July 27, 2010 – Growing Up Twisted, starring Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, premieres on the A&E Network. The show also features Snider’s entire family – kids Jesse, Shane, Cody and Cheyenne, and wife Suzette. July 27, 1979 – Alice Cooper‘s Native American art store in Scottsdale, AZ is firebombed and he loses over $200,000 in artwork and jewelry. Cooper … Continue reading CDJ Today: July 27 in Classic Rock
June 23, 1975 – Alice Cooper plummets from the stage during his “Welcome To My Nightmare” tour in Vancouver, Canada. He breaks six ribs and suffers a concussion, but continues the show after getting bandaged up. Eventually, he is driven to the local hospital where he gets 15 stitches in his head. June 23, 2005 – Four people are … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 23 in Classic Rock
Over the years I have been amazed at how many top-notch celebrity actors there are who want to be rock stars, as if the acting and celebrity is not enough to totally fulfill them. Is the power of the music from the 60’s, the artists it spawned, and/or the subsequent education about our original great … Continue reading Actors Who Want To Be Rock Stars – Why?
March 20, 1969 – John Lennon marries Yoko Ono at the British Consulate Office in Gibraltar. Lennon said at the time, “We chose Gibraltar because it is quiet, British and friendly. We tried everywhere else first. I set out to get married on the car ferry and we would have arrived in France married, but they wouldn’t … Continue reading CDJ Today: March 20 in Classic Rock
February 24, 1975 – Led Zeppelin release their sixth album Physical Graffiti. It’s a double album featuring 8 new songs, and songs left over from their previous albums Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy. Featuring an intricate die-cut cover of a New York City brownstone, the album goes on to sell over 8 million copies in the … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 24 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
January 27, 1980 – AC/DC play their last show, a makeup date on the Highway To Hell tour, with lead singer Bon Scott. The show is held at the Gaumont theater in Southampton, England. Scott would die on February 19. Watch Kids React to AC/DC January 27, 1997 – At the 24th annual American Music Awards, Pat Boone and Alice Cooper … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 27 in Classic Rock
Alice Cooper will play the character of King Herod in NBC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! the Hollywood Reporter reveals. The production is set to air on Easter Sunday. “Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman … Continue reading Alice Cooper Cast in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live!’
Shock rocker Alice Cooper and late country legend Glen Campbell may be as far apart as you could imagine musically, but in a new interview, Cooper remembers his good friend and talks about the close bond the two shared. Glen Campbell died Tuesday at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alice Cooper may have just released his latest album Paranormal last week but the shock rocker is already talking about plans for the Hollywood Vampires in 2018, according to a recent interview with WROR. The supergroup, which consists of Cooper, Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, released their first album in 2015. Its track … Continue reading Alice Cooper: “Hollywood Vampires will be going out in 2018”
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