While most holiday shoppers will be hitting the mall on Black Friday, music fans will instead head to their favorite independent record store to take advantage of Record Store Day, the annual vinyl celebration that helped bring LPs back from the edge of extinction and is now the record business' fastest rising market. This year--as usual--a number of Epiphone heroes will be releasing new or classic material.

Casino devotee Sir Paul McCartney is offering a deluxe and remastered version of Red Rose Speedway, which featured the smash hit, "My Love." The super deluxe edition also includes live tracks from Wings' performance at the Hague as well as the original single for"Live and Let Die"--written for the James Bond movie of the same name. A DVD will feature the James Paul McCartney tv special along with a rare early 1970s interview from Newcastle. 

In addition, we're also looking forward to releases from Sheryl Crow (Tuesday Night Music Club), Ltd. Ed. G-1275 doubleneck fans The Flaming Lips (The Mushroom Tapes), and the soundtrack to the Joan Jett bio, Bad Reptuation.  Our friends at Third Man Records will also be reissuing some great titles including two early John Lee Hooker compilations, The White Stripes final LP, Icky Thump, and Chess Records 45s by Epi hero Howling Wolf, Chuck Berry, and Jackie Brentson's rock 'n'roll classic, "Rocket 88" recorded at Sun Records.

Read our interview with Jack White band leader and Masterbilt Century Archtop Bass fan Dominic Davis . Visit the new Ltd. Ed. John Lee Hooker Zephyr Outfit with your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer, and we'll see you in line on Black Friday!