CDJ Today: October 21 in Classic Rock

October 21, 1976 – Keith Moon plays his last show with The Who at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada. It is the final date on the band’s 1976 tour. Though Moon would perform with the Who in a couple of special performances filmed for use in the documentary, The Kids Are Alright, this would be his last official Who date.
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Florida Man Wins Lottery, Has a Weird List of Things to Buy

I would get a few acres in the country and build a pretty sweet house on it, along with a huge garage for old cars. Ask anyone what they would do if they won the lottery and they’ll probably say the typical things. They’re gonna pay off their bills…the house,...
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AXS TV Going Metal For Halloween

(AXS TV) A special metal lineup for this coming Halloween weekend with classic concerts, documentaries, profiles and more will taking over AXS TV's airwaves beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on October 30th. The network sent over the following details: Prior to the Heavy Metal Halloween event, two of...

AXS TV unleashes ‘Heavy Metal Halloween’ programming

Highlights include in-depth retrospectives of Metallica, Iron Maiden & Alice Cooper and classic performances. AXS TV unleashes a colossal lineup of music mayhem in the Heavy Metal Halloween programming event — an all-day “Saturday Stack” marathon packed with in-depth profiles, acclaimed documentaries, classic concerts and more, airing October 30th starting at noon ET/9 am PT. Prior to the Heavy Metal Halloween event, two of the men responsible for some of metal’s most iconic costumes and makeup sit down with Dan Rather in a pair of The Big Interview episodes starting at 10 am ET, featuring KISS cofounders “The Starchild” Paul Stanley and “The Demon” Gene Simmons.

KISS’s Paul Stanley Looks Upset After His Guitar Tech And Close Friend’s Sudden Passing Due To COVID

KISS guitarist Paul Stanley looked upset after his guitar tech and close friend Francis Stueber‘s tragic passing due to the COVID-19. Paul Stanley is the co-founder and guitarist of the world-known rock band KISS. Established as The Starchild for his KISS persona, Stanley released twenty studio albums with the band. Unleashing their debut studio album just a year after the band was formed, 1974, KISS had released its last-ever twentieth studio album in 2012, titled Monster.

Paul Stanley Bids Farewell To His Late Guitar Tech

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently shared a post announcing that his longtime guitar tech Fran Stueber passed away due to COVID-19. After the heartbreaking news, famous radio personality Eddie Trunk expressed his concerns regarding the ongoing KISS tour as an artist already canceled a show due to Stueber’s passing. For...

PAUL STANLEY Says He Is 'Numb' After His Longtime Guitar Tech Dies Of COVID-19

Paul Stanley's longtime guitar tech Francis Stueber has died of COVID-19. He was only 52 years old. The KISS guitarist/vocalist shared the news of his friend's passing in a social media post earlier today (Sunday, October 17). He wrote: "My dear friend, buddy and guitar tech for 20 years, Fran Stueber died yesterday suddenly of Covid. Both on and offstage I depended on him for so much. My family loved him as did I. He was so proud of his wife and 3 boys as they were of him. I'm numb."

6 Things to do This Weekend (Oct. 15-17)

Iconic ’80s hard rock band Kiss has commenced their End of The Road Tour, after being forced to postpone five shows when two of the band’s members contracted COVID-19. As its name implies, this concert series constitutes the band’s final performances — and local fans have one last chance to catch a show. Head to DTE Energy Music Theatre to hear hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” and — of course — “Detroit Rock City” live, while you still can. $40+. Oct. 15. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston;
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Logan High School holds annual homecoming parade

LOGAN — Logan High School’s annual homecoming parade made its way through downtown Logan on Friday, Oct. 8. The parade had not been held since 2019. Because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time, the parade did not take place in 2020. This year’s parade featured 92...

KISS gives Atlanta fans an electrifying farewell – again – Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood 10/10/21

KISS played Atlanta for the first time in 1974 an enthusiastic Paul Stanley informs the crowd from the stage of Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood. “We love you Atlanta” he screams in his high-register New York accent. Nearly 50 years after their first visit, Stanley, along with the rest of KISS are here to say goodbye one last time before hanging up their platform boots for good. (or so they claim – they’ve retired and reunited several times before)

Gene Simmons Has Scary Moment at KISS Show, Moving Platform Malfunctions

Gene Simmons was able to avoid a potential fall during KISS’ show in Tampa, Fla. over the weekend when his moving platform malfunctioned at the start of the band’s set. KISS opened their Tampa gig on October 9 with “Detroit Rock City,” where the band comes down to stage level via descending platforms. In the fan-shot video below, the back of Simmons’s platform suddenly drops leaving the platform stuck in position on a very awkward angle.

The Alice Cooper Song That Paul Stanley Was Accused Of Stealing

Alice Cooper and his band released their hit single ‘I’m Eighteen’ in November 1970 and achieved great commercial success. The single peaked at No. 21 and was later followed by an album. The track greatly influenced the hard rock, punk, and heavy metal industry and inspired many other bands. The...

GENE SIMMONS Narrowly Avoids Fall During Opening Song Of KISS's Concert In Tampa (Video)

Gene Simmons narrowly avoided a fall during the opening song of KISS's concert last night (Saturday, October 9) in Tampa, Florida. The show opened with "Detroit Rock City", with each of the bandmembers lowered to the stage by hydraulic platforms, decked out in their signature silver- and crystal-studded garb and iconic face paint. As the pods on which Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer were standing were lowered to the stage, Simmons' platform suddenly tilted to one side, nearly throwing him off balance. Fortunately, Gene's pod was eventually was lowered far enough for him to be able to step off without incident.