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CDJ Today: April 7 in Classic Rock

April 7, 1990 – Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee suffers a mild concussion after falling 20 feet from the scaffolding above his elevated drum kit. Tommy was descending as usual on a bungee rope but panicked when he thought his roadie wouldn’t pull the brake in time. He was turned upside down and...
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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones All 2019 Tour Dates

Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. According to a press release, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating...
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Mick Jagger ‘Doing Well’ After Heart Surgery

Mick Jagger is “doing well” after undergoing heart surgery in New York City this week. A representative for the band said in a statement that the Rolling Stones frontman is expected to make a full recovery. “I’m feeling much better now and one the mend – and also a huge thank you to all the …...
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CDJ Today: April 6 in Classic Rock

April 6, 1993 – Peter Criss, former drummer for the rock group KISS, settles a libel lawsuit against Star magazine for portraying him as a homeless alcoholic. ”At least now I can go on with a clearer head, now that this is over,” he said. “I could write a song about this whole thing. Maybe I will...
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Yes Announce Summer Tour with Asia, Carl Palmer and More

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Yes have announced a 2019 North American summer concert tour that will see them joined by Asia, The Moody Blues’ John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy. See the trailer for the tour below. “This is a unique celebration of the British contribution to classic rock over...
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CDJ Today: April 5 in Classic Rock

April 5, 1980 – R.E.M. play their first ever gig when they appear at St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia. They perform as Twisted Kites, and three weeks later change their name to R.E.M. Classic Rock Birthdays April 5, 1966 – Mike McCready, guitar (Pearl Jam)April 5, 1946 – Dave Holland,...
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CDJ Today: April 4 in Classic Rock

April 4, 2009 – Flea inducts Metallica into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a moving tribute to the deceased Cliff Burton. This is the first-ever induction ceremony open to the public. Jeff Beck is also inducted by his former Yardbird colleague Jimmy Page. April 4, 2000 – A Swedish couple runs...
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CDJ Today: April 3 in Classic Rock

April 3, 1967 – Steve Winwood leaves The Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic. April 3, 2007 – When interviewed by NME in the UK, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones speaks about snorting the ashes of his dead father. He said, “He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit...
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10 Reasons to Watch ‘The Dirt’ – the Movie Version of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 Memoir

If you grew up in the 1980’s watching MTV (who didn’t??), you ever had a mullet, you bought Aquanet cans by the dozen, or you’ve now lost your hearing because you just needed to stand right next to those amps in front, then The Dirt is the movie for you! Everything now seems so tame … Continue...
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Eagles to Perform ‘Hotel California’ in Its Entirety for First Time Ever

The Eagles will perform their iconic Hotel California album in its entirety for the first time ever as they take the stage in Las Vegas this September. The band’s two-night run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will mark the group’s only North American shows of the year. The Eagles current line-up...
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