Avenged Sevenfold Scores Second #1 Album onBillboard 200
It’s official: Avenged Sevenfold has scored their second #1 album on the Billboard 200.
The group’s sixth studio album, Hail to the King, secured the #1 slot this week with over 159,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Avenged Sevenfold’s 2010 release,Nightmare, was their first album to debut at #1 on the tally after racking up 163,000 copies its first week out.
In addition, Hail to the King took the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart, the Alternative Albums chart and the overall Rock Albums chart.
Avenged Sevenfold is currently trekking across North America promoting Hail to the King. They'll perform at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on Friday and at the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA, on Saturday. Visit AvengedSevenfold.com to view the full itinerary.
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Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo Says Replacing Scott Weiland Was a “Very Difficult Decision”
Back in February, Stone Temple Pilots parted ways with their founding frontman Scott Weiland, and replaced him with Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. BassistRobert DeLeo says that while the decision to part ways with Weiland was not an easy one, the group felt it was necessary.
“It was a very difficult decision to terminate the face of your band,” he tells Rolling Stone. “We've always looked out for Scott's best interests and tried to be a great friend to someone who really didn't care to be friends with us…and I don't think we had any other choice.”
Bennington adds that he respects STP’s decision to move forward with him, and doesn’t take the responsibility that goes along with being the band’s frontman lightly. “There's no need for me to do this, but at the same time I do realize this is their life,” he explains. “This is how they're gonna pay their bills and put their kids through college, this is how they're gonna want to spend the rest of their lives. So by saying yes to that means I'm 100 percent in as well.”
The band, which has now officially changed its name to Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, is set to release its debut EP, High Rise, on October 8.
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Hear Metallica's Live Version of "Master of Puppets" from Metallica Through the Never Soundtrack
While the double-disc soundtrack for Metallica’s upcoming 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, won’t be available until later this month, you can hear a little preview of it now. The band is currently streaming a live version of their classic track "Master of Puppets," which is featured in the film and on its soundtrack, at RollingStone.com. Metallica Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture) will arrive at the usual outlets on September 24. It features 16 career-spanning tracks, including hits “Enter Sandman,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “One,” which were recorded during last year's concerts at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver. A vinyl edition of the full soundtrack, as well as some limited-edition singles, will be available in the fall. Metallica Through the Never will arrive at every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27. After the flick has its run in the IMAX theaters, it will expand into additional theaters starting October 4.
Here's the track list for Metallica Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture): Disc 1
“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Ride the Lightning”
“The Memory Remains”
“Wherever I May Roam” Disc 2
“…And Justice for All”
“Master of Puppets”
“Nothing Else Matters”
“Hit the Lights”
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Korn Revives Family Values Tour for One Night Only in October
Korn has announced that they’ll be bringing back their Family Values Tour next month, for one night only. The band revealed the good news via their Facebook page, posting a photo of the poster for the event, which takes place on October 5 at the 1st Bank Center in Denver, CO.
In addition to a headlining set by Korn, the event will include performances byHollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware of Darkness.
Korn’s Family Values Tour originally launched in 1998 and featured additional runs in 1999, 2001, 2006 and 2007. Over the years, the tour featured a variety of rock and hip hop acts, including Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Ja Rule, Method Man,Redman and DMX, among others.
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Metallica Announce First Public Screening of 3D Film, Metallica Through the Never
Before Metallica Through the Never hits theaters across the country, Metallica will host a special screening of the 3D flick in their hometown. The band has just announced that they’ll show the film on September 17 at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA, which will kick off the 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival.
“We’ll all be on hand for a post screening interview and audience Q&A with the founder of the festival and Executive Director of the California Film Institute, Mark Fishkin,” writes the band in a joint statement. “We hope you can join us to watch the film, hang out, and talk about Through The Never. This screening is a benefit for the nonprofit California Film Institute, which celebrates and promotes film as art and education through the presentation of the Mill Valley Film Festival and year-round exhibitions at this theater.”
Tickets for the Metallica Through the Never screening will run you $85 each, and are currently available at MVFF.com. If you miss out on being able to attend the event, you’ll be able to catch the movie when it arrives at every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27. After the flick ends its run in the IMAX theaters, it'll expand into additional theaters starting October 4.
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Seether to Release Greatest Hits & B-Sides Collection, Seether 2002-2013, in October
Seether is set to drop a collection of greatest hits and rare B-sides, Seether 2002-2013, on October 29.
The set boasts 27 tracks spread out over two discs, and features a number of of the band's biggest hits, including "Remedy," "Fake It" and "Country Song." The upcoming release also includes three brand-new songs and a cover of Veruca Salt's 1994 hit single, “Seether,” which is where the group gets their name. That song will arrive at radio on September 10.
"13 years ago when a demo of 'Needles' came roaring through our speakers and tearing down our hallways, we knew greatness was at our fingertips," said president and CEO of Wind-up Records Ed Vetri in a statement. "After an amazing young career featuring 11 number-one songs, millions of albums sold, Seether is just hitting their stride and this Greatest Hits package only represents their work so far."
Here’s the track list for Seether 2002-2013: Disc 1
“Broken” (featuring Amy Lee)
“Rise Above This”
“Here and Now”
“Safe to Say I've Had Enough”
“Out of My Way”
“Let Me Go”
“Burn the Bridges” (Demo)
“Butterfly with Teeth” (Demo)