February 4, 1977 – Fleetwood Mac release their seminal album Rumours. It becomes Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release, selling over 45 million records worldwide and putting it in the Top 10 for best selling albums of all time. After months recording at the Record Plant in Sausalito, one of the owners said, “The band would come in at … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 4 in Classic Rock
February 1, 2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa, Florida. Songs include “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Born to Run,” “Working on a Dream” and “Glory Days.” February 1, 1985 – Glenn Frey of the Eagles makes his acting debut in an episode … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 1 in Classic Rock
June 15, 1967 – Peter Green leaves the John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and goes on to form Fleetwood Mac with bandmate John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. Classic Rock Birthdays June 15, 1957 – Brad Gillis, guitar, vocals (Night Ranger) June 15, 1946 – Noddy Holder (born Neville John Holder), vocals (Slade) June 15, 1951 – Steve Walsh, vocals (Kansas) June 15, 1963 – Scott Rockenfield, drums (Queensrÿche) June 15, 1941 – Harry Nilsson, vocals (d. 1994) June 15, 1943 – Muff Winwood (born Mervyn Winwood), bass, producer (The … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 15 in Classic Rock
May 25, 1978 – Keith Moon of the Who, performs for the last time with the band at a secret concert for fan club members at London’s Shepperton Film Studios. The show was a mini-concert for their career-spanning documentary The Kids Are Alright. The band had been off the road for nearly two years, and gave a solid but stilted performance. Keith … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 25 in Classic Rock
This is simply one of the best bands I have ever seen! I am embarrassed to say that I am very late to the party on this one as somehow they were not on my radar during their heyday (late seventies into the 80’s). This is quite surprising to me, an avid guitarist, since Steve … Continue reading Dixie Dregs Alert!—Go See Them!!
Kansas celebrated the release of their latest album, The Prelude Implicit, in New York City on October 3rd with a performance at the iHeartRadio Theater. The set featured iconic hits such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In The Wind” as well as new songs including “Rhythm In The Spirit”. See video of these … Continue reading Watch Kansas Perform “Carry On Wayward Son” and More Live in NY
Having been in the music business for over 45 years, sometimes I think I’ve seen and heard it all. Then I find myself in a small studio eight feet away from Kansas as they perform acoustic versions of “Dust In The Wind”, “Hold On”, and their new song “With This Heart”, and it is truly … Continue reading Kansas — First New Music In 16 Years, And You Want To Know About It!
Kansas has announced the release of their new studio album, The Prelude Implicit, due out September 23rd. The album, the prog-rock band’s first new release in 16 years, features 10 new tracks written by the band and co-produced by guitarist Zak Rizvi, drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Richard Williams. “This is definitely a KANSAS album,” … Continue reading Kansas to Release First New Album in 16 Years
Milwaukee’s Summerfest Music Festival has announced its 2015 lineup and as usual, the festival features a wide array of musical genres. The Doobie Brothers will headline one of the festival’s ground stages, as will legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake, The Flaming Lips, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kansas, and Elvin Bishop. … Continue reading Milwaukee’s Summerfest Announces 2015 Festival Lineup
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