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CDJ Today: February 22 in Classic Rock

February 22, 1989 – For the first time, a Heavy Metal category is introduced at the Grammy Awards. Metallica performs on stage, but the award goes to Jethro Tull. Yes, the Grammy voters picked Jethro Tull’s Crest of a Knave over Metallica’s And Justice For All. Tull’s record label tries to make...
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CDJ Today: February 21 in Classic Rock

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 in Classic Rock

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 in Classic Rock

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 in Classic Rock

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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CDJ Today: February 17 in Classic Rock

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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Watch: Producer Eddie Kramer Discusses Jimi Hendrix’s “Hear My Train A Comin'”

In a new video, producer and engineer Eddie Kramer discusses Jimi Hendrix’s studio recording of “Hear My Train A Comin’,” from the album Both Sides of the Sky. This previously unreleased recording hails from April 9, 1969 and features the original Jimi Hendrix Experience in their penultimate...
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CDJ Today: February 16 in Classic Rock

February 16, 2005 – Kid Rock is arrested for allegedly punching a DJ at a strip club in Nashville, Tennessee. He was released after posting a $3,000 bond on a charge of simple assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Classic Rock Birthdays February 16, 1965 – Dave Lombardo, drums...
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Queen: All Dead, All Dead (Official Video)

On October 28, 1977 Queen released their sixth studio album News of the World, which went 4x platinum in the US and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. The album featured the now universally known rock anthems “We Will Rock You” and “We are the Champions” as well as the lesser known gem “All Dead...
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WATCH: Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot and Rick Savage Re-visit the Place It All Began

Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliot and Rick Savage revisited one of their first rehearsal spaces, the Portland Works Spoon Factory in Sheffield, UK, during a recent interview on BBC TV’s The One Show. Host Carrie Grant spoke with the band mates about their 40 years as a band – from first show in the old...
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