Classics du Jour

Former Bad Company Singer Brian Howe Dead at 66, TMZ Reports

Brian Howe, former lead vocalist of Bad Company has died at the age of 66, TMZ reports. According to the outlet, Howe passed away Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest while in transit to hospital. Howe had a history of heart disease and also suffered a heart attack in 2017. Brian Anthony Howe...
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Billy Joel Announces New Dates for Postponed MSG Shows

As states begin to ease coronavirus lockdown measures, there may be signs of a light at the end of the tunnel for concert goers. Billy Joel has announced rescheduled dates for six shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The original and...
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Pete Townshend, The Who, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 7 in Classic Rock

May 7, 1998 – Steve Perry officially leaves Journey. He is replaced by Steve Augeri, after an agreement made with the rest of the band that if Perry decided not to tour, a new singer could be hired. Augeri lasts 8 years but must retire after recurring vocal issues. May 7, 2003 – Pete Townshend is...
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CDJ Today: May 6 in Classic Rock

May 6, 1937 – The Hindenburg airship crashes in New Jersey, killing 36 people. A photograph from this accident is later used as the cover art for Led Zeppelin’s debut album. May 6, 1965 – Keith Richards suffers insomnia in his hotel room in Florida because of a guitar riff running through his head...
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George Harrison, Classic Rock, Beatles

CDJ Today: May 5 in Classic Rock

May 5, 2003 – Lewis & Floorwax, two morning DJs from Denver’s KRFX, ask Ted Nugent to leave the studio after he uses derogatory racial terms for Asians and Blacks. During the live interview, he had been warned once for his language but continued with his racist diatribe. The comments cost...
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Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi

Sting, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi Join Rise Up New York Benefit Lineup

Sting, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi are among the artists set to perform for the Rise Up New York! benefit next week. The initiative, organized by iHeartMedia and Robin Hood (an organization that focuses on fighting poverty in New York), will raise money and awareness for individuals and organizations...
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Mick Mars, Motley Crue, Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 4 in Classic Rock

May 4, 1973 – Led Zeppelin begin their North American tour in Atlanta, GA. The tour is billed as the “biggest and most profitable rock and roll tour in the history of the United States,” grossing over $4,000,000. The three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden are filmed for The Song Remains The...
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CDJ Today: May 3 in Classic Rock

May 3, 2004 – The U.S. Supreme Court rejects an appeal by bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake who claim they are owed royalties from Ozzy Osbourne. They believe they are entitled to money from the albums Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. “Their music is literally everywhere,” their...
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CDJ Today: May 2 in Classic Rock

May 2, 1988 – Living Colour release their debut album Vivid. The album sells over 2 million copies, and “Cult of Personality” wins a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990. They were also named Best New Artist at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. May 2, 1980 – Joy Division play what...
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CDJ Today: May 1 in Classic Rock

May 1, 1967 – Elvis Presley (32) marries Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. This was the first marriage for them both and the only time Elvis was officially married. The cake cost $3200, which at the time was more than the price of an average car. The only celebrity guest...
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