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Published on November 30th, 2021 | by Gerry Galipault


Pause & Play Today: Nov. 30, 2021



“W,” Boris – Jan. 21, 2022

“Dissolution Wave,” Cloakroom – Jan. 28, 2022

“Wet Leg,” Wet Leg – April 8, 2022

“Explosions,” Three Days Grace – May 6, 2022

“90 in November,” Why Bonnie – May 6, 2022

“If It’s All the Same To You,” Tyler Tisdale – May 13, 2022

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UPCOMING RELEASES (no release date yet)

“Never Forget My Love,” Joss Stone – early 2022


“Endorama (Ultimate Edition),” Kreator – new release date, May 27, 2022

“The Studio Albums 1996-2007,” Mark Knopfler – new release date, April 15, 2022


“Addams Family 2,” Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Javon Walton, et al – Jan. 18, 2022

“Last Night in Soho,” Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, et al – Jan. 18, 2022


“The Road Bends: An Autobiography,” Sami Yaffa – April 12, 2022

“Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa: Laurel Canyon 1968-1971,” Pauline Butcher – April 26, 2022

“Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be,” Marissa R. Moss – May 10, 2022

 JUST RELEASED  (surprise releases + more)

“NU GODZ,” NU GODZ (five-song EP; producer: Johnny North; See here; Apple Music; Pantheon)

 NEW SONGS  (click on title to stream)

Love Letter From a Red Roof Inn, St. Paul & The Broken Bones
So Called Life, Three Days Grace |
Age of Apathy, Aoife O’Donovan
Concorde, Black Country New Road |
Adkrog, QUINQUIS feat. Gareth Jones |
Dead or Alive, Trentemøller
Ghost, Fly Anakin feat. Nickelus F |
Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth, Leslie Jordan & Cheyenne Jackson
Rain Passing Through, Spaceface feat. Mikaela Davis |
Drifting, Taylor Simpson |
Be Free, Ny Oh (backup vocalist for Harry Styles) |
Sewn Up, Speak Easy Circus |
Falling Away, Long After Midnight
I Find It Hard, The Hazy Janes |
No More Games, Melisha


Jimmy Bowen (84)
Roger Glover (76)
Mandy Patinkin (69)
Shuggie Otis (68)
Jeannie Kendall (67)
Billy Idol (66)
John Ashton [The Psychedelic Furs] (64)
Stacey Q (63)
Jalil [Whodini] (58)
Steve Aoki (44)
Clay Aiken (43)

Getting caught up …

Nov. 29 Birthdays: John Mayall (88), Mark James [“Suspicious Minds” songwriter] (81), Chuck Mangione (81), Jody Miller (80), Felix Cavaliere (79), Barry Goudreau (70), Jennifer Batten (64), Will Downing (58), Jonathan Knight (53), Frank Delgado [Deftones] (51), Crowder (50), James Fortune (44), The Game (42), Ringo Garza [Los Lonely Boys] (40)


Nov. 30:

Charlie Byrd (1925-1999)

Tiny Tim (1932-1996)

David Houston (1938-1993)

Nov. 29:

Oliver Cheathan (1948-2013)

Mic Christopher (1969-2001)

George Harrison (1943-2001)

Carl W. Stalling (1891-1972)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)


“Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way”

 RELEASED ON NOV. 30 … IN 1982 

“Thriller,” Michael Jackson (his sixth album; set the record for the most Top 10 singles from one album with seven hits, with “Beat It” and “Billie Jean” reaching No. 1; it remains the top-selling album of all time, with sales of more than 70 million copies worldwide; it also won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; producer: Quincy Jones; Epic)

 RELEASED ON NOV. 29 … IN 1994 

“My Life,” Mary J. Blige (her second album, featuring “Be Happy,” “I’m Goin’ Down” and “Mary Jane [All Night Long]”; producers: Sean “Puffy” Combs, Chucky Thompson, Herb Middleton, Poke, etc.; Uptown)


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> Adele To Kick Off 2022 With Las Vegas Residency | Billboard

> The 50 Best Albums of 2021 | Paste

> Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Crowned U.K.’s Most-Streamed Classic Album | Billboard

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