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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:01pm
Rio Grande

45 years ago today, ZZ Top released their sophomore LP, an album which didn’t feature much in the way of hit singles but nonetheless paved the way for their real breakthrough album, TRES HOMBRES, the following year.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:22pm
Sisters Of Mercy

25 years ago this month, the Sisters of Mercy released a compilation of their studio recordings from 1980 through 1983. It’s a dark piece of work, to be sure, but it’s filled with some of the most iconic material of the band’s career.

Formed in Leeds, England, the Sisters of Mercy originally consisted of precisely two members: Andrew Eldritch and Gary Marx, a duo who’d regularly attended a punk night at an established called the F-club. They reportedly only started the Sisters because they wanted to hear themselves on the radio, which they eventually did, so…nice one, guys.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:24pm
Happy 10th: Larry the Cable Guy, MORNING CONSTITUTIONS

10 years ago today, Larry the Cable Guy released his sixth studio album, an LP which took him to the top of Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart for the fourth time in his career.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:15pm
Happy Birthday Sebastian Bach

He’s no longer 18, but today’s the day that Sebastian Bach’s life started. (See what we did there?) As such, we wanted to celebrate his birthday by offering up the official Skid Row playlist, but we’ve also pulled together a six-pack of clips which spotlight some of the occasional moments when Mr. Bach has stepped in front of the camera and flexed his muscles as an actor.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:35pm
Out Now: Fleetwood Mac, TANGO IN THE NIGHT – Deluxe Edition
30 years ago, Fleetwood Mac released TANGO IN THE NIGHT, delivering unto the world such hit singles as “Big Love,” “Seven Wonders,” “Everywhere,” “Little Lies,” and “Family Man.” To celebrate turning the big 3-0, Rhino has just released a deluxe edition of the classic album, one which – not unlike our previous Fleetwood Mac reissues – offers a wide variety of hard to find or heretofore-unreleased tracks from the band.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:25pm
The Doors (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
On January 4, 1967, The Doors released their self-titled debut LP, kicking off a discography by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore which has resulted in millions of albums being sold over the course of the half-century. In celebration of this momentous anniversary in the band’s career, Rhino has just released THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION, a 3-CD set – or, if you like, a 3-LP set – which will thrill fans to no end.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:35am
Happy 25th: Body Count, BODY COUNT

25 years ago today, Ice-T stepped away from rap temporarily and released the self-titled debut album from his heavy metal band.

Having spent the late ‘80s and early ‘90s building up his rep as a top-notch rapper, it was a surprise to many when Ice-T decided that he wanted to go in a different direction and try his hand at a different type of music.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 10:28am
Happy Birthday: Eric Clapton
On Eric Clapton’s birthday last year, we pulled together a list of 10 tracks from the ‘70s to which Clapton had contributed guest guitar. This year, we decided to do 10 tracks from the ‘80s, since Clapton was definitely keeping busy throughout the decade. Next year, we’ll probably do 10 from the ‘90s, mostly just because we’ve kind of started a trend and we’d hate to bum anyone out who’s expecting to see the sequence continue. If you’d like to actually listen to Clapton’s own music on his birthday, you can spin the playlist that we’ve got for you at the bottom of this piece, but for now, check out some of these songs and see if we’ve managed to surprise you with any of them.