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Not one artist’s album has gone platinum this year

Not one artist’s album has gone platinum this year

According to Billboard (via Digital Music News), after nine months, not a single artist’s album has hit one million units sold in 2014 (in the U.S.). By far, Disney’s Frozen soundtrack is the year’s bestseller, hitting 3.12 million units. So far, the bestselling artist albums of 2014 are Beyoncé’s self-titled (776,000) ...

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On The Radar, week of October 13

On The Radar, week of October 13

Robert England Gooooood morning everybody- let’s start off the week with the brand-new number one record, Nickelback “Edge Of A Revolution” which moves 3 to 1*. This is the band’s 9th #1 at the Rock format. Nickelback’s new album “No Fixed Address” is in stores November 18. Nickelback will be touring ...

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails among Rock Hall nominees

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails among Rock Hall nominees

The nominees for the 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME have been announced today and Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees. Sting and Lou Reed are already in the hall as members of their groups, The Police and Velvet Underground, ...

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SIXX: A.M. Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour

SIXX: A.M. Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will embark on its first headlining tour in April 2015. Support on the trek will come from Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. "Fans have been asking for years, 'When is SIXX: A.M. gonna tour?' ...

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IS ROCK DEAD? A ROCK MANIFESTO BY MARK ABRAMSON

IS ROCK DEAD? A ROCK MANIFESTO BY MARK ABRAMSON

“Never lose faith in real rock and roll music, you know what I mean? Never lose faith in that, You might have to look a little harder, but it's always going to be there." – Dave Grohl I have been hearing so much lately about how the format is dead or ...

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Editorial

Not one artist’s album has gone platinum this year

Posted October 17th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Editorial
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record_storeAccording to Billboard (via Digital Music News), after nine months, not a single artist’s album has hit one million units sold in 2014 (in the U.S.). By far, Disney’s Frozen soundtrack is the year’s bestseller, hitting 3.12 million units. Continue Reading »

Industry Profiles

Going Artie Fufkin with Jeff Laufer and Rock Bands of LA

Posted July 22nd, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Industry Profiles
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Jeff LauferJefferson A. Laufer is a second-generation native to Los Angeles, the music capitol of the world. He is the chief journalist for Rock Bands of LA. This has been a long laborious under taking yet it’s been a labor of love and devotion for Jeff…..

I was fortunate to work in the record business for over 27 years. Within these 27 years I was fortunate to work with many artist that altered social culture. My job entailed getting records played on the radio. It was considered that the more radio airplay you accumulated the more records you’d sell. Unfortunately it did not always work that way. The public is fickle and never follows the norm. Continue Reading »

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails among Rock Hall nominees

Posted October 9th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in News
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720x405-20141007_rockhall_x1401The nominees for the 2015 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME have been announced today and Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees. Sting and Lou Reed are already in the hall as members of their groups, The Police and Velvet Underground, respectively, but are first-time nominees as solo artists. Continue Reading »
Tour Announcements

SIXX: A.M. Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour

Posted October 8th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Tour Announcements
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sixxambestbuyadSIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will embark on its first headlining tour in April 2015. Support on the trek will come from Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. Continue Reading »

Artist Profiles

Fozzy/Chris Jericho with Captain Jack

Posted October 13th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Artist Profiles
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FozzyChris Jericho…I’m a big fan. The huge wrestler fan, or dork, that I am was in Chicago the night he made his WWE debut…pretty sweet.  Fozzy is making some HUGE noise and is killer live. Here is my sit down with pro wrestler, Mega KISS fan, and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho.

1. Hollywood puts together a movie about FOZZY, who plays you? Continue Reading »

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Foo Fighters with Zac Brown: “War Pigs” – David Letterman

Posted October 14th, 2014 by admin and filed in NEW VIDEO