Glen Campbell at the first unofficial ACM Awards Ceremony in 1963

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Glen Campbell played a major role in developing the American Country Music Awards. Before 1963, west coast country was not getting the recognition it deserved, even with all the contributions it has made to country music as a whole. Therefore, Glen Campbell, along with songwriter and publisher, Eddie Miller came up with the idea for a West Coast country music awards presentation. It did not become officially founded until 1964 where it was renamed, “Country and Western Music Academy”.

Here is a photo of Glen at the very first unofficial “ACM” awards ceremony in 1963

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Brian Setzer Talks About His Idol Eddie Cochran!

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Check out this classic footage…Setzer’s been pure Badass from the very start!

Brian Setzer Talks About Eddie Cochran from Surfdog Records on Vimeo.

New Limited Edition Song Lyric Tee By Troy & Jake!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

So, it’s time for the Song Title Raglan Series to an end, and it’s only appropriate to end where it all began – with Ruca.

This one is different, though.  We are calling it ‘Cali Custom Plate’; the Men’s featuring the classic Sublime license plate and the Women’s featuring my own personal license plate from my 1956 Chevy wagon.

This project has been a labor of love for me, and it came from my heart to all of you.  I am amazed at how well it was received, and don’t worry, Troy and Jake brand will still be creating new and exciting collectibles exclusively for our online store.

If you happen to see me driving down the highway in my ’56 Chevy Ruca, don’t forget to wave hello!”


Click here to check out all the threads!


Happy Birthday to Stray Cats, Lee Rocker!!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Happy Birthday to the bass slappin’ Lee Rocker!

Sublime’s 20th Anniversary Self-titled Album Reissue

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Sublime’s self-titled album turns 20 on Saturday, June 30th. Check out the Limited Edition 20th Anniversary reissue on white vinyl, shirt and tote bag here!
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Take a look behind the scenes of the remastering of “Sublime”

SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra, 13th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will visit 32 cities beginning Saturday, November 12 in Appleton and making stops in Nashville, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among others. Their 13th annual tour, presented by SiriusXM, will feature music off their latest Christmas album, ROCKIN’ RUDOLPH, (available now as a limited edition box set, CD, vinyl or download) plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums; and original material from BRIAN SETZER.

Click here to get tickets!


Eric Clapton “I Still Do” + Fender Giveaway!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

In celebration of Eric Clapton’s new album, I Still Do, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster and a sold out Vaccum-tube USB + CD Deluxe Denim Box. The Sweepstakes ends July 21st, click here to enter!
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Eric Clapton’s New Album Gets Five Stars From Goldmine!

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Goldmine magazine gave a perfect score to Eric Clapton’s latest album, I Still Do! Check out what they had to say below. GM Clapton

Limited-Edition Glen Campbell “Signature Burst” Tote Bag Now Available!

Monday, June 27th, 2016
The limited edition Glen Campbell “Signature Burst” tote bag is now available! Click here for details! Glen-Campbell-Signature-Burst-Tote-Bag (1)

Limited-Edition Sublime Vinyl Box Set & Reissues Now Available!

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Limited Edition 180-Gram 13-LP Vinyl Box Set with Exclusive Bonus Content is now available here
The Sublime vinyl box set collects the Long Beach, California band’s three main studio albums, 1992’s double-platinum 40 Oz. To Freedom, 1994’s gold Robbin’ The Hood, and 1996’s five-times platinum Sublime, in 180-gram 2-LP gatefold plus 3D lenticular cover art editions, plus 1997’s platinum certified Second-Hand Smoke (2-LP), and 1998’s Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends (1-LP) and Stand By Your Van: Live (2-LP) in 180-gram pressings which are exclusive to the set. For the box set’s exclusive 2-LP edition of Stand By Your Van: Live, the album has been expanded with five bonus live tracks featured on the previously released CD and an etched image of Lou Dog on Side 4.Many of the titles were remastered from original tapes by the legendary Brian “Big Bass” Gardner and overseen by Mike “Miguel” Happoldt. The box set also features an exclusive, expanded 2-LP gatefold edition of Sublime’s first-ever Skunk Records release, 1991’s Jah Won’t Pay The Bills. This was a cassette-only release 25 years ago sold out of the trunk of their cars before they got signed (the album was recently reissued on cassette and, for the first time, on 1-LP vinyl for Record Store Day 2016). The set’s expanded 2-LP gatefold edition of Jah Won’t Pay The Bills includes 10 additional tracks from the album’s studio sessions and expanded artwork. The box set also includes two lithographs of artwork created by Sublime fans/artists, recently showcased at the Sublime 20 Year Anniversary exhibit presented by the Sullen Art Collective and an exclusive Sublime-inspired turntable mat.

The Sublime vinyl box set includes the following remastered 180g LPs and exclusive bonus content

  • 40 Oz. To Freedom [gatefold 2-LP with removable 3D lenticular cover art print]
  • Robbin’ The Hood [gatefold 2-LP with removable 3D lenticular cover art print]
Sublime [gatefold 2-LP with removable 3D lenticular cover art print]
Second-Hand Smoke [gatefold 2-LP]
Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends [1-LP]
Stand By Your Van: Live [expanded gatefold 2-LP, exclusive to the box set]
  • Jah Won’t Pay The Bills [expanded gatefold 2-LP, exclusive to the box set]
  • Exclusive turntable mat designed by Opie Ortiz and two exclusive art lithographs by Sublime fans/artists
Check out the unboxing video: