* Is September too early for Christmas music? What if it’s METAL Christmas music? Judas Priest singer Rob Halford has a new Christmas album coming out next month called “Celestial”. This isn’t Halford’s first solo Christmas album, he did one called “Halford 3: Winter Songs” back in 2009.
* And here’s something that shows we’ve gone full circle . . . the R.I.A.A. has released its mid-year report, and so far this year, people have spent almost as much on VINYL records this year as CDs. Soon, for the first time since 1986, we’ll be spending more on vinyl records than we are on CDs (mostly thanks to hipsters who think they’re “cool” again). One of the most popular bands to buy on vinyl is . . . The Beatles. Last year, we bought over 300,000 of their records on vinyl.