In rotation: 6/13/18

Minneapolis, MN | Watch: Electric Fetus gets a 50th birthday message from Ringo Starr. The historic Minneapolis record store celebrated turning 50 with a First Ave concert at the weekend. “Peace and love, Minnesota.” With an attempt at American twang – which he swiftly drops – Ringo Starr starts his birthday message to his favorite Minneapolis record store, Electric Fetus. The venerable south Minneapolis store, which also has an outlet in Duluth, celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend with a celebration party at First Avenue headlined by Real Estate on Saturday. “Ringo here, just want to wish Electric Fetus record stores a happy happy 50th anniversary,” he says. “I want to congratulate you for still being open and selling records.”

When Did a Famous Guitar-Smashing Occur? One Fan of The Clash Insists Everyone Has It Wrong Decades after a photo appeared on the ‘London Calling’ album cover, Dave Marin is on a quest to prove the picture’s date is off—by a day. When the British punk band the Clash’s acclaimed double-album “London Calling” came out in the U.S. in January 1980, Dave Marin rushed to buy it. The cover featured the famous image of rocker Paul Simonon smashing his bass guitar on stage. Mr. Marin, then a college student, had been in that New York audience to witness rock-star history. But as he read the album’s liner notes, his heart sank. The photo was dated Sept. 21, 1979. He knew that was off-key: He witnessed the bashing and his ticket stub—which he still has—is dated Sept. 20.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is exclusively releasing a single for baseball fans: Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder has announced that he’ll be releasing a new single – but there’s a slight catch if you’re hoping to get your ears around it. The new 7″ inch single will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records this Friday, exclusively with tickets to the Chicago Cubs game on Friday, July 6. The A-side of the limited edition blue-and-red colored vinyl features a recording of ‘All the Way’, Vedder’s 2007 song which expresses his love of the Cubs. The B-side, meanwhile, includes a 1984 performance of ‘Go, Cubs, Go’. It isn’t clear if the vinyl will later receive a wider release. But despite the release, it seems that a new Pearl Jam album is still some way off.

Spiritualized to release new album And Nothing Hurt as orange vinyl box set: Spiritualized have announced the release of new album And Nothing Hurt, via Fat Possum/Bella Union on 7th September. The band’s first release in six years since 2012’s Sweet Heart Sweet Light, And Nothing Hurt had previously been teased in Morse Code. Full details of the release have now been made public, with a deluxe orange vinyl box set on the way, alongside a standard vinyl release. Both feature a sleeve design by Mark Farrow…According to the press release, Jason Pierce made the album on his own at home in London. Speaking about the process, he says: “The biggest thing for me was to try to make it sound like a studio session. There are bits that I went to a studio to record — mainly drums and percussion. I mean, there’s no way I’m going to get timpani up my stairs…”

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