Soundgarden And Brandi Carlile Team Up For Chris Cornell Tribute Release

Brandi Carlile will be paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell by releasing a new 12-inch, titled “A Rooster Says,“ on September 26 as part of this year’s Record Store Day. The effort will come with covers of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed,“ which Carlile and her frequent collaborators, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, recorded with Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron.

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The twins and I met in the late 90’s in a famous Seattle studio called London Bridge. The guy in the picture with me is Rick Parasher (RIP) and he introduced us. Soundgarden were just gods to us back then. Total pioneers and unreachable to us in every way. We went about making our demos and cleaning the studio when we couldn’t afford the bill never knowing that in November of 2019 we would go back to London Bridge and RECORD TWO SONGS WITH THEM!! @chriscornellofficial was as great as a human singer can get and now he’s an angel. Thank you Kim, Ben, and Matt. I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live…. stay tuned!! 🤘 @soundgarden @themattcameron #kimthayil #benshepherd @londonbridgestudio

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Updated Release Schedule Posted For 2020 Record Store Day Events

As previously reported, this year’s Record Store Day will now take place across three dates (August 29, September 26, and October 24) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The full updated release schedule is available HERE. A list of rock/metal releases can be found below.

August 29:

  • August Burns Red – “Bones” (Fearless) (7″) (limited to 1,000)
    Backed with instrumental version on the b-side.
  • The Black Crowes – “Jealous Again” (UMe) (12″) (limited to 7,500)
  • Denzel Curry – “Bulls On Parade” (Loma Vista Recordings) (7″) (limited to 2,500)
    Featuring his covers of Rage Against The Machine and Bad Brains.
  • Def Leppard – “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame” (UMe) (limited to 4,000)
  • Entombed – “Clandestine – Live” (Sound Pollution) (2xLP) (limited to 500)
  • Fight – “A Small Deadly Space” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 2,200)
  • Hawkwind – “At The BBC 1972” (Parlophone) (2xLP) (limited to 5,000)
  • Hawkwind – “Quark, Strangeness & Charm” (Atomhenge) (2xLP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Judas Priest – “British Steel” (40th Anniversary Edition) (Legacy) (2xLP) (limited to 3,500)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades“/”Dirty Love” (12″ shaped picture disc) (limited to 4,000)
  • Pink Floyd – “Arnold Layne Live 2007” (Legacy) (7″) (limited to 7,400)
  • Refused – “Not Fit For Broadcast – Live At The BBC” (Spinefarm) (12″) (limited to 3,500)
  • Jimmy Urine & Serj Tankian – “Fuktronic Soundtrack” (Music On Vinyl) (LP) (limited to 2,000)

September 26:

  • Badflower – “The Jester“/”Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Big Machine) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,000)
  • CHON – “Grow” (Sumerian) (LP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Graves At Sea – “History Of Sickness” (NecroCave Recordings) (12″) (limited to 750)
  • Chuck Mosley – “First Hellos And Last Goodbyes” (blocGLOBAL) (LP) (limited to 700)
  • Primus – “Suck On This” (Prawn Song) (LP) (limited to 5,000)
  • The Ramones – “It’s Alive II” (Rhino/Warner) (2xLP) (limited to 8,000)
  • Various Artists – “Nativity In Black” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 2,500)

October 24:

  • Asking Alexandria – “Stand Up And Scream” (Sumerian) (LP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Clutch – “The Obelisk” (Weathermaker Music) (16-LP box set) (limited to 550)
    Featuring “Strange Cousins From The West‘, “Blast Tyrant“, “Robot Hive – Exodus“, “Earth Rocker“, “Psychic Warfare“, “Full Fathom Five“, “La Curandera“, “Live At The Googolplex” (picture disc), “Jam Room” (picture disc), “Pitchfork & Lost Needles” (picture disc) and “Book Of Bad Decisions“.
  • Alice Cooper – “Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow February 19, 1982” (Rhino/Warner Records) (2xLP) (limited to 7,000)
  • DevilDriver – “Winter Kills” (Napalm) (2xLP) (limited to 1,400)
  • Dio – “Annica” (Niji Entertainment/BMG) (12″ picture disc)
  • Ice Nine Kills – “The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts” (Fearless) (10″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Infectious Grooves – “Take You On A Ride” (ORG Music) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
    Featuring one new track and three previously unreleased tracks from 1995.
  • Judas Priest – “Sad Wings Of Destiny” (eOne) (2xLP) (limited to 2,700)
  • The Obsessed – “Incarnate Ultimate” (Blues Funeral Records) (2xLP) (limited to 1,250)
  • Skid Row – “Slave To The Grind” (Expanded Edition) (Run Out Of Groove) (2xLP) (limited to 2,500)

[via The PRP]

This Year’s Record Store Day Will Now Be Held Across Three Dates

This year’s Record Store Day has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place across three dates (August 29, September 26, and October 24). Each day will feature different releases with an updated list set to be posted on June 1.

Organizers commented:

“Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.

Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don’t know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we’re focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.

The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you’ll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store.”

If you missed it, a list of rock/metal releases can be found HERE.

2020 Record Store Day Moved To June

This year’s Record Store Day has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on June 20.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We’ve decided that the best of all possible moves is to change the date of Record Store Day this year to Saturday, June 20.

We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day, while taking into consideration the recommendations of doctors, scientists, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and the need to be good citizens of both local and worldwide communities.

We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more. Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store.”

If you missed it, a list of rock/metal Record Store Day releases can be found HERE.

Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Judas Priest, Etc. Among 2020 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 18) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below and the full list HERE.

Record Store Day Exclusives:

  • Asking Alexandria, Stand Up and Scream LP
  • Bayside, “Heaven” 7″ vinyl
  • Black Keys, Let’s Rock. 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, Out to Get You! Live 1977 2LP
  • Gary Clark Jr. (Featuring Andra Day), “Pearl Cadillac” 10″ EP
  • Biffy Clyro, “Moderns” 7″ vinyl
  • Alice Cooper, Live From the Apollo Theater Glasgow Feb. 19, 1982 2LP
  • Dio, “Annica” 12″ picture disc
  • Hawkwind, At the BBC 1972 2LP
  • Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts 10″ vinyl
  • Infectious Grooves, Take You on a Ride 12″ EP
  • Judas Priest, British Steel: Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 2LP
  • Motorhead, “Ace of Spades” / “Dirty Love” 12″ vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, The Murder Scene LP
  • The Pogues, At the BBC 1984 LP
  • Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991) 3LP
  • The Ramones, It’s Alive II 2LP
  • The Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live 3LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition) LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Metamorphosis UK LP
  • Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (Expanded) 2LP
  • The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” Cassette
  • Various Artists, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams 2LP
  • The Who, A Quick Live One EP

Regional Releases:

  • The Alarm, Celtic Folklore Live LP
  • August Burns Red, “Bones” 7″ vinyl
  • Goblin, Goblin’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) 2LP
  • Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets 10″ vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, First Hellos and Last Goodbyes LP
  • Iggy & the Stooges, Russia Melodia 7″
  • Twiztid, “All These Problems” 7″

First Releases:

  • Badflower, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” / “The Jester” 12″ Picture Disc
  • The Black Crowes, “Jealous Again” 12″ vinyl
  • Chon, Grow LP
  • Clutch, The Obelisk 16X LP Box
  • Collective Soul, Half and Half 12″ vinyl
  • Def Leppard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12″ EP
  • DevilDriver, Winter Kills 2LP
  • Dinosaur Jr., Swedish Fist (Live in Stockholm) LP
  • Down N Outz, The Music Box EP 12″ vinyl
  • Entombed, Clandestine Live 2LP
  • Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin’ 2LP
  • Green Jelly, Triple Live Mother Goose at Budokan LP
  • Hawkwind, Quark Strangeness and Charm 2LP
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Message to Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)” 7″ vinyl
  • Judas Priest, Sad Wings of Destiny 2LP
  • The Menzingers, Chamberlain Waits LP
  • The Obsessed, Incarnate Ultimate 2LP
  • Primus, Suck on This LP
  • Refused, Not Fit for Broadcast – Live at BBC 12″ vinyl
  • Soul Asylum, Hurry Up and Wait (Deluxe Edition) 2LP
  • Jimmy Urine and Serj Tankian, Fuktronic LP
  • The Who, Odds and Sods (Deluxe) 2LP

[via Loudwire]

Sebastian Bach Says He Had “Nothing To Do” With “Forever Wild” Vinyl Release

A new vinyl version of Sebastian Bach’s “Forever Wild” was released today (November 29) as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. However, the singer has now revealed that he had “nothing to do” with it.

Bach said the following:

“2019 will be remembered by me as the year I put records out without knowing anything about it. For the second time this year, I have discovered that I am releasing a new record….. by reading about it on the internet. Without my knowledge, input, permission, or approval, today’s mystery release on record store day is Sebastian Bach Forever Wild Double Live Vinyl Album. I have never heard this vinyl release or seen it before. But I will tell you this: the source audio for this record is a VHS tape! Did not know that was possible to make a record out of a VHS tape. One has to chuckle at a sticker that says “180g Virgin Vinyl” whatever that is. That’s great that it’s 180 Gram *Virgin Vinyl” but there’s a saying in the music business: “Shit in, shit out”. I can guarantee you that the source audio for this record was not virgin VHS tape.

I made the Forever Wild DVD many many years ago out of one single VHS tape recorded live at the Whiskey in 1999 I think. never was that DVD intended to be a live double record. There are zero overdubs on this release because it’s impossible to overdub on a VHS tape! So please realize if you purchase this release, it has nothing to do with me. Please realize that whoever the genius was that took it upon themselves to put this out never even had the respect to contact Sebastian Bach about a Sebastian Bach release. If it sounds great to you, well that’s wonderful but I can tell you if it was up to me, I would make it sound like a proper album since it is going into stores under my name. Just like the other release earlier this year, I do not enjoy that level of respect.

So Happy Record Store Day and enjoy a vinyl record made out of a VHS tape. Fingers crossed hope it sounds good. I can guarantee you the next record that I put out, that I have something to do with, will sound good on your stereo.”

Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Jinjer, Etc. Releases Set For 2019 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 29) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.

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Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Acid Witch, “Black Christmas Evil” (7″ vinyl)
  • Altitudes & Attitude, “Get It Out” (12″ picture disc)
  • Sebastian Bach, “Forever Wild (Los Angeles / 2003) (2LP)
  • Black Label Society, “Nuns and Roaches” (12″ vinyl)
  • Cheap Trick, “Are You Ready or Not? – Live 12/31/79” (2LP)
  • Cheap Trick, “Gimme Some Truth” (7″ vinyl)
  • Col. Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, “Live at the Great American Music Hall” (3LP)
  • Alice Cooper, “Billion Dollar Babies” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper, “Dragontown” (2LP)
  • Dio, “Rainbow in the Dark (Live)” (12″ picture disc)
  • Fight, “War Of Words” (LP)
  • Ace Frehley, “Frehley’s Comet Live” (LP)
  • Fu Manchu, “Live at Roadburn 2003” (LP/CD)
  • Liam Gallagher, “Why Me? Why Not” (LP picture disc)
  • Sammy Hagar, “Santa’s Going South for Christmas” (12″ picture disc)
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” (12″ picture disc)
  • Insane Clown Posse, “Flip the Rat” (2LP)
    Jinjer, “Macro” (LP)
  • Life of Agony, “The Sound of Scars” (LP)
  • Overkill, “The Electric Age” (2LP)
  • Pearl Jam, “MTV Unplugged 3/16/92” (LP)
  • The Runaways, “Live in Japan” (LP)
  • Joe Satriani, “Surfing With the Alien” (LP)
  • Slipknot, “All Out Life / Unsainted” (7″ vinyl)
  • Sublime, “Roots of Sublime” (2LP)
  • Tenacious D, “Blue Series: Don’t Blow It / Kage” (7″ vinyl)
  • Venom, “Manitou” (7″ picture disc)
  • Sid Vicious, “Sid Lives!” (2LP)

[via Loudwire]

Listen To Mastodon’s Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

Mastodon recently paid tribute to their late manager Nick John by releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” on vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day. That track has since leaked online and can be heard below:

The band previously commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”

Green Day, High On Fire, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Halestorm, Beartooth, Etc. Among 2019 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below, and the full list HERE.

  • The Alarm, “Strength” ‘85 – 2LP
  • Alien Weaponry, “Tu” – LP
  • Bad Religion, “My Sanity / Chaos From Within” – 7” vinyl
  • Basement, “Be Here Now” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Beartooth, “Be Sides” – 7” vinyl
  • Frank Black, “Frank Black” – LP
  • Frank Black, “Teenager of the Year” – 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, “The Epic Archive” – 2LP
  • Alice Cooper, “Dirty Diamonds” – LP
  • Cherie Currie, “Blvd of Splendor” – LP
  • The Dead Weather, “Be Still” – 3” vinyl
  • Death Grips, “Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Grabber Remix)” – LP
  • Def Leppard, “The Story So Far Vol. 2/B-Sides” – 2LP
  • Dio, “Last in Line” – 12” Picture Disc
  • The Doors, “London Fog” – 10” vinyl
  • Foo Fighters, “Big Me” – 3” vinyl
  • Ace Frehley, “Spaceman” – 12” picture disc
  • Generation X, “Your Generation (Winstanley Mix)” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Goblin, “Yell” – 7” vinyl
  • Green Day, “Woodstock 1994” – LP
  • Green Jelly, “Cereal Killer Sounds” – LP
  • Green River, “Live at the Tropicana 1984” – LP
  • Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires” – LP
  • Halestorm, “Buzz / Chemical” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Hawkwind, “The 1999 Party / Live at the Chicago Auditorium” – 2LP
  • High on Fire, “Bat Salad” – 12” vinyl single
  • The Interrupters, “She’s Kerosene” – 3” vinyl
  • Jethro Tull, “North Sea Oil” – 10” vinyl
  • L7, “Burn Baby” – 7” vinyl
  • Mark Lanegan Band, “Stitch It Up” – 7” vinyl
  • Mastodon, “Stairway to Nick John” – 10” vinyl
  • Brian May, “New Horizons” – 12” vinyl
  • The Menzingers, “No Penance / Cemetery’s Garden” – 7” vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, “Joe Haze Sessions” – 7” vinyl
  • Motorhead, “Overkill / Bomber” – 2 X 7” vinyl
  • Motorhead, “Rockaway Beach” – 7” vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, “The Black Parade Is Dead (Live in Mexico)” – 2LP
  • Pearl Jam, “Live at Easy Street” – LP
  • Pelican, “Midnight & Mescaline” – 7″ vinyl
  • Justin Courtney Pierre, “Open Mic at the Lo-Fi, Vol. 1” – 12” vinyl
  • The Pietasters, “Willis” – LP
  • Iggy Pop, “The Villagers / Pain and Suffering” – 7” vinyl
  • Iggy Pop, “Hippodrome, Paris 1977” – 2LP
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” – 2 X 12” picture disc
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody / I’m in Love With My Car” – 7” vinyl
  • The Raconteurs, “Store Bought Bones” – 3” vinyl
  • Ramones, “Live at the Palladium” – 2LP
  • Rancid, “Ruby Soho” – 3” vinyl
  • Rush, “Hemispheres” – 12” picture disc
  • Sunn O))), “Life Metal” – 2LP, CD
  • Saxon, “Thunderbolt (Singles)” – 4 X 7” vinyl
  • Seven Mary Three, “American Standard” – LP
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Ledbetter Heights” – 2LP
  • Chad Smith & Josh Klinghoffer, “Jeepster / Monolith” – 7” vinyl
  • Joe Strummer, “The Rockfield Studio Tracks” – 12” vinyl
  • The Struts, “Young & Dangerous” – LP
  • Sublime, “NUGS: Best of the Box” – LP
  • Serj Tankian, “Harakiri” – LP
  • Thrice, “Palms – Deeper Wells” – 12” vinyl
  • The Used, “Live From Maida Vale” – 10” vinyl
  • Various Artists, “No Alternative” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “The Crow soundtrack” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers – The Album” – LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” – LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “Howard Stern’s Private Parts” – 2LP
  • Violent Femmes, “Hallowed Ground” – LP
  • Weezer, “Teal Album” – LP
  • Weezer, “Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets” – LP
  • Jack White, “Love Interruption” – 3” vinyl
  • The White Stripes, “Candy Cane Child” – 3” vinyl
  • The Wonder Years, “Live From Maida Vale” – 10” vinyl

[via Loudwire]

Mastodon To Release Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” As A Tribute To Their Late Manager

Mastodon have announced that they will be releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” as a tribute to their late manager Nick John, who sadly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The track will be available as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) and proceeds will go towards the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The band commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”