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CDJ Today: September 17 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 17 in Classic Rock

September 17, 1991 – Guns N’ Roses release both Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II on the same day because they think one double album of 30 tracks would be too expensive for fans.  Record stores open at midnight to frenzied purchasing and when the dust settles, each album sells more than 7 million…MORE

CDJ Today: September 16 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 16 in Classic Rock

September 16, 1970 – Jimi Hendrix goes to see his good friend Eric Burdon’s new band War, and is invited on stage to play guest guitar. This is his last time on stage as he dies less than 72 hours later. September 16, 2005 – Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil tears his calf when he leans over to sing along with…MORE

Jimi Hendrix in Maui Documentary Due Out in November

Jimi Hendrix in Maui Documentary Due Out in November

A feature-length documentary about the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui in 1970 is due out November 20th via Legacy Recordings. Music, Money Madness… Jimi Hendrix in Maui chronicles the group’s historic performances on the island and tells the story how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael…MORE

CDJ Today: September 15 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 15 in Classic Rock

September 15, 2014 – Apple release a tool to remove U2‘s new album, Songs of Innocence, from iTunes accounts after giving away the music for free. Songs of Innocence is considered the biggest album launch in history because about half a billion iTunes users owned it on the day of its release. Apple reportedly gave U2 a large blanket…MORE

CDJ Today: September 14 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 14 in Classic Rock

September 14, 1984 – MTV debuts its first ever video awards show, hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler in New York at Radio City Music Hall. The Cars win Video of the Year for “You Might Think”. Among the Video of the Year nominees were Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and The Police “Every Breath You Take”. David Bowie wins…MORE

CDJ Today: September 11 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 11 in Classic Rock

September 11, 2001 – Radio doesn’t play much music today as almost every station airs news feeds regarding the 9/11 tragedy.  The country collectively mourns our dead and injured, and also the loss of our American innocence. September 11, 2003 – Tommy Chong, one-half of the comedy team of Cheech and Chong, is sentenced to nine months in federal…MORE

CDJ Today: September 13 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 13 in Classic Rock

September 13, 1991 – Geffen, Nirvana’s record label, throws them a party to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, Nevermind, and the single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at Re-bar in Seattle.  The band proceeds to tear down all of the Nevermind posters and then starts a food fight.  A bouncer ends up kicking the band out of their own party, but they hop in…MORE

CDJ Today: September 12 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: September 12 in Classic Rock

September 12, 2008 – Metallica release their 9th studio album, Death Magnetic.  The album is produced by Rick Rubin and is the band’s first album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo. It goes on to sell over two million copies in the U.S. September 12, 1966 – The first episode of The Monkees TV show debuts on NBC, preceding I Dream of…MORE

10 Things You Might Not Know About Jimi Hendrix

10 Things You Might Not Know About Jimi Hendrix

Unbelievably, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix.  On September 18, 1970, Hendrix died of asphyxia while intoxicated with the barbiturate Vesparax.  Allegedly, he mistakenly took 9 pills – 18 times the recommended dose of half a pill. A member of the “27 Club” with Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin,…MORE