Record Store Day is back for another year of exclusive releases on Saturday, April 13. It’s a day of celebration for independent record stores, their owners and employees to help spread the word about the unique culture surrounding their stores and communities.

Special vinyl and album releases are made exclusively for Record Store Day and can be purchased at various in-store events. Ernie Ball artists participating range from Courtney Barnett, to our beloved indie bands like Violent Femmes and Soccer Mommy. Below is a list of all the Ernie Ball family of artists participating in Record Store Day. Find your participating local record store venue here and be sure to support your favorite musicians and local stores this Saturday.

Courtney Barnett

 

Australian powerhouse Courtney Barnett will be releasing her brand new track “Everybody Here Hates You” in a 12″ vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day. Her 2018 single “Small Talk” will be featured as the B-Side, and the cover artwork was even hand illustrated by Courtney herself. After picking up a record, check out Courtney’s upcoming tour dates to find a show near you.

Courtney plays Ernie Ball Regular and Power Slinky guitar strings. When she strips down to acoustic, she relies on Earthwood 80/20 Medium strings.

Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)

 

Perhaps the greatest rhythm guitarist in rock & roll, the legendary Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones will be releasing several of the bands popular Big Hit records, including Through the Past Darkly and High Tide and Green Grass, both available on LP format. A live performance of “She’s A Rainbow” from their 2017 show at the U Arena in Paris will be available on a 10″ vinyl. Keep up with the latest news and updates with Keith Richards on his website here.

Keith Richards plays Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings.

 

Weezer

 

The guys of Weezer have already had a busy 2019, releasing two full-length albums this year. Their February release, Weezer (Teal Album) will be available as an LP. Record Store Day will also release the first ever vinyl pressing of the Blue album, featuring deluxe bonus tracks including B-side rarities, an alternative mix of “Say It Ain’t So” and demos. Keep up to date with Weezer and check out their spring tour dates with the Pixies here.

Weezer play Regular Slinkys and Bass Hybrid Slinkys.

Halestorm

 

Pennsylvania-based post-grunge/metal quartet Halestorm will be releasing an exclusive 7″ vibrant green vinyl featuring new tracks “Buzz” and “Chemical.” The band is busy on their world tour from April all the way until the end of November, entertaining crowds with songs off their 2018 album Vicious. Find tour dates near your here.

Halestorm plays Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys and Paradigm Skinny Top Heavy Bottom guitar strings.

 

Thrice

 

Southern California natives Thrice formed in the late ’90s and have become one of the most influential acts in post-hardcore. The quartet will be releasing the Deeper Wells EP including four new unreleased tracks recorded during the sessions from their 2018 album, Palms. Thrice have sold over two million units in the US and will be bringing their unstoppable live shows to the masses on their upcoming world tour. The Record Store Day exclusive is pressed on white vinyl, with four songs on Side A and an etching on Side B.

Guitarist Dustin Kensrue relies on Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky Cobalt guitar strings and stay tuned for his exclusive Ernie Ball Music Man artist series guitar.

Green Day

 

Green Day‘s muddy set at Woodstock ’94 was a crucial moment in the group’s long history. Their major label debut Dookie had been on shelves for only five months, rappidly climbing the charts. The group saw Woodstock ’94 as an opportunity to reach a wider audience, and when fans began throwing mud they didn’t hesitate to throw back, culminating in a near-riot where a security guard mistook basset Mike Dirnt for a psychotic fan and smashed his front teeth out. Thanks to Record Store Day, the chaos can be relived over and over again on an exclusive LP of the live set.

Vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong plays Ernie Ball Regular Slinky guitar strings and bassist Mike Dirnt plays Hybrid Slinky Cobalt bass strings.

 

All Participating Ernie Ball Artists

ARTIST

RELEASE

RELEASE TYPE

Ace Frehley
Spaceman
12″ Picture
Bad Religion
My Sanity
3″ and 7″ Vinyl
Beth Hart
Front and Center
2 x LP
Bill Hicks
Revelations: Variations
2 x LP
Courtney Barnett
Everybody Here Hates You
12″ Vinyl
Chicano Batman
Black Lipstick
12″ Vinyl
Culture Abuse
Dip
3″ Vinyl
Dennis Quaid + The Sharks
Out of the Box
LP
Dr Dog
Live 2
LP
Eric Clapton
One More car One More Rider
3 x LP
Green Day
Woodstock 1994
LP
Halestorm
“Buzz”/ “Chemical”
7″ Colored Vinyl
The Haunt
“All Went Black” Remix by Boots
7″ Vinyl
Hockey Dad
Dreamin
12″ Vinyl
The Interrupters
She’s Kerosene
3″ Vinyl
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Ledbetter Heights
2 x LP
The Menzingers
“No Penance” b/w “Cemetery’s Garden”
7″ Vinyl
My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade is Dead
2 x LP
Pepper
Pink Crustaceans
LP
The Raconteurs
Store Bought bones
3″ Vinyl
Robert Plant
Fate of Nations
LP
The Rolling Stones
Through the Past Darkly
LP
The Rolling Stones
Big Hits (High Tides and Green Grass) UK
LP
The Rolling Stones
She’s A Rainbow / Live At U Arena, Paris / 25.10.17
10″ Vinyl
Santana
Breaking Down the Door
7″ Vinyl
Soccer Mommy
For Young Hearts
12″ Vinyl
Stars
Sad Robots
12″ Vinyl
Sublime
NUGS: Best of The Box
LP
Thrice
Deeper Wells
12″ Vinyl
The Used
The Used Live From Maida Vale
10″ Vinyl
Violent Femmes
Hallowed Ground
LP
Weezer
Weezer (Teal Album)
LP
Weezer
Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets
LP
The White Stripes
Candy Cane Child
3″ Vinyl

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