• 2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Cool Exclusive Vinyl Releases

    2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Cool Exclusive Vinyl Releases

    Spring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl.  This Saturday, April 19, marks the seventh annual installment of Record Store Day, which is celebrated at select music retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.  In conjunction with the unofficial holiday, a vast number of artists are issuing limited-edition vinyl singles, EPs and LPs that are sold exclusively at participating independent record shops. This year’s Record Store Day is proving to be one of the most expansive yet, with more than 400 special releases… Read more

  • 2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Exclusive Vinyl Releases

    2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Exclusive Vinyl Releases

    Spring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl. This Saturday, April 19, marks the seventh annual installment of Record Store Day, which is celebrated at select music retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.  In conjunction with the unofficial holiday, a vast number of artists are issuing limited-edition vinyl singles, EPs and LPs that are sold exclusively at participating independent record shops. This year’s Record Store Day is proving to be one of the most expansive yet, with more than 400 special releases… Read more

  • Prince Re-Signs with Warner Bros; Readies 30th Anniversary Edition of "Purple Rain" & New Album

    Prince Re-Signs with Warner Bros; Readies 30th Anniversary Edition of "Purple Rain" & New Album

    Prince will now have full ownership and control over his master recordings after signing a new contract with his former label Warner Bros. Records. The legendary singer has announced that fans will soon hear previously unreleased music as well as a digitally remastered, deluxe 30th anniversary edition of his 1984 soundtrack to Purple Rain. “A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,” says Prince in a statement. “Everyone at Warner Bros. Records is delighted to be working… Read more

  • Neil Young's New Album, "A Letter Home," Available Now Online

    Neil Young's New Album, "A Letter Home," Available Now Online

    Happy Record Store Day, Neil Young fans!  A day before the big audiophile promotion, and without any fanfare or official announcement, the folk-rock legend has made his new album, A Letter Home, available for purchase via the official online store of ex-White Stripe frontman Jack White‘s Third Man Records label.  A vinyl LP version of the record can be ordered for $20, not including shipping fees. A Letter Home was co-produced by Young and White, and features 10 cover tunes by various singer-songwriters who have inspired and influenced Neil.  Among the songs are Bob Dylan‘s “North Country Girl,” Bruce Springsteen‘s… Read more

  • Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest-Charting Album in More Than Two Decades

    Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest-Charting Album in More Than Two Decades

    It’s amazing what being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can do for a performer’s back catalog.  Linda Ronstadt, who entered the Hall less than two weeks ago, has just scored her highest-charting album in more than two decades. Billboard reports that Linda’s new compilation disc, Duets, has debuted at #32 on the album chart.  She hasn’t been that high since 1990, when her album with Aaron Neville, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, reached #7.  That album featured three hit singles, including “All My Life” and “Don’t Know Much.” The new album, Duets, collects… Read more

  • Ex-Santana Percussionist Armando Peraza Passes Away

    Ex-Santana Percussionist Armando Peraza Passes Away

    Cuban-born percussionist Armando Peraza, who was a member of Santana from 1972 to about 1990, died this past Monday, April 14, at a hospital in South San Francisco, California.  The musician’ wife, Josephine, told the Los Angeles Times that his cause of death was pneumonia, although he also had fought a long battle with diabetes.  Peraza was believed to be 89, although he didn’t know his exact birth date. Armando joined Santana for the recording of the band’s fourth studio album, Caravanserai, and appeared on most of the group’s releases through 1990′s Spirits Dancing in the Flesh.  He retired from… Read more

  • Paul Stanley of KISS Wrapping Up Book Tour

    Paul Stanley of KISS Wrapping Up Book Tour

    KISS frontman Paul Stanley has published his autobiography, Paul Stanley: Face the Music: A Life Exposed, and is on a book tour through California this week to sign books and meet fans.  Despite the fact that Stanley appears on the cover in full KISS makeup, he tells ABC News Radio “I didn’t write a KISS book, I wrote a book about my life.” The book opens with Stanley’s childhood, which tells the tale of a pretty rough beginning. “I was born without a right ear, deaf on that side, all kinds of learning disabilities because of it and a fairly dysfunctional family,” he says.  He admits he… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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