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CDJ Today: August 13 in Classic Rock

August 13, 1973 – Lynyrd Skynyrd release their debut album (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd). It goes on to sell over 2 million copies and features songs “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone”, “Gimme Three Steps” and the iconic “Free Bird”. August 13, 1999 – Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall divorce, with Hall...
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Watch Paul Simon and Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Perform First-Ever Duet

More than 50 years since the two music legends first met and became friends, Paul Simon and Bob Weir have finally performed their first duet together. Simon was playing the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco Sunday night when he invited the Grateful Dead guitarist to join him on stage...
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CDJ Today: August 12 in Classic Rock

August 12, 1989 – The two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival begins with an all-star lineup that includes Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Cinderella, the Scorpions and Gorky Park. It marks the first time an audience in the Soviet Union is allowed to stand up and dance at a concert...
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CDJ Today: August 11 in Classic Rock

August 11, 1999 – Kiss receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Gene Simmons sticking out his trademark tongue. Simmons is joined by Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss. The star coincides with a new movie, Detroit Rock City, about four teenagers who embark on a wild adventure...
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CDJ Today: August 10 in Classic Rock

August 10, 2012 – During their joint concert in Denver, Kiss and Mötley Crüe announce their donation of $100,000 to a relief fund set up to help the victims of the “Dark Knight” movie shooting that occurred on July 20 in nearby Aurora, Colorado. Nikki Sixs says, “Following the heartbreaking news of...
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Hear Bruce Springsteen’s Previously Unreleased Song “I’ll Stand by You”

A previously unreleased song by Bruce Springsteen dropped today as part of the Blinded by the Light film soundtrack. The track, titled “I’ll Stand by You”, was originally penned by the Boss for the 2001 movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone but failed to make the cut. Originally called “I’ll...
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CDJ Today: August 9 in Classic Rock

August 9, 1986 – Queen perform their final concert with Freddie Mercury at the Knebworth Park Festival in England. An audience of 120,000 sees them close out the set with “We Will Rock You”/”We Are The Champions” and “God Save The Queen.” Mercury dies in 1991 of complications related to AIDS...
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Woodstock Commemorated on USPS Stamp

Woodstock – the epitome of ‘60s counterculture and the most famous music festival ever has just been commemorated on a USPS stamp. From August 15-18 1969 approximately 500,000 people descended on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York – roughly 43 miles from the town of Woodstock –...
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The Beatles Announce ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Release

On August 8, 1969 at approximately 11:35am Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan stopped traffic on Abbey Road in London to capture what has arguably become the most iconic Beatles photograph ever taken. The picture shows the Fab Four striding over the black and white stripes of the pedestrian...
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Tool Details New Album, Releases New Song

Tool has released a new song, the first single from their forthcoming album Fear Inoculum. The release mark the band’s first album of new music since 2006. You can hear the title track now below. Despite the decade-plus hiatus from releasing new music, Tool isn’t interested in conforming to...
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