Record Store Day is April 20, and ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White has been named the event’s ambassador for 2013. The singer posted a message on the Record Store Day website, explaining that he's excited to teach young people about the benefits of buying vinyl records.
“We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others,” writes the singer.
White adds that the experience of buying music in an actual brick-and-mortar record store is much more satisfying than buying music online. “As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting turned on to something new that could change the way they look at the world, other people, art, and ultimately, themselves,” writes White.
In addition, White’s statement is accompanied by a humorous video on Record Store Day’s website where he gives a three-minute tour of a vinyl record plant, United Record Pressing, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Previous Record Store Day Ambassadors include Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes, and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster the People, Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Perform at Firefly Music Festival
After recently revealing that Vampire Weekend and The Lumineers would be performing at this year’s edition of the Firefly Music Festival, event producers have now announced the full lineup. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster the People, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, MGMT,Alabama Shakes, Grizzly Bear, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Imagine Dragons have all been added to the roster for the musical extravaganza, which runs June 21-23 in Dover, Delaware.
Tickets for the event go on sale on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET. Visit FireflyFestival.com for more information.
Stream Buckcherry’s New Album, Confessions, in Its Entirety
If you can’t wait to check out Buckcherry’s sixth studio album, Confessions, you’re in luck.Noisecreep is currently streaming every song from the release on its website.Confessions, which is available in stores now, features a central theme focused on the seven deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony.
In other Buckcherry news, the band has revealed that they are looking to produce a movie based on Confessions in the near future. Guitarist Keith Nelson says that the film is expected to have a running time of less than one hour. “We still haven't shot it yet, but we've got so many things in place to do it,” he tells Lithium Magazine. “We're just waiting on the final business things to get in line so we can complete it.”
Buckcherry are currently out on tour with Kid Rock and Hellbound Glory. Visit Buckcherry.com to see the full itinerary.
Korn, Kiss and Mötley Crüe to Headline 2013 Rock Fest
The producers of the annual Rock Fest have secured an impressive lineup for the 20th installment of their event. Korn, Kiss and Mötley Crüe will headline the festival, which will be held July 18-21 in Cadott, WI. Megadeth, Whitesnake, The Offspring, Stone Sour, Seether, Halestormand Disturbed frontman David Draiman’s side project, Device, are also on the festival bill. A fourth headliner will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for Rock Fest are on sale now, with single-day tickets starting at $77.50 and four-day passes at $155. To see the full lineup and purchase tickets, head to Rock-Fest.com.