According to Billboard, SLIPKNOT‘s “We Are Not Your Kind” sold 118,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first of release to land at position No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of that sum, 102,000 were in album sales. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the
Archives for August 2019
During a recent appearance on the “Crash Bang Boom Drumming Podcast!”, GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin spoke about the more commercial direction of the band’s latest album, 2018’s “When Legends Rise”, compared to the group’s previous efforts. “Our last record certainly was a departure from what we’ve sounded like for 20 years,” Shannon said (hear audio
According to Patch.com, police have opened an investigation into the death of a 62-year-old man during a SLIPKNOT concert in Tinley Park, Illinois last Sunday (August 11). Foul play is not suspected, police said. Witnesses told Patch.com that Richard Valadez joined in some of the mosh pits that formed in the lawn section of the
Philip H. Anselmo‘s EN MINOR made its live debut Wednesday night (August 14) at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert served as the release party for EN MINOR‘s debut seven-inch, which was released on August 2 via Housecore Records. Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube
According to Patch.com, a 62-year-old man died after falling to the ground during this past Sunday’s (August 11) “Knotfest Roadshow” concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois. Richard Valadez was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. The cause of his death is not yet known, and an autopsy is pending, a spokeswoman for the
Being KILLSWITCH ENGAGE must feel like a thankless task at times. Back in 2002, when the Massachusetts metalcore mavens released “Alive or Just Breathing”, they were quite rightly acknowledged as standard bearers for a resurgence in defiantly un-nu-metal. 17 years later, every time they release a new album, it feels like a huge deal. Perhaps
“California Summer Song”, the new video from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s eighth studio album, “Shock”, which was released in March via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014’s “Simplicity” is available on CD, digital, black vinyl,
Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross “The Boss” Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.‘s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final “British Steel
Joey Kramer was forced to miss AEROSMITH‘s August 8 concert at MGM National Harbor in Maryland after twisting his ankle during rehearsal. The drummer is expected to rejoin his bandmates at the same venue this Saturday night (August 10) and again on Tuesday night (August 13) as part of the band’s “Deuces Are Wild” tour.
The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has joined forces with Rob Zombie. The rocker-turned-filmmaker announced his Funko collaboration in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: “Guess who is now a @originalfunko POP! Yep this guy. Coming soon! #robzombie #funkopop” Other artists who have gotten the
“Agree To Disagree”, the new music video from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s fifth full-length album, “How It Feels To Be Lost”, which will be released on September 6 via Sumerian Records. The follow-up to 2017’s “Gossip” was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and
Andy Sneap says that he will continue to play guitar for JUDAS PRIEST “as long as they want me to.” When Glenn Tipton was forced to retire from full-time touring activities due to his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease, he and his PRIEST bandmates opted to hire Sneap to fill in, having gotten to know the
To celebrate his Trejo’s Tacos partnership with Live Nation venues, actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo surprised fans at Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson‘s “Twins Of Evil” tour stop at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington on Saturday (August 3). Trejo handed out tacos and took selfies with fans at his signature Trejo’s Tacos truck before
In a brand new interview with “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he regrets leaving the group eight years ago. He responded: “I don’t know. As I said before, everybody has the perception that PRIEST is a massive band and that, but in reality, so many other
According to Digital Music News, KORN and TOOL are among the artists who have have submitted a new filing to aid LED ZEPPELIN in the “Stairway To Heaven” copyright lawsuit. Last September, a federal appeals court decided unanimously to overturn a jury’s decision that LED ZEPPELIN‘s 1971 classic was not a rip-off of SPIRIT‘s song.