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CDJ Today: July 15 in Classic Rock

July 15, 1998 – Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer narrowly escapes serious injury when his Ferrari convertible catches on fire at a gas station. He is admitted to the hospital with second-degree burns on his arms and hands. The Ferrari is destroyed. Classic Rock Birthdays July 15, 1956 – Joe Satriani,...
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CDJ Today: July 14 in Classic Rock

July 14, 2011 – Triumph has a street named after them in their hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. All three members attend the ceremony, and in true rock and roll style, they cut the ribbon with a chainsaw. July 14, 1987 – The Steve Miller Band receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in front...
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CDJ Today: July 13 in Classic Rock

July 13, 1984 – The Live Aid concerts take place in London’s Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium. The concerts are spearheaded by Bob Geldof to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia. Performers included U2, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Santana, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Dire...
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Paul Simon Announces New Studio Album

Paul Simon will release his 14th studio album – In The Blue Light – on September 7. The announcement comes just a few months after the legendary songwriter announced his retirement from touring. The release of In The Blue Light will coincide with the final leg of Simon’s Homeward Bound – Farewell...
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CDJ Today: July 12 in Classic Rock

July 12, 2007 – Rod Stewart is awarded the CBE Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. July 12, 1963 – The Rolling Stones play their first ever gig outside London when they appeared at The Alcove Club in Yorkshire supporting The Hollies. Classic Rock...
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New York Street to be Named After Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

The street in Forest Hills, Queens where Walter Becker grew up will be co-named after the late Steely Dan co-founder. The proposal to honor Becker with the co-naming was put forth to the New York City Council by Karen Koslowitz of the 29th District (Forest Hills). It was approved by vote on June...
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Hear New Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Song with Previously Unseen Archival Footage

A brand new Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers song premiered on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, accompanied by never-before-seen archival video footage from the studio, backstage and more. Hear the song in the video player below. “Keep a Little Soul” is one of 60 tracks featured on An American...
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Tom Petty ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set Announced

A posthumous Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers box set is set for release on September 28, SiriusXM announced Tuesday. The four-CD collection was compiled by Petty’s daughter Adria, wife Dana and and former collaborators including Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell. TItled An American...
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CDJ Today: July 11 in Classic Rock

July 11, 1982 – Pete Willis is fired from Def Leppard and replaced by Phil Collen, due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job. “Things were going too fast for me.” says Willis. “I was still enjoying it, but I was using drink as a crutch. It wasn’t nice to go that way, but it was something that...
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Top 10 ‘Summer’ Titled Classic Rock Songs

Yeah, there are a ton of great summer-themed classic rock songs about girls, the beach, surfing, sunny days and hot summer nights, but only a select few actually feature the word “summer” in the title. Here are our picks for the songs that put SUMMER up front and center. Create your Spotify...
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