January 12, 1969 – Led Zeppelin release their self-titled debut album. The album was completely funded by Jimmy Page (who was also the producer) and took only 36 hours to record and mix. Page also picked out the image of the burning Hindenburg (the “lead zeppelin”) on the cover. Rolling Stone wrote that “The cover of Led Zeppelin … shows the Hindenburg airship, in all its phallic glory, … Continue reading CDJ Today: January 12 in Classic Rock
August 31, 2012 – Eddie Van Halen undergoes emergency surgery for “a severe bout of diverticulitis” causing Van Halen to reschedule a tour of Japan slated for November. August 31, 1976 – George Harrison is found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” when Bright Tunes Music Corporation sues him, claiming that he plagiarized “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons for his song “My Sweet Lord.” The case … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 31 in Classic Rock
Van Morrison has released “Transformation,” the first single from his forthcoming album, due out September 22nd. Roll With the Punches is Morrison’s 37th studio album. Along with a few self-written tracks, the album features Morrison’s interpretations of a selection of R&B classics, reconnecting him with music he came of age with in the ’60s. “From … Continue reading Hear Van Morrison’s Brand New Single “Transformation”
Harmonix Music Systems, the developer of the Rock Band video game, has confirmed 11 songs that will be featured on the game’s soundtrack. The tracks include: “Toys in the Attic” – Aerosmith “Friday I’m In Love” – The Cure “Metropolis – Part 1 The Miracle And The Sleeper” – Dream Theater “The Feast and the … Continue reading Rock Band 4 to Feature Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and More
Van Morrison’s 1970 album Moondance is re-released today in three different remastered versions. A deluxe version and an expanded version both contain previously unreleased tracks from the original recording session. The deluxe edition features three CDs plus a Blu-ray audio disc, while the expanded edition comes with 2 additional CDs and 11 more previously unreleased … Continue reading Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ Re-issue Out Now
Van Morrison’s 1970 album Moondance will be reissued by Warner Bros. Records this fall in three different remastered versions. A deluxe version and an expanded version both contain previously unreleased tracks from the original recording session. The deluxe version includes three CDs plus a Blu-ray audio disc featuring the original album in 5.1 surround sound, while … Continue reading Re-issue of Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ Coming This Fall
One of Van Morrison’s best-loved albums, Moondance, is set for reissue this fall. The forthcoming 5-disc set will include remastered and expanded versions of each track as well as 50 previously unreleased tracks. Three different physical versions of the album will be available from Warner Bros. on September 30th.