Record Store Day 2017

By Scott T. Sterling Record collectors, start your engines. The organizers behind the annual Record Store Day event have revealed this year’s exhaustive list of vinyl exclusives set for release on Black Friday 2017 (Nov. 24). Related: Paul McCartney Announces Slew of Archival Reissues Among this year’s releases includes a pair of 7-inch singles from…

Bryan Singer Directs Freddie Mercury Biopic

The Queen frontman’s Zanzibarian roots are often forgotten when discussing his life. But he didn’t hide from his Persian heritage – and neither should the movie Related: Bryan Singer to direct Freddie Mercury biopic There is a sweet black-and-white photograph of Farrokh Bulsara from 1946 in a pram in the garden of his Indian parents’… via…

Top Ten Catalog Albums (September 15, 2017 H)

      1. (3rd Week)  Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain: Released, June 25th 1984 on Warner Brothers and it’s his sixth album.  Purple Rain is regarded by fans and critic alike as his most commercial album to date spawning five hit singles: “When Doves Cry“, “Let’s Go Crazy“, “Purple Rain“, “I Would Die…

Smashing Pumpkins’ Original Lineup Could Reunite in 2018

by Dave Lifton June 29, 2017(Diffuser)   As 2017 began, we learned about the possibility of the original lineup of Smashing Pumpkins performing together for the first time since 1999. Now, we learn that it could happen as early as next year. Speaking to WGN Radio, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin said, “We were talking about playing…

Sting To Be Honored At The Smithsonian

Sting and composer J. Ralph are headed to the Smithsonian. On Sept. 8, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will… via Sting and J. Ralph To Be Honored At The Smithsonian For Their Contributions to American Music — Billboard.com Music News