The Rock Report

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Welcome to Red Bull’s weekly rock music bulletin, where we will be recalling some of the biggest and most unforgettable moments in the culture, as well as dish out exclusive news bits.

Rock Music Charts

It’s been an interesting week for rock music sales. Mat Kearney’s fourth album “Young Love” landed at #4 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. The Oregon singer-songwriter has the best-selling effort of the week, which gave him the #1 spot on both the Digital and Rock Albums Charts.

Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More” comes in at #18 on the Billboard 200, and the sales were good enough to give them the top slot on both the Alternative and Folk Albums Chart. Although 3 Doors Down’s “Time Of My Life” slips from #13 to #27 on the Billboard 200, it’s still the best-selling hard rock offering of the week and reigns supreme on the Hard Rock Albums Chart.

Lastly, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have totally eliminated the Foo Fighters from Billboard’s top spots as their single “The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie” is #1 on both the Alternative and Rock Songs Chart.

35 Years of Foreigner

Foreigner will celebrate their 35 years as a band on September 13 with the release of their three-disc set “Feels Like The First Time.” The first CD is entitled “Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged,” the second CD is entitled “Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits,” and the third disc is a concert DVD entitled “Life In Chicago.” Foreigner has also been hitting the states.

The tour continues on August 16 at the Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania and concludes on October 21 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

Plain White T’s

Illinois rockers Plain White T’s are hitting the road for a fall tour, and they are bringing The Summer Set along with them. The tour begins on September 25 at Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and wraps up November 1 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Currently, The Summer Set are promoting their brand spanking new album “Everything’s Fine,” which is definitely worth at least a couple of listens.

The Kooks

The Kooks are returning to both the music scene and America. The British indie pop band will drop their third studio album “Junk Of The Heart” on September 13. To support the effort, the four-piece will launch a month long U.S. tour beginning November 15 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s set to conclude on December 13th at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. For now, feast your ears on their single “Junk Of The Heart (Happy).”

Hawthorne Heights

Seemingly tired of hustling for labels like Victory and Wind-Up Records, Hawthorne Heights have formed their own imprint Cardboard Empire. Unsurprisingly, the record company’s first order of business is to drop some music. With that said, the Ohio rockers will release the “Hate” EP -- the first of a three-EP series -- on August 23.

Hawthorne Heights are also headlining the “You Are Not Alone Tour,” which begins on August 20 at Club Diablo in Buffalo, New York. The trek ends on October 29 at MXTP in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ViFolly and The Getaways will provide support.

Black Pacific

Black Pacific have unveiled their eye-popping video “Living With Ghosts,” which provides a glimpse into the world where the “system” has taken over all of humanity and left the punk rock collective to perform the song in an unspecified location. Peep it out below.

The group has also announced a small headlining trek leading up to their Canadian tour with Rise Against and Flogging Molly. Black Pacific’s top-billing run begins September 24 at Peabody’s Pirate Cove in Cleveland, Ohio, and concludes October 12 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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