Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

OZZY OSBOURNE: 'The Pressure Of Doing A New BLACK SABBATH Album Is Enormous'

Last week Ozzy Osbourne stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to discuss his new album "Scream", his forthcoming world tour, the death of Ronnie James Dio and the possibility of a BLACK SABBATH reunion (see video below). "I love those guys — Bill [Ward, drums], Tony [Iommi, guitar] and Geezer [Butler, bass]," he told Rolling Stone about a possible return to SABBATH. "I never say never anymore because you never know what's going to come around."

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Iggy Pop Covers The Beatles on New CD

Bryan Wawzenek

It looks like Iggy Pop fans won’t have a shortage of new material from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer for quite some time. For one, he’s working on a new solo album that will follow-up his jazz-inspired 2009 record, Preliminaries. Pop told that the record will be “mostly ballads” written by other people, including “Michelle” by The Beatles and “Everybody’s Talkin’” by Fred Neil.

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Tom Morello to Release 'Union Town' to Benefit Unions

Tom Morello declared he was a union man to protest Governor Scott Walker's anti-union bill in Wisconsin. Consequently, he's putting his money where his mouth is so to speak and releasing the album 'Union Town' via New West Records digitally on May 17, with CD and vinyl releases to follow on July 19.

All profits from Union Town will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via

The set will contain eight pro-union songs: three Morello originals, as well as Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land Is Your Land" (including the more radical, often censored verses).

The song "Union Town" is available now at


MEGADETH's 'Peace' Expanded 25th-Anniversary Reissue Rocks Times Square

A photo of the upcoming expanded, commemorative 25th-anniversary reissue edition of MEGADETH's "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" album being advertised on the world's largest digital display system located in New York's Times Square via the 126-foot-wide, 47-foot-tall Reuters sign can be seen at Blabbermouth.

The 7,400-square-foot digital billboard, which soars 23 stories into the sky above Times Square, reaches more than 1.5 million people per day.

PR Newswire in 2007 entered into an agreement with TimesSquare2, a division of Reuters, to make its customers' photos and images viewable on the Reuters sign. The billboard features a regular stream of PR Newswire customer photos throughout each day. The photos are accompanied by a news-release headline, and are displayed in fifteen-second increments.

Read more and get the track list at Blabbermouth


Black Lips Reveal 'Arabia Mountain' Album Cover

Here it is, odd and certainly colorful!

The Mick Ronson assisted effort (he produced nine of the album's 16 tracks, with Deerhunter's Lockett Pundt helping on other tracks), is due to be released on June 7 via Vice. The press release says that "the production tests the limits of modern amplification technology, harkening to the full, meaty sound of Fun House or Lola Versus Powerman or whatever your favourite record of 1970 is."

In April, the band will kick off an expansive North American tour.

1. "Family Tree"
2. "Modern Art"
3. "Spidey's Curse"
4. "Mad Dog"
5. "Mr. Driver"
6. "Bicentennial Man"
7. "Go Out And Get It"
8. "Raw Meat"
9. "Bone Marrow"
10. "The Lie"
11. "Time"
12. "Dumpster Dive"
13. "New DIrection"
14. "Noc-a-homa"
15. "Don't Mess My Baby"
16. "You Keep On Running"


and in music history for today:

In 1957, Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock." The song went on to top the Cashbox Best Sellers list, the Billboard Hot 100, the R&B chart and even the Country and Western chart. It also became the first single to enter the UK chart at number 1. The tune was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller specifically for a scene in the movie of the same name.

In 1960, Fats Domino recorded "Walking to New Orleans."

In 1964, the Beatles received $140,000 for the rights to having their pictures included in packages of bubble gum in the USA.

In 1966, the Young Rascals enjoy the first of 14 Billboard Top 40 hits when "Good Lovin" reached #1

In 1970, Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for The Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon’s lawyers argue that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Lyndon was acquitted.

In 1976, the Who's drummer Keith Moon paid nine cab drivers to block-off both ends of a New York street so he could throw the contents of his hotel room out of the window.

In 1977, Led Zeppelin broke a new world concert attendance record when playing to 76,229 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. The Who held the venue’s previous record with 75,962 in 1975.

In 1983, American blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died at age 68 in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois. He was a major influence on many British blues acts including The Yardbirds, Cream, and Led Zeppelin. The Rolling Stones even named themselves after one of his songs.

Phil Collins released "Sussudio" in 1985.

The Beatles' "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" were released on compact disc in 1987.

Nirvana signed a recording contract with Geffen’s DGC label for $290,000 in 1991.

In 1999, 51 year old Darrell Sweet, drummer of the Scottish Rock group Nazareth, suffered a fatal heart attack just as the band was embarking on the second leg of a US tour. The band had arrived at the Amphitheater in New Albany, Indiana, when Sweet began feeling ill and within minutes went into cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the New Albany Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Nazareth is best remembered for their 1976 hit "Love Hurts", which was first recorded by The Everly Brothers in 1960.

In 2007, Zola Taylor, who broke gender barriers as the first female member of the 1950s R&B group The Platters, singing on their hit "The Great Pretender", died from complications of pneumonia. She was 69.

and in 2008, a giant inflatable pig, which floated away during a Roger Waters concert, was recovered in tatters. Two families from La Quinta, California, who found what was left of the inflatable animal, decided to share four lifetime tickets to the Coachella festival that were offered as part of the reward.

and a happy to birthday to Willie Nelson (1933)

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