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CDJ Today: March 12 in Classic Rock

March 12, 2010 – Over 160 people are arrested and eight people are hospitalized when fans try to gain free entrance at a Metallica show in Colombia. 1,500 policeman and several tanks were brought in to manage the riot. Inside the venue, the concert went on as planned. March 12, 2007 – Van Halen are...
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CDJ Today: March 11 in Classic Rock

March 11, 1995 – Van Halen kicks off their “Balance” tour in Pensacola, FL. It is later dubbed the “Ambulance” tour by Eddie Van Halen due to his hip surgery and Alex Van Halen’s need to wear a neck brace for most of the gigs. March 11, 2005 – Ozzy Osbourne’s front door from his childhood home in...
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CDJ Today: March 10 in Classic Rock

March 10, 2003 – AC/DC are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler. The band went on to play “Highway To Hell” and then performed “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Tyler. [watch below] March 10, 1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He...
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CDJ Today: March 9 in Classic Rock

March 9, 1970 – Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward make their concert debut at The Roundhouse in London. March 9, 1981 – Robert Plant performs his first solo concert since the breakup of Led Zeppelin in Stourbridge...
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Pearl Jam’s McCready To Be Honored By MusiCares

It has just been announced that Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist Mike McCready will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares Concert for Recovery Benefit on May 10, 2018 at The Showbox in Seattle. McCready will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his significant dedication to and support of...
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CDJ Today: March 8 in Classic Rock

March 8, 1969 – The Small Faces perform their final concert, on the Channel Islands. Steve Marriott announces he is leaving the band to focus on Humble Pie. Shortly afterwards, Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan form The Faces with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood. March 8, 1968 – The Fillmore East...
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33 Years Later This Video Still Gives Us Chills

Thirty-three years after its release this video still gives us chills. “We Are the World” was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones as a charity single. It was released on this day in 1985. The lyrics are a hopeful call for humanity to take action and care for...
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CDJ Today: March 7 in Classic Rock

March 7, 1975 – David Bowie releases his ninth studio album, Young Americans. The album is certified Gold in the U.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: March 7, 1946 – Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield), vocals (The J. Geils Band) March 7, 1945 – Arthur Lee (born Arthur Taylor) vocals, guitar (Love) (d. 2006)...
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Iconic Vocalist Ann Wilson of Heart Announces New Solo Project

Fresh off of a successful year-long solo tour, Heart’s iconic vocalist Ann Wilson has spent the early part of 2018 recording a new solo project. She has teamed up with original Heart producer Mick Flicker (Dreamboat Annie, Magazine and Little Queen among others) for the album which will pay homage...
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CDJ Today: March 6 in Classic Rock

March 6, 2000 – Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first person to be inducted three times. He was also inducted as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Potentially, Eric could be inducted four more times based on his membership in John Mayall’s Blues...
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