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Topping the Charts, Is he Directing, Listen to Your Wife, and Remembering Gandolfini

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


Topping the charts


Not a shocker—Black Sabbath’s album 13 sold over 155,000 copies in it’s debut week smacking all other albums down like the bitches they are. That secured the band’s first album with Ozzy in decades a No. 1 spot on the billboard charts. What is a shocker, though, is 13 is Black Sabbath’s first No. 1 ever. It’s only the second top-10 album that Sabbath has ever had. The last chart topper was Master of Reality which peaked at No. 8 way back in 1971. Band members say it’s amazing and they never imagined it would happen. It goes to show that goals can be met, even after working over 40 years to reach them. Congrats, guys, you’ve earned it.


Is he directing?


That’s why Trent Reznor posted a picture of himself with famed weirdo-director David Lynch … Because Lynch is apparently directing the video for Nine Inch Nails’ new tune “Came Back Haunted.” The pic of Reznor and Lynch was posted on Reznor’s twitter yesterday. The album Hesitation Marks is out in September. NIN will be in St. Louis October 1st.



Listen to your wife


If you ever get bit by a spider, you may want to get to the emergency room … STAT! The wife of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman says she would have taken Hanneman to the ER immediately after he was bit by a spider, but he didn’t want to get out of bed. Kathryn tells Guitar World that the guitarist’s arm was bright red and three-times the normal size. Apparently, she tried to get him to the hospital, but he was drunk and just wanted to sleep. The next morning is when they finally made it, but doctors said it may have been too late … and it was. Note to self … if you get bit by a spider … don’t be drunk. And if you are … listen to your wife and get out of bed and to the hospital.


Remembering Gandolfini


A bunch of rock stars, from Sebastian Bach, Slash, Disturbed’s David Draiman, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Nonpoint, Gavin Rossdale, Godsmack, Guns ‘N Roses and more are sending their condolences on the passage of famed actor James Gandolfini. Gandolfini died in Italy while on vacation at the age of 51. He was best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on HBO’s Soprano.


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