Classics du Jour

CDJ Today: June 11 in Classic Rock

June 11, 1983 – Alex Van Halen marries Valerie Kendall with Alex’s brother Eddie as the best man. The couple divorce less than a year later. June 11, 2002 – Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills in Ireland. In attendance are Elton John, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde and Ringo Starr. After a nasty...
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CDJ Today: June 10 in Classic Rock

June 10, 2010 – Slash is tackled by a fan in Milan while playing the classic solo in the middle of “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. He handles it perfectly and even con-tinues the song after changing guitars. He says, “What’d I say? Rowdy crowd for sure. But amazing! The guy who nailed me didn’t take …...
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CDJ Today: June 9 in Classic Rock

June 9, 1978 – The Rolling Stones release Some Girls, the first studio album recorded with Ronnie Wood. The album goes on to sell over 6 million in the U.S. June 9, 1979 – The 2nd annual Texxas Jam takes place at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The bill includes bands in this order: TKO, Sammy Hagar,...
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Springsteen to Perform at Tony Awards on Sunday

Springsteen fans are in for a treat this weekend. It was announced on Wednesday that The Boss will be making a rare television appearance at the Tony Awards Ceremony, which will be aired on CBS at 8pm, Sunday, June 10th. The rock legend will be performing a selection from his hit show Springsteen...
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Hear John Fogerty’s New Song Featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons

As John Fogerty makes his way across the U.S. with ZZ Top, the former Creedance Clearwater Revival frontman has released a new song featuring ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons. Hear the “The Holy Grail” below. You can also stream it on Spotify or download it on iTunes. “For me as a musician, swamp boogie is...
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CDJ Today: June 8 in Classic Rock

June 8, 1969 – Brian Jones is asked to leave the Rolling Stones by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, who visit him at his home to deliver the news personally. He was fired due to his erratic behavior and his excessive drug use, which made him incapable of playing music. He released a...
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CDJ Today: June 7 in Classic Rock

June 7, 2009 – Bret Michaels is injured during Poison’s performance at the 63rd Tony Awards. While exiting the stage, part of a new descending set struck him on the head and knocked him down. The following year, Michaels is rushed to the hospital and doctors discover that he has a massive...
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Styx Announce Two Album Releases for June and July

Styx is giving their loyal fans a double whammy of new releases in June and July. First up is the highly anticipated reissue of their critically acclaimed first new studio album in 14 years, The Mission, on July 27 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The two-disc package will include a CD of the original album,...
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Mission Accomplished: Styx Launch New Album The Mission, Take Off on U.S. Tour

“I look at Spotify. It’s not a great moneymaker, on the one hand. On the other hand, maybe it does help because you’re spreading the word wider. If there’s over a million people listening to a Styx song every day, that’s pretty great because that means they’re continuing to be the faithful fans,...
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CDJ Today: June 6 in Classic Rock

June 6, 1981 – The first issue of heavy metal magazine Kerrang is published as a special pull-out by UK weekly music paper Sounds. AC/DC is on the front cover and there are features on Motörhead, Girlschool and Saxon. June 6, 2004 – Metallica play a rare gig at the Download Festival in England’s...
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