Classics du Jour

Watch Robert Plant’s New Animated Lyric Video for “New World”

“Every day our senses are assaulted by the ridiculous,” reads a post on Robert Plant‘s official Facebook page. “It’s not so long ago that today’s plots and wrangles between nation governments would seem too far-fetched to inspire a Hollywood blockbuster. The perversions and struggles leave a shadow...
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Still On the Run: The Jeff Beck Story [Official Trailer]

Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story documents the history of a musical maverick and true innovator, delving below the surface to shed light on the circumstances, inspiration and technicality behind the man and his music. The film features extensive interviews with Jeff both at home and in his...
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CDJ Today: June 27 in Classic Rock

June 27, 1994 – Aerosmith become the first major band to release a song, “Head First” (an unused cut from the Get A Grip Sessions), as a free download on the internet. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took between 60 and 90 minutes to download the track, but ten thousand CompuServe...
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The Kinks Are Reuniting, Reveals Ray Davies

The Kinks are getting back together, according to Ray Davies. The recently-knighted frontman revealed the news during an interview with Channel 4 in the U.K. on Monday. The Kinks, who had a string of hits in the 60s, haven’t performed together in more than 20 years. Davies told Channel 4 that he’s...
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CDJ Today: June 26 in Classic Rock

June 26, 1996 – Van Halen announce that Sammy Hagar is leaving the band and that David Lee Roth will again become the lead singer. Hagar reunites with the Van Halen brothers for a 2004 tour that is quite successful, but once again, the two factions split. June 26, 1973 – Keith Richards and his...
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Dee Snider Releasing New Solo Album Next Month

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will release his new solo album on July 27th via Napalm Records. For the Love of Metal is Snider’s fourth solo release and the follow-up to 2016’s We Are the Ones. The new album, produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions by Howard Jones (...
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Paul McCartney On Carpool Karaoke – Extraordinary! A Must See!!

Take the time to give some real attention to this and watch it all the way through to the very end — I guarantee it will blow your mind and tug at your heartstrings in the most wondrous of ways. (If you haven’t seen it, scroll down to the end of this post to watch). … Continue reading Paul...
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CDJ Today: June 25 in Classic Rock

June 25, 2010 – Rush receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Musicians Institute. They are inducted by Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan and Donna Halper, a former music director at Cleveland’s WMMS-FM who was among the first to champion the band on their debut album...
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CDJ Today: June 24 in Classic Rock

June 24, 1999 – Eric Clapton auctions off 100 of his guitars with proceeds going toward his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, an alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. The auction generates over $5 million, with his guitar “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender used to record “...
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CDJ Today: June 23 in Classic Rock

June 23, 1975 – Alice Cooper plummets from the stage during his “Welcome To My Nightmare” tour in Vancouver, Canada. He breaks six ribs and suffers a concussion, but continues the show after getting bandaged up. Eventually, he is driven to the local hospital where he gets 15 stitches in his head...
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