Panic! at the Disco, Korn, Mayday Parade Score Top-10 Debuts on Billboard 200
As expected, new albums from Panic! at the Disco, Korn and Mayday Parade have all secured top-10 spots on the Billboard 200 album chart this week.
Panic! at the Disco’s fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, scored the #2 spot on the tally, with 84,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!’s first-week sales have bested the debut of Panic's previous release, 2011’s Vices & Virtues, which debuted at #7 on the chart and sold 56,000 copies its first week out.
Korn’s The Paradigm Shift snagged the #8 spot on Billboard 200, with 46,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Paradigm Shift is the band’s 12th studio album to get a top-10 spot on the list, and is the first release to feature co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2003’s Take a Look in the Mirror.
Mayday Parade claimed their first-ever top-10 debut on the chart with their fourth studio album,Monsters in the Closet, which took the #10 spot, selling 30,000 copies. The group’s previous release, 2011’sMayday Parade, debuted and peaked at #12 on the tally, with 27,000 copies sold its first week out.
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The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, Grouplove to Perform at Bob Dylan Tribute in NYC
A new installment of the long-running series of Bob Dylan tribute shows known as Dylan Fest is set to take place at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on November 11 and 12.
According to the event’s producers, The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and Grouplove are among the many musicians set to perform tunes from Dylan's expansive catalog at the concerts. Other entertainers on the bill include The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, and Dhani Harrison, as well as a number of surprise guests. All of the proceeds raised from tickets sales will go toward the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which donates money to artists in need of financial assistance because of illness or other issues.
Tickets for Dylan Fest will go on sale on Friday at 12 p.m. ET. Visit TheBestFest.com for more information.
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Tenacious D’s Jack Black Promises Special Guest Appearance, Unique Comedy Experience at Festival Supreme
Tenacious D will stage their inaugural comedy-rock music festival, Festival Supreme, on Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. Frontman Jack Black says fans who attend the event can expect a few surprises, including a “secret guest” that will join them during their headlining set.
“There’s a secret weapon that when we unleash them, the excitement level will probably go through the roof,” he tells L.A. Record. “Although there’s no roof there, so the floorboards of the pier will shake loose.”
Another attraction at the upcoming event will be the One Man Tent, which Black notes will allow concert-goers to get some one-on-one time with comedian Gregg Turkington’s stand-up comedy character, Neil Hamburger. “Only one audience member is allowed in at a time, and you have 30 seconds alone with Neil,” he explains. “I can’t guarantee he’s even gonna tell jokes. You might just stare at him drinking and drinking, and he might just stare at you sweatily. But it’s gonna be an experience to remember.”
In addition to the D, the Festival Supreme's bill features a host of other well-known comedy-rockers including Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, and Eric Idle. Visit FestivalSupreme.com to view the full lineup.