Goood morning everybody! Hope you had a nice weekend. Let’s get right to the chart. A number of tracks are down this week because of holiday programming. Many of these records will regain their bullets this week, so hold tight. As John “Bluto” Blutowski from Animal House said, “Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it is.” Moving into the #1 active rock slot this week, Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities.” Volbeat “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” dropped to #2 after 9 weeks at #1. #3 is Shinedown “Asking For It.” At 4^, Chevelle “Joyride,” up 30 spins. At 5, Ghost “From the Pinnacle to the Pit.” (more…)
Goooood morning everybody. Being today is July 4th, a holiday for I hope all of you-I don’t feel much like writing On The Radar and I’m sure you don’t feel much like reading On The Radar. So here’s the reader’s digest version of the chart.
Volbeat “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is #1 again for the 9th week in a row. The Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities” is #2 on the Active Rock chart and tailgating Volbeat with only 55 spins separate the two. Sitting patiently at 3* Shinedown “Asking For It” up 33 spins. Chevelle “Joyride” waits in traffic at 4* up 70 spins. Chevelle’s new CD The North Corridor is in stores July 8th. Ghost “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” is 5*. (more…)
Let’s start off with some good news: The 2017 RadioContraband Rock convention dates are set in stone for February 15, 16 and 17, returning to the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Last year’s convention was an overwhelming success and we had great feedback from the attendees. We can promise you that 2017 will be even better. Block out those dates now. Keep a close eye on the website for new details in the upcoming weeks and months.
Volbeat celebrates its 8th week at #1^. “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is up 85 spins. The track has been on the charts for 12 weeks. With their foot on the gas as 2^, Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities,” up 111 spins. 207 spins separate the first two spots. This is a very congested top ten, with nine out of ten bulleted. At 3^, Shinedown “Asking For It,” up 88 spins. At 4^, Chevelle “Joyride,” up 170 spins. New add at press time, WMMR. The new album, “The Northern Corridor” is in stores July 8. Ghost “From the Pinnacle to the Pit” is 5^, up 73 spins. (more…)
This past weekend was a tough one. Many of us lost a good friend to a rare form of cancer. Art Phillips came to Album Network from being the MD at KILO. I first met him when he started as the music editor at the Sunset Blvd office in 1983. I was working as a music industry messenger at the time. I eventually became co-workers with Art and we had many adventures together over the years. One time that comes to mind as I write this was when MCA Records dropped by our office with a tour bus and kidnapped us to play us the new Fixx record. As we weaved through the long Angeles Crest Highway, the party was even better with Art present. If you couldn’t find him in his office at the end of the day, he was likely on the roof of our Burbank office with Mark Cope getting their creative juices flowing with a little help. He loved music and he was an animal lover; Rosebud and Clancy were his Boston Terriers who I used to house sit. He was a big Dodgers fan and went to many games with Ray Gmeiner and me. He was such a wonderful friend. We will all miss you, Art. You made a lasting impression in all of the lives you touched. Art and Jill were the most loving couple I have ever met, and Jill was by his side at the end. Rest in Peace, my friend.
This week, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” celebrates the 7th week at the #1 slot. The album, “Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie” is the #2 selling album at active rock this week: 11,577 sold. Single sales: 2,894. In the rear view mirror and getting closer at 2^, Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities,” up 75 spins. Now only 233 spins separate the two. At 3^, Shinedown “Asking For It,” up 187 spins. Moving a notch to 4^, Chevelle “Joyride,” up 82 spins. Their highly anticipated album, “The Northern Corridor” is in stores July 8. At 5^, Ghost “From the Pinnacle to the Pit,” up 54 spins. (more…)
Gooood morning everybody! Volbeat “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is #1^ again for the sixth week in a row. The album, “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie” debuted at #2 on the Billboard top 200 chart this week, with album sales of 47,892. Coming up in the rear view mirror is Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities” at 2^ this week. The track is up 136 spins. This is the track’s sixth week on the chart; 333 spins separate this and the #1 slot. I wouldn’t be surprised if Volbeat stays at #1 for 9 weeks. The Chili Peppers new album, “The Getaway,” is in stores this Friday. So get away to your nearby music outlet. Moving 4 to 3^, Shinedown “Asking For It.” The track is up 150 spins. Moving 6 to 5^, Chevelle “Joyride.” This is an amazing ride in only 4 weeks. The track is up 169 spins. The new album “The North Corridor” is in stores July 8.
Moving 7 to 6^, Ghost “From the Pinnacle to the Pit.” Breaking into the top 10, moving from 11 to 8^, is Halestorm “Mayhem.” (more…)
Goood morning everybody! It’s no surprise that the #1 track again this week is Volbeat, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown.” Their new record “Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie” is in stores now. Sitting patiently at 2^, Red Hot Chili Papers “Dark Necessities.” The track is up 118 spins. It still has a way to go, being that 450 spins separate the two. Moving up a notch to 4^, Shinedown “Asking for It.” The track is up 124 spins.
Jumping 10 to 6^, Chevelle “Joyride.” The track is up 230 spins-quite an accomplishment in 3 weeks. Look for the track to go top 5 next week. The band is on tour with Bush starting July 23, but be sure to check out all their dates. Chevelle’s new album, “The North Corridor” is in stores July 8. We’re looking forward to it. 7^ is Ghost, “From the Pinnacle to the Pit,” up 86 spins. Look for the record to continue to build into the top 5 soon. (more…)
Goood morning everybody! Being that today is Memorial Day- a holiday to most of you- I don’t feel much like writing On the Radar and I’m sure you don’t feel like reading On the Radar. So here’s the reader’s digest version of the chart:
Volbeat “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is #1 again this week. The new album “Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie” is in stores this Friday. Jumping 5 to 2^ in only four weeks, Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities,” is up 165 spins, but still has some ways to go, being 541 spins behind our current #1. The new album “The Getaway” is in stores June 17. Moving 7 to 5^, Shinedown “Asking For It,” up 104 spins. (more…)
Goood morning everybody! Just back from the 10th anniversary of Rock on the Range, an amazing sold-out event. Congratulations to Danny Wimmer Presents’ Danny Wimmer, Gary Spivack, Clay Busch, Justin Zweig, and AEG Live Joe Litvag, Mellissa Hughes, and Chamie McCurry Benskin. See you next year when this one goes to 11. And now to the music.
The monster just keeps getting bigger: Volbeat “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is #1^ this week. The record is up 174 spins. At 4^ is Sixx A.M. “Rise,” up 31 spins. Moving from 7 to 5^, Red Sun Rising “Emotionless,” up a whopping 294 spins. (more…)
“I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of rock icons; Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Michael Hutchinson, Peter Frampton, oh and Little Richard pinched my butt. I was at a chateau in Italy with U2, and Bono served wine with the caveat that there were no preservatives/no hangovers. Was that true, you ask? I don’t know…I was drinking tequila.” -Robert England
By Carl C. Sundberg
Some people are funny, some people are not. We can all pretty much agree on that. But when it comes to the people who are, in fact, funny, being around them brings up the mood of an entire room. It’s a gift. Funny people are rare.
Robert England is indeed, one of the rare breed of humans who are in fact, genuinely funny. Not in any sort of forced, “hey look at me, everyone!” sort of way. No, Robert England is naturally funny like Tom Cruise is naturally handsome.
Like Lady Gaga, he was just born this way.
At least, to us mortals of the comic persuasion, it seems that is the case. (more…)
Goood morning everybody! No surprise that in only 5 weeks, Volbeat “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” is #1^ and still growing. The track is up 221 spins. This one’s not going away any time soon. At #2, Red Sun Rising “Emotionless.” Single sales up 10%, over 1,650 sold this week. #3, Bring Me The Horizon “Happy Song.” There were 1,428 singles sold this week, bringing the total to 71,745. Waiting in traffic at 4^, Five Finger Death Punch, “My Nemesis,” up 61 spins. Moving a notch to 5^, Sixx A.M. “Rise.”
Moving 11 to 9^, Ghost, “From the Pinnacle to the Pit.” This is the band’s second top 10 single, from the album “Meliora.” Check them out at their excellent live show.
Moving 16 to 10^, Shinedown “Asking for It.” The track is up a whopping 287 spins. New airplay at WZBH, WWIZ, WLZX, WBSX, KRXQ, WFXH, KTUX and KIOZ. (more…)