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July 24, 2014


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On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" entered the singles charts. It eventually spent two weeks at #2, changing Rock & Roll's lyrical approach in the process.

On this day in 1971, "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones peaked at #28 on the singles charts as The Allman Brothers Band's breakthrough "At Fillmore East" entered the album charts on its way to #13 and party soundtracks across America.

On this day in 1976, "Take The Money And Run" by the Steve Miller Band hit #11 as Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" topped out at #12 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1982, Fleetwood Mac's "Hold Me" peaked at #4 on the singles charts.

On this day in 1983, John Mellencamp's "Jack And Diane" entered the singles charts on its way to a four week run at #1.

On this day in 1983, driven in part by their live show, Judas Priest's multi-million selling, hard rocking "Screaming For Vengeance" album entered the charts on its way to #17.

On this day in 1993, U2's "Zooropa" charted at #1 for the first of two weeks as the Irish band was taking the world by storm with one of the most innovative tours anyone had ever seen.

On this day in 2011, singer/guitarist Dan Peek, a founding member of the group America, died in his sleep in his home at the age of 60.

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This Sunday night at 8pm on 100.3 The Sound of Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Joe's brand new conversation with Graham Nash! Check out this preview!

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U2 Rumblings

Word is that U2's on-again, off-again album is on again. Talk of the imminent release of the 13th U2 album following the release after their excellent song "Invisible" premiered during the Super Bowl in February. Then we heard that famed producer Danger Mouse had joined the sessions. But when producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth came on board, the project — including the booking of a world tour — stalled. Assuming all is right within the U2 camp, the band will perform at London's iTunes Festival in September, the as-yet-unnamed album will be out in November, and the world tour will roll next Spring. We hope.

More Ozzy (Again)

So far, occasional Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has released 10 solo albums — and he wants you to have a taste of all of them! On October 7th, Mr. Osbourne will unleash a variety of packages titled "Memoirs Of A Madman" featuring his best-known solo material. Audio-only editions of the compilation (each containing 17 songs) will include a single CD, a double-vinyl set and a limited-edition double-vinyl picture disc. But wait — there's more! A double DVD "Memoirs Of A Madman" set will include 20 Ozz-man music videos, as well as concert performances and interviews. But wait — there's even more! An exclusive limited-edition fan-bundle package available ONLY through Ozzy's site contains the CD, DVD and double-vinyl versions of "Memoirs Of A Madman" plus a poster personally autographed by Ozzy. But will you be able to read his penmanship?

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It was Steve Martin who said: "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."

It was Bob Roll who said: "Slow boiled rage is the most lethal."

It was Winston Churchill who said: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

It was Vladimir Nabokov who said: "Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form."

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This Saturday!: Be sure to say hi to J.B. at The Soundtrack of Summer concert featuring Don Felder, Styx and Foreigner at the Greek Theatre!


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