Classics du Jour

Watch Tommy Shaw Perform This Styx Hit with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra

In 2016, Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw took the stage with a group of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio. Under the direction of conductor Liz Grossman, Shaw and the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra performed classic band and solo tracks from Shaw’s career including “Blue Collar...
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CDJ Today: June 22 in Classic Rock

June 22, 2005 – Ted Nugent is ordered to pay $3,500 per month in child support to Karen Gutowski of Dover, NH. While married to his current wife, Shemane, with whom he has 4 children, Nugent fathered a son with Gutowski in 1994. June 22, 1981 – Mark David Chapman says that “God has told me to plead...
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Paul Simon Announces Final Farewell Show

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon will perform the final concert of his Farewell Tour in his native borough of Queens, NY, where he spent his formative years. On Saturday, September 22 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Simon and his band will perform a career-spanning...
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CDJ Today: June 21 in Classic Rock

June 21, 1985 – Mötley Crüe release their third studio album Theatre of Pain which goes on to sell over four million copies in the U.S. and spawns the hits “Home Sweet Home” and the remake “Smokin’ In The Boys Room.” June 21, 1975 – Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple to form Rainbow. Blackmore...
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CDJ Today: June 20 in Classic Rock

June 20, 2011 – Leslie West of Mountain has his right leg amputated below the knee at a Biloxi, Mississippi hospital the day after performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in the city. West later says, “When I play ‘Mississippi Queen’ now, I think about Jesus Christ.” June 20, 1978 – Foreigner releases...
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Slash Announces New Album, Tour with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced they’ll release their new album titled Living The Dream on September 21 via Slash’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. Living The Dream is Slash’s fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring...
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CDJ Today: June 19 in Classic Rock

June 19, 1987 – Guns N’ Roses perform their first concert outside of the U.S. at London’s legendary Marquee Club. They neglect to play “Welcome To The Jungle” or “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in their 12-song set. June 19, 2004 – A stick from a thrown lollipop somehow becomes wedged in between David Bowie‘...
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CDJ Today: June 18 in Classic Rock

June 18, 1984 – Judas Priest fans take the song “Breaking The Law” to heart when they destroy over $250,000 worth of seat cushions at Madison Square Garden, causing the band to be banned – for life – from the venue. But, guitarist Glenn Tipton has been back. He and K.K. Downing snuck in for a...
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CDJ Today: June 17 in Classic Rock

June 17, 1991 – Van Halen release their 9th album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, also known as F.U.C.K. Sammy Hagar titles the album, allegedly wanting to push the issue of censorship. The album goes on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S. June 17, 1997 – Fans riot at an Ozzfest concert in...
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CDJ Today: June 16 in Classic Rock

June 16, 1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival begins and is regarded historically as the start of the “Summer of Love.” The festival becomes the pre-cursor to Woodstock. All artists (with the exception of Ravi Shankar) perform for free, with ticket sales donated to charity. On the first night...
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