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  • CDJ Today: November 30 in Classic Rock

    Roger Glover of Deep Purple

    November 30, 2000 – The City of New York officially names the corner of Bowery and Second Street “Joey Ramone Place.” It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that “Joey Ramone Place” … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 30 in Classic Rock

  • Phil Collins Hospitalized, Postpones Shows

    Phil Collins, who recently returned from a brief retirement, postponed performances last week after being hospitalized. According to a statement on his official Facebook page, Collins suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of a back operation and has difficulty walking. Last week his condition caused him to fall and he subsequently hit his head on … Continue reading Phil Collins Hospitalized, Postpones Shows

  • CDJ Today: June 10 in Classic Rock

    Big Brother and the Holding Company

    June 10, 2010 – Slash is tackled by a fan in Milan while playing the classic solo in the middle of “Sweet Child o’ Mine”.  He handles it perfectly and even continues the song after changing guitars.  He says, “What’d I say? Rowdy crowd for sure. But amazing! The guy who nailed me didn’t take me down but … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 10 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 22

    April 22, 1976 – Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debut their Blues Brothers act on Saturday Night Live.  They play a cover of “Soul Man” by Sam & Dave, who they used as the basis for their characters. April 22, 1993 – The Who’s Tommy premieres on Broadway where it is performed 899 times until it closes in June of 1995. April … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 22

  • 8 Great Canadian Rock Anthems

    In honor of Canada Day and our friends to the North, here are eight great Canadian rock anthems. 1. Tom Cochrane – “Life Is a Highway” 2. Neil Young – “Rockin’ in the Free World” 3. The Guess Who – “American Woman” 4. Bachman Turner Overdrive – “Taking Care of Business” Listen: Randy Bachman Explains … Continue reading 8 Great Canadian Rock Anthems

  • Give The Gift of Music For the Holidays

    Hi Everyone, This year, for my annual Holiday Gift blog, I am sticking with this theme because in a recent interview long time friend Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Nick stated that he thought music had become “devalued”, and I agree.  Here’s Nick:  “I think if artists have one thing they really have to work on … Continue reading Give The Gift of Music For the Holidays

  • Beatles-Signed Wall Set for Auction this Weekend [WATCH]

    A piece of wall taken from the set of the Ed Sullivan Show signed by The Beatles on that historic night in 1964 when the band debuted on American television, is going up for auction Saturday. The wall is signed by all four Beatles and is expected to reach between $800,000 and $1M US. The … Continue reading Beatles-Signed Wall Set for Auction this Weekend [WATCH]

  • Billy Joel and Brian Johnson Perform “You Shook Me All Night Long” at MSG

    Billy Joel surprised his audience at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, when he invited AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on stage for a rendition of the AC/DC hit “You Shook Me All Night Long.” “That’s how it’s done!” Joel said, as Johnson left the stage. Check out the video below.

  • Mötley Crüe Will Retire After Massive Tour

    Mötley Crüe has announced that they will be calling it quits following a massive 72-date North American tour which will run from July through November of this year. “We’ve talked about this for years,” bassist Nikki Sixx told Billboard in a recent interview. “It’s because we are on top, holding it together. We wanted to … Continue reading Mötley Crüe Will Retire After Massive Tour

  • Ringo Starr Announces Summer Tour

    Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that he will do a summer tour with his All-Starr Band in June and July of this year. The string of dates kick of in Rama, Ontario on June 6th and wrap up July 19th in Los Angeles, CA. Starr will do a two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre … Continue reading Ringo Starr Announces Summer Tour

  • The Tragically Hip A National Celebration
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