Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop
How does an artist define their relevancy? Well, Album sales can usually be a good indicator. There were two albums released last week from two very well known artists: Slash and Great White. Sure they’re both well known, but are they both relevant? Slash is proving that he is with his new album Apocalyptic Love selling around 60,000 copies in the first week of sales. That’s not bad for a solo project. 80s metalers Great White, on the other hand, released a new album Elation last week and only sold 1,000 copies. That’s gotta sting … at least just a little bit.
New stuff soon
Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is promising a new album sometime late in the year or early next year. He told Grammy.com that the band has material written, it’s just a matter of getting into the studio to cut it. He also says that the release date is completely dependent on the record company. The band reformed with a new singer to release Black Gives Way To Blue several years ago. Cantrell says another series of bone spurs in his shoulder is what caused the delay for new material to come out.
And there’s another teaser trailer for Slipknot’s greatest hits release. The new trailer focuses on drummer Joey Jordison on stage, back stage and on the drumset, with a slew of Slipknot tunes chopped all to hell. The greatest hits collection Antennas to Hell comes out July 17th.
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