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CDJ Today: May 29 in Classic Rock

May 29, 1983 – Kiss play their last concert in their traditional makeup, but 13 years later they slap it on again when they reunite. May 29, 2009 – Ozzy Osbourne files a lawsuit against Tony Iommi, his Black Sabbath bandmate. Osbourne claims that Iommi illegally took sole ownership of the Black...
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Write and Reign: Collective Soul Writes, Records Album ‘Blood’, Rules Road on Tour

“I think I’ve gotten a little more obvious, lyrically. Doing it for so long and growing up just wanting to be a songwriter – I’m the lead singer by default – I think the comfort level that comes with success, and also surrounding yourself with the best bandmates you could ever want, builds...
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Will Release New Album, Tour in 2020

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to the road in 2020, Springsteen recently revealed. The tour will follow the release of an album that The Boss and his band plan to record later this year. News of the upcoming project was revealed by Springsteen during an interview with Italian...
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CDJ Today: May 28 in Classic Rock

May 28, 1983 – Slash is in the audience at the legendary Gazzarri’s on the Sunset Strip in LA. for the band Rapidfire’s show, where he first sees Axl Rose perform live. May 28, 1957 – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is established. They launch the Grammy Awards in 1958...
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CDJ Today: May 27 in Classic Rock

May 27, 1988 – The first U.S. Monsters of Rock tour kicks off with a 3-night stand at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in Wisconsin. On the bill in this order are Kingdom Come, Metallica, Dokken, Scorpions and Van Halen as the headliners. The tour lasts for two months. May 27, 1994 – After 14 years...
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CDJ Today: May 26 in Classic Rock

May 26, 2000 – Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee begins a five day jail sentence for violating his parole by drinking alcohol. A Malibu judge extends Lee’s probation until May 26, 2003, reinstates random drug testing and orders him to enroll in Alcoholics Anonymous. May 26, 1994 – Michael Jackson...
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CDJ Today: May 25 in Classic Rock

May 25, 1978 – Keith Moon of the Who, performs for the last time with the band at a secret concert for fan club members at London’s Shepperton Film Studios. The show was a mini-concert for their career-spanning documentary The Kids Are Alright. The band had been off the road for nearly two years,...
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CDJ Today: May 24 in Classic Rock

May 24, 1994 – Bret Michaels of Poison loses control of his Ferrari and crashes into a telephone pole in Burbank, CA. He breaks his thumb, nose and collarbone, loses four teeth, cracks his sternum, and receives a hairline fracture of his upper jawbone. According to police reports, he passed out...
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11 Classic Rock Hits That Are Actually Blues Songs

Of course the blues have influenced rock ’n’ roll, well,… ever since there’s been rock ’n’ roll! But, you may not know that many of the songs you know and love were actually initially recorded back in the 1930’s. In fact, some songs on the list may date back hundreds of years! Here’s a good starter...
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The Police: Everyone Stares [Official Trailer]

In a new film, Stewart Copeland offers a first-person account of The Police’s ascent from obscurity to worldwide fame. Everyone Stares is an insider’s view on touring with fellow band members Sting and Andy Summers and the reaction of adoring fans worldwide. “In 1978, when I was a member of a...
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