On Record Store Day on Saturday, around the New York metropolitan and across the globe, lines formed early in the morning both to see bands like Portugal the Man, who played Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, and and to pick up limited-edition exclusive releases -- many of which had sold out by midday. "It was the best day we have had in a long time," said Charlie Bagarozza of New York's J&R Music World.
Rihanna fever is officially sweeping the United Kingdom, as the Barbadian superstar lands a simultaneous No. 1 single and album for the second time this year, and several new U.K. chart records in the process.
Rihanna fever is officially sweeping the United Kingdom, as the Bajan superstar lands a simultaneous No. 1 single and album for the second time this year becoming the first female artist to do so. Elsewhere, the "Now! That's What I Call Music 80" compilation has the U.K.'s biggest debut of 2011.
Rhino Records will launch Rhino Vinyl, "an imprint dedicated to making classic recordings available again in the format of their original release," April 22 with three reissued Grateful Dead titles. Like all the label's planned releases, "Grateful Dead: Live/Dead," "Workingman's Dead," and "American Beauty" will be newly mastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with packaging that reflects the original releases.