November 11, 1990 – A 21 year-old AC/DC fan dies after suffering fatal head injuries when a New Jersey State trooper tries to break up a fight in a parking lot after an AC/DC show at Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey. The trooper hit the fan causing him to fall backwards and strike his head. The trooper … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 11 in Classic Rock
August 7, 1983 – Black Sabbath release their 11th studio album Born Again. It is the only Black Sabbath album with former Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan as front man. The album was released to mixed reviews but has become a favorite over time for metal musicians and fans. Even Ozzy Osbourne gave it the thumbs up. August 7, 2006 – Gene … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 7 in Classic Rock
01 U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) Runtime: 99 min Just in time for their U.S. stadium tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, The Joshua Tree, it’s time to take another look at this documentary chronicling U2’s Fall 1987 tour of North America. Highlights include the band playing with B.B. King on “When … Continue reading Top 10 Best Rock Docs To Watch Right Now
The band Disturbed is something you might, at first, not expect to read about in these pages. Disturbed is not classic rock per se, but in their unique way they have managed to perfect a classic sound, which has always distinguished them from normal metal fare. In some ways they remind me of a modern … Continue reading Disturbed: Defying Genre
Lemmy was the REAL THING–one of the last authentic rockers. Everyone who knows and breathes hard rock has a special place in their DNA for Lemmy, and that understanding runs deep. He has influenced countless numbers of musicians and bands and is a seminal part of the hard rock/metal genre. This is where the Rock … Continue reading LONG LIVE LEMMY KILMISTER!
News of the death of Motörhead founder and bassist Lemmy spread quickly Monday evening after it was first reported by radio personality Eddie Trunk and confirmed via Motorhead’s official Facebook page. An outpouring of love and remembrances by fellow musicians followed including posts by Ozzy Osbourne and Nikki Sixx. Nikki Sixx: I’ll miss you buddy … Continue reading Musicians Honor Motorhead’s Lemmy on Social Media
Updated: 8:20 pm ET Motörhead frontman and bassist Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known by his stage name “Lemmy”, has died at the age of 70. The news was first reported Monday on Twitter by radio personality Eddie Trunk. “Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy @myMotorhead has passed just now at the age of … Continue reading Motorhead Founder and Bassist Lemmy Dies at 70
Former Motörhead drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor has died at the age of 61, bandmate “Fast” Eddie Clarke confirmed on Facebook. “My dear friend and brother passed away last night. He had been ill for some time but that does not make it any easier when the time finally comes,” Clarke wrote. “I have known … Continue reading Motorhead Drummer Phil Taylor Dies