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Watch Lou Gramm & Mick Jones Perform with Billy Joel

It’s not unusual for Billy Joel to invite special guests to join him on stage during his monthly residency show at Madison Square Garden and this week was no exception. Foreigner‘s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones joined the Piano Man on stage Thursday to perform the band’s hits “Urgent” and “Cold As Ice...
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CDJ Today: January 13 in Classic Rock

January 13, 2003 – Pete Townshend of The Who is arrested on suspicion of downloading child porn. Police officers impound seven computers, but after a four-month investigation, he is cleared of all charges. He claimed he was doing research while writing his autobiography and says he was sexually...
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CDJ Today: January 12 in Classic Rock

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...
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Motorhead’s ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Dies at 67

Motörhead guitarist Edward Clarke – best known as ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke – died Wednesday at the age of 67. Clarke was in hospital being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death. “We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight…Edward Allan Clarke – or as we...
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CDJ Today: January 11 in Classic Rock

January 11, 1985 – The first Rock in Rio festival kicks off in Rio de Janeiro. The 10-day festival features Queen, AC/DC, Yes, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions and Whitesnake. About 1.4 million people attend the shows. January 11, 2004 – Ted Nugent needs 40 stitches in his leg after a...
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James Taylor Announces Summer Tour with Bonnie Raitt

James Taylor has announced a first round of dates for his 2018 summer tour with special guest and longtime friend Bonnie Raitt. The pair also toured together in 2017. The run of summer shows will kick off May 8th in Jacksonville, FL with dates across the U.S. 17 dates have been announced so far...
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Steely Dan & Doobie Brothers Announce Summer Tour

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers will co-headline a North American summer tour kicking off May 10 in Charlotte, NC and wrapping up July 14 in Bethel, NY. The legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Nashville, and Toronto. The...
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CDJ Today: January 10 in Classic Rock

January 10, 1964 – The Beatles release their first U.S. album Introducing… The Beatles on Vee-Jay records. The release came only 10 days before Capitol’s Meet the Beatles! hits the shelves. Classic Rock Birthdays January 10, 1955 – Michael Schenker, guitar (Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker Group,...
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CDJ Today: January 9 in Classic Rock

January 9, 1984 – Van Halen release their sixth studio album 1984. With the songs “Jump,” “Panama,” “Hot For Teacher” and “I’ll Wait,” the album goes on to sell over 10 million copies. January 9, 2005 – Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil marries his girlfriend Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas. It’s Neil’s fourth...
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CDJ Today: January 8 in Classic Rock

January 8, 1994 – Nirvana perform their final concert in the U.S. at the Seattle Center Arena. They tour for about two more months in Europe prior to Kurt Cobain’s suicide. January 8, 1979 – The Canadian Government name Rush the country’s official Ambassadors of Music. The honor comes with a plaque...
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