Classics du Jour

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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CDJ Today: July 16 in Classic Rock

July 16, 1966 – The world’s first “supergroup” is forged when Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form Cream. Though they last only two years, Cream sells 15 million records. July 16, 1900 – The logo of the Victor Recording Company and later RCA Victor, is registered with the U.S. Patent...
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Songs and Scenes: Gov’t Mule Release Live Album and Film Package ‘Bring on the Music – Live at the Capitol Theatre’

“I have the best job in the world. I’m able to do exactly what it is I want to do musically speaking and somehow get away with it. And I’m forever grateful for that.” In addition to his well-earned status as a master musician, Warren Haynes is as humble a human being as you’ll find. … Continue...
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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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Echo In The Canyon – Mighty Big Echo!

This extraordinary film is a must see. The trailer (you can watch it below) will immediately get you hooked. Laurel canyon, for those that don’t know, is a central thoroughfare that runs from the Sunset Strip up through the Hollywood Hills to Mulholland Drive and then down again, pouring out into...
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Watch Ringo Starr Join Paul McCartney On Stage at Dodger Stadium

Paul McCartney ended the first leg of his Freshen Up tour on an epic note at Dodger Stadium Saturday night, welcoming fellow Beatle Ringo Starr on stage for two Fab Four classics. “We’ve got a surprise for us, a surprise for you, a surprise for everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only Ringo...
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CDJ Today: July 14 in Classic Rock

July 14, 2011 – Triumph has a street named after them in their hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. All three members attend the ceremony, and in true rock and roll style, they cut the ribbon with a chainsaw. July 14, 1987 – The Steve Miller Band receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in front...
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Watch: Aerosmith Reunited with Early Touring Van on American Pickers

More than four decades after it transported five wannabe rock stars around New England, a piece of rock and roll history has been returned to its rightful owners. In a new episode of the History channel’s American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz deliver a newly restored early Aerosmith touring...
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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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Mattel Announces David Bowie Barbie Doll

Timed with this week’s 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s landmark 1969 single “Space Oddity”, Mattel has announced the release of a David Bowie themed Barbie doll. The toymaker said in a statement that the doll pays homage to a “pioneer of sound and vision whose music continues to show the world...
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