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First NIN Dates Posted, New KSE Video, The Science of the Pit, and On the Charts

The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station


First NIN dates posted


To get an idea of just how an eventual Nine Inch Nails tour is going to play out, the band has already announced several shows—but they’re mainly overseas festivals with the first being in Japan this July and then in Germany in August. What is not known is if the rebooted Nine Inch Nails will tour the US before or after the overseas jaunt. Front man Trent Reznor announced this week he’s taking Nine Inch Nails off the shelf and giving it new life with former members Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin and additional members Eric Avery from Janes Addiction, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew and Puscifer’s Josh Eustis.


New KSE video


We’re about a month away from the first album from metallers Killswitch Engage with original singer Jesse Leach and now the video for their latest tune is available online. Fans can watch the video through Rolling Stone magazine’s website. It shows the band on a film set rocking out and also having fun with the film crew and audience. The album Disarm the Dissent will be out April 2nd.


A pit typified by a few a-holes who walk in circles like bad asses only to find that one guy who can knock them down
A pit typified by a few a-holes who walk in circles like bad asses only to find that one guy who can knock them down

The science of the pit


Who’d a thought that scientists would study the chaotic ritual of mosh pits to learn about riots and natural patterns? Cornell University did. The lab coats at the school’s department of Condense Matter Physics put their brains together to research metal show mosh pits in hopes of better understanding extreme situations like riots or mass panic. Two scientists who worked on the research say that when people knowingly enter the pits and start bouncing off each other they resemble how gases and particles react or how birds flying in groups will act or even schools of fish … something the lab coats term “vortex pattern of particulate behavior.” I know, it’s a bit too sciency for our tastes, but if you’re interested, National Geographic has all the drab details.


On the charts


Buckcherry did it! They grabbed themselves a spot on the Billboard charts for their most recent attempt Confessions. The album landed at No. 20 selling 18,000 copies in its first week of sales. On the digital charts, the album landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock list.


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