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  • CDJ Today: April 21 in Classic Rock

    April 21, 1990 – Van Halen christen the opening night of their Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with a live performance.  Sammy Hagar would eventually buy out the rest of the band due to the club’s early financial failure.  In later years, Cabo Wabo becomes a huge success. April 21, 2005 – Alex Lifeson of Rush pleads no contest to a … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 21 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 20 in Classic Rock

    Monthy Python pay tribute to George Harrison with a performance of “The Lumberjack Song” at the Concert for George in 2002. April 20, 1971 – Five friends at San Rafael High School in California coin the term “4:20” as a euphemism for smoking pot so they could talk about their “activity” in front of their parents. April 20th … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 20 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 19 in Classic Rock

    April 19, 2014 – Stephen Pearcy leaves Ratt after performing with them for 30 years. He later rejoins. April 19, 1980 – R.E.M. performs their first concert as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club in Athens, GA in front of about 150 people. The show ends around 2AM when police close it down due to the venue being … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 19 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 18 in Classic Rock

    April 18, 1993 – David Lee Roth is arrested in New York City for buying a $10 bag of marijuana. Roth’s offense had a maximum penalty of 15 days in jail and a $250 fine but was ultimately “adjourned pending dismissal,” meaning the charges would be wiped out if Roth stayed out of trouble for a year. April 18, 2015 – Lou Reed, Ringo … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 18 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 17 in Classic Rock

    April 17, 2012 – Ted Nugent tells a NRA audience that if President Barack Obama wins a second term, he’ll “either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” He also urges Republicans to “ride into that battlefield and chop their [Democrats] heads off in November.” April 17, 1975 – Elvis Presley buys a $250,000 private jet, … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 17 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 16 in Classic Rock

    April 16, 1996 – Kiss hold a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid in New York City to announce the reunion of all four original members, and the Alive/Worldwide reunion tour. With Ace, Gene, Paul and Peter, the tour went on to gross over $140 million dollars. April 16, 1969 – Elektra drops the MC5 after they … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 16 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 15 in Classic Rock

    April 15, 1971 – The Beatles nab their only Oscar, winning Best Original Song Score for the movie Let It Be. April 15, 1982 – Anvil release their sophomore album, Metal on Metal, then proceed to fade into obscurity in the 1990s before being resurrected by  the 2008 documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Classic Rock Birthdays April 15, 1944 – Dave Edmunds, guitarist (Rockpile) April 15, … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 15 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 14 in Classic Rock

    April 14, 1975 – Former Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood gets a coveted Rolling Stones gig, replacing Mick Taylor.  Other rumored replacements for the position are Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott and Chris Spedding. April 14, 2009 – George Harrison is honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in front of the Capitol Records building.  In attendance … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 14 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 13 in Classic Rock

    Aerosmith

    April 13, 1993 – William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, officially declares April 13 to be “Aerosmith Day” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  This will be the 22nd year of celebration. April 13, 1979 – David Lee Roth collapses onstage in Spokane, only 5 days into the World Vacation Tour supporting Van Halen II.  The reason given is heat … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 13 in Classic Rock

  • CDJ Today: April 12 in Classic Rock

    April 12, 2000 – Metallica files suit against Napster, Yale University, The University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says, “We take our craft — whether it be the music, the lyrics, or the photos and artwork — very seriously, as do most artists. It is therefore sickening to know … Continue reading CDJ Today: April 12 in Classic Rock

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