Weller Angry Over Record Store Day Hijacking

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British rock star Paul Weller won’t be participating in the annual Record Store Day drive, after his limited edition vinyl was sold online.

He said it was sold by “greedy touts”.

He recorded a special disc, Flame Out, for the initiative which celebrates the best of Britain’s independent music stores.

Fans were very unsatisfied with the fact his record appeared on eBay.com at a high price, even before the stores opened their doors at the day of the event on Saturday, April 19.

They took to social media websites to express their complaints.

Weller insists it was the drop which led him to decide to never take part in Record Day again.

A post on his website reads, “This is a message to all the fans who couldn’t get the new vinyl single on Record Store Day and/or paid a lot of money for a copy on eBay.”

“I agree with all of you who have sent messages expressing your anger and disappointment at the exploitation of these ‘limited editions’ by touts.”

“Apart from making the record, the rest has very little to do with me but I am disheartened by the whole thing and unfortunately I won’t be taking part in Record Store Day again.”

“It’s such a shame because as you know I am a big supporter of independent record stores but the greedy touts making a fast buck off genuine fans is disgusting and goes against the whole philosophy of RSD (Record Store Day).”

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