Music Group announced that “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the iconic single by Queen, has officially became the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century, as well as the most-streamed Classic Rock song of all time. On December 10th, the original song and official video for “Bohemian Rhapsody...
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CDJ Today: December 11 in Classic Rock

December 11, 1968 – Filming begins on The Rolling Stones‘ Rock And Roll Circus movie. Conceived by Mick Jagger, the event was comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as John Lennon and his fiancée Yoko Ono performing as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along...
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Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Warren Haynes at the 30th Annual Christmas Jam

Just before Christmas in 1988, Warren Haynes and a few friends took the stage at a small (now-defunct) rock club in Asheville, NC called 45 Cherry. The 28-year old guitar prodigy was a still weeks away from being asked to join the reuniting Allman Brothers Band and six years from forming his...
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Lindsey Buckingham Settles Lawsuit with Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham has settled his lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac after suing his ex-bandmates for what he believed would have been his income from the band’s current tour. Rumors began circulating at the beginning of April that Buckingham had been ousted from the group and the news was confirmed...
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CDJ Today: December 10 in Classic Rock

December 10, 2007 – Led Zeppelin reunite after 19 years at London’s O2 Arena. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are joined on stage by John Bonham’s son, Jason, at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert. More than one million people register for fewer than 20,000 available tickets. With...
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CDJ Today: December 9 in Classic Rock

December 9, 1974 – John Lennon stops by the Monday Night Football announcer’s booth at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to meet Howard Cosell. The other celebrity guest that night was California governor Ronald Reagan, who explained the rules of football to Lennon. December 9, 1992 – Bill Wyman,...
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CDJ Today: December 8 in Classic Rock

December 8, 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne fractures his collarbone, eight ribs and a vertebrae in his neck after he crashes his ATV at his English estate. December 8, 2013 – Metallica become the first band ever to play on all seven continents when they play a concert inside a dome at British Antarctic...
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Peter Frampton to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award

Peter Frampton will be presented with the Les Paul Innovation Award in January during the annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in Anaheim, CA. The prestigious award is given to individuals who “set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording...
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