A series of lovely, limited-edition vinyl releases are due out for Black Friday 2014. If you haven’t already added these to your list (or if you plan to do some holiday shopping for a vinyl lover in your life), below …
Get ready for upcoming record shows, including the Greater New Jersey Record Show on Dec. 7 in Edison, N.J., the Record Swap Meet Dec. 14 in Newark, Calif., the Record & CD Show in Jan. 17 in Lansing, Mich., and the Chicagoland Record Collectors Show Jan. 18, 2015, in Hillside, Ill.
Megadeth fans will have 234 different ways to bring a piece of the band’s history into their lives, thanks to Backstage Auctions’ upcoming sale. Bidding runs Dec. 1-7, 2014, for the Megadeth: The Countdown to Extinction Auction, which features several decades of the band’s historical tour memorabilia.
She was billed as “Sanctified Singer with Guitar.” And, man, she’s one hard-rockin’ mother. Well, Mother McCollum, that is. McCollum’s soulful vocals and nimble guitar picking are the highlights this rare and rockin’ little record paying homage to the Lord.
David Crosby was blessed with the voice of an angel, the luck of the Irish and the constitution of Keith Richards (or at least an ox). Although he remains undefeated against the Grim Reaper — an impressive feat — Crosby is acutely aware of the frailty of human life.
Armed with his want list and wallet, Dr. Disc is secretly shopping independent record stores. This edition: Charlemagne Record Exchange in Birmingham, Ala.
We’re counting down to the holidays, but you still have time to earn a spot on Santa’s Nice List. Here are some box sets you’ll want next to your name.
While some lucky pop artists scored hits with their very first singles, others — including some outright legends — needed to try and try again before they finally broke through on Billboard Pop Charts. (Connie Francis famously put out 10 singles on MGM before she found success with 1958’s “Who’s Sorry Now?”) Here’s a peek at some other now-famous artists who needed at least two attempts to score chart hits back in the ’50s.
Keyboardist Ian McLagan of the Small Faces, who went from being part of the British Invasion in the 1960s to the Austin music scene in the 1990s, shares the 10 albums that changed his life.
Jonny Lang reveals what inspired him to pick up a guitar, as well as what it’s like to Experience Hendrix and what he learned by watching Jeff Beck play.