On Saturday, April 19, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford participated in the first national Record Store Day an event organized by store owners across the country to focus on what independent music stores offer customers by appearing at Fingerprints in Long Beach, California from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST.
Watch fan-filmed footage from the event below (courtesy of "nicopriest"). A photo taken at the signing and a brief report can be found at this location.
Hundreds of independently-owned music, movie and video game stores across the country celebrated Record Store Day in honor of the culture and unique place they occupy nationally and in their local communities.
Record Store Day was organized by MonitorThis.com, the Alliance of Independent Media Stores, the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, Newbury Comics, the Value Music Group of Indie Stores and thousands of independent artists from around the country.
The campaign, conceived last fall, aims to battle "a perception that record stores are something of a joke; like we are all dinosaurs stuck in the tar," says Eric Levin, an Atlanta retailer who heads the 32-store Alliance of Independent Media Stores.
For more information about national Record Store Day, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
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