Shinedown - Asking For It (Atlantic) 4-19Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  We lost an hour, so let’s get to it.  Shinedown “How Did You Love” is #1 again this week, 2^ is Breaking Benjamin “Never Again.”  The track is up 55 spins.  3^ is The Pretty Reckless “Oh My God.”  New power rotation at KXXR, KLAQ, WWBN, WTPT and WQBK.  In rotation at iHeart Custom.  (I liked Premium Choice better.) Moving a notch to 4^, Korn “Take Me.”  The track is up 56 spins.  New airplay at WXNX.  Moving a notch to 5^, Beartooth “Hated.”  The track is up 87 spins.  Congratulations to Beartooth, Joe Guzik and Chris Belonis at Red Bull Records.  

Moving a notch to 6^, Starset “Monster,” up 42 spins. Upcoming tour with I Prevail and also playing all the major spring festivals. The track is the #1 researching record at Octane, top 5 on Rate the Music for men, 2100 tracks sold this week (+2%), over 33,000 album sales to date. Streaming 373,000 this week, 5.2 million to date.  This is a true artist development that you at radio are responsible for…now is the time to move it up in rotation.  Jumping 12 to 8^, Papa Roach “Help,” up 249 spins.  New airplay at KMOD, KUPD and WJXQ.  New add at press time, WMMR.  Moving a notch to 10^, Pop Evil “If Only For Now.”  The track is up 56 spins.  Closing in on 90,000 streams a week.  Rate the Music scores- #1 persons 18-34, #1 males 18-34, #2 persons 12+, #3 females 18-34.  (maybe we should introduce them to the males 18-34.)

Jumping 16 to 13^, Seether “Let You Down,” up a whopping 321 spins.  New adds at press time, KISW, WIYY, WQBK, KMOD, WXZZ and WFTK.  New airplay at WXNX and WXZZ.  Leaping 18 to 14^, Incubus “Nimble Bastard.”  The track is up 245 spins.  New airplay at KMOD, WTKX, WHQG, WRKZ.  New add at press time, WNOR.  15^ is Skillet “Back From The Dead.”  The track is up 73 spins.  New adds at press time, WFXH and KXXR.

16^ is Nickelback “Feed the Machine.”  Spin leaders include Music Choice, KMOD, WRTT, WWIZ, KUPD and KLAQ.  Moving 19 to 17^, Mastodon “Show Yourself,” up 103 spins.  New airplay at KDJE, WRXK and WHQG.  New add at press time, WNOR.  Radio is lovin’ on Mastodon.  18^ is K. Flay of Fish “Blood in the Cut.”  Moving a notch to 19^, Through Fire “Breathe.”  Single sales of 1,000 this week- 10th best selling single at active rock.  Make sure this is top of stack in your music meeting.  Moving from 22 to 20^,  Alter Bridge “My Champion,” up 30 spins.  New airplay at WXNR, WHQG, KATT and WTKX.  New add at press time, KDOT and WRCQ.

Moving from 23 to 21^, All That Remains “Madness.”  New airplay at KLAQ, WKQZ, WRKZ, WGRD, KTUX, WLZX, WHQG and KIOZ.  This band delivers – make sure it’s in your next music meeting.  Leaping 36 to 24^, Volbeat “Black Rose f/Danko Jones,” up 207 spins.  New airplay at WNOR, KKBZ, WIXO, KKBA, WRTT, WTPA, WXQR, WRZK, WFTK, KFRQ, KQRA, WYBB, WFXH, WXTB, WGRD, WRXK, WZBH, WHQG, KOMP and WZOR.  Phew.  New add at press time, WMGM.  Moving a notch to 25^, Twenty One Pilots “Heavydirtysoul,” up 38 spins.  New airplay at KRXQ.

At 27, Avatar “New Land.”  Make sure to check out this fun new video.  28^ is Missio “Middle Finger.”  New airplay at WXNR.  Moving 33 to 29^, Letters From the Fire “Worth the Pain,” up 32 spins.

31^ is Badflower “Animal.”  Moving a notch to 33^, Radkey “Dark Black Makeup.”  The track is up 37 spins.  New airplay at WXNR and WHQG.  Moving a notch to 34^, Citizen Zero “Lure and Persuade.”  New airplay at KQRA, WRCQ and WHQG.

Moving a notch to 36^, DED “Anti-Everything.”  The track is up 40 spins.  38^ is Rag ’n’ Bone Man “Human.”  39^ is September Mourning “20 Below.”  New test spins at KLAQ, WZOR and KKBZ.  Debuting at 40^, Like A Storm “Pure Evil.”  New airplay at WXQR.

Waiting in the Wings:  At 42^, the follow up to the top 5 single “The Stage,” Avenged Sevenfold “God Damn.” The track is up 45 spins. Already on WIIL, WRIF, KXXR, WXQR, KILO, WHXR, KDOT and Music Choice. The band will be playing all the festivals this spring.  43^ is A Day to Remember “Bullfight,” up 66 spins.

Going for Adds: This week, Seether “Let You Down.”  Godsmack “Come Together.” Bush “Mad Love.”  Black Stone Cherry “Cheaper to Drink Alone.”  (So true, but nobody’s there to hold your hair when you throw up.)  As Lions “Aftermath.”  Art of Dying “All or Nothing.”  Mallory Knox “Better off Without You.”

Going for Adds:  March 21, Avenged Sevenfold “God Damn.”  Thrice “Hurricane.”  Hell or Highwater “I Want it All.”  Motionless in White “Loud.”

That’s it for me.  While you’re here, be sure to check out Joke of the Week, new every Monday, the Going for Adds Player, (all your music listening needs in one place) Under The Radar Chart and more.  Questions, comments?  Email mrbobuk@aol.com