Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: May 8 in Classic Rock

May 8, 1965 – Bob Dylan shoots a film clip for his song “Subterranean Homesick Blues” which becomes the forerunner to what we now know as music videos. The famous “flashcard” clip theme is then duplicated many times in music videos and movies. May 8, 1996 – Tommy Lee and wife Pamela Anderson lose...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

ZZ Top 50th Anniversary Tour – Cause For Celebration!

I first got turned on to ZZ Top like most, from the album Tres Hombres in 1973. And at the time, like most, I thought this was just a good-time boogie band with little under the surface. That couldn’t have been farther from the truth. And as subsequent albums were released I began to realize …...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Release First Album of Original Material in 20 Years

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul today released their first new album of original material in 20 years. Aptly titled Summer of Sorcery, the 12 tracks on the album are a mix of rock and soul capturing the energy of the summer season. Hear “Love Again” in the player below. In celebration of...
Read More

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...
Read More

Three Cats, Nine Lives, 40 Years: The Stray Cats Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Album ’40’, Tour

“Before the Stray Cats came, and we had known Brian our whole lives and we were still young, but by the time the Stray Cats played, Lee and I had already played as a rhythm section for hundreds of hours together. We would get together, and he would go boom and I would go bop … Continue reading...
Read More

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...
Read More

Pages