July 10, 2012 – Slash gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. Ex-bandmates Duff McKagan, Gilby Clark and Steven Adler are in attendance. Charlie Sheen is the master of ceremonies and quips, “It seems quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose … Continue reading CDJ Today: July 10 in Classic Rock
June 30, 1977 – Kiss’ first full-color comic is released by Marvel Comics and has a vial of their blood mixed into the ink. It’s the beginning of Kiss becoming a one billion dollar licensing brand. June 30, 1994 – Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam testify before a House of Representatives subcommittee claiming Ticketmaster has a monopoly. The federal investigation was … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 30 in Classic Rock
May 1, 1967 – Elvis Presley (32) marries Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. This was the first marriage for them both and the only time Elvis was officially married. The cake cost $3200, which at the time was more than the price of an average car. The only celebrity guest was comedian Redd … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 1
When Electric Light Orchestra was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night they took the opportunity to pay tribute to the late, great Chuck Berry during their performance with an ELO-esque rendition of “Roll Over Beethoven.” Chuck Berry, widely considered the grandfather of rock and roll, died March 18th at … Continue reading ELO Pays Tribute to Chuck Berry at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
A public funeral for Chuck Berry will take place in Berry’s hometown of St. Louis, MO on April 9th, reports CBS affiliate KMOV. A public viewing will run from 8:00am to 12:00 pm at the well-known concert venue, the Pageant, and will be followed by a private service for family and friends. Chuck Berry passed … Continue reading Chuck Berry’s Funeral to Take Place in St. Louis
Chuck Berry invented rock guitar as far as I know. The lead solo on “Maybellene” predates Scotty Moore’s stuff with Elvis by a good year or so. The classic Chuck riff that so many rock songs are based on is the one that makes your leg move to the beat uncontrollably. It is the one … Continue reading Hail, Hail To Chuck Berry — The King Of Rock And Roll!!
On Saturday evening, following the news of Chuck Berry’s death, classic rockers took to social media to pay tribute to the man considered one of the founding fathers of rock and roll. Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. – Huey … Continue reading Rockers React to News of Chuck Berry’s Death
Chuck Berry, musical innovator and one of the pioneers of rock and roll, has died at the age of 90. The news was confirmed Saturday by the St. Charles County Police Department, who were called to reports of an unresponsive man at 12:40 pm local time. Berry was pronounced dead at 1:26 pm on Saturday. … Continue reading Chuck Berry Dies at 90