WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On ‘Intense’ Period Prior To Her Father’s Death

February 17, 2019  Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN TEMPTATION: Sharon: "For me, it was making [the side …

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HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL’s Death: ‘It Was Awful’

February 17, 2019  HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, Georgia while HELLYEAHwas taking …

LAST IN LINE’s VINNY APPICE Says He And VIVIAN CAMPBELL ‘Lock In Like A Bastard’

February 16, 2019  Drum legend Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) recently spoke with Jack Antonio of the "Do You Know Jack" podcast about "II", the new album by LAST IN LINE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of LAST IN LINE: Vinny: "Viv [guitarist Vivian Campbell] called up and said, 'Hey, I'm here with Jimmy [Bain]. …

LED ZEPPELIN + VANS: Details Of New Shoe Collection Revealed

February 15, 2019 On the heels of LED ZEPPELIN's historic golden anniversary, Vans has partnered with the rock and roll legends to celebrate their debut, self-titled album, "Led Zeppelin". The four-piece capsule of limited-edition footwear and apparel will be available Friday, February 22 at select Vans retail stores, wholesale partners, Vans.com and store.ledzeppelin.com. The Vans x Led Zeppelin long-sleeve tee kicks off the collection to showcase …

KISS: New ‘Pop! Rocks’ Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

February 16, 2019  The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has once again joined forces with legendary rockers KISS. The latest series of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures includes all four members of the band. These stylized Pop! vinyl figures were announced at the New York Toy Fair. As of this writing, the KISS collectibles are listed as "coming soon." …

TWISTED SISTER’s ‘Blissfully Retired’ Guitarist JAY JAY FRENCH Has ‘No Desire’ To Play Again

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French says that he is "blissfully retired" from playing music, more than two years after the band completed its farewell tour. In 2016, TWISTED SISTER embarked on one final trek, titled "Forty And Fuck It", in celebration of its 40th anniversary. These shows featured the band's "core lineup" of Jay Jay French, singer Dee Snider, guitarist Eddie Ojeda and bassist Mark …

MICHAEL ANTHONY Was Contacted By VAN HALEN’s Management Six Months Ago About Possible Reunion Tour, Says SAMMY HAGAR

Michael Anthony was contacted by VAN HALEN's management half a year ago about reuniting with the band for a tour, Sammy Hagar has revealed. A recent rumor has suggested that the original VAN HALEN lineup — including Anthony, who has not played with the band since 2004 — will reunite in 2019 for a run of stadium shows. This would be the …

VINYL Records GRADING/CONDITION

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Vinyl Record Collector's Information and blog

Guidelines for assessing the grading / condition of used records (based on Goldmine Grading for Records)

MINT (M): Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer, with NO flaws what so ever. It looks as though it had never been handled. No scuffs or scratches, blotches or stains. No stickers address labels, writing on the covers or labels. No tears or seam splits. No wear to the cover or record period! Age of the record has nothing to do with it.

NEAR MINTorNM,M-: this record appears virtually flawless A very minor scuff and very little else can appear on the vinyl. It should play without any noise over the flaw. The flaw is very hard to see. The cover looks as close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and or age. Minor impressions to the cover (due to the…

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Glossary for Vinyl Collectors

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An explanation of the abbreviations used in the domain of collecting vinyl records.

7

7″means a 7-inch diameter, the smallest diameter used for vinyl records, mainly used for singles, although 7″ EP’s do exist. Mostly recorded at 45rpm, but some older UK records have been recorded at 33 1/3 RPM

10

10″10-inch the medium diameter of records, mainly used for EP

12

12″12-inch (~31cm) the largest diameter for records, mainly used for LP’s, although 12″ singles exist, so-called maxi-singles.

B

BJBlank Jacket (cover(

B/W”backed with” or “B-side with” and refers to the b-side of a single

C

CCCut Corner

CDMLa chante du Monde

CH: Cut Hole

CNDClub National du Disque

COCut Out, deleted item that has been saw cut, clipped or drilled by the record company to prevent it being sold as full price product.

D

DFLes Discophiles Francais

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Raiding the Rock Vault Las Vegas Has Some Serious Explaining To Do….

Over the past couple weeks, I have been talking to a couple of people who have brought to my attention a few issues with the well known Las Vegas music show, Raiding The Rock Vault. While where I got the stories is not so important, however what they told me is rather interesting to me. …

KISS’s ‘End Of The Road’ Tour Hits Portland: Front-Row Video

KISS played the second show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Friday night (February 1) at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. As was the case with the opening-night concert in Vancouver the night before, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one from "Dressed To …