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CDJ Today: January 14 in Classic Rock

January 14, 1965 – David Bowie releases his first single in the U.S., “Can’t Help Thinking About Me.” This was the first single released after he changed his name from David (also Davie) Jones to David Bowie. These 30 rock stars changed their name. How many can you guess? January 14, 1967 – The...
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WHO? Yes, And You’re Going Love It!

If you are a true Who fan, you’re going to love this band’s first new release in thirteen years, titled WHO — despite Pete Townshend’s opening cynical lyric, “I don’t care/I know you’re gonna hate this song.” I’ve wanted to write about this album since I first heard it in early November of last...
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CDJ Today: January 10 in Classic Rock

January 10, 1964 – The Beatles release their first U.S. album Introducing… The Beatles on Vee-Jay records. The release came only 10 days before Capitol’s Meet the Beatles! hit the shelves. Classic Rock Birthdays January 10, 1955 – Michael Schenker, guitar (Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker Group,...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Release a New Album with John Frusciante, Chad Smith Confirms

Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a new album with recently returned guitarist John Frusciante. The confirmation came from drummer Chad Smith in an interview with Rolling Stone. “We’re psyched…” Smith told the publication. “For now, we’ll mostly be concentrating on new songs and writing a new...
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Aerosmith Among Performers Announced for 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

Aerosmith will take the stage to perform a medley of the band’s biggest hits at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards later this month. The ceremony takes place January 26th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Aerosmith are four-time GRAMMY Award winners...
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CDJ Today: January 8 in Classic Rock

January 8, 1994 – Nirvana perform their final concert in the U.S. at the Seattle Center Arena. They tour for about two more months in Europe prior to Kurt Cobain’s death. January 8, 1979 – The Canadian Government name Rush the country’s official Ambassadors of Music. The honor comes with a plaque...
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Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Hits 1 Billion Views

Nirvana’s video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the band’s biggest hit, reached a major milestone this week. The video has garnered more than one billion views on YouTube, crossing the threshold of one billion on Christmas Day, December 25th. The week prior, bassist Krist Novoselic declared in a...
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Hear Willie Nelson, Jakob Dylan and More Cover Tom Petty’s ‘For Real’

Willie Nelson, his sons Micah and Lukas, Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison and Amos Lee have released a new cover of the Tom Petty track “For Real”. You can watch and listen in the player below. Released as “For Real – For Tom”, proceeds from the song will go to the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles, …...
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WATCH: Metallica Rock Warsaw

Metallica released new footage from their European tour with a stop in Warsaw. The footage shows the band performing "Nothing Else Matters" in August at PGE Narodowy. The band will headline a slew of North American shows next year. Check out the video above and let us know what you think in the...
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Watch Queen’s New Animated Video for “Thank God It’s Christmas”

Queen have released a brand new animated video for their hit 1984 holiday single “Thank God It’s Christmas.” A rare songwriting collaboration between Brian May and Roger Taylor, the song was released as a non-album single in November 1984, spending six weeks on the UK charts that holiday season. It...
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