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CDJ Today: March 18 in Classic Rock

March 18, 1978 – An estimated 350,000 rock fans attend the largest festival of the 70’s, California Jam II in Ontario, California. Performers include Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Santana, Heart, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush and Rubicon, featuring a young Jack Blades. March 18, 2002 – The...
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CDJ Today: March 17 in Classic Rock

March 17, 1998 – Van Halen release Van Halen III, their eleventh studio album. It is the only album with former Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone, and the only album to not attain platinum status. March 17, 1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez kills a man and leaves an AC/DC hat behind at the crime...
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Steppenwolf At 50 – Album Out Today

Iconic rock band Steppenwolf is celebrating a half-century of music with the release of Steppenwolf At 50 – due out today, Friday, March 16th on Rainman Records. Steppenwolf At 50 is a 3-CD retrospective album that covers the band’s storied career from their debut in 1968 through their 13 studio...
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CDJ Today: March 16 in Classic Rock

March 16, 1992 – A Metallica show at the Orlando Arena goes horribly wrong when fans dangle an usher by his ankles from the balcony. Luckily, he was pulled to safety. The band paid $38,000 to repair and clean damaged seats after the rowdy concert. But, everyone ended up happy (well, maybe not the...
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Joe Perry Confirms Three Shows in Support of New Album

Aerosmith’s legendary guitarist, Joe Perry has just confirmed three shows in support of his recently released solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto – April 18th at the House of Blues in Boston, April 19th at Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, NH and April 20th at Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City...
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CDJ Today: March 15 in Classic Rock

March 15, 1976 – Kiss release their fourth studio album, Destroyer. The album goes on to be certified double platinum and contains the songs “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud” and “Beth.” March 15, 2004 – Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Bob Seger, Traffic, and ZZ Top are inducted into the...
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YES Marks 50 Years With Tour and Album

This year marks a half century since the formation of the legendary prog rock group YES. In recognition of this milestone the band’s current lineup – Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and...
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CDJ Today: March 14 in Classic Rock

March 14, 2003 – Robert Trujillo performs his last concert as Ozzy Osbourne’s bassist at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, as he is leaving the band to replace Jason Newsted in Metallica. Ozzy Osbourne throws a farewell party for him, but wife Sharon Osbourne collapses from heat exhaustion and is...
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CDJ Today: March 13 in Classic Rock

March 13, 1966 – Black Sabbath, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Sex Pistols are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Sex Pistols refuse to attend the ceremony, calling the institution “urine in wine” and add, “We’re not your monkeys, we’re not coming. You’re not paying attention”. Metallica...
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Jimi Hendrix – Lover Man (Official Music Video)

Recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, Jimi Hendrix’s desire to push the boundaries of blues music can be heard throughout Both Sides of the Sky. The album highlights Jimi’s mastery of studio production and his increasing use of these facilities as a proving ground for new sounds,...
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