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  • CDJ Today: February 18 in Classic Rock

    February 18, 1974 – Kiss release their self-titled debut album on Casablanca Records. Warner Bros. dissolved their deal with the record label after the band refused to remove their makeup.  The album initially sold only 75,000 copies, although now it is certified Gold. February 18, 1969 – Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees marries pop star Lulu in Buckinghamshire, England. He … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 18 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 17 in Classic Rock

    Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    February 17, 1975 – AC/DC release their debut album High Voltage. The album, released only in Australia, was re-released internationally with a new cover and track listing. February 17, 1989 – David Coverdale marries actress Tawny Kitaen, star of 5 Whitesnake videos including “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love” and “Still of the Night.”  The couple divorce in 1991. … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 17 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 16 in Classic Rock

    Duran Duran in 1982

    February 16, 2005 – Kid Rock is arrested for allegedly punching a DJ at a strip club in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was released after posting a $3,000 bond on a charge of simple assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Classic Rock Birthdays February 16, 1965 – Dave Lombardo, drums (Slayer) February 16, 1935 – Sonny Bono (born Salvatore Phillip Bono), vocals (Sonny … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 16 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 15 in Classic Rock

    February 15, 2006 – KNAC, 105.5 FM, the legendary Los Angeles, California heavy metal radio station, goes off the air and is replaced by a Spanish station. James Hatfield and Lars Ulrich from Metallica are there to play the last song, “Fade To Black,” which was one of the first songs played when the station signed on in 1986. … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 15 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 14 in Classic Rock

    February 14, 1992 – Vince Neil is fired from Mötley Crüe and the band releases a statement saying he’s left “because his longtime hobby, car racing, had become a priority in his life.” Neil says, “It came as a complete shock to me.”  He rejoins the band in 1997. February 14, 1970 – The Who play a legendary concert at … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 14 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 13 in Classic Rock

    February 13, 1970 – Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album is released in the U.K., although it doesn’t come out in the U.S. until June.  The album was recorded in just 12 hours, and has since been credited as one of the most influential albums of all time in heavy metal music. February 13, 2005 – Led Zeppelin are … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 13 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 12 in Classic Rock

    February 12, 1997 – David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located outside of the Hollywood Galaxy Theater. Classic Rock Birthdays February 12, 1939 – Ray Manzarek, keyboards (The Doors) (d. 2013) February 12, 1950 – Steve Hackett, guitar (Genesis) February 12, 1952 – Michael McDonald, vocals, keyboards (The Doobie Brothers) February 12, 1946 – Joe Schermie (born Joseph Edward Schermetzler), bass (Three … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 12 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 11 in Classic Rock

    February 11, 1992 – Vince Neil is fired from Mötley Crüe. The band release a statement saying he’s leaving because his longtime hobby, car racing, has “become a priority” in his life. Neil counters by saying the split was prompted by the band’s desire to go in a bluesier direction. “We had been rehearsing for a few months but … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 11 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 10 in Classic Rock

    February 10, 1978 – Van Halen release their self-titled debut album. The album goes on to sell over ten million copies in the U.S. and makes Van Halen one of only six rock bands to have two albums reach diamond status. February 10, 1998 – Axl Rose is arrested and charged with verbally abusing an employee of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. Rose, … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 10 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: February 9 in Classic Rock

    February 9, 2010 – Ringo Starr is awarded the 2,401st star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame during a ceremony that marked the 50th anniversary of the attraction. The Beatles were given a star in 1998.  Those by Starr’s side for the unveiling included his wife, the actress Barbara Bach; musicians Joe Walsh and Ben Harper; music producer … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 9 in Classic Rock

  • The Doors Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
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