No Doubt’s Debut Record Turns Twenty Five with New Vinyl

No Doubt’s debut self-titled record officially turned 25-years-old on March 17th from when it was originally released in 1992. On Nov 10th, 2017 Universal Music Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of No Doubt’s original release by putting out a sparkling new vinyl edition of the album which happens to be the first time the album can be enjoyed on vinyl.

Everyone has a starting point and this was No Doubt’s. In March of 1992 the group released their first album at a time in which the music scene was featuring number 1 songs from Sir Mix-A-Lot, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Vanessa Williams. On the other side of the musical spectrum, you had grunge music exploding with bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, and Stone Temple Pilots. In a small pocket was a Ska movement trying to skank its way to make room into your speakers. No Doubt led that charge along with groups like Suburban Rhythm, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Sublime, who also released 40oz to Freedom that same year. No Doubt Vinyl

The original line-up of No Doubt at the time of their debut release included Gwen Stefani on vocals, her brother Eric Stefani on keyboards, guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal and drummer Adrian Young. The group’s debut album, No Doubt, was the first record of what would send them on track to release their legendary discography that includes The Beacon Street Collection (March 1995), Tragic Kingdom (October 1995), Return of Saturn (April 2011), Rock Steady (December 2001) and Push and Shove (Sept. 2012).

The LP will be pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl and 100 copies of the limited edition color vinyl have been personally signed by the entire original line-up with exclusive limited-edition colored-vinyl versions being available through No Doubt’s official website along with online retail sites uDiscover and The Sound of Vinyl. In addition to the album’s original front cover art, the back cover of the new vinyl edition features a never-before-seen band photo from the original photo session by photographer Chris Cuffaro making this an exciting grab for collectors No Doubt enthusiasts.

These days, Gwen Stefani continues to pursue a solo career while the rest of her band-mates formed a new band with AFI frontman Davey Havok called Dreamcar where they just released their debut self-titled album on May 12th, 2017. Until we see an authentic reunion of No Doubt and their sound, we can continue to celebrate them with a spin using your newest needle on the old record player with their debut albums first vinyl pressing of their first album.

Related Links:
No Doubt Website
No Doubt Facebook
uDiscover Website
The Sound of Vinyl Website

Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: No Doubt – “Trapped In A Box”

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New Member, Returning to Jeep World after 25 years


Hi All,

My name is Dave and I live in northern IN. I am in the middle pf purchasing a 2016 Rocky Ridge K2 Sahara unlimted with 13,000 miles. My last jeep was a Jeep Scrambler in the mid 80’s and I look forward to learning about them all over again.

Any insight on the Rocky Ridge K2 that anyone would like to share? I am going to go see the Jeep in person Sunday, it looks really great in the pictures. In addition to the K2 package the owner had his local dealer install 4:11 gears front and rear. (Automatic transmission, 35″ wheels) I am coming from two decades of Ford F150’s so I know I am going to be in for a bit of a culture shift but looking forward to it!

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Escape to Margaritaville Cast Recording to be released

From Billboard: “Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Musical Cast Recording to Be Released on His Mailboat Records: Exclusive

This coming February, Broadway audiences will get the chance to see Jimmy Buffett’s first-ever musical, Escape to Margaritaville.

But Parrotheads and theater fans alike the world over will be able to hear the show’s songs the same day as its first Broadway performance (Feb. 16, 2018) when the Escape to Margaritaville cast recording is released digitally on and on CD on Buffett’s Mailboat Records, the label and producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced exclusively through Billboard today.

The cast recording — which will be recorded this month in Chicago and features original Buffett songs alongside classics like “Come Monday,” “Volcano” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” — is the first of its kind on Buffett’s Mailboat label.

This coming February, Broadway audiences will get the chance to see Jimmy Buffett’s first-ever musical, Escape to Margaritaville.

But Parrotheads and theater fans alike the world over will be able to hear the show’s songs the same day as its first Broadway performance (Feb. 16, 2018) when the Escape to Margaritaville cast recording is released digitally on and on CD on Buffett’s Mailboat Records, the label and producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced exclusively through Billboard today.

The cast recording — which will be recorded this month in Chicago and features original Buffett songs alongside classics like “Come Monday,” “Volcano” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” — is the first of its kind on Buffett’s Mailboat label.

“I always felt that an album should be a musical journey, and I have made a few of them,” Buffett says in a statement. “The amazing thing to me about this project is that the collection of classic and new songs, chosen from a treasure chest of material, never perceived by yours truly as such a journey, became one. It is a strange and wonderful feeling to hear your songs sung by others with the new and exciting mission to create a melodic ship on which the story of Escape to Margaritaville can sail.”

“We at Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat record label are thrilled to be a part of this recording of all Jimmy’s classic music, put into one album, with incredibly talented actors singing these iconic songs,” says director of development Mike Ramos.

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2017/11/10/27162/

Swapping Lift springs


Hi all,
I’ve done some searching, but want to verify my thinking. I am working to slightly de-mod my recently purchased 2013 JKU. It has 37’s and a 4.5+ lift on it, just a bit too much for decent road manners. I’m doing several things, but want to replace the springs and drop it a bit. So, does this sound like it will work in my driveway?

1. disconnect swaybar, brake line/speed sensor mounts, shock.
2. jack one corner from the axle a few inches
3. Place jackstand under frame
4. Remove wheel/tire
5. Lower jack under axle and let it droop
6. remove bumpstop
7. Replace spring
8. reverse order of operations and move to next corner
9. Profit!

I’m planning on using the metal cloak dual rate 3.5 springs which I know are long, but I’m optimistic I can get enough droop to make it work. I am thinking the one corner at a time just for safety reasons. Am I crazy thinking this will work?

Thanks!

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/swapping-lift-springs-2175290.html

Mac McAnally earns 9th CMA for Musician of the Year

Mac McAnally earned the award for Musician of the Year, besting Jerry Douglas, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff and Derek Wells. McAnally, a guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer has won this award eight times previously, 2008-2015. He wasn’t nominated in 2016, but returned to the ballot in 2017.

Watch a backstage interview with Mac McAnnally at ABC.com

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2017/11/09/27159/

Matisyahu to Release ‘Live at Stubb’s Vol IV’

Rejuvenated and energized from the release of his sixth studio album Undercurrent earlier this year, Grammy-nominated Matisyahu revealed that he plans to release a new edition of his originally acclaimed Live at Stubb’s album in the midst of The Broken Crowns Tour with Common Kings and Orphan taking place through the Fall and into the Winter.
Matisyahu Live
Dating back to his King Without A Crown days, Matisyahu’s release of Live at Stubb’s in 2005 help solidify him at the time as one of the biggest breakthrough artists in the music industry – since then he has not looked back and has further established himself as a kingpin within the reggae community. Fast forward to 2017 and Matisyahu is still reeling from the release of Undercurrent via Fallen Sparks. Additionally, Matisyahu has been engulfed in a tour spanning 53 cities and with the help of his tour mates Common Kings dropped a new single entitled “Broken Crowns” – the track has already received a warm reception and can be heard below.

[Related: Matisyahu Common Kings New Single ‘Broken Crowns’]

For added context for those unaware, Stubbs Bar-B-Q is a music venue in Austin, TX that has grown accustomed to hosting notable artists on a nightly basis. Stubbs is where Matisyahu first released his live album, and has kept this as a tradition – his new release from their performance Sunday, November 5 will be the fourth installment. In a live setting, the already improvisational Matisyahu and his band are known to take their creativity to the next level, sometimes carrying a song for well over ten minutes.

Additional information is expected to be released in the near future regarding the availability of the recording, check back soon at The Pier for more details!

Related Links:
Matisyahu Website
Matisyahu Facebook
Stubbs Bar-B-Q

Article By: Brian Glaser

Listen: Matisyahu – “Close My Eyes” (live at Stubb’s version)

Listen: Matisyahu Common Kings – “Broken Crowns”

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Rock Krawler Lift Question


I am looking to lift my 2016 Unlimited Sport and think I have narrowed down the brand to Rock Krawler. I am now deciding between the 2.5 Flex System or the 3.5 Flex System. I like the height of the 3.5 but not sure if I want to spend the money right now to lift it “correctly”. Rock Krawler states that all their lifts are upgradeable but how easily can I go from the 2.5 to the 3.5 flex system? It looks like the differences from these kits by just looking on the website is the 3.5 has an extra set of extended brake lines, taller springs and another pair of sway bar links. Would it be as easy as swapping out the 2.5 springs for the 3.5 springs and adding the other two parts that were not included in the 2.5 kit? I know that once you lift above a 2.5″ lift you have to start spending some extra money to keep the stock ride quality. I plan to run 35’s now as its my DD but eventually I want to run 37’s. I am new to the jeep world so be easy on me!

Any advice is appreciated.

Article source: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/rock-krawler-lift-question-2174898.html

Video: Biga*Ranx – “My Face”

Biga Ranx is a French Reggae / Hip Hop artist from Tours, France, and along with X-Ray Production, an independent record label based in Paris, he’s released 9 albums since 2011. His latest record, 1988, dropped this past June and features 16 songs with an array of guest appearances. The albums leading single is “My Face” and like most of the songs from his new record, the song comes accompanied with a music video you can view below. You can stream 1988 through your various platforms or own it by clicking HERE! Enjoy the song and video…

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‘Escape to Margaritaville’ begins Nov 9th in Chicago

From the Chicago Sun-Times: “‘Margaritaville’ taking Jimmy Buffett’s Parrothead vibe to Broadway

Buffett, who calls Sag Harbor, Long Island, home these days, laughs knowingly when it is suggested that in many ways he has far more in common with the character of Rachel than Tully. For in addition to a busy concert touring schedule that takes him to Europe and beyond, he has long been a successful businessman, with chains of restaurants keyed to his song’s themes, licensed products for everything from tequila to chips and guacamole, a beer deal with Anheuser-Busch, a casino-hotel in Atlantic City, and a $1 billion retirement village in Daytona Beach, Florida, now in the works. He also is involved in many charitable efforts, supporting ecological and marine laboratory projects and more recently raising money for hurricane relief.

But it is Broadway that calls to him.

“My love of musical theater dates back far longer than my interest in the music I am known for,” said Buffett, during a chat in Chicago. “I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, where my working mother, who had three kids, performed as part of the Mobile Theatre Guild, and she would drag me along to play children’s roles — like the little French-Polynesian boy in ‘South Pacific’ — and I kind of liked it. She also took me to see the road shows that came through town. I learned everything I know from Rodgers and Hammerstein — the way those songs go into your heart, the way the lyrics are like poetry but always driving the story and sounding authentic to the characters. I was a child of the television age, but I loved the live entertainment form.”

“I still remember the first time I saw ‘The Who’s Tommy’ on Broadway, and the original ‘Evita’ with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin,” said Buffett. “And I began wondering if I could make a musical out of my own music, although I knew the challenge of doing it would be to be true to my audience as well as to connect to a new one.”

Buffett’s first (if unsuccessful ) attempt at a Broadway musical was two decades ago when he collaborated with Herman Wouk (fabled author of “The Caine Mutiny”), to create a musical based on Wouk’s book, “Don’t Stop the Carnival.” A paradise-turns-into-hell comedy about a man escaping to the Caribbean to salve a midlife crisis, it played for six weeks in Miami and closed, but Buffett turned it into an album.

‘ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE’
When: Nov. 9 – Dec. 2
Where: Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph
Tickets: $33 – $120
Info: www.BroadwayInChicago.com

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Article source: http://www.buffettnews.com/2017/11/08/27156/

Gas Can Rant



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