Epiphone will be well represented at Record Store Day April 18, 2018, with limited edition LPs by Epi fans Gary Clark Jr., the Dap-Kings, the Flaming Lips, Mastodon
, Lou Reed, and Wilco. Some of the other archival highlights include live LPs by Steinberger fan
David Bowie, the Bleachers' appearance on MTV Unplugged,
and a 7" single of Led Zeppelin's "Friends" backed by "Rock and Roll." Visit the website
for details and check out our own classic interview with Gary Clark Jr.
about his Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Blak & Blu Casino
and how he discovered Epiphone.
"I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal,"
Clark told Epiphone. "The Epiphone Casino is the one that always stood out. I'd always go out and pick one of those in a store when I would go Strait music or Ray Hennigs Heart of Texas Music down here in Austin. It always stood out but I never had the money to get one.
And then finally I scrapped up some change and got one and the Casino changed my life. I knew that was what I needed to have. I had my eyes on it before I even really got familiar with it. And it just kind of stuck. I'm good with that. It's cool to have a Blak & Blu guitar, do you know what I mean? To have the guitar I've always wanted and to be able to customize it--'what if it was this color?'--it's surreal to see it all happen."