Guns N’ Roses are now in an elite club of music artists who have had an album surpass 400 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. Their “Greatest Hits” album originally debuted on the chart in April of 2004 for 138 weeks. It then reappeared on occasion when Billboard decided to let back-catalogue albums on the Billboard 200. The other records with more than 400 weeks are Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon with 927 weeks, Johnny Mathis’ Johnny’s Greatest Hits at 490, the original cast recording of My Fair Lady at 480 weeks, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Legend compilation at 471 weeks, Journey’s Greatest Hits with 462 and Metallica’s self-titled album at 432.
Blink-182 have released a new music video for their song “Home is Such a Lonely Place”. The track comes from their 2016 album “California” and the deluxe edition reissue which hit stores last month. It feels like one big home video, and the band describe it as probably the easiest video that they’ve ever filmed, noting that all that they had to do was to be themselves. Check it out:
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has come out against the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for not including drummer Dave Abbruzzese in their induction roster, noting that he was in the band right when they were starting to take off. The group was inducted with original drummer Dave Krusen and current drummer Matt Cameron, and in an online post Dave call his exclusion by the Rock Hall a slap in the face.
Cage the Elephant will be releasing an unplugged live album later this summer. It will be called “Unpeeled”. It was recorded over the course of a few rare acoustic shows in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville and Nashville and will feature 18 tracks including some songs including a string quartet and choir accompaniment.