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Record Store Day 2016: See Photos of Metallica, Mumford & Sons and More

We sent photographers to shops across the U.S. and beyond — here’s what they found along the way

Record Store Day; 2016; Metallica; Mumford & Sons; Bonnie Raitt; Graham Nash; Kacey Musgraves; Easy Street Records

Photograph by Raymond Ahner

On Saturday, music fans queued up in droves at shops across the U.S. and beyond to experience the vinyl-buying bacchanalia that is Record Store Day. Some lucky patrons got to witness their heroes up close via in-store performances and signings. Our photographers caught some of the liveliest moments, including an intimate gig featuring official 2016 RSD ambassadors Metallica.

Mumford & Sons

Jon Gitchoff for Rolling Stone

Fans Watch Mumford & Sons at Vintage Vinyl

Fans watch Mumford & Sons perform at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri, on Record Store Day 2016.

Mumford & Sons

Members of Mumford & Sons greet fans after their Record Store Day performance at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Photo by Jon Gitchoff

Jon Gitchoff for Rolling Stone

Fans Meet Mumford & Sons

Fans meet Mumford & Sons at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Missouri, during Record Store Day 2016.

Rough Trade; Glen Matlock

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (5647773j) Glen Matlock performing outside Rough Trade in Portobello Road Record Store Day, Rough Trade, London, Britain - 16 Apr 2016

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Glen Matlock

Glen Matlock performs at Rough Trade in London during Record Store Day 2016.

Rough Trade

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: People buying records on Record Store Day 2016 at Rough Trade East on April 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

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Rough Trade

Shoppers peruse vinyl at Rough Trade in London during Record Store Day 2016.

Rough Trade

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock (5647599k) The annual Record Store Day, record collectors queue for special releases, cds and vinyl. Record Store Day, London, Britain - 16 Apr 2016

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Rough Trade Shopping Bags

Satisfied customers leave Rough Trade in London during Record Store Day 2016.

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