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
September 22, 1985 – The first Farm Aid benefit concert is held at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois to help American farmers. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the event draws over 80,000 people, raises over $9 million and features The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Don … Continue reading CDJ Today: September 22 in Classic Rock
March 31, 2015 – Van Halen releases their first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. March 31, 1992 – Def Leppard releases Adrenalize, their first album after the death of … Continue reading CDJ Today: March 31 in Classic Rock
March 10, 2003 – AC/DC are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler. The band went on to play “Highway To Hell” and then performed “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Tyler. [watch below] March 10, 1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He later says, … Continue reading CDJ Today: March 10 in Classic Rock
by Paul Rappaport When I was growing up in the 60’s the “big 3” guitar players were Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and in that order. Probably because that is the order they appeared in the Yardbirds band, which is primarily where we were learning about the new hot guitar players from England. … Continue reading Jimmy Page – Amazing Musician, and Nice Guy Too!
Exactly 40 years after it’s original release date, Led Zeppelin has issued a 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the classic album, Physical Graffiti. Available now in multiple CD, Vinyl and digital formats, the remastered Deluxe Edition also features previously unreleased companion audio. In advance of the release, Yahoo Live premiered the companion audio and hosted … Continue reading Watch the ‘Physical Graffiti’ Premiere and Q&A with Jimmy Page
Yahoo! Live will feature the worldwide debut of the previously unreleased Physical Graffiti companion audio followed by a live fan Q&A with Jimmy Page this afternoon, February 19th at 2:00pm ET. Online viewes will have the opportunity to be a part of the conversation via a live twitter crawl by using the hashtag #ledzeplive. Watch … Continue reading Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’ 40th Anniversary Edition Premiering Today
The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist … Continue reading Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’ Being Reissued 40 Years After Debut