8-20-21 Classic Rock Update

Foo Fighters will be the first-ever recipients of the VMAs Global Icon Award, MTV has announced. The Global Icon Award will be presented to the band during the 2021 VMAs ceremony, live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, September 12th at 8:00 p.m. Foo Fighters are also set to perform at the ceremony, marking their first VMAs performance since 2007.

In addition to the Global Icon Award, the band is nominated for three VMA categories this year, including Best Rock, Best Choreography and Best Cinematography.

Queen's Roger Taylor has released the first single from his forthcoming solo album, Outsider, due out on October 1. The new track, titled “We’re All Just Trying To Get By”, looks at the shared experience of struggling to survive through times of hardship, written during the recent lockdown.

In the History of Rock in 1966 – The Beatles touring America for the last time, were forced to cancel and reschedule their performance in Cincinnati's open-air stadium, Crosley Field. Heavy rain, and no cover provided, made electrocution a virtual certainty if The Beatles had attempted to perform.

Here’s some footage from their rescheduled show:

In 1979 – Bob Dylan released 'Slow Train Coming', an album of religious songs, including the Grammy Award winning single, 'Gotta Serve Somebody'.The album alienated many of his longtime fans.

And in 2018 –The Recording Industry Association of America announced that The Eagles’ “Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975" had passed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller" to become the best-selling album of all time in the U.S.

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