Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Notes, Did You Know?


Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie will induct legendary rocker Alice Cooper into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on March 14 at New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The ceremony will be aired live on the Fuse channel.

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper took part in the Halloween Hootenanny tour last fall. The trek followed a short run the pair did together last summer

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Beach Boys to Release Lost Masterpiece, Smile

Beach Boys to Release Lost Masterpiece, Smile Michael Wright|Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:01 AM|0 Comments In an interview with Examiner.com last week, Al Jardine let slip news that pop fans have been waiting to hear for over four decades. According to the guitarist, Capitol Records is planning to release The Beach Boys’ lost masterpiece, Smile, this summer.

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ERRORS :: ‘Magna Encarta’ Picture Disc Released March 28th

To coincide with their live shows in the US with Mogwai and at SXSW, Errors will release a very limited picture disc release of ‘Magna Encarta’ and ‘Ganymede’

The band have also announced a series of live shows for the UK in April.

The 7″ details are as follows:

Limited picture disc
A: Magna Encarta
B: Ganymede


William Shatner Recording a Metal Album

L.A. Weekly is reporting that William Shatner just may be working on a metal covers album! Helping out on the bridge are Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) and Peter Frampton (Peter Frampton). Probable guest stars include Steve Howe (Yes), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Brian May (Queen) and Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic), among others.

Apparently all the songs are to have a “space” or “flying in space” theme. They will include “Space Odyssey” (The Byrds), “Iron Man” (Black Sabbath), “Learn to Fly” (Foo Fighters), “She Blinded Me with Science” (Thomas Dolby) and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen).

However, the infamous Captain Kirk has a problem if he thinks Thomas Dolby, the Byrds or Queen are considered heavy metal, but to someone that age, maybe it is :O) 


Did You Know?

more stuff everybody should know...

Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!

The sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English language.

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life"

Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.


In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street

and in music today:

In 1960, "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning hit number 1 in the US. The song had been written for him by his sister Jean, who also recorded as one of The Dinning Sisters. Some radio stations banned the song and in the UK, where it barely made the top 40, it was called "the death record".

In 1973, Max Yasgur died of a heart attack aged 53. He was the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.

In 1975, the Ohio Players top the Billboard singles chart with "Fire" and the Hot 200 album chart with an LP of the same name.

R.E.M. made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios Smyrna, Georgia in 1981. Tracks included “Gardening At Night,” “Radio Free Europe” and “(Don't Go Back To) Rockville.”

In 1990, suffering from depression American singer songwriter Del Shannon died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. He had just appeared at the annual Buddy Holly memorial concert in Fargo, North Dakota and had recently completed recording a new album with the help of Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne called "Rock On!" Shannon was rumored to take Roy Orbison's place in The Traveling Wilburys at the time of his death. He would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999.

And birthday wishes to Vince Neil of Motley Crue (1961)

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