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So What’s the Real Reason Vinyl Took Off Again? Could It Be…

…Record Store Day? That’s Billboard’s theory. When independent record stores — within the Alliance of Music Stores coalition — were presented with the idea of Record Store Day, some wondered why stores would market to the smallest group of customers. “Mainly because Eric Levin at Criminal said something is afoot. More customers are asking for [&hellip.. more


Random Music News for Friday, December 19, 2014

Last day of school before Christmas break. Sorry, parents… A Liberace hologram(ish) thing will star in a Las Vegas production. Motley Crue(ish) fast food. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is going to be in a movie. These new jeans will prevent “digital pickpocketing.” Yes, that’s a thing. From the The More Things Change, The More They Stay [&hellip.. more

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Kim Jung-Un for the Win!

Now that Sony has caved and canceled the release of The Interview over the hack perpetrated by North Korea (probably costing the studio $100 million or maybe $200 million), Kim Jung-un can rightly say that his state stood up to the US and won. Okay, it’s not exactly the Cuban missile crisis, but the DPRK will take whatever [&hellip.. more

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This is How You Make a Custom Guitar

Garren Dakessian of Oakville, Ontario, makes some of the most extraordinary-sounding acoustic guitars I’ve ever heard. He brought over a guitar he made for Serj Tankian of System of a Down over to the house and strummed a couple of chords. Wow. Garren–under the guise of Loucin Guitars–has created instruments for Alex Lifeson, Zakk Wylde, [&hellip.. more

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I Like This: St. Vincent

Behold the video for “Birth in Reverse.” St. Vincent’s self-titled album really is one of the best of the year.. more


Why Have So Many Rock Stars Died at Age 27? Let’s Ask Science!

Kurt Cobain. Jimi Hendrix. Janis Joplin. Jim Morrison. Amy Winehouse. They all died at the age of 27. Can science explain the so-called 27 Club? From Mic.com: When Kurt Cobain committed suicide in a Seattle suburb 20 years ago, the idea of the 27 Club entered the public consciousness. “I told him not to join [&hellip.. more

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