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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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The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Are…

You’ll have to pardon my neglecting to put up a post for the nomination process for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees like I had done in the past but somehow my timing was off and then 100 other “need to do” items came up and well here we are. The good part is that the nominees names are all set in stone and can be shared with you readers as we officially welcome the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class for 2015. Check them out below and then I will discuss my own thoughts with you.

2015 Inductees: Ringo Starr, The “5” Royales, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Bill Withers.
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Rock Pioneer Lou Reed Has Died (10/27/2013)

The news is blasting around the Internet as I compose this post for you all and its indeed true, Rock Pioneer Lou Reed has passed away at age 71.

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Lewis Allan Reed was born in Brooklyn back in 1942 and was a founder of The Velvet Underground with John Cale and while this band was not the biggest commercial success, each of the musicians went on to larger greatness after the group disbanded. Like most of the Rock fans that are in my own circle, I guess that I can say that I came to know what Lou Reed was all about with the “Walk On The Wild Side” track but I must admit that I never seemed to “get” what Lou was doing in the larger sense. It happens sometimes but considering just how many of my musical friends that found him deeply and profoundly influential to what they were doing I guess its safe to say that I was not listening hard enough. I did like the music he contributed to one of my favorite animated features ever called “Rock and Rule”. In the film he was the sound behind the films villain Mok and we got “My Name Is Mok” and “Triumph” from him in that one.

Since I cannot properly speak to Lou’s complete impact on the music scene I will leave it as a respectful nod on a several decade career that was loaded with innumerable accomplishments. Some were better than others for sure, and if you don’t know what I mean then perhaps you can ask the Metal fans what they thought about his collaboration with Metallica on the oddly received “Lulu” album of 2011. My guess is that many who panned this recording will be finding it a work of genius now that Lou has passed on. I write this because he openly said how he didn’t care much for what reviewers thought and simply did what he felt like doing with music. One cannot fault that view.

Back in May of this year Lou received a liver transplant and was reported to be healthy and strong and at the time of this writing there was no reported cause. Perhaps there were some complications that even he was not aware of. Rest in Peace Lou Reed and know that you did inspire many with your music and even left large groups of others trying to decipher what it was you were trying to do. I guess those puzzles will remain a mystery but thank you for your contributions to the larger music geography and for being a pioneer at the craft. PiercingMetal sends condolences to his family, former band mates and worldwide fan supporters.

Official Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Reed