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CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock

Gary Rossington of classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd

December 4, 2012 – Randy Blythe, the frontman of Lamb of God, is charged with the death of a 19-year-old fan at a concert in Prague in 2010 after he pushed him off the stage. The fan, Daniel Nosek, hits his head when he falls to the concrete floor and dies of his injuries 2 weeks later. Blythe is later acquitted, … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 4 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: December 3 in Classic Rock

Ozzy Osbourne

December 3, 1979 – Eleven fans are trampled to death at a Who concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.  Another 26 fans are injured.  At 7:05, after the Who had finished their sound check, a paltry 5 of the Coliseum’s 134 doors were opened, because only nine ticket takers had been hired.  The Coliseum said enlisting ushers would be … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 3 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: December 2 in Classic Rock

Pink Floyd Animals album cover

December 2, 2012 – Led Zeppelin‘s three surviving members, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, receive the Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama. Their tribute is performed by the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Bonham, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. December 2, 2003 – Alice Cooper receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cooper’s … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 2 in Classic Rock


Fleetwood Mac Singer Christine McVie Dies at 79

Christine McVie

Christine McVie has died at the age of 79. Known best as one of the members of Fleetwood Mac, the vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player passed away in hospital on Wednesday after a short illness, although no cause of death has been announced. “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of … Continue reading Fleetwood Mac Singer Christine McVie Dies at 79


CDJ Today: December 1 in Classic Rock

The Doors in 1971

December 1, 2000 – C. C. DeVille of Poison is arrested and jailed for seven hours after jumping on the hood of a car in Louisville, KY.  He then proceeded to eat some roses. He is charged with alcohol intoxication and criminal mischief. December 1, 2014 – Phil Rudd, the drummer of AC/DC, pleads not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and … Continue reading CDJ Today: December 1 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 30 in Classic Rock

Billy Idol

November 30, 2000 – The City of New York officially names the corner of Bowery and Second Street “Joey Ramone Place.” It is the block where Joey once lived with bandmate Dee Dee Ramone and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that “Joey … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 30 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 29 in Classic Rock

John Mayall

November 29, 2007 – Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle (born Thomas Delmer Pyle), is arrested for failing to properly register as a sex offender at a new permanent address. For this charge, he was later acquitted by a jury in 2009. Pyle had pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 29 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 28 in Classic Rock

Randy Newman

November 28, 1974 – John Lennon makes his last ever concert appearance when he joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Lennon performs three songs: “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and “I Saw Her Standing There.”  Lennon had lost a bet to Elton, who guaranteed … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 28 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 27 in Classic Rock

Jimi Hendrix in 1967

November 27, 1967 – The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour, which goes on to sell over 6 million copies in the U.S.  Released as a double EP in the UK and an LP in the U.S., the album included the soundtrack to the film of the same name and was nominated for a Grammy. November 27, 1991 – Freddie Mercury’s … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 27 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 26 in Classic Rock

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder

November 26, 1988 – Russian cosmonauts take the Pink Floyd cassette version of Delicate Sound Of Thunder and play it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason both attend the launch of the spacecraft. November 26, 1968 – Cream play their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London with openers Yes and … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 26 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 25 in Classic Rock

The Band in 1969

November 25, 1976 – The Band film their final performance on Thanksgiving Day at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.  Director Martin Scorsese makes it a documentary called The Last Waltz.  The show also features guest stars  Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric Clapton. It is generally hailed as one … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 25 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: November 24 in Classic Rock

The Beatles in 1961

November 24, 1984 – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries for the first time, to model Elaine Starchuk (AKA Candice).  They divorce the following year. November 24, 1972 – The music TV show In Concert debuts with Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley and Seals and Crofts. November 24, 2007 – Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea loses his $4.8 million home in a wildfire that sweeps through Malibu.  He … Continue reading CDJ Today: November 24 in Classic Rock


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