The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
New video out
You’ve been hearing the power ballad “I Will Follow You” from Shinedown and now you can watch the video! After airing on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, the video was posted online. It’s as over-the-top lovey-dovey as the song is featuring Brent and the band performing while a couple frolic in a dreamy field of flowers. Shinedown is out on The Carnival of Madness this summer with stops in Bloomington August 18th and in Tinley Park August 23rd.
Working well with others
There are some big things going on with the new Five Finger Death Punch album. Not only did the band work with Rob Halford for the new album that’s out at the end of July, they also worked with Soulfly’s Max Calavera, Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed and also Maria Brink from In This Moment. The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Rigtous Side of Hell comes out July 30th with part 2 expected out later this year.
Expected to top charts
Black Sabbath’s new album 13 has already cracked the top of the charts overseas … a sign of things to come here in the US. The album sold 13,000 copies landing at No. 1. That number may seem a bit small, but that’s just in the UK. It landed at No. 4 in Australia. Numbers of overall sales from Soundscan and Billboard are expected to be well over 100,000 copies sold in the US. Those numbers are expected later this week which will surely show that Ozzy and the boys are still able to generate buzz for new music … even if Ozzy can’t remember any of the 1990’s. The singer recently told Reuters that he doesn’t really remember much of the decade because of his spate with drugs and alcohol.
Blame it on the pirates
If your album sales aren’t as hot as you’d like them to be, one thing you can do is blame internet piracy. That’s what Megadeth’s drummer says is the problem. Even though the album landed in the top ten in various countries, drummer Shawn Drover says he attributes the low sales numbers to pirated, illegally downloaded music.
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