Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today. Elton John, Honky Château: 50th Anniversary Edition (Rocket/UMC) 2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Hot on the heels of his final U.S. live performances, Elton John is looking back with a 50th anniversary edition of his 1972 LP Honky Château. The reissue will feature the original album (boasting such classics as "Rocket Man,"
A new box set next month will anthologize most of the output of influential ska/punk label 2 Tone Records. 2 Tone: The Albums will collect eight major long-playing albums issued by the British label between 1979 and 1984: The Specials' Specials (1979), More Specials (1980) and In The Studio (1984, issued under a revised line-up and new name, The Special AKA); The Selecter's Too Much Pressure (1980); Cuban-born Rico Rodriguez's That Man Is Forward (1981) and Jama Rico (1982); and two
During the last boom era for the music industry, everything was big. Bigger than big, even. Whole festivals were taken on the road, rather than just anchored to one place. Lollapalooza popularized this idea in the early '90s, and the rolling festival concept hit its zenith in 1995, with the birth of the Vans Warped Tour. The tour, sponsored by the long-running skate shoe company, has catered to the ever-burgeoning scene of alternative and punk subcultures, welcoming both living legends of punk