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Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending September 5, 2014

Live 8 Concert - Hyde ParkThe 10 most anticipated albums this autumn

 

 

 

 
2014-08-29-image-8Turntable buying guide: What to look for in new & used record players

 

 

 

 

Obama Accepts Nomination On Final Day Of Democratic National ConventionFoo Fighters Offer Second Snippet of Music From Upcoming Album ‘Sonic Highways’

 

 

 

 
radioheadRadiohead updates app with new music and artwork

 

 

 

 
1994featureThe 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994

 

 

 

 
faithFaith No More Plan 2015 Release of First New Album in 18 Years

 

 

 

 

harrisonapleyearsGeorge Harrison’s first six solo albums to be reissued with unreleased songs and videos

 

 

 

 
WilcoWilco Announce Fall Tour Dates, Greatest Hits Compilation + Rarities Box Set

 

 

 

 
AnimalsPower Station on Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ Cover to Become Luxury Housing Complex

 

 

 

 

black-keysThe Black Keys to begin work on new album in January

 

 

 

 

140903-robert-plant7 Albums to Stream: Robert Plant, Death From Above 1979, Ryan Adams, and More

 

 

 

 
bcp-setting-a-record-20140902-001Record Collecting Isn’t Just Jack Moore’s Hobby, It’s Part Of His Worldview

 

 

 

 

capCaptain Beefheart Box Set Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972, Featuring Unreleased Tracks, Announced

 

 

 

 
social-distortion-logo-big-e1401320696847Mike Ness on the musical direction and current status of new Social Distortion album

 

 

 

 
Toxic_TwinsJOE PERRY Explains What It Takes To Keep AEROSMITH Together

 

 

 

 
Jane's Addiction Perform At The 02 Apollo, ManchesterJane’s Addiction, Devo Set to Headline CBGB Festival in New York

 

 

 

 
caveNick Cave and the Bad Seeds Share “Give Us a Kiss”

 

 

 

 
Led Zeppelin_promo_68Led Zeppelin Drops Unreleased ‘Black Dog’ Take From ‘IV’ Reissue

 

 

 

 

metallica-guinness-world-recordMetallica Enter the History Books With New Guinness World Record

 

 

 

 

daft35Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo Allegedly Plotting Solo Album

 

 

 

 

ggggggggggBrian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, “Weird Al”, Strokes/Weezer/Spoon Members, More To Play George Harrison Tribute

 

 

 

 

ozzy-osbourne-veganOzzy Osbourne Planning ‘Hell Gate’ Event for October 2015

 

 

 

 
falloutboy2k13promoUPDATE: Fall Out Boy to release new single on Monday

 

 

 

 
taylormomsenpressphoto2014_638PRETTY RECKLESS Becomes First Female-Fronted Band To Reach No. 1 With First Two Hits

 

 

 

 

640x360Genesis movie coming to DVD

 

 

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending August 15, 2014

tomTom Petty tops new Billboard Artist 100 chart

 

 

 

 

 
Social-Listening-Trend-Return-of-Vinyl-Topic-Wheel-600x309Social Listening Reveals a Growing Trend: Return of Vinyl

 

 

 

 

 
Ozzy-Osbourne1OZZY OSBOURNE Performs At South Korea’s HYUNDAI CARD CITYBREAK Festival (Video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOFoo Fighters New Album ‘Sonic Highways’ Set For Nov. 10th Release

 

 

 

 

 
ryan-adamsTreble’s Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2014

 

 

 

 

 
Glastonbury 2014Watch: Arcade Fire covers Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

 

 

 

 

 

 

56th GRAMMY Awards - ShowDaft Punk Make Elusive ‘Human After All’ Remix Album Available Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

 

smash20thThe Offspring launch pre-order for “Smash” reissue

 

 

 

 

 

 

DragonForce, “Maximum Overload”Eight new albums highlight the late summer season

 

 

 

 

 
record-music-store-billboard-650Record Industry Considering a Standard, Global Album Release Day

 

 

 

 

 
beckAustin City Limits Celebrates 40th Season with Performances by Beck, Tweedy + More

 

 

 

 

 
Gregg-Allman-Lynyrd-Skynyrd-Peter-FramptonLynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Concert Will Include Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton + More

 

 

 

 

 

 

tweedyJeff Tweedy Announces Fall Tour, Including A Few Wilco Shows – New album Sukierae out September 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

U2New U2 Rumors Predict Fall Release for Album

 

 

 

 

 
annielennox-nostalgia-albumcover-pr-image-2015-billboard-650Exclusive: Annie Lennox Talks Return to Music With ‘Nostalgia’ Album, Reveals Cover, Track List & More

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beatles_sgt-peppersThe 50 Best Album Closing Tracks in History

 

 

 

 

 

 

preview_BP844740Nostalgia: 30 Birmingham record shops where you spent your Saturdays and your hard-earned cash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine-Head-Bloodstone-and-DiamondsMachine Head Unveil ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Album Details

 

 

 

 

 
Tscreen-shot-2014-08-14-at-10-42-02-amhis app promises to save concerts from cellphones

 

 

 

 

 
belle_bundle_1Belle and Sebastian Announce “It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career” Vinyl Reissue Series

 

 

 

 

 
michael-jackson310314Michael Jackson’s ‘A Place With No Name’ Video Makes Twitter History

 

 

 

 

 
Rick Ross Performs At James L Knight CenterDef Jam Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Box Set, Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

jjjjjjjjjjjjjJohnny Marr – “Easy Money” Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob-SegerBob Seger Releases New Single ‘Detroit Made’

 

 

 

 

 

 

death-from-above-1979-1Watch: Death From Above 1979 debut new song “Right On, Frankenstein!”

 

 

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending June 20, 2014

screen-shot-2014-05-15-at-10-36-12-amFans crowdfund an unscheduled Foo Fighters concert, and the band agrees to play
 

 

 

 

 

ZZ300-254x300ZZ Top Announce Release Of ‘Live At Montreux 2013′ DVD
 

 

 

 

 

asiahighvoltagecdASIA To Release ‘High Voltage’ CD/DVD Package
 

 

 

 

 

black-keys-by-kevork-djansezianWatch the Black Keys Shop for Vinyl, Talk Alphabetizing Their Parents’ Collections on CBS News
 

 

 

 

 
848The Gaslight Anthem Reveal New Album ‘Get Hurt’ for August Release
 

 

 

 

 

genesis-reunionGenesis’ classic lineup reunites for documentary, rumors of full-fledged return heat up
 

 

 

 

 

untitledThe 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014
 

 

 

 

 

queen-600-1402939265Queen Concerts From 1974 to Be Released as Live Album
 

 

 

 

 

Ozzy-Osbourne-Sid-FishyOzzy Osbourne to Voice ‘Sid Fishy’ on Children’s TV Show ‘Bubble Guppies’

 

 

 

 

 

OVERLOOKED-lead-2_1The Best Overlooked Albums of 2014 So Far

 

 

 

 

 

byrds-x600-1402595236The Untold and Deeply Stoned Story of the First U.S. Rock Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Megadeth-David-EllefsonMegadeth in the Studio Working on New Material

 

 

 

 

 

Passion-PlayJethro Tull’s ‘A Passion Play’ Getting Deluxe Reissue Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

stock20Vinyl’s Popularity Lifts Turntable Sales

 

 

 

 

 

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KISS: Behind-The-Scenes Look At Making Of ‘Kissteria – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case’

 

 

 

 

 

the-beatles-1__140613232022-575x359NBC Developing Event Series About The Beatles From ‘The Tudors’ Team

 

 

 

 

 

Alice-Cooper-and-DonovanDonovan Recalls Recording ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ with Alice Cooper

 

 

 

 
article-0-1EDEA0EA00000578-573_634x473Can music lessons as a child boost your brainpower for life? Researchers find young musicians develop better problem solving skills

 

 

 

 

 

slide_354691_3880228_freeQUIZ: How Many Of These UK No.1 Album Sleeves Of The 90′s Can You Name?

 

 

 

 

 

jack-white_lazaretto2-654x400Jack White Breaks American Vinyl Sales Record

 

 

 

 

 

Led Zeppelin_promo_68Good Times Bad Times – Modern rock didn’t start with Dylan or the Beatles. It started with Zeppelin.

 

 

 

 

 

vinylxray1-620x400Vinyl Records Cut Into Salvaged X-ray Films

 

 

 

 

 

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Insane Record Collections and the People Who Own Them

 

 

 

 

 

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The 25 Best Rock Movies Ever Made

 

 

 

 

 

brianjohnsonsolocars2014_2_638AC/DC’s BRIAN JOHNSON Says Band Is ‘Very Likely’ To Tour This Year

 

 

 

 

 

metallica-lords-of-summerMetallica shares studio version of “Lords of Summer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – May 19 – 25

220px-Bobby_Darin_1959On May 19, 1958, Bobby Darin released the single, “Splish Splash.” The song was co-written by New York City DJ Murray the K’s mother, Jean Kaufman (credited as Jean Murray), who suggested the song’s opening line and title. The song went to #3 on the US charts. It was released as the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45-RPM disc.

 

 

 

Dire_Straits_-_Sultans_Of_Swing_picture_coverOn May 19, 1978, Dire Straits released their first major label single “Sultans Of Swing,” recorded on a £120 budget. The song was first recorded as a demo at Pathway Studios, North London, in July 1977, and quickly acquired a following after it was put on rotation at Radio London. The song was then re-recorded in early 1978 at Basing Street Studios for the band’s debut album ‘Dire Straits.’ The song reached the top 10 in both the UK and the USA, reaching #8 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped drive sales of the album, which also became a hit.

 

 

220px-Peter_Gabriel_So_CD_coverOn May 19, 1986, Peter Gabriel released the album ‘So.’ The LP is the best-selling album of Gabriel’s career and charted at #1 in the UK Album Chart, and #2 on the Billboard 200 in the US It is certified triple platinum in the UK, and five times platinum in the US. The second track on the record is Gabriel’s most popular single, “Sledgehammer.”

 

 

 

 
220px-BillHaleyOn May 20, 1954, Bill Haley And His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” was released. The record would find only limited success until the following year when it was included on the soundtrack of the film Blackboard Jungle. Haley’s recording is widely considered to be the song that, more than any other, brought rock and roll into mainstream culture around the world. It was a #1 single on both the US and UK charts and also re-entered the UK Singles Chart in the 1960s and 1970s. The song is ranked #158 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

FooFighters-TheColourAndTheShapeOn May 20, 1997, Foo Fighters released their second album ‘The Colour And The Shape,’ the album was a Grammy nominee for Best Rock Album in 1998. Even though Foo Fighters are an American band, the word ‘Colour’ in the album title is always spelled with the British spelling. This was a nod to producer Gil Norton, who is British.

 

 

 

 

001On May 21, 1955, Chuck Berry recorded “Maybellene,” which would become his first hit record, reaching #5 on the US Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart. In the heyday of Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and the McGuire Sisters, it was one of the few rock ‘n’ roll songs to get any radio air play that year. Rolling Stone magazine wrote, “Rock & roll guitar starts here.” The song was a major hit among both black and white audiences and it was quickly covered by several other artists after its initial release.

 

 

275px-Crosby_Stills_Nash_and_Young_1970On May 21, 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded “Ohio.” Neil Young wrote the lyrics to “Ohio” after seeing the photos of the incident in Life Magazine. On the evening that CSN&Y entered Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, the song had already been rehearsed, and the quartet with their regular rhythm section recorded it live in just a few takes. During the same session they recorded the single’s equally direct B-side, Stephen Stills‘s ode to the war’s dead, “Find the Cost of Freedom.” The record was mastered with the participation of the four principals, rush-released by Atlantic and heard on the radio with only a few weeks delay. Young termed the Kent State incident as “probably the biggest lesson ever learned at an American place of learning” and reported that “David Crosby cried when we finished this take.” Indeed, Crosby can be heard keening “Four, why? Why did they die?” and “How many more?” in the fade.

 
220px-Headquarters_-_The_MonkeesOn May 22, 1967, the Monkees released their third album, ‘Headquarters,’ the one album on which they played their own instruments, mostly on songs they had written. The LP reached thetop of the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum in the US with sales of more than two million copies within the first two months of release. As of 2008 it has sold seven million copies in the US and achieved global sales of 11.6 million.

 

 

 
220px-Ozzy_Osbourne_-_Black_RainOn May 22, 2007, Ozzy Osbourne‘s ‘Black Rain’ was released. “It’s a well-put-together album,” says Ozzy. “I took my time on (it) and (guitarist) Zakk (Wylde) plays some amazing stuff as always.” “I Don’t Wanna Stop” is the lead single. “People keep saying to me, ‘You’ll be quitting soon, retiring.’ I don’t wanna stop!” adds Ozzy. “I’d miss the fans. I’d miss the buzz, seeing the crowd going crazy.” The album was recorded at Osbourne’s home studio in L.A.

 

 

 

 

 
TommyalbumcoverOn May 23, 1969, the Who released their fourth album, ‘Tommy.’ A double album telling a the story of a “deaf, dumb and blind kid” who became the leader of a messianic movement, Tommy was the first musical work to be billed as a rock opera. In 1998, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value.” In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #96 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

 

 

 

elton_John_-_Captain_Fantastic_and_the_Brown_Dirt_CowboyOn May 23, 1975, Elton John‘s ‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy’ album was released, the first to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release and first album to debut at #1, where it stayed for seven weeks. On the UK Albums Chart, it peaked at #2. In 2003, the album was ranked #158 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

 

 

 
Jackflash1On May 24, 1968, the Rolling Stones released their single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” in the UK (June 1st in the US). The Rolling Stones have played the song during every tour since its release and it ranks as the song the band has played in concert most frequently. It reached the top of the UK charts and peaked at #3 in the US.

 

 

 

Van_Halen_-_OU812On May 24, 1988, Van Halen released the LP ‘OU812.’ their second LP to feature vocalist Sammy Hagar The album’s front cover is an homage to the classic cover of ‘With The Beatles.’ Album artwork for the back cover is Hugo Rheinhold’s Affe mit Schädel.

 

 

 

 

 

DioHolyDiverOn May 25, 1983, Dio released the album ‘Holy Diver.’ The cover was controversial, featuring a devil killing a cleric. Dio was quick to argue that appearances are misleading, that it could just as easily be a priest killing a devil, wanting people not to “judge a book by its cover.” The demon-like monster is the band’s mascot known as “Murray” and is featured on several other Dio albums as well. When the “DIO” logo is viewed upside-down it can be interpreted as spelling either the word “DIE” or “DEVIL.” However, Ronnie James Dio denied that and called it purely coincidental. The original vinyl release also had a photo-montage LP-liner, with images from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath days.