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Gift guide: The music aficionado

A musician and lifelong fan helps us sound off on some great holiday gift options.
"This [limited edition box set] brings my 25-year-long Slayer obsession full circle. No pun intended."
"If you�re a fan of Michael Moynihan and Didrik S�derlind�s book , this is it in feature-length documentary form."
"Whenever I set up a pair of headphones for a drummer in the studio, more often than not, they will pull out a pair of these."
"This would be a great book to have around the studio. It�s a good time-killer, and pretty funny."
"I�m a sucker for the back stories that go into the making of classic albums_from the Replacements to DJ Shadow to Slayer."
"A couple of years ago, the now-defunct band the Living Blue brought one of these to the studio. It sounded amazing."
"They always look and sound incredible."
"Weezer is performing its second album, in its entirety. I absolutely love that record!"
�Reading magazines is a great way to keep me occupied during down time at the studio.�
By Mia Clarke |

MIKE LUST, 36, Logan Square

Known for his high kicks and high jinks as singer-guitarist of hyperenergy noiseniks Tight Phantomz, Lust was initiated into the world of rock & roll at age three, when he saw KISS on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. Lust also runs West Side studio Phantom Manor, where he has recorded bands such as Urge Overkill. His wish list includes some great gift ideas for himself—or your favorite music nerd or musician.

My favorite budget-friendly stocking stuffer is…a Mojo or Spin magazine, $10 and $5 at Barnes & Noble. “Reading magazines is a great way to keep me occupied during down time at the studio.”

If you have to get a gift certificate, get it from… “I can no doubt find every single thing on my list on Amazon.”

Please don’t get me any more…KISS-related merchandise. “My family has been giving me KISS stuff for years…I’m over it!”


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