ROB ZOMBIE's 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' Projected To Sell 27K-32K First Week
Rob Zombie's fifth album, "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor", is likely to sell between 27,000 and 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on April 23 via Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS andLYNYRD SKYNYRD.
Rob Zombie's fourth solo album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2", debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard album chart on February 10, 2010, selling 49,000 copies in its first week of release. That total was less than 50 percent of the number of copies that his previous effort, "Educated Horses", sold in its first week back in April 2006, when it moved 107,000 copies to land at No. 5 on the chart.
"Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor" track listing:
01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We're An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
Zombie has told Artist Direct in a new interview that "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor" could one day make it to the big screen as aZombie-directed film. The rocker and filmmaker explained, "I think it could. I made it with that in mind. At least in my mind — no one else knows this — I wanted to have a storyline that runs through the record so if someday I wanted to make it into a movie musical like THE WHO's 'Tommy' or'Quadrophenia', there was a structure to follow. I'm not really talking about what it is because I think it's sort of relevant at this point."
Zombie and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will headline the 2013Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which kicks off on June 29 in San Bernardino, California.
"Lucifer Rising" sample (audio):
"Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown" video:
MEGADETH: 'Super Collider' Title Track Official Stream Now Available
The title track and first single from MEGADETH's new album, "Super Collider", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The song, which was premiered on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio metal show on April 20, was released digitally on April 23 via iTunes.
The "Super Collider" album is scheduled for a June 4 release via MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, which is distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Horn player Bob Findley — who previously appeared on the track "Silent Scorn" fromMEGADETH's 2001 CD, "The World Needs A Hero" — is a featured guest on the song "A House Divided" on the new album. Other tracks set to appear on the effort include "Forget To Remember", "Dance In The Rain", "The Blackest Crow", "Burn", "King Maker" and "Don't Turn Your Back", a snippet of which can be streamed at MegadethGame.com.
In a recent interview with the Colorado Springs, Colorado radio station94.3 KILO, Mustaine stated about "Super Collider": "Well, this is our second record since [bassist] David Ellefson's returned. It's our second record with [producer] Johnny K. This is the second round of songs that I've worked with [drummer] Shawn Drover [on], and [guitarist] Chris Broderick actually has some songwriting on this record. I think 'Super Collider' probably is gonna be one of our best records. And there's only been one other time in my career I felt like every single thing was in its place and that was 'Countdown To Extinction'. Because, you know, whenever you do a record, you always… you know where the squeak is and, you know, I remember listening to digital version of a LED ZEPPELINlive song — I think it was 'The Lemon Song' or something — and you could hear the pedal, the kick pedal squeaking. So, you know, there's always gonna be something you can hear, and with 'Countdown', you know, it was perfect. Every single thing was perfect. And this is the first record I've done since then why I'm absolutely 100 percent confident and satisfied with everything on the record."
Speaking to the "Shockwaves"/"HardRadio" podcast, Mustaine stated about the "Super Collider" title track and cover artwork: "I was up in Santa Barbara, and USA Today, as a newspaper, I started reading a long time ago because it had Sudoku in it. I'm not really down with a lot of the viewpoints of the newspaper, but I kind of got used to reading it because of the puzzles in it — 'cause I love word puzzles; I like to enrich my word power. And there was a story in there about how they finally had identified the mass that goes around the molecules and stuff; it's called the Higgs Boson and we had done that with the Super Collider. And I thought, 'Wow, that's a really cool story.' Actually, the stuff's called the 'God particle.' And I thought, knowing how closed-minded people are with my faith and thinking that that's gonna change who I am as a person — which it did — and that that would also correlate into changing my guitar playing, which it didn't, I didn't wanna have a song called 'God Particle', because every village has its idiots, and unfortunately for me, a bunch of them follow me on the Internet. So we opted to call it 'Super Collider'. And this first song is kind of, like, a song about no matter how bad things get, come with me, we'll take the high road and we'll hang out and have a great time and we'll stick together until the end of the world, so to speak, when the world explodes like a Super Collider. Because the whole theory of the super collider is atoms swirling into one another at millions of miles an hour, I guess. I love the concept, I love the artwork that we have for this record — it's the Hadron Collider, and that is a remarkable machine. And if you look at the Super Collider, the thing itself — whether it does a damn bit of good or not, nobody really knows; I don't know how it's gonna correlate to lowering gas prices or anything like that, or getting people to stop trying to run everybody's lives right now and the dumbing down of America… But it's really cool if you look at how big it is. A lot of pictures on the 'Net will show this enormous machinery and guys the size of ants next to it. And the one picture that we used for our cover was, like I said, the Hadron Collider and it's just beautiful stuff, man. Science is really interesting. I mean, I don't believe in evolution, I believe in creation, so science only goes so far with me, but I really dig looking at that whole way that's set up with the tubing and the piping and the reactors and all the stuff that goes along with it. You have to see it for yourself."
"Super Collider" is MEGADETH's first release since its recent split withRoadrunner Records.
Metallica to Premiere 3D Film, Through the Never, at IMAX Theaters in September
If you want to be the first to see Metallica’s 3D film, Through the Never, you’ll need to head to an IMAX theater. The band has just announced that they’ll be premiering the concert flick exclusively at every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27.
"For four guys in a rock band of average height, to get a chance to unleash their 3D film on IMAX screens the size of buildings across the country is a mind-blowing thought,” says drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement. “There is no better way to experience film and when you throw in the spectacle of music and sound this should amount to an unprecedented, unique and truly next level experience."
After Through the Never has its run in the IMAX theaters, it will expand into additional theaters starting October 4. Through the Never features live performances from Metallica as well as a separate storyline that revolves around In Treatment actor Dane DeHaan. According to a statement on the band’s website, DeHaan will portray a member of Metallica’s stage crew who's “sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.”
Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard Talks Lengthy Recording Process, “Taking Chances” on New Solo Album
It’s taken him a little over ten years, but Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard is set to release his second solo album, Moonlander, on June 26. The guitarist says that while he originally had some tracks ready to go about five years ago, he needed time to make sure that the album came out just right.
“It’s just a kind of a slow process with me, which I think is good for me,” he tells ABC News Radio. “Personally looking back and really picking and culling through songs…after a long period of time, really sort of being able to have some objectivity about whether I really like them or whether they’re sort of similar to something else or whether they’re not as good as I think they are. I think that time gives you that perspective.”
The guitarist adds that the forthcoming album boasts a variety of musical styles and will feature blues and heavy metal influences. “[Moonlander is] just about taking chances that you might not take in another situation or just pushing those boundaries as much as you can,” he explains. “I think everybody in Pearl Jam, everyone in Brad has other things that they’re excited about and I guess this just represents some things that I’m attracted to.” Moonlander features 11 new songs, which will be previewed one at a time every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks. The first single from the album, “I Need Something Different,” and the title track are currently streaming at PearlJam.com/Moonlander. In addition to new tracks appearing online each week, a different original piece of artwork created by Gossard will also be unveiled with each song premiere.
3 Doors Down Bassist Checks into Rehab
3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell has entered rehab in the wake of his alleged involvement in a fatal car accident in the Nashville area last week.
His attorney tells the Associated Press that Harrell voluntarily entered a drug treatment facility following his release from jail on bond Tuesday. The attorney did not disclose the name of the facility.
Police have said Harrell last Friday night clipped a pickup truck on Interstate 40 while driving drunk, ultimately resulting in the death of the truck's driver, 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. In addition, police said Harrell was in possession of Xanax and the prescription painkillers Oxycodone and Oxymorphone when he was booked in jail.
His first court date had been scheduled for Thursday, but it's been delayed until May 29.
Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Working on “New Music Project”
Slipknot’s Joey Jordison has a new release headed our way. On Monday, the drummer revealed on his Facebook page that he’s “working on a new music project,” and posted a series of black-and-white photos of himself and a number of musicians recording in a studio.
While Jordison didn’t give a firm release date for the new material, he added that he’ll provide more information on the project sometime soon.
While Slipknot is currently on a break from touring, the band has scheduled to perform at several European festivals this summer, including the inaugural Ozzfest Japan in May and at the U.K.’s Download Festival in June.