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 …
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.
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.
Conrad Herwig has made a career of showing the Latin sides of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Now comes arguably his best of all: “The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson Featuring Joe Lovano. That and three other brilliant new takes on the ever-evolving jazz scene is the subject of this week’s “Filled With Sound” blog.