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  • CDJ Today: December 13 in Classic Rock

    Classic rock musician Jeff Skunk Baxter

    December 13, 2000 – After former Democratic presidential hopeful Al Gore delivers his concession speech to George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., he holds a party in his home with a performance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  It features guest appearances by Jon Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder and others. Petty performs “I Won’t Back Down” with  Jon … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 13 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 12 in Classic Rock

    Classic rocker Bruce Kulick of Kiss and Grand Funk Railroad

    December 12, 2003 – Mick Jagger becomes a Sir after being knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Jagger’s 92-year-old father is at the Palace to see his son receive the award. “The thing about honors is that you should never ask for them, and you should never really expect them, but I think you should accept them if … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 12 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 11 in Classic Rock

    The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

    December 11, 1968 – Filming begins on The Rolling Stones‘ Rock And Roll Circus movie. Conceived by Mick Jagger, the event was comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as John Lennon and his fiancée Yoko Ono performing as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 11 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 10 in Classic Rock

    CBGB

    December 10, 2007 – Led Zeppelin reunite after 19 years at London’s O2 Arena.  Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are joined on stage by John Bonham’s son, Jason, at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert. More than one million people register for fewer than 20,000 available tickets.  With proceeds going to Ertegun’s charity, the cost … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 10 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 9 in Classic Rock

    Fresh Cream album cover by classic rock band Cream

    December 9, 1974 – John Lennon stops by the Monday Night Football announcer’s booth at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to meet Howard Cosell. The other celebrity guest that night was California governor Ronald Reagan, who explained the rules of football to Lennon. December 9, 1992 – Bill Wyman, bassist for the Rolling Stones, quits the group over frustrations stemming from their … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 9 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 8 in Classic Rock

    Phil Collen of classic rock band Def Leppard

    December 8, 2003 – Ozzy Osbourne fractures his collarbone, eight ribs and a vertebrae in his neck after he crashes his ATV at his English estate. December 8, 2013 – Metallica become the first band ever to play on all seven continents when they play a concert inside a dome at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station. It is only the second musical … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 8 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 7 in Classic Rock

    Tom Waits

    December 7, 2000 – The 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors salutes Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who.  Also feted are Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand and Twyla Tharp.  Rob Thomas, Dave Grohl and Chris Cornell honor them with a live performance. December 7, 1984 – Foreigner release their fifth studio album Agent Provocateur. It goes on to sell three million copies in … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 7 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 6 in Classic Rock

    Peter Buck of REM

    December 6, 1968 – The Rolling Stones release their ninth American studio album Beggars Banquet.  It includes the tracks “Street Fighting Man” and “Sympathy For The Devil.” December 6, 1969 – The Rolling Stones play a free festival at Altamont in California, along with Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 6 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 5 in Classic Rock

    Classic rock duo Loggins and Messina

    December 5, 1969 – The Rolling Stones release their album Let It Bleed which goes on to sell over 2 million copies in the U.S.  In addition to the title track, the album contains the songs “Gimme Shelter,” “Midnight Rambler” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” December 5, 1973 – Paul McCartney and Wings release their … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 5 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock

    Gary Rossington of classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd

    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, … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock

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