Monday, March 26, 2012

New Vinyl Record and Music Releases - March 27, 2012

3 Inches Of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
A Sound of Thunder - Out of the Darkness
Adam & The Amethysts - Flickering Flashlight
Adestria - Chapters
All American Rejects - Kids In The Street
Alter Bridge - Live At Wembley
Amadou & Mariam - Folila
Anberlin - Dancing Between the Fibers of Time
Angel Witch - As Above, So Below
Armin Van Burren - State Of Trance 2012
Astra - The Black Chord
Aura Noir - Out To Die
Badly Drawn Boy - Being Flynn (soundtrack)
Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour (vinyl)
Before Their Eyes - Redemption
Behemoth - Evangelia Heretika (vinyl)
Big Brother & the Holding Company & Janis Joplin - Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 (2 LPs)
Bill Callahan/Mickey Newbury - Heaven Help the Child (7")
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions
Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
Blood Red Shoes - In Time To Voices
Borknagar - Urd
Breton - Other People's Problems
Burial - Lights and Perfections
Cains & Abels - My Life is Easy
Cats on Fire - All Blackshirts to Me
Caveman - CoCo Beware
Chicago - Hot Streets: Expanded Edition
Child Bite – Monomania
Civil Twilight - Holy Weather
Clay Aiken - Steadfast
Clint Eastwood - Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites (reissue)
Clint Mansell - Last Night (soundtrack)
Cowboy Junkies - Wilderness
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands - Muses & Bones
Curtis Stigers - Let's Go Out Tonight
Cynic - The Portal Tapes
Damon Albarn - Rocket Juice and the Moon
Dark Empire - From Refuge to Ruin
Dev - The Night the Sun Came Up
Elvis Costello - Almost Blue (reissue) (vinyl)
Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom (reissue) (vinyl)
Felix Cartal - Different Faces
Flying Colors - Flying Colors
Frankie Avalon - Muscle Beach Party: The United Artists Sessions
Furyon - Gravitas
General Surgery - A Collection of Depravation
Georgia Anne Mudrow - Seeds
Gift Of Gab - Next Logical Progression
God Forbid - Equilibrium
Hills Like Elephants - The Endless Charade
Hour of Penance - Sedition
Hurt - The Crux
In Solitude - The World.The Flesh.The Devil (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - En Vivo! (2 CDs)
It Bites - Map Of The Past
Jack Blades - Rock N’ Roll Ride
James Newton Howard - The Hunger Games: The Original Motion Picture Score
Janus - Nox Aeris
Jay Brannan - Rob Me Blind
Joan Osborne - Bring It On Home
Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Going to Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
La Sera - Sees the Light
Ladyhawke - Anxiety
Leaders - Now We Are Free
Legacy - With Peace In Mind
Lindsay Fuller - You, Anniversary
Lionel Richie - Tuskegee
Lower Dens - Brains (10")
Mac Demarco - Rock and Roll Nightclub
Macy Gray - Covered
Madlib - The Brick (box set)
Madonna - MDNA: Deluxe Edition
Mairi Morrison and Alasdair Roberts - Urstan
Marisa Monte - O Que Você Quer Saber De Verdade
Mark Stewart - Politics Of Envy
Mati Zundel - Amazonico Gravitante
Mencea - Pyrophoric
Meshuggah - Koloss
Miike Snow - Happy to You
Mike Armine - Verse & The Cleansing Undertones Of Wake/Lift
Ministry - Relapse
Mirel Wagner - Mirel Wagner
Modern Day Escape - Under The Gun
Moe Tucker - I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998 (2 CDs)
Naglfar - Téras
Neon Trees - Picture Show
Noah Stewart - Noah
OSI - Fire Make Thunder
Oberhofer - Time Capsules II
Olafur Arnalds - Another Happy Day (soundtrack)
Overkill - The Electric Age
Papa Grows - Need In The Groove
Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks
Pinkunoizu - Free Time!
Poor Moon - Illusion (EP)
Quakers - Quakers
RACES - Year of the Witch
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Grifter's Hymnal
Real Boys - Real Boys (EP)
Retribution Gospel Choir - Revolution (EP)
Rick Springfield - Beginnings...
Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon
Romeo's Daughter - Rapture
Rusko - Songs
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
Sandy Bull - Sandy Bull & The Rhythm Ace, Live 1976
Say Yes - Walkability (EP)
Shinedown - Amaryllis
Sidewalk Prophets - Live Like That
Sons of Bill - Sirens
Stick To Your Guns - Diamond
THEESatisfaction - awE naturalE
The Alligators - Time's Up, You're Dead
The Big Sleep - Nature Experiments
The Burial - Lights and Perfections
The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think (DVD/CD/Book)
The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre (vinyl)
The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
The Pierces - You and I
The Used - Vulnerable
Tommy Bolin & Friends - Great Gypsy Soul
Tubes - Young & Rich / Now (2 CDs)
Tyburn Saints - You and I in Heaven
Van Halen - Different Kind of Truth (2 LPs)
Various Artists - LateNightTales - Belle and Sebastian Vol. 2
Wave Sleep Wave - Wave Sleep Wave
Way Yes - Walkability
Wretched - Dilated Disappointment
Wretched - Son of Perdition
Young Prisms - In Between
Your Demise - The Golden Age
Zeus - Busting Visions

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

our friends at VintageVinylNews have a great interview with a 60's pop star, check it out.....

Interview: Tommy Roe on His Career and New Record and Tour

Throughout the 60's and early 70's, Tommy Roe lit up the radio with some of the most infectious songs of the time. Starting with his Buddy Holly tribute, Sheila, in 1962, Roe had a string of hits that went through the entire decade including Everybody, Sweet Pea, Hooray for Hazel, Dizzy and Jam Up and Jelly Tight. Both Sheila and Dizzy topped the American charts and he totaled 22 songs that made it to the Billboard Hot 100.

VVN Music recently had the chance to talk at length with Roe about his career and his latest endeavors.

Read the interview at


Aerosmith Announces The Global Warming North American Summer Tour

Tour Kicks-Off June 16 in Minneapolis, MN

Tickets on Sale March 30 & 31

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerosmith, America's greatest rock and roll band, will start your summer sizzling and have you dancing around the fires of rock n' roll again. After blowing away audiences in South America and Japan, the Bad Boys from Boston are back to rock America's soul, with The Global Warming Tour playing 18 markets beginning on June 16 in Minneapolis, MN.

"The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with yur mothers," says Steven Tyler.

Joe Perry adds, "Can't wait to bring this band back home. It feels like we've been away too long."

Live Nation is the national tour promoter for Aerosmith's North American tour. This summer's hottest ticket will go on sale March 30 and 31 at and The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly. Beginning on Thursday, March 29, fans that visit and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets.

The band celebrated their fortieth anniversary in 2010 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This quintessential live act truly defined rock and roll as we know it, bringing their heart-pounding sound and millions of fans to their feet over the past four decades. Never succumbing to the trends and fads in music, Aerosmith blazes their own path and remains as ground-breaking as they were when they first formed in 1970.

Bassist Tom Hamilton says, "After touring Japan and South America last year we're psyched about bringing it all back for the hometown fans. We're going to break out the classics, the hits and maybe even some of the new ones we've been banging out in the studio. Can't wait to get to Minneapolis!"

Aerosmith are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards among many other honors. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC's "Walk This Way." With scores of multi-platinum albums, Aerosmith continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.

American rock band and musical institution Cheap Trick will open the announced shows.

For VIP ticket packages, including opportunities to meet band members, backstage tours, great tickets and more, visit

Aerosmith + Cheap Trick 2012 Tour Dates:

6/16 — Minneapolis, Minn.
6/19 — Cleveland, Ohio
6/22 — Chicago, Ill.
6/27 — Toronto, Ontario
7/1 — Uniondale, N.Y.
7/3 — Bristow, Va.
7/5 — Detroit, Mich.
7/7 — Milwaukee, Wis.
7/10 — Laval, Canada
7/12 — Quebec City, Canada
7/14 — Grand Falls, Newfoundland
7/17 — Boston, Mass.
7/19 — TBA
7/21 — Philadelphia, Pa
7/24 — East Rutherford, N.J.
7/26 — Atlanta, Ga.
7/28 — Dallas, Texas
7/30 — Houston, Texas
8/1 — Denver, Colo.
8/4 — Oakland, Calif.
8/6 — Los Angeles, Calif.
8/8 — Tacoma, Wash.

SOURCE Live Nation


love to get my hands on this vinyl....


Availability: MAY 1, 2012

Early Takes Vol. 1 features music from Martin Scorsese's acclaimed 2011 documentary on George Harrison entitled Living in the Material World. The 10-song set consists of Harrison's rare demos and early takes on such classic material as Bob Dylan's "Mama You Been On My Mind" and many songs that would appear on his solo 1970 masterpiece All Things Pass including "My Sweet Lord," the Dylan/Harrison composition, "I'd Have You Any Time," "Awaiting On You All," "Behind That Locked Door" and the album's title track.

George Harrison Early Takes Vol. 1 Track Listing:

1. My Sweet Lord (demo)
2. Run Of The Mill (demo)
3. I'd Have You Any Time (early take)
4. Mama You've Been On My Mind (demo)
5. Let It Be Me (demo)
6. Woman Don't You Cry For Me (early take)
7. Awaiting On You All (early take)
8. Behind That Locked Door (demo)
9. All Things Must Pass (demo)
10. The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo)

Get your copy HERE


album cover art of the day:

Shadows Fall Reveals Cover Art For New LP

Boston based metalcore outfit Shadows Fall recently unveiled the album cover artwork for their forthcoming LP 'Fire From the Sky.' The album is scheduled for release on May 15, 2012 via Razor & Tie.


and in an expanded music history for march 26th:

Pendergrass in 1977
Born on this day in 1950, Teddy Pendergrass, soul singer. One time member of Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. Died on Jan13, 2010 at the age of 59 following a difficult recovery from colon cancer surgery.

In 1956, after Bob Neal's management contract with Elvis Presley expired on March 15th, Colonel Tom Parker takes over. His position of personal representative and manager will pay him 25 percent of Presley's earnings.

Also in 1956, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Elvis Presley began three days of screen tests that included lip-syncing to his recording of "Blue Suede Shoes" and performing two scenes from "The Rainmaker," a movie then in production. Elvis was not chosen for that film, but because they were impressed with his screen presence, Paramount and director Hal Wallis signed Presley to a seven-year movie contract on April 25.

In 1957, Ricky Nelson records his first tunes for the Verve label. "A Teenager's Romance" will climb to #2 on the Billboard chart and "I'm Walkin'" which will reach #4. Over his fifteen year recording career, Rick will place 36 songs in the US Top 40.

In 1958, Dee Clark recorded "Hey Little Girl."

In 1958, Eddie Cochran records his only US Top Ten hit, "Summertime Blues", which will rise to #8 in the US next Fall. It reached #18 in the UK.

In 1961, the Beatles performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool, their last performance before traveling to Hamburg, West Germany, for their second visit.

In 1962, Elvis Presley began work on his 11th feature film, "Girls! Girls! Girls!," co-starring Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate, Laurel Goodwin, Robert Strauss, and Benson Fong.

In 1964, former Beatles drummer Pete Best appears on US TV's I've Got A Secret. It only took a handful of questions before the panel guessed his former occupation and when host Gary Moore asked him why he left the group, he said "I thought I'd like to start of group of my own and I thought at that time they weren't going to go as big as they are now."

In 1964, Brenda Holloway released the single "Every Little Bit Hurts."

Also in 1964, the original Broadway production of the musical "Funny Girl," starring Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Jean Stapleton, Roger De Koven, and Kay Medford, opened at New York's Winter Garden Theatre for 1,348 performances.

In 1965, it was announced that Jeff Beck would take Eric Clapton's place in the Yardbirds.

In 1965, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman all received electric shocks from a faulty microphone on stage during a Rolling Stones show in Denmark. Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious for several minutes.

In 1968, blues artist Little Willie John died in prison under mysterious circumstances after being convicted of manslaughter two years earlier. He had fourteen hits on the US R&B charts and the same number on the Pop charts, including "Fever", "Sleep", and "Talk To Me, Talk To Me".

In 1970, "Woodstock" opened in movie theaters throughout North America.

In 1972, members of Mott The Hoople were ready to call it quits when friend of the band David Bowie offered to produce their next album, even offered them two new songs he'd written: "Suffragette City," which the band turned down, and "All The Young Dudes," the song that provided them with their breakthrough.

In 1974, David Essex received a Gold record for the hit "Rock On", which made #5 in the US and #3 in the UK.

In 1975, the movie musical "Tommy," directed by Ken Russell and based on the Who album of the same name, premiered in London, starring Who lead singer Roger Daltrey in the title role, Ann-Margret, Jack Nicholson, Elton John, and Tina Turner.

In 1976, one-man blues band Duster Bennett was killed in a car accident. 1970 album 'Smiling Like I'm Happy.' Worked with Alexis Korner, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac and B.B. King.

In 1976, Wings released the "Wings at the Speed of Sound" album.

In 1977, Foreigner released what became their first hit single, "Feels Like the First Time,'' the first of their eight consecutive Top 20 singles.

In 1977, Daryl Hall And John Oates score the first of their six Billboard number one hits when "Rich Girl" reached the top. The song was not a hit in the UK.

In 1980, seven years after its release, Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" breaks the record for the longest-charting Pop album, previously held by Carole King's "Tapestry". At the same time, their latest single "Another Brick In The Wall" was topping both the Cashbox Best Sellers chart and the Billboard Hot 100.

Also in 1980, Jon Paulos, drummer for The Buckinghams on their string of 1967 hits, including "Kind Of A Drag" and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", died of a drug overdose. He was 32.

In 1985, radio stations in South Africa banned all of Stevie Wonder's records after he dedicated the Oscar he had won the night before at The Academy Awards to Nelson Mandela.

In 1986, Guns N' Roses was signed to Geffen Records.

In 1986, '5150' by Van Halen was released.

In 1988, Michael Jackson squeezed a fourth, US number one single out of his album "Bad" with "Man In The Mirror". It was a #21 hit in the UK.

In 1994, Soundgarden entered the US album chart at #1 with 'Superunknown.'

In 1995, London's Sunday Times reported that Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, visited Paul McCartney's recording studio during their weekend stay with the McCartney family. The newspaper suggested that the visit signified an end to decades of hostility between McCartney and Ono.

In 1998, Chuck Negron filed a suit against his former Three Dog Night bandmates, alleging they had breached a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.

In 2000, Santana started a two-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with 'Supernatural.'

In 2001, the toy figure of Eminem was facing a ban from UK shops. Woolworth's and Hamleys were refusing to stock the dolls. Psychologists warned parents who buy the dolls for children will be inadvertently giving their approval to bad language.

In 2002, Randy Castillo drummer with the Ozzy Osbourne band died of cancer aged 51. Worked with Osbourne during the 1980s and early 1990s. Also worked with Lita Ford and Motley Crue.

In 2002, Three Dog Night's original bass player, Joe Schermie, Jr., who played with the group from 1968-1973, died of a heart attack. He had just turned 55 a month earlier.

In 2004, Jan Berry, one-half of the duo of Jan and Dean, died after suffering a seizure at his home. Together, the pair sold more than 10 million records and placed 14 hits in the US Top 40. Jan was a week away from his 63rd birthday.

In 2005, CBC Radio One named Ian and Sylvia's "Four Strong Winds" the greatest Canadian song of all time.

In 2005, Australian drummer Paul Hester died aged 46, after he "attempted suicide" and died from strangulation after being found hanged in a park in Melbourne. He had been a member of Crowded House, Split Enz and Largest Living Things. After leaving Crowded House in 1994 Hester appeared on many TV and radio shows in Australia.

In 2006, readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.

In 2009, a jumpsuit that Elvis Presley wore at a concert at New York's Madison Square Garden sold at an auction for $212,588.

In 2011, Carl Bunch, the drummer for Buddy Holly who was in the hospital with frostbite when Holly and other members of the Winter Dance Party Tour were killed in a 1959 plane crash, died of complications from diabetes at age 71.

birthdays today include (among others): Diana Ross (68), Richard Tandy (Electric Light Orchestra) (64), Fran Sheehan (Boston) (63), Kenny Chesney (44), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) (44) and the immortal Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) (64)