GNR Fans Vs Radio, AC/DC Overwhelmed By CD Success, Free Hinder Tix, Who Grand Prix, Michelle Most Wanted, Pro-Pain Down a Member? and more
"It's overwhelming, and quite hard to take in," AC/DC's lead singer, Brian Johnson, said Wednesday after learning his group had 2008's second-biggest album debut. "Even an old dog like me has a few more surprises in life, I guess," he said, chuckling. more.
What about AC/DC's classic albums? Back In Black, the band's massive 1980 album, sold 21,000 copies last week, up from 9,000 the week before, Nielsen SoundScan said Wednesday. The album is the fifth-biggest seller of all time in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America, with sales to date of 22 million copies. High Voltage, the band's 1976 US debut, rocketed to 11,000 copies from 4,000. more
Hinder are releasing their album, Take it to the Limit, next Tuesday, November 4th. Hinder will also be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show next Thursday, November 6th. If you are in the L.A. area just click herefor free tickets!
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will bring back The Who to Australia for the 2009 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.more
Two Cow Garage are celebrating the release of their fourth full-length, "Speaking In Cursive" (Suburban Home Records), which is currently being streamed at Punknews.org . Also look for Gary's 5 Star review of the CD next week as our Artist of the Month pick here at antiMusic. Yes the CD is that good. Go to the link above and hear it for yourself.
Is your name Michelle? Do you know a Michelle? Local H wants you to show the world why "nobody's got it like Michelle." Submit your photo to be used in their new "Michelle (again)" video from the "12 Angry Months" LP out now on Shout! Factory. Contest ends 12/5/08. details
The American Music Awards have added Coldplay and Leona Lewis to the list of performers for the show, Billboard reports. Not to nitpick but since when is England part of America? If that wasn't enough to question the AMA's cred, check out who else is appearing here.
A prosecutor on Wednesday portrayed eccentric musical genius Phil Spector as a man who repeatedly threatened women with guns and could become "very sinister, very violent and very deadly" when he was drunk.more. Interesting, well he did butcher the Beatles.
Pro-Pain is rumored to have parted ways with drummer J.C. Dwyer. This rumor is supported by the fact that Dwyer's name has been removed from the band's MySpace page.more
imeem announced a worldwide licensing and marketing partnership with UK-based independent music label group Beggars Group and NY-based Matador Records. Through the partnership, Beggars Group and Matador Records' entire digital music and video catalog, including artists like Bon Iver, Devendra Banhart, The Pixies, Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio and more, is now available for free full-length streaming on imeem. In addition, imeem users can add those songs and videos to playlists and embed them anywhere on the web. http://www.imeem.com
Sony BMG Music Entertainment lost $57 million on sales of $762 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30. Those numbers are down from the $8 million net income loss posted in the corresponding period in the prior year when sales totaled $851 million. The latter represents a 10.5% decline in sales. more
Folk duo Bethany & Rufus will be performing a show as part of the First Acoustics Concert Series at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, New York. First Acoustics is a Concert Series organized by the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2008. - info
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