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Topping the Charts, Metallica to Play Antarctica, Possible Reunion Talk, and Stars to Get Stars

The QLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for Springfield’s Real Rock, 92.7 QLZ


Topping the charts


It really wasn’t much a surprise: Pearl Jam topped the charts selling over 160,000 copies of their new album Lightning Bolt in the first week. That was enough to beat out a legendary Beatles member’s solo album … that was Paul McCartney’s album New. Pearl Jam aren’t stranger to the top of the charts. Other previous Jam albums that topped the Billboard 200 include their 2009 album Backspacer, No Code from 1996, Vitalogy and Vs.. They got a couple of No. 2 charted albums with Ten and their self-titled 2006 album.


Metallica to play Antarctica


This could be interesting: In an obvious publicity stunt, Coca-Cola Zero, the soft drink loaded with artificial sweeteners, will transport Metallica to Antarctica to perform a gig. The deal is one lucky winner and a guest of their choice will get to witness the performance … but that’s all according to Coca-Cola’s Columbia website, and we all know how much we can trust the Colombians.


Possible reunion talk


Do they, or do they not hate each other? That’s the question as a possible Guns N’ Roses reunion isn’t ruled out by Slash. At least, that’s what the legendary shredder is telling Larry King. During an interview on King’s new internet show, Slash said the answer to a possible GN’R reunion is the “$64,000 questions.” He said a reunion isn’t something anyone has reached out for. He also says that he’s not harboring a lot of resentment. Which really translates to he has a little bit of resentment. But, Slash says, it’s just not something we’re all thinking about doing … right now. Can you imagine a GN’R reunion … holy cow. Axl would end up causing a riot a Riverport again, I know it.


Stars to get stars


The Hollywood Walk of Fame has some new additions including the likes of Jane’s Addiction. That star along the blvd. in Hollywood will be unveiled next week in a perfect location for tourists to drop gum on and birds to unload on. Janis Joplin will also get a star.


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