Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

AC/DC: Power Up to Number One

AC/DC: Power Up to Number One

AC/DC’s new album, Power Up, debuts at number-one in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 and in the U.K. on the Official Albums Chart. In the U.S., the album moved 117,000 equivalent album units. In the U.K., it sold 62,000 copies, making it the biggest-selling disc of the year in its first week of release.…Read more »

Wolfgang Van Halen Reveals Solo Single For His Late Father

Wolfgang Van Halen Reveals Solo Single For His Late Father

Proceeds from the song “Distance” will be donated to Eddie’s favorite charity, Mr. Holand’s Opus Foundation, which provides assistance to underfunded school music programs around the country. Wolfgang wrote and performed all the music on the album. Wolfgang Van Halen went back to the roots of Van Halen by releasing a solo project under the…Read more »

EAGLES: Flying High

EAGLES: Flying High

The Eagles’ new album, Live from The Forum MMXVIII, is off to a good start as 24,000 copies were sold in its first week, landing it at number-five on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart. This chart tracks physical purchases, whereas the Billboard 200 counts digital sales and streaming numbers. This is the band’s best sales…Read more »

TOM PETTY: Pushes Up a Number-One Flower

TOM PETTY: Pushes Up a Number-One Flower

Tom Petty has sprouted up a number-one album from the grave as Wildflowers & All the Rest, a reissue of his 1994 album with loads of extras, sits atop Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart. This latest success is based on the sale of 44,000 equivalent album units (38,000 downloads and physical sales, and 6.000 streams) and gives Petty his sixth number-one album…Read more »

AC/DC Full Video

AC/DC Full Video

AC/DC have premiered the video for “Shot in the Dark,” the first single off their forthcoming album, PWR/UP. Like most of their videos, it’s a performance clip. PWR/UP will be out on November 13th.Read more »

OZZY OSBOURNE: Panamoid?

OZZY OSBOURNE: Panamoid?

Eddie Van Halen is gone just over two weeks and in that time both Steve Perry and Sebastian Bach say they were considered for Van Halen — Perry in place of David Lee Roth, and Bach after Sammy Hagar was shown the door. Now Ozzy Osbourne says he was also asked … or was he?…Read more »

VAN HALEN: What Could Have Been and What Might Be

VAN HALEN: What Could Have Been and What Might Be

Two days after the death of Eddie Van Halen, the band’s manager, Irving Azoff, hints at the possibility of unreleased recordings. He tells concert industry publication Pollstar, “Wolf [Eddie’s son] and Alex [Van Halen] will go up to 5150, the studio in Ed’s house… Here’s been a lot of recording over the years. I can’t…Read more »

AC/DC: Premiere of “Shot in the Dark”

AC/DC: Premiere of “Shot in the Dark”

AC/DC have finally taken the wraps off their first new song in six years — “Shot in the Dark,” the first single off their new album, PWR/UP (Power Up). PWR/UP is their first album since 2014’s Rock or Bust, and, it surprisingly features the same line-up of Angus Young, singer Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams,…Read more »

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Dead at 65

EDDIE VAN HALEN: Dead at 65

Eddie Van Halen, one of rock’s greatest guitarists, died today from a variety of cancer-related causes at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica today. He was 65. His son Wolfgang announced his death on Twitter this afternoon. He wrote, “He was the best father I could every ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him…Read more »

AC/DC: Drop Tease of Single

AC/DC: Drop Tease of Single

AC/DC released a teaser for the first single from their upcoming album. It seems to be called “Shot in the Dark,” and since 30 second clip is titled “PWRUP Teaser 1,” it’s likely that the album’s title is Power Up. And, not surprisingly, the teaser sounds exactly like classic Brian Johnson-era AC/DC. Check it out…Read more »