Classics du Jour

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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CDJ Today: May 23 in Classic Rock

May 23, 1969 – The Who release their fourth album Tommy, which is a double album and is the first album to be billed as a rock opera. It goes on to sell over two million copies in the U.S. May 23, 2010 – Bret Michaels of Poison is announced the winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, season 9. He wins...
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CDJ Today: May 22 in Classic Rock

May 22, 2011 – Vinnie Vincent, ex-Kiss and Vinnie Vincent Invasion guitarist, is arrested in Smyrna, Tennessee after his wife, Diane Cusano, charges that he slapped her face, grabbed her hair, dragged her through shattered glass, and, as she tried to escape from their property, repeatedly hurled...
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ZZ Top Musical to Hit the Stage in 2020

A ZZ Top musical is in the works and expected to open in Las Vegas in 2020. The band is working with Caesars Entertainment to develop the show and members Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are serving as executive producers. A press release calls Sharp Dressed Man an “outrageous, bawdy...
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CDJ Today: May 21 in Classic Rock

May 21, 1983 – Def Leppard make their only appearance on American Bandstand, performing “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages.” May 21, 1966 – Bruce Springsteen and his band The Castiles perform at Freehold Regional High School in New Jersey. All the band members are juniors at the school. May 21, 1992 –...
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David Byrne Announces ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Residency

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will bring his American Utopia tour to Broadway this year. The limited engagement will begin October 4th at the Hudson Theatre and will run through January 19, 2020. Watch a trailer for the show in the player below. American Utopia brings together a diverse...
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CDJ Today: May 20 in Classic Rock

May 20, 2015 – Whitesnake release “The Purple Album,” a tribute to Deep Purple, featuring songs from singer David Coverdale’s two albums with the band. “It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” states Coverdale. May...
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CDJ Today: May 19 in Classic Rock

May 19, 2000 – Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers Band is essentially kicked out of the band for “creative differences,” which are allegedly related to drugs and/or alcohol use. May 19, 1979 – Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd throw a reception party two months after their wedding featuring a jam...
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CDJ Today: May 18 in Classic Rock

May 18, 1980 – Peter Criss leaves Kiss for the first of three times. He is replaced by drummer Eric Carr. May 18, 2004 – New Jersey’s Country Cow Creamery gets permission from Ozzy and his wife Sharon to create flavors in their name. Ozzy’s is called Carnivorous Carrot Cake – cinnamon spice ice...
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