Hollywood Undead’s latest release, American Tragedy, debuted at No. 4 and sold 70,000 copies during its first week of release in April. Impressive numbers for a second album, but not entirely surprising. As a new band, Hollywood Undead built an online presence via MySpace several years ago, setting up the foundation for their first album, Swan Songs A&M/Octone), which was released in 2008 and surprised both band and label with its chart longevity.
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The Dead Lay Waiting -- a five-piece metal band from Swindon, England -- have had a busy 2011. Their second full-length studio album, Almost Heaven, came out in the UK in June -- and it's slated for a January 24 release in the US. After appearing at the Download Festival in England and juggling dates on a European tour, TDLW guitarist Ben Connett took the time to discuss success, musical growth and the process of becoming heartthrobs in the world of metal.
Whether or not Disturbed decide to get together in the coming months or years to work on a new record depends on how much the band members miss being away from each other. But one thing’s for sure: If they ever do decide to get back together, their record label will be waiting for them.
At 49 – an age when so many veteran rockers put themselves on the summer tour greatest hits treadmill – Young is still rocking with a fury, opening new vistas in his amply celebrated 30-year, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career.
The 2011 Fearless Friends Tour, hosted by Fearless Records, kicked off Wednesday, November 9. The 2011 lineup includes headliners blessthefall, plus The Word Alive, Motionless in White, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and Tonight Alive.