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CDJ Today: October 14 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: October 14 in Classic Rock

October 14, 1988 – Def Leppard become the first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums – Pyromania (10 million copies sold) and Hysteria (25 million copies sold). October 14, 1977 – KISS release their 2nd live album, Alive II.  It goes on to sell over 2 million copies. October 14, 1972 – Adelaide, Australia police arrest…MORE

Stevie Nicks Releases New Song and Video ‘Show Them The Way’

Stevie Nicks Releases New Song and Video ‘Show Them The Way’

Stevie Nicks has released a new single, “Show Them The Way”. The track marks the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman’s first new song in six years. You can hear and watch the official music video in the player below. “Show Them The Way” was written in 2008 and inspired by a vivid dream, Nicks explained in a…MORE

CDJ Today: October 10 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: October 10 in Classic Rock

October 10, 1975 – Deep Purple release Come Taste the Band, their only studio album to feature guitarist Tommy Bolin.  The album is also the final of three albums to feature Glenn Hughes on bass and a pre-Whitesnake David Coverdale on lead vocals. October 10, 1995 – Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive II, the long-awaited sequel to his record-setting live album released in 1976. October 10, 1969…MORE

CDJ Today: October 9 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: October 9 in Classic Rock

October 9, 1985 – On what would have been John Lennon’s 45th birthday, Yoko Ono opens Strawberry Fields in New York City’s Central Park. The entrance to the memorial is located directly across from the Dakota Apartments where Lennon last lived and where he was murdered in 1980. Ono donated $1 million to open the…MORE

CDJ Today: October 8 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: October 8 in Classic Rock

October 8, 2010 – Ozzy Osbourne blasts the Westboro Baptist Church for paraphrasing lyrics from his song “Crazy Train” after they tell reporters the U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are “punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.” Ozzy says, “I am sickened and disgusted by the use of “Crazy Train” to promote messages of hate…MORE

Like Picasso or Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen Was a True Original

Like Picasso or Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen Was a True Original

I didn’t know Eddie Van Halen personally.  Only to say hello backstage when our Columbia Records’ band Alice In Chains opened for Van Halen on one of their big tours.  So, unlike my usual fair, I have no personal stories to tell.  Yet, I find it hard to sit back and not write about this…MORE

CDJ Today: October 7 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: October 7 in Classic Rock

October 7, 1984 – Dee Snider is arrested after a concert in Amarillo, TX for using “profane and abusive” language.  According to Snider, a mom who had escorted her daughter to the show filed a complaint after Snider screamed, “Suck my mutha-f****n’ d**k!” at a concertgoer who was harassing him.  Snider would pay a whopping fine of $75. October…MORE

AC/DC Release New Single, Detail New Album ‘Power Up’

AC/DC Release New Single, Detail New Album ‘Power Up’

AC/DC have released their new single “Shot In The Dark” and confirmed the details of the band’s new album Power Up. The long-awaited album is due out November 13 and features 12 new songs from the band. See a full track listing and hear “Shot In The Dark” below. Earlier this week it was confirmed…MORE

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died at the age of 65 following a long battle with cancer. The news was confirmed by Van Halen’s son Wolfgang in a Tweet on Tuesday afternoon. “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle…MORE