Yes, You’re Getting Old: A New Kids on the Block Fan is Suing for a Broken Hip
Remember when you were young and in your prime, and HANGIN’ TOUGH with the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK? And remember how you used to mock all the GEEZERS in your life who were still listening to BLUE OYSTER CULT?
Well, here comes karma . . . because now YOU’RE the geezer. A woman is suing the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia because of something that happened when she saw the New Kids there last year.
What happened, you ask? Well, she slipped on some kind of liquid on the floor . . . fell . . . and BROKE HER HIP. She’s not suing the band, just the arena. (TMZ)
Maynard from Tool Says a Lot of Nirvana’s Success was Timing
MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN from TOOL says musicians shouldn’t get too cocky about their success, because sometimes a lot of it comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Even NIRVANA benefitted from that.
Quote, “It just happened to be a perfect time for Nirvana to emerge ’cause people were tired of hair bands. I don’t know. It might have had nothing to do with Nirvana. It was just timing.
“All due respect to all of those musicians, but I feel that the problem then is that generally those musicians feel like they actually created the wave, when they were just on it and were prepared as it crested.”
Metallica’s New Album Debuted at #1
The new METALLICA album “Hardwired . . . to Self-Destruct” sold 291,000 copies in its first week, which was enough to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. But it might only have a one-week run at the top, because THE WEEKND is on pace to sell around 400,000 copies of his new album “Starboy” this week.
Still, it’s a big deal for Metallica . . . 291,000 in sales is the third best debut of the year behind Beyoncé and Drake, and it’s the best debut week for a ROCK album since Coldplay sold 382,000 copies of “Ghost Stories” in June of 2014. That’s more than two YEARS ago. Here’s this week’s Top 10 albums:
- NEW: “Hardwired . . . to Self-Destruct”, Metallica . . . 291,000 copies
- NEW: “24K Magic”, Bruno Mars . . . 231,000 copies
- NEW: “The Weight of These Wings”, Miranda Lambert . . . 133,000 copies
- “A Pentatonix Christmas”, Pentatonix . . . 101,000 copies
- “We Got It from Here . . . Thank You for Your Service”, A Tribe Called Quest . . . 59,000 copies
- The “Trolls” soundtrack . . . 53,000 copies
- “Christmas Together”, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood . . . 39,000 copies
- “Sremmlife 2”, Rae Sremmurd . . . more than 38,000 copies
- The original Broadway cast recording of “Hamilton” . . . 38,000 copies
- “Views”, Drake . . . 34,000 copies
And “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd is #1 on the Hot 100 for the THIRD straight week.
“Rolling Stone’s” 20 Best Albums of the Year
Now that Thanksgiving is over, everyone will be rolling out their ‘Best of 2016’ lists . . . and this year, “Rolling Stone” is up first with their rundown of ‘The 50 Best Albums of the Year.’ Here’s the Top 20 . . .
- “Lemonade”, Beyoncé
- “Blackstar”, David Bowie
- “Coloring Book”, Chance the Rapper
- “Teens of Denial”, Car Seat Headrest
- “Blonde”, Frank Ocean
- “A Moon Shaped Pool”, Radiohead
- “Blue and Lonesome”, The Rolling Stones. It comes out this Friday.
- “The Life of Pablo”, Kanye West
- “You Want It Darker”, Leonard Cohen
- “Jeffery”, Young Thug
- “A Seat at the Table”, Solange
- “Stranger to Stranger”, Paul Simon
- “Hero”, Maren Morris
- “Revolution Radio”, Green Day
- “Return to Love”, LVL UP
- “The Weight of These Wings”, Miranda Lambert
- “Human Performance”, Parquet Courts
- “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”, The 1975
- “Atrocity Exhibition”, Danny Brown
- “Skeleton Tree”, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Of course, there’s still a month left in 2016, so they jumped the gun a little. It’s unclear how many albums they were able to hear that aren’t out yet . . . other than the new Stones album, which is on their list.
That said, there aren’t many high profile albums set to come out over the next month. John Legend and Childish Gambino have albums coming this week, and Neil Young is releasing one next week.