Maybe those vinyl snobs we all know and tolerate are actually on to something. According to new data released by the Recording Industry Association of America, United States-based sales of 45s -- called "vinyl singles" in the data -- skyrocketed 99.6 percent in 2011. This is based on the retail price of units shipped, which means this only includes new discs, not used 45s.
ZZ Top -- who are planning a new album for 2012 release -- have announced the first dates of their Gang of Outlaws tour, which will feature support from 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. The tour kicks off May 25 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham -- whose latest solo album, Seeds We Sow, was released last September -- has announced a new round of solo tour dates beginning May 3 in Solana Beach, California, and concluding May 21 in Spokane, Washington.
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