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Rap’s Rant: Lady Gaga Super Bowl – Eric Clapton Tour – Two Missed Opportunities

Lady Gaga – Forgetful Super Bowl Performance First, I want to say that I am a big fan of Lady Gaga. I’m sure many agree she has real talent. She’s a good songwriter, has a great voice, knows how to speak to an audience, and beyond all that, is a very authentic good person with … Continue reading...
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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite in Studio

It’s not every day the two surviving members of the Beatles are in the studio together. Ringo Starr posted a photo of the pair on Twitter Sunday with the caption “Thanks for coming over man and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love.” According to Billboard, Starr’s publicist has...
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Jazz Guitarist Larry Coryell, ‘Godfather of Fusion,’ Dies at 73

Larry Coryell, guitarist known as the ‘Godfather of Fusion,” died Sunday in his New York City hotel room. He was 73. Coryell was born April 2, 1943 in Galveston, TX but grew up in the Seattle area. In 1965, he moved to New York to study classical guitar and went on to play with the … Continue...
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Springsteen Invites Young Fan On Stage to Perform “Growin’ Up”

The Boss invited a young fan on stage during his show in Brisbane, Australia last week to perform to the tune “Growin’ Up,” proving that rock’n’roll dreams do, in fact, come true. Nathan Testa, just 14 years old, had been holding up a sign saying he had skipped school to be at the show when …...
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CDJ Today: February 21

February 21, 1990 – Paul McCartney is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammy Awards. This award is for his solo work; he later receives the same award in 2014 for his work with the Beatles. February 21, 2016 – A four-inch lock of John Lennon‘s hair sells for $35,000 at...
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CDJ Today: February 20

February 20, 1991 – Bob Dylan and John Lennon receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Aerosmith win their first Grammy for Best Rock Performance for “Janie’s Got A Gun” and perform “Come Together” as part of the tribute to...
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CDJ Today: February 19

February 19, 1982 – Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in San Antonio for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph, a 60-foot high statue erected in 1939 to honor the 189 Texans who died there. The Cenotaph is adjacent to the mission, in the Alamo Plaza. At the time of his arrest, Osbourne is wearing Sharon’s dress...
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CDJ Today: February 18

February 18, 1974 – Kiss release their self-titled debut album on Casablanca Records. Warner Bros. dissolved their deal with the record label after the band refused to remove their makeup. The album initially sold only 75,000 copies, although now it is certified Gold. February 18, 1969 – Maurice...
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Sammy Hagar Reveals Guests and Promo Video for Season 2 of “Rock and Roll Road Trip”

Season 2 of his show Rock & Roll Road Trip will follow Sammy Hagar as he travels the U.S. to interview and jam with artists including John Mellencamp, John Mayer, James Hetfield, Mick Fleetwood, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Monahan (Train), Toby Keith &...
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CDJ Today: February 17

February 17, 1975 – AC/DC release their debut album High Voltage. The album, released only in Australia, was re-released internationally with a new cover and track listing. February 17, 1989 – David Coverdale marries actress Tawny Kitaen, star of 5 Whitesnake videos including “Here I Go Again,” “Is...
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