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This years Record Store Day promises to unveil exclusive content for music lovers including unreleased recordings by Green Day and new content by Foo Fighters.

Green Day and Pearl Jam among many artists to release exclusive content on Record Store Day

By Peter Zemeske | March 6, 2019

Hipsters everywhere rejoice, Record Store Day 2019 is right around the corner with new releases in music stores on April 13. Record Store Day is a day marked to celebrate independent shops around the world selling sweet-sounding vinyl records. Each year...


What happened to the music industry?

By Colin Remes | March 20, 2012

The music industry has certainly changed over the past 15 years, and in my opinion, not at all for the better. The advancements of technology have allowed digital distribution to expand exponentially, in particular illegal downloading, and it has caused...

(From left) Josh Klinghoffer (guitar), Anthony Kiedis (vocals),
Michael “Flea” Balzary (bass) and Chad Smith (drums) make up Red
Hot Chili Peppers, the rock legends who toured their album Blood
Sugar Sex Magik through the Duke Ellington Ballroom before it went
multi-platinum. Oh, and Peal Jam and Smashing Pumkins opened the

No good bands play DeKalb

By Alex Fiore | October 17, 2011

These days, even Lollapalooza would be lucky to get Pearl Jam, the Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers on the same bill.Twenty years and one day ago, NIU did just that.On Oct. 17, 1991, those three future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups performed...

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