The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
New numbers are in
The numbers are in for the past week’s record sales and despite being absent from the new music scene for over 15 years, Soungarden’s new album King Animal landed at No. 5 with 83,000 copies sold in the first week. That’s not as good as their last release back in 1996 where Down on the Upside debuted at No. 2 with 176,000 copies. But given the age of digital downloads, 83,000 copies ain’t bad! Green Day’s second album in their trilogy, iDos! landed at No. 9 with 69,000 copies sold. Deftone’s Koi No Yokem debuted at No. 11. That’s not bad for the rock scene as there’s a ton of competition with pop, country and hip hop on the Billboard 200.
They debuted at No. 9 with their second album in a trilogy and now Green Day has released some details about a forthcoming documentary that will be released next year. Titled iQuatro!, the doc will feature the ups and downs of recording their trilogy, some performances around the country and also the time in the studio. Some highlights from the film will air on VH1 November 28th. Check your local listings. The third album in their trilogy, iTre!, hits stores December 11th.
Not everyone wants to head to the studio
We heard last week about the upcoming re-release of Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut and the question still lingers … are they gonna get back into the studio. Guitarist Tom Morello, the unofficial spokesperson tells NME over in the UK that not every band member wants to get back in the studio. Our guess, it’s front man Zack DeLarocha, who’s been somewhat of a phantom in the music for the past few years.
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