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Watch Roger Waters Talk New Album with New York Times

In a live streaming event Wednesday night, Roger Waters sat down with the New York Times to discuss his first solo studio album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want? Watch the interview below. Is This The Life We Really Want?, due out June 2nd, is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich …...
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WATCH: Styx Talks New Album, Outer Space and the Ups and Downs of the Music Biz

Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young and Lawrence Gowan of Styx recently stopped by the studio at Q104 in New York to talk with Jim Kerr about their forthcoming album The Mission, their connection to Pluto, and how they’ve survived the ups and downs of the music business. Listen and watch below. The...
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CDJ Today: April 27

April 27, 1979 – Ozzy Osbourne is fired from Black Sabbath and replaced by Ronnie James Dio. Osbourne first reunites with the band at Live Aid in 1985 and then many times after. April 27, 2006 – Keith Richards falls out of a palm tree in Fiji, suffering a brain hemorrhage. Richards later undergoes...
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Paul McCartney Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

Paul McCartney has added a new run of U.S. dates to his ‘One On One’ tour. The newly announced dates kick off July 5th at Miami’s American Airlines Arena — McCartney’s first Miami appearance since his ‘Up & Coming’ Tour hit Sun Life Stadium in 2010 — then head northwest to Tampa, where he’ll...
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CDJ Today: April 26

April 26, 2003 – David Lee Roth corners and detains a knife-wielding man who is trespassing on his Pasadena estate. Roth holds him until the police arrive. Says Roth: “Anyone found bearing arms here at night…will be found here in the morning.” It later turns out the man is his neighbor, and is...
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Despite Rumors, Gregg Allman Not in Hospice Care

After canceling the remainder of his tour dates for 2017, rumors that Gregg Allman is currently in hospice care are reportedly not true, according to his manager and a post on Allman’s Facebook page on Monday: “A message from Gregg: ‘Hey everyone. I just wanted y’all to know that I’m currently home...
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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Announces Tour with New Band

Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen will embark on a 20-city U.S. tour later this summer with his new band, the Nightflyers. Also featuring Connor Kenney on guitar and vocals, Brandon Morrison on bass and vocals, Will Bryan on keys and vocals, and Lee Falco on drums and vocals, Donald Fagen and the...
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CDJ Today: April 25

April 25, 1980 – Black Sabbath release their ninth studio album, Heaven and Hell. It’s the first Sabbath album to feature Ronnie James Dio as lead singer, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne. The album goes on to reach platinum status in the U.S. April 25, 1988 – Doc McGhee, manager of Bon Jovi and Mötley...
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CDJ Today: April 24

April 24, 2007 – Sheryl Crow suggests a ban on using too much toilet paper. She says loo visitors should use “only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required”. She also designs a clothing line with a “dining sleeve” that is...
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Roger Waters Announces New Album, Releases New Single

Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, recently announced his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records featuring the single “Smell The Roses” (hear it below). Waters...
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