Def Leppard’s new live album Mirror Ball sold approximately 20,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release, debuting at position number 16 on Billboard’s 200 chart.
The band’s first live album, a triple-disc set, is action packed with 21 concert recordings from their 2008-2009 Sparkle tour, three new studio tracks and a DVD with additional live acts that include classic riff performances by Jackson artist and lead guitarist, Phil Collen.
“There has been a lot of live stuff available, there’s just never been an official live album,” said singer Joe Elliott in an hour-long radio special that aired on over 100 radio stations in the United States. “I’ve been taking 2010 off the road and been out of a record contract now, so we’re free to do whatever we want. This was the perfect time to actually look at what we’d just done on the previous tour and piece a live album together.”
The first ever live album features Def Leppard classic hits such as “Animal,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Photograph,” “Nine Lives” and “Rock Of Ages.” The brand new bonus tracks are “Undefeated,” “Kings Of The World” and “It’s All About Believin.’”
Here’s the complete Mirror Ball tracklist:
1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
4. C’Mon C’Mon
5. Make Love Like A Man
6. Too Late For Love
8. Nine Lives
9. Love Bites
10. Rock On
Disc 2 (DVD)
1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
2. Armageddon It
3. Pour Some Sugar On Me
5. Nine Lives (music video)
6. C’Mon C’Mon (music video)
1. Two Steps Behind
2. Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
3. Switch 625
5. Armageddon It
7. Pour Some Sugar On Me
8. Rock Of Ages
9. Let’s Get Rocked
11. Bad Actress
13. Kings Of The World
14. It’s All About Believin’
Def Leppard has over 40 shows left in their Mirror Ball summer tour, so be sure to catch them live. See their tour dates here.
Iron Maiden’s From Fear To Eternity: The Best of 1990-2010 album sold approximately 5,600 copies in the United States in its first week to debut at number 86 on Billboard’s 200 chart.
The Jackson artists’ double CD features a rich collection of 23 top-hit tracks, including “The Wicker Man” from 2000′s Brave New World, and “The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg,” the lead track from 2006′s A Matter Of Life And Death.
Watch the promotional video for From Fear To Eternity: The Best of 1990-2010 below…
Here’s the full track listing for both CD’s:
1. The Wicker Man
2. Holy Smoke
3. El Dorado
5. Different World
6. Man On The Edge (live)
7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
8. Blood Brothers
10. Sign Of The Cross (live)
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark (live)
1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
3. No More Lies
4. Coming Home
5. The Clansman (live)
6. For The Greater Good Of God
7. These Colours Don’t Run
8. Bring Your Daughter… To The Slaughter
9. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Dance Of Death
11. When The Wild Wind Blows
Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier world tour is in full swing. Find out where you can find them here.
Florida-based metal heavyweights Trivium will release their new album, In Waves, on Aug. 9.
The band was ensconced in Florida’s Paint It Black studios earlier this year, cranking up the Colin Richardson and Martin “Ginge” Ford-produced album.
In Waves is preceded by their 2008 Shogun album, which gained them the sort of worldwide recognition that led to sharing the stage with metal giants Iron Maiden, Slipknot and Metallica.
In a radio interview from summer 2010, Jackson-wielding Trivium guitarist Corey Beaulieu said that the forthcoming album would be deliberately conceived to not sound unlike anything they’ve released before.
“We’ve been concentrating more on more to-the-point, catchier songs without going off too much,” he explained. “There are no seven- or eight-minute songs on this one. There are a lot of really cool riffs and a lot of really cool parts and, obviously, there are guitar solos all over the place.”
According to frontman Matt Heafy, this album embodies everything they’ve ever wanted to make.
“In Waves to us… is TRIVIUM,” said Heafy on the band’s website. “In Waves is the music, the artwork, the videos and the live show; they are all part of an interconnected whole. There’s no question about it, in our eyes, that this is the most complete project we’ve ever done. We think we’ve finally made the record that we’ve always strived to make.”
The band will spend the summer touring with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, followed by two European album-release shows as special guests to Iron Maiden.
Check out the new haunting video for the album’s title track.
In Waves track list:
1. Capsizing The Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception Of The End
4. Watch The World Burn
5. Dusk Dismantled
7. Built To Fall
8. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind
9. A Skyline’s Severance
10. Forsake Not the Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind
A two-disc special edition will also be available. It features five bonus tracks, plus a DVD with a 40-minute, behind-the-scenes documentary, as well as an exclusive concert filmed in a warehouse located in Orlando, Florida. This concert features the first performances of tracks from In Waves, along with Trivium classics.
Jackson signature artist Scott Ian and his wife, Pearl Aday, welcomed their first child on Sunday, June 19 at 10:19 a.m. The Anthrax axeman shared his emotions on Twitter, posting that it was the “happiest day of my life.”
Ian also reported to Blabbermouth.net that his wife and newborn Revel Young Ian are “doing brilliantly.”
Since the newborn was due in July during Anthrax’s summer tour, Ian prearranged for Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser to fill in for him for 11 shows while he devoted time to his family. At this point, it is not clear whether Ian will still have Kisser play or not.
Ian is making headlines elsewhere, too. The August edition of metal magazine Decibel features a special gatefold cover with Ian depicted as a cartoon in the magazine’s take on comics and metal. Check out the cover here.
Metal band Machine Head will be releasing its long-awaited seventh album on Sept. 27, but they’ve already given their fans a taste of the upcoming effort by providing an advance mix of their single “Locust.”
Machine Head founding member Robb Flynn explained the song on the band’s website.
“‘Locust is a metaphor,” he said. “Locusts fly in a swarm, but they can’t control which direction they fly; they float on the wind, they land, cause massive destruction, and then float away on the wind to leave you in the aftermath. The song is a metaphor for a type of person that sometimes comes into your life and has a similar effect.”
The as-of-now untitled album is being recorded at JingleTown Studios in the band’s hometown of Oakland, Calif., and is being produced by Flynn himself. Jackson signature artist Phil Demmel checked in with a Jackson Alert from the studio in this exclusive video clip below.
Machine Head will prepare for the release of its new album by appearing on the main stage of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer, with tour dates all across the country. Get those dates and ticket info here.