March 21, 1952 – Famed DJ Alan Freed (“Moondog”) presents the Moondog Coronation Ball at the Cleveland Arena. It is widely considered the first rock and roll concert, with Billy Ward and The Dominoes, Tiny Grimes, and Paul Williams scheduled to perform. Unfortunately, the concert was shut down after the first song, because an estimated 20,000 people tried to crowd … Continue reading CDJ Today: March 21
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
Original paintings by Gerald Scarfe created for the 1982 film of Pink Floyd’s The Wall are going up for sale through the San Francisco Art Exchange. The SFAE calls it the “most valuable collection of Rock and Roll artwork to ever be offered for sale” and “among the most instantly recognizable and significant in pop … Continue reading Pink Floyd ‘The Wall’ Paintings For Sale
“Us and Them” isn’t just the title of a Pink Floyd song that Roger Waters co-wrote during his days with the band, it has also become a theme very much on the mind of the 73-year-old singer and bassist during the current political climate. “There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’; it’s an illusion,” Waters told … Continue reading Roger Waters on Upcoming Tour and Album: “There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’”
From time to time I hear music that is just so good or a project comes out that is just so special I feel compelled to turn you guys on to it and shout it out loud to the rest of the world. Earlier this year that was the case with the Jeff Beck release, … Continue reading Pink Floyd BIG Box Set – Utterly Amazing!
YouTuber Luna Lee is bringing an obscure Korean instrument, the gayageum, to the mainstream with her covers of classic rock staples such as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird”, Jimi Hendrix’ “VooDoo Child” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.” In her latest video, Lunda covers the Rolling Stones’ “Around and Around”: And in a video released last week, Luna … Continue reading You’ve Never Heard the Rolling Stones Covered Like This Before
“Green Is The Colour” is a Roger Waters song, originally performed on the ‘More’ album. The audio for this clip comes from a performance recorded for BBC Radio on May 12, 1969, while the band footage was shot for French TV programme ‘Pop Deux’ at the ‘Festival de St. Tropez’ in the South of France … Continue reading Pink Floyd: Green Is The Colour (Official Music Video)
In conjunction with the release of the Early Years 1965-1972 box set, due out November 11th, Pink Floyd has released a new music video for “Childhood’s End”. “Childhood’s End”, from the band’s seventh album Obscured By Clouds, has been remixed from the original master tapes in 2016 by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins. In February … Continue reading Pink Floyd: Childhood’s End (Official Music Video)