The Foo Fighters have scored their second No. 1 album with the release of their ninth studio collection, Concrete And Gold. The Foo Fighters previously led the Billboard 200 with Wasting Light, which debuted at No. 1 in 2011. Concrete And Gold had opening week sales of 127,000 equivalent album units, of which 120,000 were in traditional album sales.
KISS bassist Gene Simmons came under fire when it was announced that he was selling his massive upcoming 38-pound box set, The Vault, for a top price of $50,000 to have Gene deliver it to your door. However, Gene claims that the $50K price tag was a mistake made by the people controlling the box set’s website and has informed them to delete the “Home Experience” from the website. The skeptic in me thinks that the top price was real, and blaming the web designers is a convenient way to pull it back.
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will promote his new memoir, “What Does This Button Do?”, with a series of book-signing events next month. In it, he details his years with Iron Maiden, his childhood, going solo, realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer. The book will be released October 19th, along with a box set of his solo albums on October 27th.