Author Archives: Jim Cartwright

LED ZEPPELIN: Whole Lotta Pinball

LED ZEPPELIN: Whole Lotta Pinball

If you want to own the new Led Zeppelin pinball game, you’re going to have to reach deep into your wallet. There are three editions of the game — a Pro Model for $6200, a Premium Model for $7800 and a Limited Edition Model for $9200. Each model spins 10 songs while you’re hitting the…Read more »

PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS: A Drummer Team Up

PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS: A Drummer Team Up

Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters have combined forces for a new project called Nighttime Boogie Association. The duo’s first single is out today (Friday), with “Long in the Tooth,” co-written by the two drummers, and “The Path We’re On,” written by Cameron. Hawkins sings lead on both cuts, and…Read more »

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 »