Talking Heads | The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads 1982 Promo Poster

This week, Talking Heads — or at least someone claiming to be Talking Heads — started an Instagram account. So naturally, people immediately started nattering about a reunion tour. I'll...

Van Halen | Diver Down 1982 Promo Poster

For a band that hasn't released an album for seven years — and very likely never will again — Van Halen sure have been in the news a lot...

The Clash | London Calling Promo Poster

With the 40th anniversary of London Calling on the horizon — The Clash’s landmark, career-making double album came out Dec. 14, 1979 in the U.K., though it didn't arrive...

Pretenders | Ultra-Rare Cardboard Promo

Here's an interesting, one-of-a-kind item: A wing-shaped, die-cut promo poster for The Pretenders. It's dated 1981 and was created by their label Sire Records, so I presume it was...

Dire Straits | Rare First Album Promo Poster

Like countless other music lovers at the time, I became a Dire Straits fan the first time I heard Sultans of Swing on the radio back in 1978. I...

The Bopcats | Rare Debut Album Promo Poster

If you remember The Bopcats, congratulations! You're old like me. If you don't, here's the skinny: These Torontonians were Canada's chief contribution to the early ’80s rockabilly resurgence spearheaded...

Bob Seger | Vintage Nine Tonight Promo Poster

Now that Bob Seger is on his farewell tour, it seems like a good time to spotlight this vintage promo poster from his 1981 live album Nine Tonight. I...

Mick Jagger | 1985 She’s The Boss Promo Posters

"It looks like a Third World dictator press conference!" cracked Mick Jagger as I plunked down my Sony tape deck amid the dozens of microphones and recorders strewn on...

Tom Petty | Vintage Hard Promises Album Promo Poster

I don't have any Tom Petty stories to share that I haven't posted already. So, to go with my vintage promo poster for Petty's 1981 album Hard Promises, here...

Teenage Head | Rare 1982 Western Canada Tour Poster

Since I wrote about the new reissue of Teenage Head’s 1983 EP Tornado the other day, it seems like a good time to show off this poster from their...

Tom Petty | Rolling Stone Cover Poster

Here's something you don't see every day: A poster-sized reproduction of an old Rolling Stone cover featuring Tom Petty. I honestly have no idea how, where or when I...

Iron Maiden | Number of The Beast Promo Poster & 2012 Concert Review

I honestly can't tell you how many times I've seen Iron Maiden in my life. I can tell you that the last time I saw them was on the...

Burton Cummings | Rare 1979 Hot August Night Concert Poster

Like pretty much everybody else who grew up in Winnipeg in the ’60s and ’70s, I've seen my share of Burton Cummings gigs. I don't remember if this outdoor...

The Go-Go’s | Rare 1982 Western Canada Tour Poster

For my money, The Go-Go's didn't get the respect they deserved. At least, not back in the day. When the all-female L.A. quintet first appeared in the early ’80s,...

Black Sabbath | Rare 1982 Western Canada Mob Rules Tour Poster

Like any metal fan — or really, almost any rock fan who came of age in the ’70s and ’80s — I've seen Black Sabbath a few times. And in...

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