Best. Record Label Rejection Letter. Ever.

When Venom formed in Newcastle in 1979, they had sights on acquiring a recording contract just like any other new band.  Although they would later become one of the founding fathers of black metal, they faced considerable difficulty getting that first record deal.  Here, for example, in all its dot-matrix glory, is the rejection letter they received from EMI Records in 1980.

Venom Rejection Letter

Venom is still with us.  EMI is not.  Karma?

(Via That Eric Alper)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Best. Record Label Rejection Letter. Ever.

  • December 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    LOLOL! The one sent to Beastie Boys was pretty interesting also! 😀


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