Saturday, November 30, 2013

Top 10 Ringo Starr Solo Songs (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Please follow the link to view Ultimate Classic Rocks' list of the top ten Ringo Starr solo songs.

Friday, November 29, 2013

RSD Black Friday 2013

RSD Exclusive Releases

Joseph Arthur
The Ballad of Boogie Christ Act 2
Format: CD

Atlas Genius
So Electric! When it Was Now (The Remixes)
Format: LP

Band Of Horses
Live at the Ryman
Format: 7" Vinyl

Blackberry Smoke / Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd & Blackberry Smoke Live 12
Format: 12" Vinyl

Blind Boys Of Alabama/Jason Isbell & John Paul White
Christmas In Dixie/Old Flame
Format: 7" Vinyl

Brandi Carlile/The Lone Bellow
Live Split
Format: 7" Vinyl

Charles Bradley ft. Budos Band and The Bullets
Changes b/w Ain't It A Sin
Format: 7" Vinyl

Cheap Trick
The Classic Albums 1977-79
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Chocolate Milk
Action Speaks Louder Than Words
Format: 12" Vinyl

Civil Wars
Between The Bars
Format: 10" Vinyl

Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 2: 9-12-04 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Dave Matthews Band
Live Trax Vol 3: 8-27-00 Meadows Music Theater, Hartford CT
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Stripped Down At Grimeys
Format: LP

Stripped Down At Grimeys
Format: CD

Devin Townsend Project
Lucky Animals
Format: 10" Vinyl

The Doors
Curated By Record Store Day
Format: LP

Duran Duran
No Ordinary EP
Format: 10" Vinyl

Bob Dylan
Side Tracks
Format: LP

Elvis Costello & The Roots
Wise Up: Thought Remixes and Reworks
Format: CD

Flaming Lips
Peace Sword
Format: CD

Flaming Lips
Peace Sword
Format: LP

Available b/w Let's Live
Format: 7" Vinyl

CCTV Sessions
Format: LP

Grateful Dead
Family Dog at the Great Highway
Format: LP

Jackie Greene
Small Tempest
Format: 10" Vinyl

Hard Working Americans
Don't Wanna Hurt Nobody
Format: 7" Vinyl

Various Artists
Hot Wacks - Vinyl Fall Compilation 2013
Format: LP

Michael Hurley
Watertrain/Black & Yellow Bee
Format: 10" Vinyl

Jethro Tull
Format: LP

Jimi Hendrix Experience
Fire / Foxey Lady
Format: 7" Vinyl

John Denver & The Muppets
A Christmas Together
Format: 12" PIcture Disc

Ernie Kovacs
A Percy Dovetonsils Chrithmath
Format: 10" Picture Disc

Lady Gaga
Applause Remix Picture Disc
Format: 12" PIcture Disc

Sondre Lerche
Public Hi-Fi Sessions
Format: 12" Vinyl

Life Of Agony
River Runs Red
Format: LP

Nick Lowe
Quality Street
Format: 12" PIcture Disc

Joseph Mansfield
Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession
Format: Book

Through The Never Soundtrack Special Edition
Format: LP

Mystical Weapons
Format: LP

Format: 12" Vinyl

Harry Nilsson
Rarities Collection
Format: LP

In Utero 2013 Mix
Format: LP

Roy Orbison
The Monument Vinyl Box
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Van Dyke Parks
Come To The Sunshine / Farther Along
Format: 7" Vinyl

Puscifer's 8-Ball Bail Bonds--The Berger Barns Live in Phoenix
Format: LP

Queens Of The Stone Age
…Like Clockwork (BLACK ON BLACK)
Format: LP

Red Hot Chili Peppers
I'm Beside You
Format: LP

Robbie Hill's Family Affair
Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions
Format: 12" Vinyl

Robert Glasper Experiment
Porter Chops Glasper
Format: 10" Vinyl

Rolling Stones
Got LIVE If You Want It
Format: 7" Vinyl

The Garden
Format: 10" Picture Disc

Silversun Pickups
Let It Decay/Working Title
Format: 10" Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone
Sexy Situation b/w Mother is a Hippy
Format: 7" Vinyl

The Standells
Zebra In The Kitchen / Someday You'll Cry
Format: 7" Vinyl

Andy Starr
Rockin' Rollin' Stone
Format: 7" Vinyl

Stone Temple Pilots
Format: LP

Wipe Out / Surfer Joe
Format: 7" Vinyl

Tegan & Sara
Guilty As Charged / I Run Empty
Format: 7" Vinyl

Uncle Tupelo
I Wanna Be Your Dog / Commotion
Format: 7" Vinyl

Super Ape (RSD Black Friday Etched Version)
Format: LP

Various Artists
Fragments of a Year
Format: CD

Various Artists
I Am The Resurrection: A Tribute To John Fahey
Format: LP

Various Artists
Ten Big Stiffs
Format: 7" Vinyl Box Set

Various Artists
Truth & Soul Records Presents The Soul Fire Box Set (Rare Sides From The Soul Fire Catalog)
Format: 7" Vinyl Box Set

Various Artists
A Musical Tribute To The Songs of Shel Silverstein
Format: LP

Vince Guaraldi Trio
Linus and Lucy
Format: 7" Vinyl

Widespread Panic
Poster Children--The Artwork of Widespread Panic
Format: Book

Various Artists
Zabriskie Point Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Format: LP

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam Pay Tribute to Lou Reed in Los Angeles (

Please follow the link to see video of Pearl Jam paying tribute to the late Lou Reed over the weekend during their show at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, CA.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

U2 Release Lyric Video For New Single (Ultimate Classic Rock)

If you are eager to hear the first new music from U2 in over four years, please follow the link to Ultimate Classic Rock and watch the newly released video of 'Ordinary Love.'

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bruce Springsteen Reportedly Readying New Single (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Bruce Springsteen has spent the past decade recording at a rapid pace, releasing six albums between 2002 and 2012. 

The Boss' touring commitments kept him out of the studio for much of the year, but as recent rumors suggestwe could be getting a new album sometime in 2014.  Please follow the link to read more. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

On the turntable this Sunday...Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1971. It was his first release through RCA, which would be his label for the next decade. Hunky Dory has been described by Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine as having "a kaleidoscopic array of pop styles, tied together only by Bowie's sense of vision: a sweeping, cinematic mélange of high and low art, ambiguous sexuality, kitsch, and class."

The style of the album cover was influenced by a Marlene Dietrich photo book that Bowie took with him to the photo shoot.

Please follow the link to read more at Wikipedia

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Band of Horses' Ryan Monroe join Widespread Panic onstage in Boston

Band of Horses’ Ryan Monroe joined Widespread Panic onstage last weekend during their show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. 

The keyboardist took the stage for “Arleen” during the band's second set.  Several members of Panic are fans of the Band of Horses and the indie rockers have even opened up for Widespread Panic on several occasions.

Widespread Panic 
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Friday, November 15, 2013

Set I: Makes Sense To Me, Rock, Devil In Disguise, Big Wooly Mammoth > Weak Brain, Narrow Mind, Old Joe, Ain’t Life Grand, Second Skin, Rebirtha > Blackout Blues

Set II: Chainsaw City, Dyin’ Man, Old Neighborhood, Blight, Arleen*, Vacation > Disco > Fishwater, Dream Song

E: Postcard, Tail Dragger

*with Ryan Monroe (Band of Horses) on keyboards

Friday, November 22, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Nothing says "Merry KISSMAS" like a KISS Throw blanket or a six pack of Iron Maiden's Trooper beer.   

See Ultimate Classic Rock's holiday gift guide for the rocker in your family or circle of friends...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Watch Arcade Fire Play 'Reflektor' Material in Scotland (Relix)

Arcade Fire continued their tour through Europe performing random, small-club shows in support of their latest release Reflektor.  Please follow the link to check out the video posted on Relix features one of the few older tunes played, "Wake Up" from Arcade Fire's debut album Funeral.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Music: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival Crossroads

In stores today, arrives Eric Clapton's double-disc live recording of the Crossroads 2013 recorded over two nights at Madison Square Garden in NYC.  Be sure to pick up your copy and follow the link to read Rolling Stone senior writer, David Fricke's review of the festival that took place on April 12th & 13th, earlier this year.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

On the turntable this Sunday...Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by the British singer-songwriter Elton John. Released in 1973, it has come to be regarded as one of his best and most popular albums.

Recorded at the Château d'Hérouville, the double album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute "Candle in the Wind" as well as three other successful singles: "Bennie and the Jets", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting."

In 2003, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album was ranked No. 91 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and No. 59 in Channel 4's 2009 list of 100 Greatest Albums. The album has sold more than 31 million times worldwide.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

30 Years Ago: Billy Idol's 'Rebel Yell' Released

Before there was Green Day or Nirvana to break into the mainstream with punk rock, there was Billy Idol.  

Please follow the link to read more about Idol's landmark album, Rebel Yell.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Widespread Panic Added to Christmas Jam, Joined By Karl Denson (

Widespread Panic have been added to the lineup for Warren Haynes' 25th Annual Christmas Jam, which will take place in Asheville, NC on December 13-14.   

Please follow the link to read more and see a video from Friday night's Asheville, NC show with special guest, Karl Denson onstage.  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Phish keeping fans updated from the studio

Instagram followers of Trey Anastasio received an update over the weekend from the studio as Phish is currently recording their new album, Wingsuit with producer Bob Ezrin.  

Bassist Mike Gordon also utilized Instagram to alert the masses that Phish is indeed in the studio.

Fans are hoping for more photos and videos to surface during the process, so be sure to check Instagram over the next few days/weeks.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Things You Didn't Know About Led Zeppelin 'IV' (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Led Zeppelin's classic and iconic album IV was released forty-two years ago this month.  Please follow the link to learn 10 things about IV that probably didn't know at Ultimate Classic Rock.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

White Denim Announce Winter Tour Dates for 2014

Please follow the link to see White Denim's recently announced dates for the 2014 winter tour.  

White Denim 2014 Tour Dates:
January 27 Denver, CO—Bluebird
January 28 Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
January 30 Missoula, MT—Top Hat Lounge
January 31 Seattle, WA—Neumo’s
February 1 Vancouver, BC—Biltmore Cabaret
February 2 Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
February 5 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
February 7 Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour
February 8 Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour
February 10 Phoenix, AZ—Crescent Ballroom
February 19 New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks
February 20 Birmingham, AL—The Bottletree
February 21 Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
February 22 Washington, DC—The Black Cat
February 25 Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
February 26 Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair
February 27 Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
February 28 New York, NY—Webster Hall
March 1 Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Lounge
March 3 Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
March 6 Chicago, IL—Metro
March 7 St. Louis, MO—Firebird
March 8 Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge

Sunday, November 10, 2013

On the turntable this Sunday...Are You Gonna Go My Way?

Are You Gonna Go My Way is the third studio album by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, released on March 9, 1993 by Virgin Records America. It was recorded at Waterfront Studios, Hoboken, New Jersey by Henry Hirsch. 

It became Kravitz's first Top 20 album on the United States Billboard 200, and his first number one album in both Australia and the United Kingdom, achieving massive worldwide success that helped to establish his popularity as a performer. The album was certified 2× Platinum in the United States, for shipments of over 2.2 million copies, making it his third most successful album there, totalling over 4 million copies in worldwide sales.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Umphrey’s McGee Mashes Up “Blurred Lines” With LCD Soundsystem And More

Umphrey's McGee offered a stellar mash-up last Thursday night during their Halloween show at Milwaukee's Riverside Theatre.

"Papa Can Change a Blurred Stone"  featured Robin Thicke's smash hit "Blurred Lines," Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up," The Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and LCD Soundsystem's "I Can Change" in a funky 10 minute jam that is sure to be considered a UM classic.

Please follow the link to view a clip of "Papa Can Change a Blurred Stone"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Music That You Must Have

Reflektor is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on October 28, 2013 on Merge Records. A double album, Reflektor was co-produced by former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, regular Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, and the band itself.
Influenced by Haitian rara music, the 1959 film Black Orpheus and Søren Kierkegaard's essay, "The Present Age", Reflektor's release was preceded by a guerrilla marketing campaign inspired by veve drawings, and the release of a limited edition single, "Reflektor", credited to the fictional band, The Reflektors, on September 9, 2013.

Phish debuted tracks from their own forthcoming album Wingsuit during their Halloween show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.  Download entire show from LivePhish

Corsicana Lemonade is the sixth full-length studio album by Austin, Texas band White Denim. The album was released on October 29, 2013 by Downtown Records

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Phish at Boardwalk Hall

Please follow the link to read David Steinberg's excellent recap for Relix of Phish's Halloween run in Atlantic City where Phish broke tradition and donned a musical costume that featured Wingsuit, a not-yet recorded album of new material to name one of the many highlights of the three-night run.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Widespread Panic: NOLAween 2013

Widespread Panic treated fans to another solid Halloween run in New Orleans last week with a stellar Halloween show that included several new cover songs ranging from J.J. Cale, War, Cream, and Motörhead. 

Please follow the link to view the Relix photo gallery from UNC Arena and be sure to make the trip to North Carolina this weekend as the band and their dedicated fans take over the Civic Center in Asheville for two nights.

 Widespread Panic's Halloween Setlist from Everyday Companion:

10/31/13 Kiefer Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
1: Drinking Muddy Water, Holden Oversoul, Tall Boy, Blight > Coconut, Heroes > Impossible, Bowlegged Woman, Devil In Disguise, Cocaine
2: Spill The Wine*, Pigeons, Ain't Life Grand > I Got My Mojo Workin', Disco > Rebirtha > I Want Candy > Drums > Fishwater, Help Me, Ace of Spades
E: All Time Low > Surprise Valley > Cream Puff War
* with Ray Moore on flute, unknown crew member on keyboards, various crew members on percussion
[Only 'Ace of Spades', Only 'Cocaine', Only 'Devil In Disguise', Only 'Drinking Muddy Water', Only 'Help Me', Only 'I Got My Mojo Workin'', Only 'I Want Candy', Only 'Spill The Wine'; Before 'Spill the Wine', a crew member disguised as JoJo (dressed as Kenny Powers) took a position at the keyboards and JoJo was wheeled out in a coffin dressed as Liberace; 'Ace of Spades' performed twice so the band could get it right; 'Sunshine Of Your Love' jam during 'Cocaine']

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Diagnosed With Cancer

John McVie, one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac, has recently been diagnosed with cancer according to the band's website.  Please follow the link to read more. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

On the turntable this Sunday...Loaded

Loaded is the fourth album by The Velvet Underground, released in November 1970, by Atlantic Records' subsidiary label, Cotillion. The album was the final album recorded featuring Lou Reed, who had left the band shortly before the album's release. In 2003, Loaded was #109 on Rolling Stone's reissue of their 500 greatest albums of all time.

Please follow the link to read more at Wikipedia.  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bob Dylan, The Doors Lead 2013 ‘Black Friday’ Releases

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Friday after Thanksgiving, as limited edition rarities collections from Bob Dylan and the Doors are among the treasures that will await you at your local independent record store this year on “Black Friday.” Read more here.

2013 ‘Black Friday’ Releases:

Cheap Trick, ‘The Classic Albums 1977-1979′ (Five LP set)
The Clash, ‘The Clash’ (CD in LP replica sleeve)
The Clash, ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ (CD in LP replica sleeve)
The Clash, ‘London Calling’ (2 CDs in LP replica sleeve)
The Clash, ‘Sandinista!’ (3 CDs in LP replica sleeve)
The Clash, ‘Combat Rock’ (CD in LP replica sleeve)
Elvis Costello & The Roots, ‘Wise Up: Thought Remixes and Reworks
The Doors, ‘Curated by Record Store Day’ (half-studio, half-live vinyl)
Bob Dylan, ‘Side Tracks’ (triple vinyl collection of rarities)
Grateful Dead, ‘Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70′ (vinyl)
Jethro Tull, ‘Benefit’ (vinyl)
Metallica, ‘Through the Never‘ (special edition 2xLP)
Harry Nilsson, ‘Rarities Collection’ (vinyl)
Rush, ‘The Garden‘ (10″ vinyl)
Paul Simon, ‘Paul Simon’ (vinyl)
Paul Simon, ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’ (vinyl)
Paul Simon, ‘Still Crazy After All These Years (vinyl)
Lynyrd Skynyrd / Blackberry Smoke, ‘Live 12‘ (split vinyl release)