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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:45am
Monkees

Yes, really.

If it seems like a non-sequitur to have opened this piece about the release of THE MONKEES-THE COMPLETE SERIES on Blu-ray with those two words, then you’re clearly not one of the people who pre-ordered this set.

Yes, pre-orderers, it’s been a long time coming, we admit, and we also concede that there have been occasions when a release date was offered, only for us to pull the rug out from under you and say, “Whoops, it’s going to be later than that now, actually.” As music fans ourselves, we know just how much this sort of thing sucks, and we know how the news of these delays has probably caused you to scream, shout, shriek, and almost certainly deliver a number of impolite epithets that were aimed in our general direction. While we’re glad we couldn’t hear them from where you are, we can only say that the delays were necessarily, and we truly believe that you’ll feel that the wait was worth it…if, that is, you can truly accept that the day has finally come and that the set really is out.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:49pm
Remembering Syd Barrett
10 years ago today, the music world lost one of its most unique minds, and while some might argue that we’d lost him long before that, it wasn’t until July 7, 2006 that the Madcap known as Syd Barrett stopped laughing forever.
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/71DN1GK0db90vpMrOUwAUb
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:26pm
Rhino Factoids
38 years ago today, The Grateful Dead delivered a very memorable performance in Morrison, Colorado, their first ever at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater, and to put a cherry atop that stop of the tour, they promptly performed another top-notch show at the venue the very next night…and then they returned seven weeks later to play two more shows!
https://open.spotify.com/album/6q4mDbsYJsixRai11qc2Vx
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:39pm
Once Upon a Time at the Top of the Charts: Phil Collins, “Sussudio”
31 years ago today, Phil Collins hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with the track that led off his 1985 album No Jacket Required…and, no, this is not just some elaborate ploy to remind you that we’ve just reissued Phil’s back catalog in deluxe-edition form, but as coincidences go, you have to admit, the timing’s pretty great.
https://open.spotify.com/album/7avlHipAwnKsxcXwC9Wpin
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:51pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Twisted Sister vs. Ratt…east coast/west coast…can you smell what the Dr.’s cooking?

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/5VtZlnpzTQZjaCYmxMd50b
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 1:19pm
This Day In
41 years ago today, the Knebworth Festival took place, featuring performances by some of the most notable names of the day, the most prominent of which was Pink Floyd.
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/5Rngy4dyIlL01UTGICzclL
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 1:05pm
On This Day in 1977: Sid Vicious uses a bicycle chain very irresponsibly
49 years ago today, the Young Rascals headlined the 10th day of the summer-long Rheingold Central Park Music Festival, a concert series featuring a startling list of talent over the course of June, July, and August of 1967.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5aQE05ji4wayN65QCZkl0U
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:06am
Now Available: Eric Clapton and Friends, Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festival
Whether you’re a guitarist, a wannabe string-slinger, or just a fan of the sounds that emanate from the instrument in question, it’s a fair bet that you’re familiar with a gentleman named Eric Clapton. In addition to his career as a recording artist, Clapton is also the founder of the Crossroads Guitar Festival, a recurring event which brings together guitarists from across the musical spectrum to take the stage and strut their stuff. Although these concerts have become the stuff of legend since the initial festival in 2004, precious few performances from the shows have made their way to CD or any other format in an official fashion.