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CDJ Today: April 2 in Classic Rock

April 2, 1969 – Bruce Springsteen‘s new group Child makes their live debut at the Pandemonium Club in Wanamassa, New Jersey. April 2, 1967 – A Rolling Stones concert in Vienna, Austria is disrupted when a smoke bomb lands on stage. The incident leads to a riot with over 150 arrests. April 2, 1999...
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Mick Jagger to Undergo Heart Surgery, According to Reports

Mick Jagger will undergo heart surgery in New York City this week, according to Drudge Report. The publication cites unidentified sources who say the 75-year-old frontman will have a heart valve replaced. On Saturday, the Rolling Stones announced that their nine-week North American tour had been...
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CDJ Today: April 1 in Classic Rock

April 1, 1985 – David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to start a solo career. Roth later reconsiders and joins Van Halen briefly in 1996 and in 2000, before re-joining permanently in 2006. April 1, 2008 – Scott Weiland officially leaves Velvet Revolver. April 1, 1970 – The Woodstock movie...
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CDJ Today: March 31 in Classic Rock

March 31, 2015 – Van Halen releases their first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. March 31, 1992 – Def Leppard...
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CDJ Today: March 30 in Classic Rock

March 30, 2012 – Jerry Lee Lewis marries for the 7th time. The lucky lady is Judith Brown, an ex-wife of a cousin and Jerry’s caregiver. She is also the aunt of Myra Gale Brown, who married Lewis when she was just 13. March 30, 1974 – The Ramones make their live debut at Performance Studio in New...
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CDJ Today: March 29 in Classic Rock

March 29, 1975 – Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have six albums on the Billboard chart at once: Physical Graffiti (#1), Led Zeppelin IV, House of the Holy, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III. The 10 Best Selling Rock Bands of All Time in U.S. Sales March 29, 1979...
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Members of Roxy Music to Reunite at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay will stage a partial reunion at Friday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The group hasn’t performed together since 2011. Synth player Brian Eno and and drummer Paul Thompson will be noticeably missing from the reunion “due to...
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Throwback Video: Stevie Nicks – “Stand Back”

With Stevie Nicks set to become the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, we’re revisiting one of our favorite videos from the iconic singer’s solo career. As the story goes, even on the day of her first and only (albeit short-lived) marriage, Stevie Nicks was unable...
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CDJ Today: March 28 in Classic Rock

March 28, 1973 – Led Zeppelin release Houses Of The Holy, their 5th studio album. The album goes on to sell over 11 million copies, and features some of their most famous songs including “The Song Remains The Same,” “D’yer Maker” and “Dancing Days.” March 28, 1992 – Ozzy Osbourne invites the first...
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CDJ Today: March 27 in Classic Rock

March 27, 1986 – Sammy Hagar sings his first concert with Van Halen at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, LA. Nicknamed “Van Hagar”, the show sells out in five minutes. Hagar says, “We had made the commitment that we weren’t going to play any of the old material – only ‘You Really Got Me...
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