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Whitesnake Drops Out of Tour with Scorpions Due to David Coverdale’s Health

Whitesnake in 2019

Whitesnake will no longer be hitting the road with the Scorpions for their US and Canadian tour beginning this month due to David Coverdale’s persisting health issues. Coverdale issued a statement on Whitesnake’s official website explaining that he is continuing to receive treatment for an upper respiratory infection that has affected his ability to perform. … Continue reading Whitesnake Drops Out of Tour with Scorpions Due to David Coverdale’s Health


CDJ Today: August 8 in Classic Rock

Beatles Abbey Road Album Cover

August 8, 1969 – The photo session for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album takes place on the crossing outside the Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road, takes only six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 8 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: August 7 in Classic Rock

Bruce Dickinson of Heavy Metal band Iron Maiden

August 7, 2006 – Gene Simmons Family Jewels premieres on the A&E Network. The show runs for seven successful seasons and features Simmons, his longtime partner Shannon Tweed, and their two kids Nick and Sophie. August 7, 1981 – The movie Heavy Metal is released to lukewarm response, but goes on to become a cult classic (mainly because of its soundtrack) … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 7 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: August 6 in Classic Rock

August 6, 1996 – The Ramones perform their 2,263rd and final concert at The Palace in Los Angeles with a star-studded guest list. Featuring appearances by former bassist Dee Dee Ramone along with Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister, Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, the 32-song set wraps up with a cover of the Dave Clark … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 6 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: August 5 in Classic Rock

The Runaways

August 5, 1975 – The first all-female hard-rock band is formed when producer Kim Fowley puts together The Runaways, featuring Joan Jett, future Bangle Michael Steele, and Lita Ford. August 5, 1994 – Billy Idol is rushed to St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA following a suspected overdose.  Earlier in the year, he had collapsed in convulsions outside the … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 5 in Classic Rock


Hear Julian Lennon’s New Single “Lucky Ones”

Julian Lennon

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Julian Lennon has released a brand new single. Titled “Lucky Ones”, the song is the fifth track to be released from Lennon’s forthcoming album Jude. You can hear “Lucky Ones” in the player below. Lennon, who is passionate about climate action, uses the song’s lyrics to call for a revolution to … Continue reading Hear Julian Lennon’s New Single “Lucky Ones”


CDJ Today: August 4 in Classic Rock

Ronnie James Dio and Richie Blackmore of Rainbow

August 4, 1975 – Led Zeppelin‘s tour is postponed following Robert Plant’s serious auto accident on the small Greek island of Rhodos.  Plant has multiple fractures of  his ankle, bones supporting his foot, and elbow. Doctors initally tell Plant he may never walk again. His wife, Maureen, also in the car, suffers a lengthy period of concussions, and breaks her leg in several … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 4 in Classic Rock


Documentary Film about The Zombies Slated for 2023 Release

Zombies documtary poster

A new documentary about British Invasion band The Zombies is tentatively scheduled for release in 2023. The film, titled Hung Up on a Dream, will feature exclusive interviews and never-before seen archival footage from the group’s 60 year career, according to a report by Variety. It also includes footage of the band as they tour … Continue reading Documentary Film about The Zombies Slated for 2023 Release


CDJ Today: August 3 in Classic Rock

Promotional poster for the 1968 Newport Pop Festival

August 3, 1968 – The Newport Pop Festival begins in Costa Mesa, CA.  It is the first concert with more than 100,000 paid attendees.  Performers include The Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, Electric Flag, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf and Tiny Tim.  Admission was $5.50 per day for the … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 3 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: August 2 in Classic Rock

Garth Hudson of The Band

August 2, 1973 – Robert Zimmerman legally changes his name to Bob Dylan. His biographer Mark Epstein says, “He was a great fan of Matt Dillon, the sheriff of the television series Gunsmoke. In 1958, he confided to his high school sweetheart that he planned to devote his life to music, adding that ‘I know what I’m going … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 2 in Classic Rock


CDJ Today: August 1 in Classic rock

MTV logo

August 1, 1981 – MTV begins airing music videos with the legendary opening, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Rock & Roll.”  That’s followed by the now familiar power-chord-fueled guitar riff theme. The first ten videos are: The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star”, Pat Benatar “You Better Run”, Rod Stewart “She Won’t Dance With Me”, The Who “You Better You Bet”, … Continue reading CDJ Today: August 1 in Classic rock


CDJ Today: July 31 in Classic Rock

The Eagles

July 31, 1980 – The Eagles perform their last concert at the Long Beach Arena before splitting up. They reunite in 1994. The concert – a benefit gig, no less – is played out amid muttered onstage threats between Glen Frey and Don Felder, who spend the entire show describing to each other the beating each plans to administer backstage. “Only three … Continue reading CDJ Today: July 31 in Classic Rock


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