Stone Sour, Weezer and Rage Against The Machine are just a few of the acts who will be providing exclusive items for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event this year. In what is now a tradition, the organizers of Record Store Day will hold a satellite event on Black Friday (November 23rd). Though the day doesn’t offer the number of releases as the main event in April, there are still some exclusive, limited-edition releases to be hand.
A remastered version of Stone Sour’s self-titled debut album is being release on limited edition vinyl for Black Friday. The effort will also include a live CD recorded in 2002 and will be limited to 2,500 copies. Meanwhile, Weezer will release a special edition of its cover of Toto’s “Africa.” The limited-edition 10-inch picture disc will be cut in the shape of Africa and only 3,000 copies will be pressed.
Rage Against the Machine is making Live & Rare, a 1997 collection of live and demo takes, available on vinyl for the first time ever. The collection itself was previously only available in Japan and is limited to 5,000 copies. Garbage will release a brand new single called “Destroying Angels,” backed with a live-in-the-studio cover of David Bowie’s “Starman.” The 3,000-copy limited edition will be the first and only physical release of the song.
Other artists contributing rare and limited releases to the Black Friday event include A Perfect Circle, Hozier, Guns N’ Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, the Breeders, Cheap Trick, Collective Soul, Iggy and the Stooges, Talking Heads, The Flaming Lips and Ben Stiller‘s high school punk band Capital Punishment, who are releasing an EP of their first new music in 35 years.