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Who Rules Mainstream Rock?

To date, seventeen songs have topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Metallica had the most #1s this year - "Lux Æterna," "72 Seasons" and "Too Far Gone." They are all on the band's eleventh album "72 Seasons." 'Tallica' songs topped the chart for a total of eleven weeks this year. Foo Fighters landed two songs at the top - "Rescued" …
Who Rules Mainstream Rock?

Rolling Stones Doc Focuses On Brian Jones

Rolling Stones Doc Focuses On Brian Jones
"The Stones & Brian Jones” is in theaters. Nick Broomfield's documentary looks at the highs and tragic lows of the Rolling Stones founder's short life. Jones (front and center above) died in 1969 at the age of 27. Decades later, bassist Bill Wyman reflected that, "while the Rolling Stones damaged all of us in some way, Brian was the only …

The 1,2,3 Billboard 200 Rock Albums

So far this year, only one Rock album has topped the Billboard 200 album chart. On November 4th, Blink-182's comeback album "One More Time..." went to the top selling 125,000 units in its first week. Metallica's "72 Seasons" debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling 146,000 copies in the first week. But that wasn't enough to beat Country's Morgan Wallen's …
The 1,2,3 Billboard 200 Rock Albums

Queens Of The Stone Age (QOTSA)

Queens Of The Stone Age (QOTSA)
Following the ’95 demise of his band Kyuss, Homme began recording with a number of Seattle based musicians including Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Dinosaur Jr.’s Mike Johnson. This loose collection released a number of EPs as Gamma Ray. Homme then reunited with ex-Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez in ’98 for the Queens Of The Stone Age’s self-titled debut. That success led …

Simmons Says It's Really The End

Countless Rock bands have announced their retirement only to return (often again and again). KISS is slated to play their final show on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in New York City, That concert will conclude the band's "End Of The Road" tour. Is this really the end? "I'll say right here, right now, my hand on the Bible, it …
Simmons Says It's Really The End
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