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It’s been a quiet week for rock music sales. 3 Doors Down’s album “Time Of My Life” dropped ten spots from #3 to #13 on the Billboard 200, but despite the drop, the effort is still the best-selling rock album of the week. As a result, “Time Of My Life” tops the Alternative, Rock, and Hard Rock Albums Charts for the second week in a row.
for the second consecutive week, the Red Hot Chili Peppers top the Rock Songs Chart with “The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie,” Foo Fighters top the Alternative Songs Chart with their single “Walk” and Mumford & Sons top the Folk Albums Chart with “Sigh No More.”
New Found Glory Set to Operate
The pop-punk heroes return on October 4th with their seventh studio album “Radiosurgery.” The energetic 11-track collection will be fueled by the title track, which serves as the leadoff single. Listen to “Radiosurgery” and let us know what you think.
Just a few weeks ago, Duran Duran was forced to cancel their summer tour because lead vocalist Simon Le Bon’s throat problems worsened. Now, it seems as if the Kings Of Leon have caught the same virus.
The Kings Of Leon have been forced to cancel the rest of their US tour because front man Caleb Followill is suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. To follow that up, brother and bassist Jared might have foreshadowed that the band’s problems are more serious than that. He recently tweeted
But, in a recent tweet from brother and group’s bassist Jared, there’s more than meets the eye as he tweeted “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed.” Hours later, he added, “I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” The band isn’t breaking up, but here’s hoping to the brothers overcoming their problems.
DCFC Hitting the Road
While Kings Of Leon have cancelled their tour, Death Cab For Cutie has announced one of their own. The fall trek launches on September 30th at the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio and will conclude on October 22nd at the Key Arena in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. Telekinesis, Explosions In The Sky, The Hold Steady and The Head And The Heart will support on select dates. Currently promoting their album “Codes And Keys,” Death Cab For Cutie has selected “Stay Young, Go Dancing” as the new single.
Penguin Prison Offers Warning
Chris Glover, better known by his stage name Penguin Prison, is slated to release a full-length in the fall via Downtown Records. But first, he is issuing a “Fair Warning” -- as his new single suggests. Check out the snazzy electro-pop video below.
New Album from Jack’s Mannequin
A few weeks ago, we announced that Jack’s Mannequin are releasing their third studio album “People And Things” on October 4th. This week, we can confirm headlining dates for their fall tour. The trek launches two days after their album release on October 6th at Mortensen Hall in Hartford, Connecticut and will conclude November 12th at The Fox Theatre in Pomona, California.
Never Shout Never
Christofer Drew’s solo project will release his third studio album (and first with a permanent band) entitled “Time Travel" on September 20th and will be supported immediately by “The Time Travel Tour.” The autumn concert series kicks off September 22nd at The Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado and concludes November 6th at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri. A Rocket To The Moon, Fake Problems, Carter Hulsey and Plain White T’s will open select dates.
I Fight Dragons
In December, we listed I Fight Dragons as one of our top five bands to check out in 2011. Now, the Chicago-based Nintendo-flavored rockers will be releasing their official full-length album “KABOOM!” within the next few months. We’re mega stoked!
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