Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop
Record sales jump
It tends to happen when a famous musician passes away … sales of their albums get a bump. That’s exactly what has happened with the sale of Beastie Boys albums. Billboard says that Beastie sales have jumped an amazing 1,235 percent since MCA passed. They sold 55,000 copies of records in the week ending Sunday which was only a few days since news broke of his death. Licensed To Ill was the highest seller. It’s not just physical copies either. There were 151,000 digital purchase of albums and songs. “Brass Monkey” was the highest selling song. That tune jumped 807 percent.
Morello affects march
Apparently, Chicago authorities are not big fans of Tom Morello. A nurses group planned to rally this month in front of the NATO summit in Chicago and they had a permit secured. That changed when they brought on the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. The group had planned to march through downtown, but when city officials thought Morello would attract more people so they changed the permit to a park area, instead of a march. Morello used Twitter to lash out saying “Why is Rahm Emanuel so afraid of The Nightwatchman?” And, yes, the nurses group is filing a federal lawsuit over the city’s actions.
This is metal as f**k
Opeth’s front man is showing some … bone. Apparently he split his head open down to the skullbone. Mikael Akerfeldt wrote on the band’s website that the injury happened on Mastodon’s tour bus when he was sent to get a new pair of unders. He was taken to the emergency room and got 8 staples to the head. They had to cancel the show in Minneapolis but were on stage last night in Washington.
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