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Rhino Records Announces “30” Exclusive Vinyl For Record Store Day 2018

I’m continuing to share the scoop about the upcoming Record Store Day coolness as I learn about them because a lot of our readers are avid collectors of them and we aim to please here at the Media Command HQ. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I outlined the exclusives for UMe on THIS POST and now its time to see what our friends at Rhino Records will be offering up. There is a whole variety of stuff here and we’ve shared them all for good measure. Let’s go.

The Press Release:
Rhino, the catalog division of Warner Music Group, is announcing its most ambitious collection of vinyl to date for Record Store Day 2018 with a wide variety of titles from WMG’s labels including Atlantic, Elektra, Parlophone, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, and 679 Recordings. This year’s not-to-miss list includes 30 limited edition 12-inch, 10-inch, and 7-inch vinyl releases from the world’s most respected and celebrated artists. Some highlights include Led Zeppelin’s first-ever Record Store Day release and Cheech And Chong’s marijuana-shaped picture disc, complete with a scratch n’ sniff sticker to name a few! Full details on all titles are listed below. All releases will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on April 21, 2018. For a list of participating stores, please visit the RSD website linked at the close.

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Air “Sexy Boy”

AIR – Sexy Boy – 12-inch picture disc; Limited edition of 6,000 copies, $21.98

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Cheech and Chong “Up In Smoke”

Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke (40th Anniversary Edition) – 7-inch, scratch and sniff , marijuana- shaped picture disc, Limited edition, $17.98

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David Bowie “Bowie Now”

David Bowie – Bowie Now – 12-inch white vinyl; Limited edition, $21.98
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“Rocktopia” Begins @ The Broadway Theatre

A couple of months ago, I had the privilege to attend the Press Preview for an upcoming Broadway Rock Meets Classical performance called “ROCKTOPIA”. The experience was documented right here on PiercingMetal in an article that you can read by clicking on THIS LINK. I’m here now to announce to you all that the show is opening up in the next couple of days at The Broadway Theatre and you are not going to want to miss this one.

At the time of this writing I am NOT yet going to any of the performances myself but I am definitely interested in catching it at least once. I’d be curious to see how Pat Monahan of Train does with this presentation. Truth be told I’ve never really followed that particular band but I do love his voice overall so think the audience might be in for something wonderful. Considering its only a six week run, I will be listing a number of the performances on our Events Calendar so just click that text to launch it and peruse the show or shows that you want to attend. It’s a lot of entries to do but if I can list a whole gamut of “Springsteen On Broadway” dates, I can do no less for the folks in “Rocktopia”.

The Performers: Alex Alexander, Alyson Cambridge, Chloe Lowery, Henry Aronsen, Kimberly Nichole, Máiréad Nesbitt, Randall Craig Fleischer, Rob Evan, Tony Bruno and Tony Vincent.


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Attention: Sony Hall’s Grand-Opening Is March 27th 2018

Back in February we shared the news item about the partnership of the Blue Note Media Group and the Sony Corporation and if you didn’t see that broadcast please click HERE so you are up to speed for the next bit of news.

So earlier today the venues Official Facebook Page announced that their Grand-Opening will be on March 27th and feature a performance by the group known as MGMT. I didn’t know the name off the top of my head so did a quick check in Spotify and can safely say that its not particular sound preference. Good for them being the debut act at the new space and before I continue here is the scoop on the space as taken from their website.

ABOUT SONY HALL: Sony Hall is the new premiere music venue in New York City focused on presenting world renowned performing artists across all music genres, powered by state of the art technology. Owned/operated by Blue Note Entertainment Group and sponsored by Sony Corporation, Sony Hall is located in the heart of New York’s Theatre District (at the Paramount Hotel), with capacities of 1,000 standing and 500 seated, and a full-service restaurant and bar. Sony Hall will be equipped with Sony’s technologies, integrated throughout the 12,000 square-foot venue to deliver enhanced entertainment experiences to fans.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I am a very frequent concert goer I love the idea of another space opening up. This is a good size as its comparable to both Irving Plaza and the Times Square staple B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. I think that Stage 48 can host a couple of hundred more people than this new space but there haven’t been a lot of musical acts there lately and its been more Dance Hall nights. Spectrum Hall will not reopen for another two and a half years so let’s be excited for this place. There isn’t much more to add about this news but as I get the Events Calendar populated with the types of shows our readers most enjoy, you’d be able to find them using this TAG. Please know that at this point in time there are no listings to peruse but I’ll keep watching the page to be on point. What do you readers think about this upcoming grand opening? Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://www.sonyhall.com

PiercingMetal Visits The Judas Priest Pop-Up Shop @ Sony Square NYC

This past Friday, March 9th – The Legendary Judas Priest released their 18th album with “Firepower”. In honor of the Metal Magnus Opus, the fine folks at Sony Square NYC have set up a small gallery of photographs, memorabilia and stage attire. Since I had to be in the city for the Michael Schenker Fest performance at Irving Plaza, I paid a visit to the store to see the gallery and shoot some photos and video for those too far away to get here themselves. The photos video were shot with the Samsung point and shoot while the Facebook Live and Instagram stuff were done with my new Galaxy Note 8. Let’s take a look at the video first shall we?

Pretty cool right? Now let’s share the photos of the exhibit on their own to allow for better appreciation of the mighty band. That first thing we saw was an interactive screen and it would do what you did. I tried to make it give the METAL HORNS and you can see me trying to type notes down in the left hand corner.

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Ume Announces Exclusive Limted Edition Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day 2018

If you are one of those vinyl diehards who hunt and forage the bins at garage sales and travel miles just for the chance of snagging an old 45 that you used to own as a youth, then you very likely consider Record Store Day to be your National Holiday. Yesterday, the fine folks at Universal Music unveiled a laundry list of musical coolness that will be exclusives for this year’s event. Though many of these are NOT Rock and Metal, I’ve just shared the entire list and the album artwork so you can share with friends who are planning on joining you on your LP Adventures on April 18th. Let’s take a look.

The Press Release:
Los Angeles – March 7, 2018 – UMe is pleased to announce details for several exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases confirmed for Record Store Day 2018. With special releases from Bobbie Gentry, Chet Faker, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Gloria Gaynor, Marvin Gaye, Soundgarden, Sublime, The Police, The Who and more, UMe’s slate for April’s hotly-anticipated music shopping bonanza is filled with an eclectic and exciting mix that includes re-pressings of classic albums and singles, as well as several U.S. vinyl release debuts. All the special releases will be available at Record Store Day-participating record stores on Saturday, April 21. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for more details and to find your local shops.

BOBBIE GENTRY – LIVE AT THE BBC (1 LP)
QUANTITY: 1200

This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie Gentry has ever been released so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.

Side 1: (1) “Mississippi Delta” (2) “Papa Won’t Let Me Go To Town With You” (3) “I saw An Angle Die” (4) “Ode To Billie Joe” (5) “Mornin Glory” (6) “Ace Insurance Man”
Side 2: (1) “Niki Hokey/ Barefootin” (2) “Penduli Pendulum” (3) “Recollection” (4) “Sweet Peony” (5) “Greyhound Going Somewhere”

CHET FAKER – THINKING IN TEXTURES (1 LP SMOKE SWIRLED CLEAR VINYL)
QUANTITY: 2000

The award winning 2012 debut release from Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy, issued under his stage name Chet Faker. Featuring the ethereal downtempo take of “No Diggity,” this special edition of Thinking in Textures is pressed on smoke swirled clear vinyl housed in an embossed ‘texturized’ jacket.

Side A: (1) “I’m Into You” (2) “Terms And Conditions” (3) “No Diggity”
Side B: (1) “Love And Feeling” (2) “Cigarettes And Chocolate” (3) “Solo Sunrise” (4) “Everything I Wanted”

DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE (2 LP RED & BLUE VINYL)
QUANTITY: 3000

David Bowie’s debut album available for first time on heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl. This 2 LP set features the Mono version of the album on disc one and the Stereo version on disc two.

Side 1: (1) “Uncle Arthur” (2) “Sell Me A Coat” (3) “Rubber Band” (4) “Love You Till Tuesday” (5) “There Is A Happy Land” (6) “We Are Hungry Men” (7)” When I Live My Dream”
Side 2: (1) “Little Bombardier” (2) “Silly Boy Blue” (3)Come And Buy My Toys” (4) “Join The Gang” (5) “She’s Got Medals” (6) “Maid Of Bond Street” (7) “Please Mr. Gravedigger”
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