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Rainbow’s ‘Long Live Rock ‘N Roll’ picture disc to be released on upcoming Record Store Day

by on Jan.13, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Rainbow’s ‘Long Live Rock ‘N Roll’ picture disc to be released on upcoming Record Store Day

Record Store Day is coming up again on April 21, and it's going to be rocking as always! Niji Entertainment Group, the record label Wendy Dio and her late husband Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, Elf) formed before his passing, will release a deluxe picture disc of Rainbow's "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll". Each picture disc is numbered and only 2,500 were made. 250 units will be held back for fans that live outside the USA and will be made available via the Niji webstore.

Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance Of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition Of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

Bassist Bob Daisley, who was a member of Rainbow from 1977 to 1979, in August 2010 posted high-quality video footage of of Rainbow performing the songs "Gates of Babylon", "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" and "L.A. Connection" at a New York studio prior to the release of the band's third studio album, 1978's "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll'. Check out these awesome clips!


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Although Bob Daisley and David Stone are listed on the "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" credits for their contributions, they joined Rainbow after the recording sessions had already commenced and only appear on a couple of tracks. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore played most of the bass parts himself for the album.


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"Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" was remastered on CD for the U.S. market in April 1999, with the European version following later. The U.S. version had a matte booklet/insert, which matched the original vinyl sleeve for all markets, whereas the European issue was the standard glossy type.

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This was Rainbow's last album to feature Ronnie James Dio on vocals. He left, later to join Black Sabbath, and was replaced by Graham Bonnet.

In June 2009 a CD-size book about the making of album was released in the series "Rock Landmarks" called "Long Live Rock N' Roll Story". It was written by Rainbow and Blackmore expert Jerry Bloom.

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Record Store Day Black Friday Vinyl Releases announced

by on Oct.26, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS

Record Store Day Black Friday Vinyl Releases announced

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Pink Floyd, the Yardbirds, Elf, Nirvana, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Dream Theater, the Black Keys, Kings Of Leon, Rainbow and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the other artists set to issue exclusive albums, vinyl LPs, seven-inch singles and other items on Nov. 25 exclusively through independent record stores. Check out some of the releases below and SUPPORT LOCAL RECORD STORES!

“Once again, we’d like to recommend that one of your [Black Friday] stops be your favorite local record store,” it states on the Record Store Day website. “And once again, we’re happy to announce that some really kind, cool, impressive artists want you to do the same thing — and they’ve created releases that are only available at those stores this season, to encourage you to head on in and visit.”

Here's a complete list of Record Store Day’s Black Friday exclusive releases here, or view them in a pull-down menu with album artwork here. Find a cool local record store near you here.  

Support your local record store, because we never want that since of community and excitement to ever go away, and besides, the people that work there truly care about music and can share that with their customers in a way the box stores will never ever be able to do. Here's some of the artwork from a few of the releases:

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Rock Picks of the Week: Bush, Lenny Kravitz, My Darkest Days, Cold, Broken Teeth

by on Aug.31, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS, VIDEO

Rock Picks of the Week: Bush, Lenny Kravitz, My Darkest Days, Cold, Broken Teeth

Bush are back with their first album of new material in 10 years called "The Sea Of Memories", to be released on September 13. Produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica), the CD is the first to be made available via Bush's own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, through an exclusive partnership with eOne Music. The first track "The Sound of Winter" is marking a major comeback for the band and is on it's way to approaching the success of some of their previous tracks from the 90's.

About the album, singer Gavin Rossdale said about the album: "When making music, you have a choice to repeat what you've done or move on. It would've been safe to just rework (1994's debut album) 'Sixteen Stone' over and over, but what kind of life would that be? When you're driving down the road, you're focused on what's in front of you; you don't really think to keep checking in your rear view mirror. I like the idea of art changing, developing and morphing."

The current Bush lineup includes original drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz. Traynor replaced original axeman Nigel Pulsford in 2001 while Britz has stepped in for Dave Parsons.

Bush has announced a headlining tour of North America that will kick off September 13 at the Babcock Theatre in Billings, Montana. On September 27 at 4th & B in San Diego, Bush will begin a tour with Chevelle and special guests Filter. Bush has also partnered with I Love All Access to offer a variety of VIP packages for the tour.

Look for Gavin Rossdale on "Chelsea Lately" September 21 and on September 22, Bush will perform on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."


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Lenny Kravitz is back with the first single from his new release "Black and White America" called "Stand." It's another great track from Lenny, exuding positivity and joy, while delivering an impowering message. Lenny has always been known as a student of the musical past, with his music and image harking back to the 60's and 70's. In this video from recordstoreday.com, Lenny himself gets a good look at his new baby. The vinyl release is also out only at participating indie record stores. The smell, the packaging, the photos..it's all good with vinyl!


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Lenny has been branching out into acting in the last couple of years, first with a critically acclaimed dramatic role in "Precious", and next with the role of Cinna, a fashion stylist who designs outrageous costumes for Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to wear while participating in the Hunger Games. Cinna develops a close friendship with Katniss, and his designs help shape her character. "The Hunger Games" movie will be released on March 23, 2012. The movie is based on best selling trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins.

Lenny also continues with his acting chops in his new extended directors cut for the first single "Stand". Lenny plays three different characters, including band leader Desmond Ritchie, drummer in The Fab Three, Bubba Washington and game show host Bart Billingsworth. Lenny looks ready to take Wayne Brady's job on "Let's Make A Deal" if he wants it.

Lenny will be headlining the free Samsung & AT&T Summer Krush 2011 Concert Series on August 31 at Terminal 5 in New York City. Also look for Lenny performing as part of the Toyota Concert Series on the NBC's Today show on Friday, September 2nd in New York City. Lenny will be touring Europe until the end of November, so don't expect a full North American tour until early 2012.


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Lenny also released a "behind the scenes" for his video "Stand" from the set of "Run For Your Money." Bart Billingsworth, Desmond Richie and Bubba Washington are all profiled in this hilarious film:

Up next are Toronto, Canada rockers My Darkest Days, who have been working thier ass off in 2011, and it's paying off! Non-stop touring has gotten the band big-time exposure, and now they are onto the third single from their self-titled debut album. After the success of the first two singles "Porn Star Dancing" and "Move Your Body", the band are onto "Every Lie" for the new single. It's approaching top 20 at active rock, with top 10 potential.

The guys are back on the road Septemeber 1st in their hometown of Toronto at the Canadian National exhibition, before hitting Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, including shows with Finger Eleven, Great White and Sick Puppies.


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Cold "Wicked World" is the next Rock Pick of the Week. Cold are wrapping up a summer tour with Volbeat with three consecutive nights at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, before continuing on solo with dates in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The song comes from the Jacksonville, Florida band's 5th studio album "Superfiction."

Cold have been in the game for quite awhile, having formed in 1996, broken up in 2006, and gotten back together in 2009. "Wicked World" is a current top 20 track at active rock radio.


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Up next is ex-Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMaster's band Broken Teeth with a straight ahead kick ass rocker called "Bullet". The song is featured on the band's latest album, "Viva La Rock, Fantastico." 'Bullet' is the third video release from the record. McMaster was inducted into the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame on June 4th in his home town of Corpus Christi, TX. McMaster is the first metal artist to be honored by the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame.

A vocalist, bassist, guitarist, and songwriter with two gold-certified records under his belt, McMaster is notorious for being one of the busiest musicians in rock and roll. His rock and roll resume dates back to 1982, when he fronted influential progressive metal band Watchtower, later moving on to make headlines with the southern sleaze rock act Dangerous Toys. In recent years, Jason has been channeling his talent into the Austin-based hard rock act Broken Teeth, having released five albums since the band’s formation in 1999; along with two albums from his NWOHB influenced band IGNITOR, and various tribute bands. His impact on the Texas rock and metal scene was previously recognized in 1998, with an induction into the Texas Music Hall Of Fame.

The South Texas Music Walk of Fame honors six new Texas artists every year, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kickstarts the annual WaterStreet Market Music & Arts Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas.


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Lenny Kravitz breaks down vinyl release of new “Black and White America” album, PBS interview with Tavis Smiley

by on Aug.24, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Lenny Kravitz breaks down vinyl release of new “Black and White America” album, PBS interview with Tavis Smiley

Lenny Kravitz has a new album coming out this week in the best of all formats: vinyl. Lenny has always been known as a student of the musical past, with his music and image harking back to the 60s and 70s. In this video from recordstoreday.com, Lenny himself gets a good look at his new baby. The vinyl release is out this Friday, August 27 only at participating indie record stores. The smell, the packaging, the photos..it's all good with vinyl! (CD on sale August 29)


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Lenny sat down for an interview with Tavis Smiley on his PBS show on August 23. The four-time Grammy-winner discusses his new album, “Black and White America,” and explains why he feels this project is the best work he’s ever done.

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Record Store Day is coming: Duff McKagan’s Loaded to play in-store (video), Dio limited edition picture disc (photos), Rush & Nirvana special releases too!

by on Mar.23, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Record Store Day is coming: Duff McKagan’s Loaded to play in-store (video), Dio limited edition picture disc (photos), Rush & Nirvana special releases too!

Duff McKagan's Loaded, will play Easy Street Records (Queen Anne Store) in Seattle, Washington on Record Store Day — April 16 — at 2 p.m.

Here's A short video clip of Duff and his bandmates talking about records and Record Store Day can be viewed below.


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A picture-disc edition of DIO's 2002 album, "Killing The Dragon", will be made available exclusively for Record Store Day. To guarantee each disc's authenticity, each copy will be numbered with a "special DIO hologram sticker."

To celebrate both Record Store Day and the release of the limited-edition disc (only 2,500 are being made), former DIO musicians Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will make an in-store appearance at Mad Platters in Riverside, California on April 16 to "meet the fans" from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

"Killing The Dragon" marked the first collaboration between Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Doug Aldrich, who subsequently joined Whitesnake. And exclusively for the picture-disc edition of "Killing The Dragon", Dio's longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, mixed and remastered the album.

Canadian music store, Sunrise Records, has announced that they'll have a 7" limited edition vinyl release of Rush's 'Caravan'/'BU2B' for Record Store Day. It's also possible that other participating stores in the U.S. and Canada may have the release available.

Nirvana's rare 'Hormoaning' EP is set to be re-released on Record Store Day. The EP was originally only sold on the band's 1992 Australian tour. It features covers of songs by DEVO, The Vaselines and The Wipers plus two of the band's own songs: 'Aneurysm' and 'Even in His Youth'. The songs were recorded during a BBC Radio 1 John Peel session.

Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.
For more info go here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

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