Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

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Misfits Announce New Album Details & Tour Dates

The Misfits have announced some of the details surrounding their forthcoming album, 'The Devil’s Rain,' including the artwork and release date (October 4 via Misfits Records).

The band is heading out on a massive tour starting in September.

Misfits Tour Dates:
(All dates w/JuiceheaD as direct support except for *)

09/16: Rome, Italy @ Piper Club
09/17: Harelbeke, Belgium @ Rat Rock Festival
09/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
09/24: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
09/29: Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
09/30: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

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a reunion or not?

BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Says There Has Been No Official Confirmation Of Reunion

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has recently released the following statement regarding the reports of a reunion of the band's original lineup:

"I'm saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a BLACK SABBATH reunion.

"At the time I was supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, 'Are you getting back together?'

"Thanks to the Internet it's now gone round the world as some sort of 'official' statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he's enjoyed his moment of glory, he won't have another at my expense.

"To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better."


PROFANE OMEN: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Unveiled

Finnish metallers PROFANE OMEN have set "Destroy!" as the title of their third album, due on September 28 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW) and Mikko Herranen (RUST) and was recorded in part at Petrax studios in Hollola, Finland. The effort was mastered at Chartmakers in Helsinki.


1. A Force To Be Reckoned With
2. Wastehead
3. Predator
4. Feed On The Wasted
5. Escape / Traceless
6. Bad Dreams
7. Acedia
8. Bound To Strive
9. Zombie Riders

Read the rest at Blabbermouth


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Weatherbox EP Pre Order

Youth Conspiracy Records have announced the pre order for Weatherbox’s new 12″ EP , “Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar. The vinyl will be limited to 500 copies. The record will be pressed on a variety of randomly colored vinyl. Pre orders are available at ShopRadioCast as well as the label directly, Youth Conspiracy Records. Shop Radio Cast is offering a free patch with pre order as well as an exclusive mystery color.

ShopRadioCast wil have an exclusive limited mystery color! Each pre order will also receive a Weatherbox patch.

Vinyl Color: Mystery Exclusive Color

Track Listing
Secret Muslim
My Head
Heavy Map
Broken Glowsticks
The Bullets


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 8/08 - 8/14, 2011

Top 25 Vinyl:

1. The Flaming Lips w/ Lightning Bolt - I'm Working At NASA On Acid 12"
2. D. Watusi - Slave Walls 7"
3. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
4. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
5. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
6. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
7. Natural Child - 1971
8. The Features - Rambo 7"
9. JEFF The Brotherhood - We Are The Champions
10. The Remains - The Remains
11. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
12. July - July
13. The Flaming Lips w/ Prefuse 73 - Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee
14. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
15. Steve Cropper - Dedicated
16. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
17. Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots
18. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
19. Radiohead - Morning Mr. Magpie remix 12"
20. The Remains - Let Me Through 7"
21. Diarrhea Planet - Yama-Uba 7"
22. The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
23. Cults - Cults
24. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
25. T.Rex - The Slider


and in music history for today, August 17th:

In 1955, Elvis Presley released his first number 1 hit, “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” / “Mystery Train.” It hit the top of the country charts several months later and stayed there for 5 weeks.

In 1960, The Beatles begin their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany, playing the first of 48 nights at the Club. The owner, Bruno Koschmider, asked The Beatles to "Mach Shau", or really put on a show, which led to the band screaming, shouting, and leaping about the stage and sometimes playing lying on the floor.

The Kinks "You Really Got Me" was released in 1964.

Also in 1964, the council in Glasgow, Scotland announced that any person with a "Beatles cut" would have to wear a bathing cap in municipal pools because their hair was clogging the filters.

In 1966, as if he hadn't said enough already, John Lennon makes another controversial statement when he expresses his admiration for American draft dodgers.

In 1967, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap recorded "Woman Woman". The song would break first in Cleveland in November and would rise to #4 on the US national charts, but could only manage #48 in the UK.

Deep Purple's "Hush" was released in 1968.

The Doors started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1968 with 'Waiting for the Sun.'

In 1969, the final day of the Woodstock Festival featured the Grease Band, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, the Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, Johnny Winter featuring Edgar Winter, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha-Na-Na and Jimi Hendrix.

Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970.

In 1973, Paul Williams (Temptations) was found dead by police. It was ruled a suicide.

In 1974, Nottingham England's Paper Lace had Billboard's top tune with a song about a gangster shootout called "The Night Chicago Died". After the song became a hit, the band's manager contacted Chicago's mayor Richard Daley, hoping for a civic reception. What they got instead was 'a rather rude letter', ending in ...are you nuts?' Adding to the band's woes, they were forbidden to perform the song 'live' in America at the height of its popularity because of contract issues.

Eric Clapton started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1974 with '461 Ocean Boulevard.'

Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough" was released in 1974.

In 1977, florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the number for any other event in the company's history.

Also in 1977, the day after Elvis Presley's death, President Jimmy Carter issues the following statement, "Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable. More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense and he was a symbol to people the world over, of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of his country."

In 1984, Motley Crue gave its performance debut at the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.

In 1986, Rick Allen of Def Leppard performed his first concert since losing his arm in a car accident.

A riot between two rival gangs occurs at a Run-D.M.C. concert in Long Beach, CA in 1986. 42 people were beaten or stabbed.

In 1991, Nirvana shot the video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in Culver City, CA.

In 1995, on the last night of the Lollapalooza tour, guards remove Courtney Love from the stage after she yelled at Hole fans for not cheering loud enough.

In 1999, Led Zeppelin topped a chart of Britain's most bootlegged musicians, compiled by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), after identifying 384 bootleg titles featuring Led Zeppelin performances. The bootleg chart was complied from the BPI's archive of some 10,000 recordings seized over the past 25 years. The Beatles, came in second with 320 entries, other acts listed included The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd.

In 2004, after thirteen years, General Motors stopped using Bob Seger's "Like A Rock" in their ads for the Chevy Silverado pickup.

In 2008, Jackson Browne sued presidential candidate John McCain for his unauthorized use of Running on Empty.

Birthdays today include Gary Talley (Box Tops) (64), Sib Hashian (Boston) (62), Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses) (49), Belinda Carlisle (Go-Go's) (53)

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