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There has been a shake up in the rock music charts. While The Foo Fighters’ single “Rope” continues to enjoy top position in both the Rock and Alternative Songs chart for the fourth consecutive week, Rise Against’s new album “Endgame” debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.

As a result, “Endgame” also topped the Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums Chart, knocking R.E.M.’s “Collapse Into Now” off the pedestal. But there’s nothing to worry about for all the Mumford & Sons fans out there -- their effort “Sigh No More” still remains supreme on the Folk Albums Chart.

Dave Grohl Hates Glee

Ryan Murphy, creator of pop culture TV phenomenon “Glee,” has been trying to muscle rock artists like Kings Of Leon and Slash in recent months into using their music for his musical comedy show. And, when it hasn’t worked out in his favor, Murphy puts them on blast.

Well, Mr. Murphy, you have officially made an enemy out of Dave Grohl.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the front man for The Foo Fighters spoke his mind saying, "It's every band’s right, you shouldn't have to do fucking Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his fucking show -- fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee."

fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.
 

Looks like we won’t be hearing their number one rock single “Rope” on Glee anytime soon, if ever.

The Warped Tour Heats Up

This week, Warped Tour announced seven more bands to their summer festival including alternative rock troupe Madina Lake, who is perhaps best known for their singles “Here I Stand,” “House Of Cards” and “Let’s Get Outta Here.”

Other artists named to the summer festival are pop rock collective Jack’s Mannequin, folk rock five-piece The Steelwells, melodic hardcore warriors Rapid Decline, and punk bands The Street Dogs, Continental and Permanent Bastards.

A Perfect Circle Supergroup

One month after headlining the “Rock On The Range” festival, the spectacular supergroup -- created and fronted by Maynard James Keenan of Tool and Puscifier fame -- will rock the continent.

The tour kicks off on June 29 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon and is set to conclude on August 9 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tickets for their previous tour sold out within minutes, so if you’re looking to attend, keep your eyes peeled to aperfectcircle.com for ticket info and book ‘em right away!

Sublime With Rome Goes on Unity

Not to be outdone by A Perfect Circle, 311 and Sublime With Rome have just been announced as the headliners for the Unity Tour 2011. The reggae rock fusion bands, both of whom have new studio albums coming out this summer, will launch the peaceful concert series on July 8 at the Capital Federal Park At Sandstone in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and will finish out at the Marymoor Amphitheatre on August 26. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 26.

Ben Harper Finished in the Studio

Ben Harper has been keeping busy with many collaborative efforts, but now the singer-songwriter is on the verge of releasing his first studio album in five years. The Grammy Award winning artist’s latest full-length offering Give Till It’s Gone is slated to drop on May 17.

While details are still scarce, it’s been confirmed that legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr co-wrote two of the album’s records, “Spilling Faith” and “Get There From Here.

 

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