Monday, May 2, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Cancer Bats Limited Vinyl

Cancer Bats are set to release a vinyl version of Birthing The Giant via Distort Records. The album is pressed on gold and is limited to 1,000 copies. The release date is May 17, 2011.

Metallica – St. Anger Back On Vinyl

Metallica will be pressing, “St. Anger” once again on vinyl with a release date of June 7th via Warner Brothers. The album will be offered on a single LP or four 180 gram LPs (45 rpm) with about a song or two on each side.

Top 10 Albums – May 2, 2011

Top 10 albums at Shop Radio Cast for the week of April 26, 2011 – May 2, 2011:

1. Fireworks – Gospel
2. William Elliott Whitmore / P.O.S. – Split 7″ (Record Store Day)
3. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
4. Black Lips – Arabia Mountain LP + 7″
5. Balance and Composure – Separation
6. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah LP
7. Moving Mountains – Waves
8. The Creepshow – They All Fall Down (Picture Disc)
9. Silverstein – Rescue
10. Mock Orange – Disguised As Ghosts LP (Exclusive Green)


DEFTONES To Begin Work On New Album

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno tells that the band is planning to spend the next few weeks working on material for the follow-up to 2010's "Diamond Eyes".

"We're going to have a month off [from touring], but in that month we're talking about going in and starting to write again, maybe even two or three weeks in a rehearsal spot just recording ideas and keeping it going," he said. "[The process will resume in September] so if all goes well hopefully we'll have some product for early next year."

Read more at Blabbermouth


Animal Style Records To Release 12" Debut From Born Without Bones

Animal Style Records has announced that on May 17th it will release "Say Hello," the debut full-length from Born Without Bones (Milford, MA). Originally self-released digitally last year by the band via Bandcamp as a free/pay-what-you-want download, Animal Style will give this record a proper vinyl release with a limited pressing of 500 12-inches on three colorways (100 black/200 sky blue/200 wheat yellow). Each copy will come with a full album download, plus an additional eight unreleased B-side tracks.



"Weird Al" Yankovic to Release "Alpocalypse" on June 21st

Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic is set to release his 13th studio album Alpocalypse (Jive Records) on June 21st. It is his first full studio release since the 2006 Grammy nominated album Straight Outta Lynwood that spawned the platinum hit single "White & Nerdy."

Alpocalypse will be available in both standard and deluxe formats and will include the much talked about Lady Gaga parody, "Perform This Way," that generated two million Youtube hits within two days and at its fever pitch was the #5 trending Twitter topic in the world. The deluxe set will have a bonus DVD containing 10 music videos.

The highly anticipated "Perform This Way" video is currently being shot in LA with Al once again taking the helm as director.

"Weird Al" Yankovic has reigned for three decades as the best-selling comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold. He has won 3 Grammy Awards with 12 career nominations. With the recent release of his children's book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins), Weird Al adds "New York Times best-selling author" to his list of accomplishments.

SOURCE Jive Records


Mötley Crüe Unveil Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster

Peter Hodgson

Mötley Crüe have revealed further details of their forthcoming tour with Poison and New York Dolls, including drummer Tommy Lee’s show-stopping drum solo gimmick.

Lee’s solos are always a point of great discussion among Crüe fans – over the years they’ve included everything from a rolling drum kit to a magic trick involving a gun-toting astronaut.

Read more and get the tour dates at



1. Adele : 21
2. Glee Cast : Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers
3. Foo Fighters : Wasting Light
4. Soundtrack : Lemonade Mouth
5. Britney Spears : Femme Fatale
6. Alison Krauss and Union Station : Paper Airplane
7. Mumford and Sons : Sigh No More
8. Paul Simon : So Beautiful Or So What
9. Chris Brown : F.A.M.E.
10. Justin Bieber : Never Say Never The Remixes EP

1. Katy Perry feat. Kanye West : E.T.
2. Adele : Rolling In The Deep
3. Black Eyed Peas : Just Can't Get Enough
4. Rihanna : S&M
5. Jeremih feat. 50 Cent : Down On Me
6. Bruno Mars : The Lazy Song
7. Jennifer Lopez : On The Floor
8. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes : Look At Me Now
9. Ke$ha : Blow
10. Cee Lo Green : Fuck You


1. Adele : 21
2. Adele : 19
3. The Wombats : The Wombats Produly Present This Modern Glitch
4. Foo Fighters : Wasting Light
5. Jessie J. : Who You Are
6. Bruno Mars : Doo-Wops & Holligans
7. Radiohead : The King of Limbs
8. Rihanna : Loud
9. Cee Lo Green : The Lady Killer
10. Chase & Status : No More Idols

1. LMFAO : Party Rock Anthem
2. Bruno Mars : The Lazy Song
3. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull : On The Floor
4. Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi : Beautiful People
5. Snoop Dogg Vs. David Guetta : Sweat
6. Katy Perry : E.T.
7. Wretch 32 : Unorthodox
8. Nero : Guilt
9. Tracy Chapman : Fast Car
10. Mann : Buzzin


1. Take That : Progress
2. Rihanna : Loud
3. Bruce Springsteen : The Promise
4. Shakira : Sale El Sol
5. Pink : Greatest Hits ... So Far
6. Bon Jovi : Greatest Hits
7. James Blunt : Some Kind Of Trouble
8. Susan Boyle : The Gift
9. Kings Of Leon : Come Around Sundown
10. JLS : Outta This World

1. Adele : Rolling In the Deep
2. Bruno Mars : Grenade
3. Lady Gaga : Born This Way
4. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull : On The Floor
5. Rihanna : S&M
6. Black Eyed Peas : Just Can't Get Enough
7. Taio Cruz : Higher
8. Martin Solveig : Hello
9. Jessie J. feat. B.o.B. : Price Tag
10. David Guetta feat. Rihanna : Who's That Chick


and in music history for today:

In 1956, for the first time in "Billboard" chart history, five singles were in both the pop and the R&B top 10. The singles were Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," Little

Richard's "Long Tall Sally," the Platters' "Magic Touch," and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love."

In 1960, in the aftermath of the payola scandal, Billboard magazine reports that many radio stations are adopting what they called a "better music" format and banning Rock and Roll.

In 1964, 'The Beatles' Second Album' reaches #1 on the Billboard LP chart in just its second week of release. It was the first album ever to make it to the top that quickly.

The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on Ed Sullivan in 1965.

In 1969, Funk Brother session drummer Benny Benjamin died. Benjamin played with many of Motown’s biggest hit-makers, including The Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder.

In 1970, one-hit wonder Norman Greenbaum was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with “Spirit in the Sky.”

In 1972, Bruce Springsteen auditioned for Columbia's A&R man John Hammond both in his office and at the Gaslight Club in New York at night.

Also in 1972, Les Harvey (Stone the Crow) was electrocuted on stage in Swansea, Wales. He died several hours later at the age of 25.

In 1979, the Who performed their first concert after the death of Keith Moon. Kenney Jones, formerly of the Faces, was the new drummer.

Pink Floyd's hit single "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)", with its chorus of kids chanting "We Don't Need No Education", is banned by the South African government in 1980. Black children, upset about inferior education, adopt the song as their anthem. The government says the song is "prejudicial to the safety of the state."

In 1989, police were called when a man walked into a Los Angeles jewelry store wearing a wig and false mustache and teeth. It turned out to be Michael Jackson.

In 1991, R.E.M.'s video for Losing My Religion was banned in Ireland for its religious imagery.

In 2005, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker reunited as Cream for the first of four nights at Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets were being sold for nearly $1,000 on eBay, while fans from all over the globe flew in to catch the performances.

In 2006, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was released from a hospital in New Zealand after suffering a mild concussion when he fell out of a coconut tree while on holiday in Fiji. He was airlifted to Auckland's Ascot Hospital for observation, where he underwent a brain scan.

In 2007, nearly 2,000 musicians gathered in the Polish city of Wroclaw to play “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix. It was the largest guitar ensemble in recorded history, which landed them in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Guitar legend Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr was born in 1929 (died November 5, 2005)

birthdays today include Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Leslie Gore (1946) and Lou Gramm of Foreigner (1950), among many others.

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