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This Week In Classic Rock History (SEP 5-11)

SEP 5-11: Historic events this week from Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Judas Priest, and John Lennon

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2018: FLEETWOOD MAC’S NEW LINEUP
Five months after Lindsey Buckingham was dismissed from the band, Fleetwood Mac debuted it’s new lineup on Ellen.

The new lineup now includes Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on lead guitar, and Neil Finn of Crowded House & Split Enz on vocals and rhythm guitar.

They performed the Fleetwood Mac classics “The Chain” and “Gypsy”.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 1984: INXS PLAYS GUAM
After finishing a North American tour behind their fourth album, The Swing, INXS headed to Guam for two dates to perform for US troops stationed there.

They are the first international band ever to perform in Guam.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2001: ROCK STAR HITS THEATERS
The Mark Wahlberg/Jennifer Aniston movie was very loosely based on Tim “Ripper” Owens; about a metal singer who joins the band he pays tribute to.

The movie gave acting roles to many rock stars including…

Blas Elias (Slaughter), Jeff Pilson (Dokken), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), Brian Vander Ark (Verve Pipe) and Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), as well as Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash), Jason Bonham and Zakk Wylde

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SEPTEMBER 9, 1971: LENNON RELEASES IMAGINE
Lennon’s classic solo album contained much socio-political vitriol with songs like “Gimme Some Truth”, “I Don’t Want to Be a Solider, Mama” and “Imagine”, which Lennon summed up as “anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalistic song, but because it’s sugar-coated, it’s accepted”.

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