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CDJ Today: August 15 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: August 15 in Classic Rock

August 15, 1979 – Led Zeppelin release their eighth and final studio album In Through The Out Door.  It is the last album from the band while John Bonham is still alive.  It goes on to sell over 6 million copies in the U.S. August 15, 1969 – The Woodstock Festival begins outside of New York City in Bethel on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre…MORE

Steve Perry Officially Teasing a New Project

Steve Perry Officially Teasing a New Project

A new online teaser is the latest in a string of clues that Steve Perry is preparing to make a comeback to music with the release of a new album this fall. Earlier this month, fans and media outlets speculated the former Journey frontman turned solo artist was up to something after Perry appeared in…MORE

Is Steve Perry Officially Teasing a New Album?

Is Steve Perry Officially Teasing a New Album?

A new online teaser is the latest in a string of clues that Steve Perry is preparing to make a comeback to music with the release of a new album this fall. Earlier this month, fans and media outlets speculated the former Journey frontman turned solo artist was up to something after Perry appeared in…MORE

CDJ Today: August 14 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: August 14 in Classic Rock

August 14, 1962 – The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein and the other three members of the band decide to fire drummer Pete Best. He plays his last gig the next night at The Cavern in Liverpool. August 14, 1970 – Stephen Stills is arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates after being found crawling in…MORE

CDJ Today: August 13 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: August 13 in Classic Rock

August 13, 1973 – Lynyrd Skynyrd release their debut album (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd).  It goes on to sell over 2 million copies and features songs “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone”, “Gimme Three Steps” and the iconic “Free Bird”. August 13, 1999 – Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall divorce, with Hall getting the marriage annulled according to English common law, saying the ceremony had…MORE

CDJ Today: August 12 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: August 12 in Classic Rock

August 12, 1989 – The two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival begins with an all-star lineup that includes Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Cinderella, the Scorpions and Gorky Park.  It marks the first time an audience in the Soviet Union is allowed to stand up and dance at a concert.  Proceeds go to The Make A Difference Foundation, which was…MORE

CDJ Today: August 11 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: August 11 in Classic Rock

August 11, 1999 – Kiss receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Gene Simmons sticking out his trademark tongue. Simmons is  joined by Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss. The star coincides with a new movie, Detroit Rock City, about four teenagers who embark on a wild adventure to attend a sold-out Kiss concert.  At the time, the…MORE

Watch Billy Gibbons’ New Lyric Video for Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’

Watch Billy Gibbons’ New Lyric Video for Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’

  Billy Gibbson has released a new lyric video for “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’,” the very first track off his forthcoming solo album The Big Bad Blues. Its hot rod theme is a reflection of one of BFG’s burning passions and includes his fenderless ’34 Ford “Whiskey Runner” built by rodding legend Jimmy Shine. The follow-up to…MORE

Billy Gibbons Announces North American Tour, Releases New Lyric Video

Billy Gibbons Announces North American Tour, Releases New Lyric Video

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and one third of Texas trio ZZ Top Billy F Gibbons has announced a North American for this fall in support of his forthcoming solo album Big Bad Blues. Billy and his band, consisting of drummer Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), left handed guitarist Austin Hanks, and…MORE

CDJ Today: August 10 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: August 10 in Classic Rock

August 10, 2012 – During their joint concert in Denver, Kiss and Mötley Crüe announce their donation of $100,000 to a relief fund set up to help the victims of the “Dark Knight” movie shooting that occurred on July 20 in nearby Aurora, Colorado.  Nikki Sixs says, “Following the heartbreaking news of the senseless shootings in Colorado we wanted to do something to…MORE