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Watch: Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett Pay Tribute to Peter Green

Watch: Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett Pay Tribute to Peter Green

A live performance video of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett performing the iconic Peter Green-penned tune “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” was released today. The performance was filmed in February 2020 at the Mick Fleetwood & Friends concert honoring Peter Green and the early days of Fleetwood Mac. In…MORE

Folk Super Trio ALT Release ‘Live at Tramps’ for 25th Anniversary

Folk Super Trio ALT Release ‘Live at Tramps’ for 25th Anniversary

Folk super trio ALT formed in 1994 after Tim Finn (Split Enz/Crowded House) met Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers) in London at an awards show. Liam invited Tim to stay for a while at his apartment in Dublin, which he shared with Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White. Late one night in Dublin, the three pals were…MORE

Top 15 Classic Rock Christmas Songs

When it comes to the holidays, older really is better.  Aside from Twisted Sister’s 2006 version of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” all of the songs on this list have been out for at least two decades, and in the case of Chuck Berry, six decades!  But since we only hear these songs for a…MORE

CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock

December 4, 2012 – Randy Blythe, the frontman of Lamb of God, is charged with the death of a 19-year-old fan at a concert in Prague in 2010 after he pushed him off the stage. The fan, Daniel Nosek, hits his head when he falls to the concrete floor and dies of his injuries 2 weeks later. Blythe is later acquitted,…MORE

CDJ Today: December 3 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: December 3 in Classic Rock

December 3, 1979 – Eleven fans are trampled to death at a Who concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.  Another 26 fans are injured.  At 7:05, after the Who had finished their sound check, a paltry 5 of the Coliseum’s 134 doors were opened, because only nine ticket takers had been hired.  The Coliseum said enlisting ushers would be…MORE

CDJ Today: December 2 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: December 2 in Classic Rock

December 2, 2012 – Led Zeppelin‘s three surviving members, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, receive the Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama. Their tribute is performed by the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Bonham, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. December 2, 2003 – Alice Cooper receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cooper’s…MORE

Why We Can Thank David Bowie’s Mother for a Beloved Holiday Classic

Why We Can Thank David Bowie’s Mother for a Beloved Holiday Classic

As we gear up for the holidays, there’s one tune that is a must-listen on our classic rock Christmas playlist every year. And in our opinion, the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without it. This 1977 vocal collab between David Bowie and Bing Crosby is perhaps one of the strangest in recent music history.…MORE

CDJ Today: December 1 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: December 1 in Classic Rock

December 1, 2000 – C. C. DeVille of Poison is arrested and jailed for seven hours after jumping on the hood of a car in Louisville, KY.  He then proceeded to eat some roses. He is charged with alcohol intoxication and criminal mischief. December 1, 2014 – Phil Rudd, the drummer of AC/DC, pleads not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and…MORE

Journey Guitarist Neal Schon Details Solo Album

Journey Guitarist Neal Schon Details Solo Album

Journey guitarist Neal Schon will release his new solo album Universe in December. The album features a number of originals as well as several covers including songs by Prince, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles.  Schon revealed the news of the release on Twitter this weekend, although he has not yet revealed a specific release date.…MORE

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