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Billy Gibbons Releases First Single “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” from Forthcoming Solo Album

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of ZZ Top Billy Gibbons has released a new single from his forthcoming solo album. Although the single is not yet available to buy or stream online, you can request it now at your local radio station. “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” was made famous by Muddy...
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CDJ Today: July 18 in Classic Rock

July 18, 1981 – The Texxas Jam is held at the Astrodome in Houston. The lineup includes headliner REO Speedwagon, Heart, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult and The Rockets. July 18, 1978 – Def Leppard make their live debut at Westfield School, Sheffield, England in front of about 150 students. They are paid...
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CDJ Today: July 17 in Classic Rock

July 17, 1982 – Judas Priest release Screaming For Vengeance, their eighth studio album. It goes on to sell over 5 million copies worldwide. July 17, 1994 – Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss raid a Kiss convention in Michigan to reclaim their Kiss costumes that were stolen more than a decade...
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TOTO’s Steve Lukather To Release Memoir “The Gospel According to Luke”

Respected studio musician and founding member of TOTO Steve Lukather (aka “Luke”) is set to release his first ever memoir this September. The Gospel According To Luke promises a no-holds barred, uncensored look at Lukather’s 40+ years of making records with TOTO as well as the countless studio...
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Journey’s Neal Schon to Make Large Donation of Personal Collection to OKPOP Museum

Journey founder Neal Schon and his wife Michaele will donate part of Schon’s personal collection to the much anticipated OKPOP Museum in Schon’s home state of Oklahoma. “We’re going to get a nice collection for you all,” Schon said in a statement. “I’m going to have to go through my zillion guitars...
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CDJ Today: July 16 in Classic Rock

July 16, 1966 – The world’s first “supergroup” is forged when Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker form Cream. Though they last only two years, Cream sells 15 million records. July 16, 1900 – The logo of the Victor Recording Company and later RCA Victor, is registered with the U.S. Patent...
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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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