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Hollywood Undead and Black Veil Brides Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard Album Chart

Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Hollywood Undead and  Black Veil Brides  are reaching new heights with their latest albums. Hollywood Undead’s third release, ‘ Notes From the Underground ,’ landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, while Black Veil Brides enjoyed their first-ever Top 10 entry with ’ Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones ,’ which arrived at No. 7. Hollywood Undead moved 53,000 copies in their debut week, finishing behind the 73,000 sold by this week’s chart champ, contemporary Christian artist Chris Tomlin. However, ‘Notes From the Underground’ gives the band their highest debut yet in their career, as their last album, ‘American Tragedy,’ arrived at No. 4 back in 2011. As for Black Veil Brides, ‘Wretched and Divine’ sold 42,000 copies in its opening week. The group also shot to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. To show how the band’s fan base has grown, ‘Wretched and Divine’ nearly doubled in first week sales what the group did on their 2011 release, ‘Set the World on Fire.’ Black Veil Brides are currently on the ‘Church of the Wild Ones World Tour,’ with dates booked through a March 8 finale in San Francisco. Between now and then, the group will have played in four different countries on two continents. The remainder of the itinerary can be seen here . Hollywood Undead, meanwhile, are currently on a tour of their own. Check out the dates here . [button href=”” title=”Next: The Used’s Bert McCracken Records With Black Veil Brides” align=”center”]

Sebastian Bach To Release Live DVD/CD ‘Abachalypse Now’ in Spring 2013

Mary Ouellette, Move over zombies, there’s some new competition in the quest for world domination in the form of Sebastian Bach . The raucous frontman is brewing up a rock ‘n’ roll takeover of his own with an upcoming live DVD/CD set aptly titled ‘Abachalypse Now.’ The special release is jam-packed with never before seen footage that’s all been remixed and remastered for optimal quality. The footage includes Bach’s performances from 2012’s GrasPop Festival in Belgium, his full set from Hellfest in France and his show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles that originally aired on AXS TV. While the exact details are still being kept under wraps including the track listing and table of contents, Bach weighed in on the special release, saying: “I am so excited for all of you to witness and experience ‘ABachalypse Now.’ We have included three recent concerts and the footage is totally kickass!  It’s remixed and remastered for full audio and video quality. The performances and energy of the crowds are killer throughout the DVD and you really feel like you are at the shows. Prepare yourselves for the coming ABachalypse – now!” ‘Abachalypse Now’ is due out on Frontiers Records in the Spring of 2013. The former Skid Row frontman released his last solo disc ‘Kicking & Screaming’ back in September of 2011. The disc was produced by Bob Marlette and made the top 75 of the Billboard Top 200 Chart. [button href=”” title=”Sebastian Bach Picks Jeff George to Fill Vacant Guitarist Spot” align=”center”]

Soundgarden Rock ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Soundgarden are now back in full force after announcing their reunion in 2010, and to help welcome them back in style, the band performed on the Monday night (Nov. 26) episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Soundgarden took the outdoor stage to play ‘By Crooked Steps’ and ‘Been Away Too Long’ before surprising the live audience with three extra tracks off the air. The legendary grunge band released their first all-new album in 16 years, ‘King Animal,’ on Nov. 13, selling 83,000 copies in its first week and debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has received mostly positive reviews from critics and fans, including the ‘Kimmel’ audience, which gave Soundgarden a red-hot reception as they jammed on two of their newest tracks. After plowing through ‘By Crooked Steps’ and ‘Been Away Too Long,’ Soundgarden gave their fans performances of ‘Rowing,’ ‘Rusty Cage’ and ‘Beyond the Wheel.’ Soundgarden may be seen by some as simply a gem from the past, but when checking out the band’s new material, especially played live, music addicts of all ages and backgrounds are sure to embrace Soundgarden in the present. Check out love footage of Soundgarden performing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ along with fan-shot footage of the band continuing their set after the cameras had been shut off. Soundgarden Performs ‘By Crooked Steps’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soundgarden Performs ‘Been Away Too Long’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soundgarden Performs ‘Rowing’ Off the Air

AC/DC End Longtime Digital Holdout by Reaching Deal With iTunes

Columbia After years and years of holding out on releasing their music digitally, legendary rockers   AC/DC have now made their music available via iTunes. The band’s entire discography is now available, including every live album, contributions to soundtracks, box sets and a series of official AC/DC ringtones. The band’s holdout hadn’t seemingly affected their album sales in an extreme matter, as their 1980 ‘Back in Black’ album regularly sells more copies than many albums on the Billboard Top 200 at any time, while their 2008 album, ‘Black Ice,’ sold 784,000 copies in its first week. “From their 1976 debut ‘High Voltage,’” begins a press release issued by Apple, “to seminal classic ‘Back In Black’ and 2008 smash hit ‘Black Ice,’ every one of AC/DC’s 16 studio albums, along with four live albums and three compilation albums, are available for the first time ever on the iTunes Store. All tracks are mastered for iTunes, and fans have the ability to download full albums or simply purchase their favorite individual songs. Fans can also choose from two specially packaged digital compilations: The Complete Collection, the complete iTunes-exclusive AC/DC catalog; and The Collection, which includes all 16 studio albums.” For those about to rock digitally, we salute you! Check out the entire AC/DC catalog along with special deals on iTunes . [button href=”” title=”Woman Arrested for Continually Blasting AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell'” align=”center”]

Steel Panther’s ‘British Invasion’ DVD Penetrates the Top of the Charts

Universal Steel Panther are off to a solid start with their first-ever DVD, ‘ British Invasion ,’ as the release landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart. And the band is making it worth your while to pick up the home video early, since the initial run of the DVD comes with a limited edition cover that will be available only while supplies last. Steel Panther thankfully expected the demand and have inflated their stock to meet the requests of their fans. In addition to it’s high position on the U.S. chart, the DVD also debuted at No. 3 in the UK, and is the only new offering that went Top 5 worldwide. The DVD was shot over a two-year period with 16 HD cameras, and primarily focuses on the group’s legendary 2010 performance at London’s Brixton Academy. There’s also footage from throughout their world tour and the set comes with a hilarious documentary following the band on their adventures. Loudwire recently premiered the video for ‘ Fat Girl ‘ from the DVD. The instantly infectious track has been known to leave fans singing along about an evening of questionable choice. Other standouts like ‘Asian Hooker,’ ‘The Shocker’ and ‘Stripper Girl’ are also shown in a way they’ve never been seen before. Steel Panther’s ‘British Invasion’ DVD is currently available to order here , and you can enter to win the Ultimate Steel Panther ‘British Invasion’ Gift Pack by clicking on the button below. [button href=”” title=”Next: Enter to Win the Ultimate Steel Panther ‘British Invasion’ Gift Pack” align=”center”]

Buckcherry to Release New Album ‘Confessions’ in Early 2013

Century Media Records After signing with a new record label, Century Media,  Buckcherry have announced they will be releasing a new album. ‘Confessions’ is due in early 2013 via Century Media in the United States and Eleven Seven Music in the rest of the world. ‘Confessions’ is based on the seven deadly sins, and is part of a larger vision that includes a film written by frontman Josh Todd, who based the album’s lyrics on his childhood and transformation into adulthood. “The time has come to finally announce the release of our sixth LP, ‘Confessions,’” says Todd. “This is our coolest album yet and I think a lot of people will relate. If you love BC you are going to get a chance to be part of a great story – join the revolution and let’s rock!” “This is, by far, our most ambitious record,” says guitarist Keith Nelson. “We are very proud of the work we’ve done and we are looking forward to presenting it to our fans.” Buckcherry’s last album, 2010′s ‘All Night Long’ debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the singles ‘Dead,’ ‘It’s a Party’ and the title track. Their most successful album was 2006′s platinum selling ’15,’ which featured the major rock hit ‘Crazy Bitch’ and the cross-over smash ‘Sorry.’ Buckcherry will get back on the road soon, appearing in Japan later this month and doing a U.K. tour starting Nov. 20. They have a U.S. date scheduled on Dec. 28 in Mt. Pleasant,  Mich. [button href=”” title=”Next: Buckcherry Singer’s Wife on Hottest List” align=”center”]

Papa Roach Featured On Upcoming ‘YouTube Presents’ Live Episode

Facebook: Papa Roach With their new disc ‘The Connection’ now out on shelves and fiery frontman Jacoby Shaddix on the mend after recent vocal surgery that forced the band to drop off of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, Papa Roach are officially back!  But wait, that’s not all – the band recently announced that they will be participating in an upcoming episode of ‘YouTube Presents’ later this month as a special thanks to their supportive fanbase. With a live ‘YouTube Presents’ broadcast scheduled for Oct. 23 at 5PM ET, Papa Roach will deliver a live set that will be streamed worldwide followed by a question and answer session with fans in attendance during the hour long show. The band will also be giving away a trip to one lucky fan to fly out to the live performance so tune in to their Facebook page or watch the video below starring Jacoby Shaddix for all the details. Shaddix recently talked to Loudwire about the new disc: “This is the record that our fans have been waiting for. I think it encompasses all of our styles over the years of our career and we kind of just brought it all back around on this record. It’s really exciting. It’s an exciting time and rock music is at an interesting place right now and I just feel like this is the right record for rock music and P-Roach.” ‘The Connection’ debuted on the Billboard 200 in the No. 18 slot with first single ‘Still Swingin’ checking in at No. 3 on Loudwire Radio’s Top 20 Songs of the Week list. Papa Roach Frontman Jacoby Shaddix Talks About Their ‘Youtube Presents’ Episode ? [button href=”” title=”Read Our Exclusive Interview With Jacoby Shaddix” align=”center”]