Music News: Discogs now has nine million records cataloged


Jesse Wiza is overwhelmed by vinyl.
The Current's Jesse Wiza is overwhelmed by all the vinyl. (Jay Gabler/MPR)

How many albums have ever released on vinyl? It's at least nine million, we know, because that's how many different releases are now cataloged by collectors using Discogs. "The company said it has been averaging over 113,000 monthly submissions this year, with 120,000 logged last month," notes Billboard. So, no matter how big your vinyl collection is, you've got a few more discs to covet.

Jason Aldean cancels shows

Country star Jason Aldean, who was performing during the deadly shooting attack in Las Vegas on Sunday, has canceled his scheduled tour dates for this weekend. "I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do," said Aldean about calling the three California shows off. Aldean's tour is now scheduled to resume in Tulsa next Thursday, Oct. 12.

"Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us," continued Aldean, "but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do — play our songs for them." (New York Times)

Lorde openers announced

A few of the openers who will join Lorde on tour next year have been announced. Run the Jewels and Mitski will join the New Zealand singer-songwriter on many dates, but not for her March 23 show at the Xcel Energy Center. Swedish singer Tove Stryke will open that show, along with another artist to be announced. (Spin)

White Stripes to release Detroit shows as live album

Three White Stripes shows recorded in Detroit from 1999-2001 will be the basis of an upcoming Third Man Vault release. The third show was the White Blood Cells release, and the band played that album in its entirety. To get the package, fans have to sign up for the Vault series by Halloween. (Rolling Stone)

David Bowie exhibit heading to New York

The museum exhibit David Bowie Is will head to the Brooklyn Museum next spring, for its final stop on a tour that made its U.S. debut at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2014. "We could not be more delighted that the final leg of the tour brings the show back to New York, where Bowie made his home," says curator Victoria Broackes. (New York Times)

Petty tributes continue

As the music world continues to mourn Tom Petty, tributes have continued to take place on stages far and wide. Among recent Petty covers: Wilco doing "The Waiting," Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) covering "Don't Come Around Here No More," and Marty Stuart performing "Runnin' Down a Dream."

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