Classics du Jour

Enjoying Tom Petty — More To Hear, More To Know!

I was recently listening to my Tom Petty Mojo album, really digging it, and felt the need for more Tom Petty. I was searching YouTube and came across a most incredible interview. It’s not an interview really, just the meeting of two friends, Garry Shandling and Tom Petty. It’s them just talking...
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June 5 in Classic Rock

June 5, 2003 – Singer Scott Weiland is picked to be the singer for a new project featuring ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum which later becomes Velvet Revolver. June 5, 1964 – The Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, CA is the first U.S. venue to host the Rolling Stones...
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Watch the First Trailer for ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story’

Netflix has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. The new documentary from award-winning director Martin Scorsese chronicles Bob Dylan’s famed 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and features Dylan’s first on-camera interview in more than 10...
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CDJ Today: June 4 in Classic Rock

June 4, 2001 – Spinal Tap tours the U.S. for its “Back From the Dead Tour” and appears at New York’s Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival. June 4, 1942 – Johnny Mercer, Glenn Wallichs and Buddy DeSylva form Capitol Records. On the same day...
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CDJ Today: June 3 in Classic Rock

June 3, 2000 – After destroying his living room, threatening his wife with a knife and sending police on a manhunt near his Osprey, Florida home, Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts was discovered by police after a helicopter search. He is sent to a psychiatric unit. June 3, 1983 – Famous...
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CDJ Today: June 2 in Classic Rock

June 2, 1978 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers make their American television debut on The Midnight Special. June 2, 1989 – Bill Wyman (52) of the Rolling Stones secretly marries Mandy Smith (19). They had been dating since she was 13 and he was 47. Just prior to the couple being divorced in 1993,...
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CDJ Today: June 1 in Classic Rock

June 1, 1975 – Ronnie Wood performs his first official gig as a Rolling Stones guitarist on his 28th birthday. June 1, 2003 – Paul Gray, Slipknot bassist, is arrested in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa after crashing into another car. Gray is charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug...
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In Ship Shape: John Lodge and his 10,000 Light Years Band Set for Voyage on Rock & Romance Cruise

“I think prog rock were bands like The Moody Blues who wanted to explore something totally different, but use music to portray who they were, and not what a songwriter had written a song about. We understood a lot of classical music but didn’t want to play classical music. We explored things that...
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CDJ Today: May 31 in Classic Rock

May 31, 1977 – Beatlemania opens on Broadway. It runs for a total of 1,006 performances. May 31, 1976 – The Who enter the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the loudest concert in history (at the time) for their show at England’s Charlton Athletic Grounds with 76,000 watts at 120...
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CDJ Today: May 30 in Classic Rock

May 30, 1992 – Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell in a private civil ceremony at their home in Montauk, NY. May 30, 1971 – Over 30 fans are hospitalized suffering from intense hallucinations after a Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The band had encouraged the...
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