The new album from SIXX A.M. is in record stores this week. We love to tell you about the records that are put out by record store employees, and Nikki Sixx qualifies, though we doubt he's quitting his dayjob. Let's flash back to when he clocked in for his shift at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey. (GET IT AT A RECORD STORE)
On Record Store Day 2015, The Sonics hit up Easy Street Records in Seattle to play a crazy show that saw *AHEM* Various Seattle Musical Luminaries *AHEM* joining in. And now, that crazy show is coming out on Record Store Day 2016 in a limited edition piece appropriately called LIVE AT EASY STREET. KEXP was in attendance a year ago, and provided this video souvenir.
We're pretty excited to announce that the Ambassador for Record Store Day 2016 is not one person, but four: the four who make up METALLICA.
From the very first Record Store Day, Metallica have embraced the concept, and celebrated the culture of the indie record store with in-store appearances and special releases for both our special April Saturday and Black Friday. Be sure to check out the Ambassador Statement, written by drummer Lars Ulrich, and the video where the entire band gets excited about record stores and exciting Metallica reissue news.
For Record Store Day 2016, the band's official release is a special live CD, Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! - Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France - June 11th, 2003, a live concert recording from the Paris theatre that became the focus of the world in November 2015. This release, and the charitable donation of its proceeds to Fondation de France’s Give For France charity, fits into a larger theme for Record Store Day 2016 that highlights the relationship between US record stores and their French counterparts, between Record Store Day and Disquaire Day, between music-and-arts-loving humans in the United States, France and the world. More details to come.