NEWS: Groovetown Vinyl- bundled vinyl and lossless FLACs!

Here’s one for the audiophiles among us who love our vinyl and are tired of MP3s!

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION (UMGD) LAUNCHES GROOVETOWN VINYL (www.groovetownvinyl.com)

Premiere Online Destination for Bundled Vinyl & Lossless FLAC Products

Universal City, CA, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 – Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), the award-winning sales, marketing, and distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced the launch of Groovetown Vinyl (www.groovetownvinyl.com), an exciting new online storefront specializing in high-quality audio products for the discerning music fan. For the first time, visitors to the site will be able to purchase “lossless” audio FLAC files bundled with collectible high quality vinyl at a discounted price.

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NEWS: Ben Waters – Boogie 4 Stu: A Tribute To Ian Stewart

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New Album Dedicated To The Rolling Stones Pianist and Stalwart, Featuring A Host Of Guest Stars

Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its subsidiary Eagle Records, is delighted to release Boogie 4 Stu on April 19, 2011. A tribute to pianist Ian Stewart, a founding member of the Rolling Stones who went on to serve as their long-term road manager, this album will be released near the 25th anniversary of his passing. Sales from Boogie 4 Stu will benefit the British Heart Foundation.

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Oops! I Did It Again – More Great Rock And Roll Bloopers

I’ve revisited this idea for my latest Gibson.com feature. This time things take a slightly different turn, focusing on tracks that include some kind of mistake or random element that was incorporated into the songwriting.

Here’s the first entry. Go to Gibson.com to see the rest!

Van Halen, “Eruption”

“Eruption,” with its blistering licks and innovative techniques, launched a million shredders, but the technique-redefining tapping section includes – by Eddie Van Halen’s own admission – a little mistake. Van Halen told Guitar Player, “I took one pass at it and they put it on the record. I didn’t even play it right. There’s a mistake at the top end of it. To this day whenever I hear it I always think, ‘Man, I could’ve played it better.’” But where is it? It sounds like a mistake can be heard at about 1:01 – listen for a tiny stutter which breaks up the flow of the tapping pattern. However, there are those of us who believe EVH’s playing to be utterly infallible and will not accept that he can make mistakes, even by his own admission.