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The Eagles Pass Michael Jackson for Best-Selling Album

by David Gagnon
The Eagles have finally soared passed Michael Jackson. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA, for short) has confirmed that the band’s 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), has passed Michael Jackson’s Thriller for the best-selling album of all time. The album was certified 38x platinum, indicating that sales and streams of the album have reached […]

Kerrang! Posts 13 Best Metal Shirts of All Time

by David Gagnon
If you know me personally, you’ll know my entire wardrobe is comprised of almost nothing but black metal shirts. I’ve gotten them from all over: shows I’ve been to, finds from thrift shop, and even at a Target one time. The design has to be awesome though. I’ll rep your band for years to come […]

Metallica Uses Spotify User Data to Make Setlists

by David Gagnon
The future is here. Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek, recently revealed that Metallica, among other bands, use Spotify data to make the setlists for their shows so local fans can enjoy it. So, if fans in Seattle enjoy listening to “Escape,” then that will likely influence the band’s decision to play it at their Seattle show. […]

Ed Sheeran Places First on Top Grossing Tours of 2018

by David Gagnon
According to an article released by Pollstar, which detailed the top 100 highest-grossing tours of 2018 so far, Ed Sheeran is currently dominating with a $213.9 million gross, setting the world record for ticket sales on the Mid-Year Worldwide Chart. It’s a 40% increase since Guns N’ Roses’ tour last year, which totaled on $151.5 […]

Avenged Sevenfold Cancels Summer Tour

by David Gagnon
Avenged Sevenfold announced recently that they have been forced to cancel their summer tour. According to the band, frontman and lead singer, M. Shadows has been ordered by his doctor to rest his vocal chords. The tour was to begin on July 22 in Mansfield, ME and end on September 2 in Houston, TX. The […]

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Covers, “Africa” by Toto

by David Gagnon
For whatever reason, “Africa” by Toto has been making a comeback. Not that I’m complaining, it’s a really good song. Lately, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, who has taken Twitch by storm recently, has put out a cover of “Africa” that he performed on his stream. Whipping out his seven-string electric to break up his trend of acoustic […]