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CDJ Today: April 8 in Classic Rock

April 8, 1998 – Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to at least six months in County Jail after pleading no contest to a felony charge of beating his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee. He was released after 90 days for good behavior. Concurrently, he completed a 30-day sentence for beating a...
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CDJ Today: April 7 in Classic Rock

April 7, 1990 – Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee suffers a mild concussion after falling 20 feet from the scaffolding above his elevated drum kit. Tommy was descending as usual on a bungee rope but panicked when he thought his roadie wouldn’t pull the brake in time. He was turned upside down and...
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Ann Wilson To Film First Solo TV Special

Ann Wilson, the powerhouse voice of iconic rock band Heart is preparing for her first-ever solo television special. Wilson announced that her recently added April 11th show at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL will be filmed for an upcoming special that is set to coincide with the release of...
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CDJ Today: April 6 in Classic Rock

April 6, 1993 – Peter Criss, former drummer for the rock group KISS, settles a libel lawsuit against Star magazine for portraying him as a homeless alcoholic. ”At least now I can go on with a clearer head, now that this is over,” he said. “I could write a song about this whole thing. Maybe I will...
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John Mellencamp Announces Intimate New Concert Film ‘Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre’

“Try to keep it as plain spoken as possible…” these are some of the first words the viewer hears from John Mellencamp in Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre. Due out on May 11th from Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats, this new concert film gives fans a deeper...
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CDJ Today: April 5 in Classic Rock

April 5, 1980 – R.E.M. play their first ever gig when they appear at St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia. They perform as Twisted Kites, and three weeks later change their name to R.E.M. Classic Rock Birthdays April 5, 1966 – Mike McCready, guitar (Pearl Jam) April 5, 1946 – Dave Holland...
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Ian Anderson Announces Career-Spanning Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Albums

Jethro Tull will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with two career-spanning compilations – a comprehensive three-disc album 50 for 50 as well as 50th Anniversary Hits, a single disc overview of the band’s catalogue. Both are due out May 25th on Parlophone. 50 for 50 has been personally curated...
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CDJ Today: April 4 in Classic Rock

April 4, 2009 – Flea inducts Metallica into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a moving tribute to the deceased Cliff Burton. This is the first-ever induction ceremony open to the public. Jeff Beck is also inducted by his former Yardbird colleague Jimmy Page. April 4, 2000 – A Swedish couple runs...
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New Springsteen Album Collection Announced

Columbia Records/Legacy Recording have announced that on May 18th they will be releasing Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996, a limited edition, numbered box set comprised of remastered versions of five albums recorded during that time frame. The new collection will include...
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CDJ Today: April 3 in Classic Rock

April 3, 1967 – Steve Winwood leaves The Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic. April 3, 2007 – When interviewed by NME in the UK, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones speaks about snorting the ashes of his dead father. He said, “He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit...
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