Friday, November 7, 2008

New Album Cover Art

The cover of the vinyl edition of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals' Cardinology, out now in the States from Lost Highway and due November 10 in the UK from Mercury Records Ltd. The first pressing of the wax finds the disc pressed into red translucent vinyl and accompanied by a download card (U.S. only), a bonus 7", 17 postcards from the current tour, and a lyric book and limited-edition t-shirt both designed by graphic novelist Leah Hayes.


Britney Spears Unveils Circus Album Cover

Britney Spears released the cover art for her upcoming sixth studio album, due out on her birthday, December 2. Spears also announced that the next single will be the title track, "Circus," produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco. It's the second cut on the album, after "Womanizer." The rest of the songs under Britney's big top include "Out From Under," "Kill the Lights," "Shattered Glass," "If U Seek Amy," "Unusual You," "Blur," "Mmm Papi," "Mannequin," "Lace and Leather," "My Baby" and as a bonus track, "Radar."


SIRENIA - Cover Art For New Album Revealed

The cover art for SIRENIA's forthcoming album, The 13th Floor.

As previously reported, the tracklist for The 13th Floor is as follows: 'The Path To Decay', 'Lost In Life', 'The Mind Maelstrom', 'The Seventh Summer', 'Beyond Life's Scenery', 'The Lucid Door', 'Led Astray', 'Winterborn 77', 'Sirens Of The Seven Seas'. The album will be released on January 23rd, 2009 via Nuclear Blast.

Red Bull Vinyl Art Contest

Red Bull is looking for wax to exhibit in the museum.


If you think you can create a piece of art with an old record, submit your work before November 30th. The best entries will be exhibited at the opening night of the Red Bull Wax Museum at Norml Clothing.

Take any 12 inch vinyl record, new or vintage, and use it as your canvas.Art has do be done on one side of the vinyl only. Artists can use any type of material to realize the artwork, there is no restriction. By November 30th 2008, the vinyl must be dropped off to:

184 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5X6

Include your name, address, title of your artwork and opening price point. Only the top 40 submissions, as determined by the Red Bull Wax Museum, will be put on exhibit. All pieces will be sold by silent auction with 50% of proceeds going to the artist and the other 50% donated to Ottawa Drop-In Centre’s, through the ALL 4 DA KIDZ Foundation.

questions / comments should be directed to

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Vinyl Collective Best Sellers

Here are the top 40 best sellers (October) from my vinyl friend Virgil, over at

1 FALCON “God Don’t Make No Trash” 10? royal blue vinyl
2 THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM “Sink Or Swim Demos” 7? black/green half and half
3 Suburban Home SHOTGUNATOR
4 DILLINGER FOUR “Vs God” LP silver vinyl
5 DILLINGER FOUR “Midwestern Songs Of The Americas” LP doublewhiskeycoke
6 THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM “Sink Or Swim Demos” 7? yellow vinyl
7 THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM “Senor and the Queen” 10? white vinyl Import
8 AVAIL “Over The James” LP beer colored amber vinyl
9 THE GET UP KIDS “4 Minute Mile” LP blue vinyl
10 AVAIL “4 AM Friday” dbl LP brown vinyl
11 JOEY CAPE “Bridge” CD
12 THE SUICIDE MACHINES “War Profiteering is Killing Us All/ A Match
13 AVAIL “Dixie” dbl LP white vinyl
14 V/A “Delicious Vinyl: Fest 08? LP
15 FAKE PROBLEMS / LOOK MEXICO “Under the Influence Vol 1? 7? yellow vinyl
16 KID DYNAMITE “Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems” LP black vinyl
16 DILLINGER FOUR “Civil War” LP w/ digital download
18 TIM BARRY “Manchester” CD
19 V/A “All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash” LP pink w/ black splatter vinyl
19 JOEY CAPE “Bridge” LP army green vinyl
21 V/A “Revival Road” LP (w/ Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, and Ben Nichols)
21 THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM “Senor and the Queen” 10? black vinyl Import
23 AVAIL over the james,4am Friday,dixie LPs (all 6 colors)
24 KID DYNAMITE “Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems” LP set of both colors
25 Teenage Bottlerocket “Another Way” LP clear w/ red splatter
26 TIM BARRY “Manchester” LP brown vinyl
27 SAY ANYTHING “Is A Real Boy” dbl LP white vinyl
28 DILLINGER FOUR “Midwestern Songs Of The Americas” LP blood red vinyl
28 DILLINGER FOUR “Vs God” LP silver/black a-side b-side vinyl
30 TWO COW GARAGE “Speaking In Cursive” CD
31 FALCON “God Don’t Make No Trash” 10? transparent red vinyl
32 KID DYNAMITE “Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems” LP translucent gold vinyl
33 Teenage Bottlerocket “Another Way” LP white w/ red splatter
34 DEAD TO ME “Little Brother” ep LP w/ download coupon
36 DILLINGER FOUR midwestern/vs god LP deluxe edition 4 LPs,pint glass,t-shirt,cooz
36 DILLINGER FOUR midwestern/vs god LP deluxe edition 4 LPs,pint glass,t-shirt,cooz
36 ALL AMERICAN REJECTS “S/T” LP orange vinyl
39 PORTUGAL THE MAN “Censored Colors” LP purple w/ white and green splatter
40 THURSDAY/ENVY split LP 180 gram w/ bonus CD
40 THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM “The 59 Sound” LP black vinyl
40 TWO COW GARAGE “Speaking In Cursive” LP gold vinyl

Album Cover Art

Let's continue of look at's top 50 most sexy and dirty album cover art:

46. Bon Jovi: ‘Slippery When Wet’ –was recorded in Vancouver, Canada, is the third studio album by Bon Jovi, released on August 18, 1986. It is the band's most commercially successful album, selling over 12 million copies in the U.S. and over 28 million worldwide. The album was named the top selling album of 1987 by Billboard. Today it stands as one of the six best selling hard rock albums ever, and spawned two #1 singles, "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer", making Bon Jovi the first hard rock band to have 2 consecutive #1 hit singles. The third single "Wanted Dead or Alive" was a Top 10 hit, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The fourth single, "Never Say Goodbye", the album's signature ballad, reached #28 on the strength of airplay alone. Slippery When Wet stayed at #1 for 8 weeks, the record for a hard rock album on the Billboard 200. The album is the band's biggest selling album in the USA and is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The band also released an alternative cover because apparently they dislike the pink border- uh, what pink border- not what I am looking at.

Guitar hero Les Paul ready for Rock Hall tribute

By JOE MILICIA, Associated Press Writer

AP – In this Feb. 26, 2007 file photo, Guitar legend Les Paul smiles at the Iridium Jazz Club in the Manhattan … CLEVELAND – When Les Paul's grandchildren are jamming on the video game "Guitar Hero," it's not lost on him that he made it all possible.

Paul, known as the "Father of the Electric Guitar," will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual American Music Masters series, a weeklong event that starts Monday.

Paul is a rock 'n' roll da Vinci, part artist, part inventor, and at age 93 still performs weekly at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.

"It's therapy," Paul said Thursday.

Paul recalled that the first time he heard a guitar on his mother's radio he knew he had to have one. By age 13, he was performing semiprofessionally as a country-music guitarist.

He built a solid-body electric guitar in 1941 — an invention born from his frustration that audiences were unable to hear him play.

Paul remembers the moment when inspiration hit. He was playing at a barbecue stand somewhere between his hometown of Waukesha, Wis., and Milwaukee when a man told him his guitar wasn't loud enough.

It took Paul 10 years to sell the Gibson guitar company on the concept.

"They thought it was a crazy idea to make a guitar come through an amplifier," he said.

In 1952, Gibson introduced the Les Paul model, which became the instrument of choice for musicians such as Duane Allman and Jimmy Page.

"We now could be king because you could turn the level up and you could be heard and you could play things that you could never have played acoustically," Paul said.

Paul's other innovations include recording techniques like close miking, echo delay, overdubbing and multitracking. He also made his mark as a jazz-pop musician, recording hits like "How High the Moon" with his second wife, singer Mary Ford.

Paul was inducted into the early influence category of the Rock Hall in 1988.

He said he still tinkers with new ideas and is busy designing four new amplifiers and two new guitars for Gibson, including a model that beginners can afford but still fall in love with.

"Most of the people that I know that have a guitar love that guitar like they do their wife," he said.

Paul will perform at a tribute concert Nov. 15 that caps the American Music Masters series. He will be joined by a legion of guitar virtuosos, including Slash, Duane Eddy, Billy Gibbons and the Ventures.

"I'm very grateful to the generation that came after me and picked up the instrument and carried on with it," Paul said. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be where I am."


This Date In Music History-November 7


Johnny Rivers ("Memphis") is 66.

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary ("If I Had A Hammer") turns 71.

Joni Mitchell ("Free Man In Paris") is 65.

Rock vocalist Nick Gilder, who went to No. 1 in 1978 with "Hot Child in the City," was born in London in 1951.


In 1991, Frank Zappa announced that he has prostate cancer (he dies from it two years later).

The No. 1 album in the U.S. today in 1964 was Barbra Streisand's "People."
Bad Moon Rising: At a Doors concert in Phoenix in 1968, Jim Morrison asks the audience to stand up. That's enough for the local authorities to ban the group from the city. They suspected that Morrison was going to moon the audience as he had at a previous concert.

In 1970, MCA dropped 18 acts who purportedly "exploit and promote hard drugs through music" from its roster, according to label president Mike Curb. The unfortunate 18 include such incongruous hopheads as Connie Francis and the Cowsills. Eric Burdon, now fronting the successful rock group War, freely admits drug use. He is not dropped because his group is still selling records, making a mockery of the whole exercise.

The Rolling Stones play Hong Kong for the first time in 2003, headlining a concert to quell fears of a SARS epidemic. Reuters reported that The Stones and Neil Young charged such high fees for their appearances that it will cost Hong Kong taxpayers over $100 million.

The Madonna album "Something to Remember" was released in 1995.

Muskrat Love - The Captain and Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) renewed their wedding vows on their 20th anniversary in 1995.

A sixteen year old singer named Tiffany had the top tune in the US in 1987 with a cover version of Tommy James 1967 hit, "I Think We're Alone Now". His rendition stalled at number four. Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US #1 since Michael Jackson with "Ben" in 1972.

The Eagles' first studio album in nearly 30 years, "Long Road Out Of Eden", rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart in 2007 after selling 711,000 copies in the US during its first week of release.

Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Tunnel Of Love’ in 1987.

Led Zeppelin released their third album in 1970, which entered the UK chart at No.1 and spent a total of 40 weeks on the Top 75.

Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing in 1967 and their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated on over 30albums.

In 1961, Ray Charles was arrested in Indianapolis after police discover marijuana and heroin in his hotel room. (guess he never saw that coming).

In 1981, Daryl Hall and John Oates achieved their third US number one single with "Private Eyes". Over the next three years, they would have three more. "Private Eyes" reached #32 in the UK.

Wango Tango- In 1974, Rolling Stone reported that Ted Nugent had won the National Squirrel-Shooting Archery Contest by picking off a squirrel at 150 yards. Nugent also wiped out 27 more of the small mammals with a handgun during the three day event.

1975- Yeah, this guy is famous- A guitar player named Steve Anderson set a new world record for continuous guitar string plucking at 114 hours 17 minutes.