Music: Tool Took Down Taylor Swift on the Charts

Tool Took Down Taylor Swift on the Charts

TAYLOR SWIFT's rabid fans aren't going to like this, but TOOL has the new #1 album in America. "Fear Inoculum"is Tool's first album in 13 years, and it sold 270,000 copies in its first week. 

Taylor's"Lover"sold 178,000 copies, which was good for second. But it's worth pointing out that Taylor's album has been out for two weeks . . . and it sold 867,000 copies in its first week. 

Tool Show in Houston is SOLD OUT……

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Sony releases a Walkman for its 40th anniversary

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Vinyl Will Soon Outsell CDs for the First Time Since 1986 

CD sales have been tanking ever since streaming became a thing. And soon, for the first time since 1986, we'll be spending more on VINYL RECORDS than we are on CDs. Mostly thanks to hipsters who think they're "cool" again.

The Recording Industry Association of America released its mid-year report. And people have spent almost as much on records this year as CDs . . . $224 million in the first half of 2019, compared to $248 million on compact discs.

CD sales were basically stagnant, while vinyl record sales were up 13%. One of the most popular bands to buy on vinyl is . . .The Beatles. Last year, we bought over 300,000 of their records on vinyl.

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THE STROKES' next album has been recorded, and is currently being mixed.

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Chester Bennington’s Widow Gets Engaged

Chester Bennington’s widow, Talinda Bennington, is ready to give love another chance. Two years after the untimely passing of the Linkin Park singer, Talinda has announced that she’s engaged.

Taking to Instagram, Talinda has announced that she’ll tie the knot with her “angel on earth,” a man named Michael F. Fans are bound to have opinions about the timing, but she spreading a positive message: “you can find love after tragedy.” “A death of a soulmate does not mean the death of you,” Talinda adds. “I will always love my husband, Chester, and I will keep honoring him by living MY life.”

Talinda is also reaching out to “Suicide Loss Survivors,” saying that it’s okay to “have space in your heart for grief, joy, happiness, sadness and love.” She adds that Chester’s former bandmate, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Rob Boudon and Brad Delson, have welcomed her new fiance with “open arms.” Check out the full post below.

BLINK-182 released a new song called"I Really Wish I Hated You". . .

GRETA VAN FLEET has a new track called"Always There". . .

Muse Celebrates 20 Years With Massive Box Set

It’s been 20 years since Muse put out their debut album “Showbiz.” To mark the milestone, the band has announced a massive new box set celebrating their early days due for release on December 6th.

The nine-CD, four-vinyl “Origin Of Muse” collection includes remastered editions of the band’s first two albums, 1999’s “Showbiz” and 2001’s “Origin of Symmetry,” along with entire disc’s worth of demos, live recordings and b-sides from the era. Fans will also get their hands on a 48-page book featuring a retrospective interview with the band members, posters, setlists, photos and more.

Boasting over 100 tracks, more of 30 of them unreleased, “Origin of Muse” is the ultimate collector’s edition for any Muse fan. The box set can be pre-ordered HERE.

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Rob Halford from Judas Priest Has Some Christmas Music on the Way! 

Is September too early for Christmas music? What about if it's METAL? JUDAS PRIEST singer ROB HALFORD has a new Christmas album coming out next month called"Celestial". And the music video for an original track called"Donner and Blitzen" is already up on YouTube. 

This isn't Halford's first solo Christmas album. He did one called"Halford 3: Winter Songs"back in 2009. And he recorded a song called"Christmas Ride"with his short-lived band Flight when Judas Priest split up for a while in the '90s.

Speaking of that split,Whitfield Crane from Ugly Kid Joe recently revealed HE could've replaced Halford. The band told him the gig was his if he wanted it, but he said no. So Tim Owens held down the fort for Judas Priest from 1996 to 2003.

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