Record Store Day's "Black Friday" Event Offers a Bounty of Cool Limited-Edition Vinyl Releases

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_ac209fa626.jpgRecordStoreDay.com -- Happy Black Friday, audiophiles!  While holiday shoppers will be braving the crowds to find the best deals at their local malls, today also marks the fall edition of Record Store Day. That's the day that a wide variety of artists release limited-edition album reissues, new singles and rare and unreleased material -- all on vinyl -- to support independent music retailers.

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Famous Rockers Chat About Thanksgiving and Share Holiday Plans

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_8428a8ed8c.jpgiStock/Thinkstock -- Thanksgiving often is a day for relaxing at home with family, as we stuff ourselves with turkey, pie and other goodies.  Many music artists, however, find themselves on tour during the holiday, although that doesn't necessarily mean they miss out on the festivities. Take Hot Tuna, the veteran blues-rock group led by founding Jefferson Airplane members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.

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The Kinks' Ray Davies Says Thanksgiving Is "a Really Special Holiday"

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_35a8000291.jpgIan Brodie/Decca Label Group -- Kinks frontman Ray Davies may hail from the United Kingdom but he says he's grown very fond of the very American tradition of Thanksgiving. The singer/songwriter, who paid homage to the holiday in his 2006 song "Thanksgiving Day," says that he really appreciates the sentiment behind the celebration.

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Billy Joel Puts Hamptons Home Back on the Market for More than $23 Million

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_84b23799fd.jpgCourtesy of Billy Joel -- Is this yet another sign that Billy Joel is planning to spend the next year on the road?  The real estate website Curbed reports that the Piano Man has put his home in New York's swanky Hamptons back on the market...for a cool $23.5 million. Curbed reports that Joel originally tried to sell the home, which is an oceanfront property with more 5,000 square feet of space, in 2009 for $22.5 million.

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KISS' Simmons and Stanley Opening New Rock & Brews Restaurant in Hawaii

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_80ecf0a431.jpgBusiness Wire -- KISS' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are set to bring their Rock & Brews restaurant chain to Hawaii. The hard-rock legends will celebrate the opening of a new franchise of their rock-themed eatery and club in Paia, on the island of Maui, with a two-day event scheduled for January 25 and 26, 2014. Simmons and Stanley will attend the opening festivities, which will include a January 26 luncheon honoring wounded military personnel and veterans, as well as a bash that same evening that will raise money for the Paia Youth Center.

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