Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance promises, with a laugh, that it wasn't bad math that led to "Waking The Fallen: Resurrected," a deluxe reissue of the group's breakthrough 2003 sophomore album, coming out 11 years later rather than in time for its 10th anniversary.
With thousands of Juggalos descending upon Ohio's Legend Valley for Insane Clown Posse's annual music festival, the small town of Thornville, Ohio, will experience a never-before-seen deluge of Faygo and face paint this weekend. Although most music festivals are treated as an opportunity to get wild and let it all hang out, ICP's annual Gathering of the Juggalos takes things to another level entirely.
Jimmy Buffett has found a new way to feed the Parrotheads this year: Margaritaville TV. The new online channel streams select Buffett concerts live and, Buffett tells Billboard, has netted about 10,000 viewers for each of its seven broadcasts so far, with the next due Friday (July 25) from Detroit.
Rise Against notches its second No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, and fourth top 10 on the Billboard 200 (No. 3), as "The Black Market" debuts with 53,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Strange Desire," the debut album from Bleachers, led by fun.'s Jack Antonoff, starts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums (21,000 sold, with a notable 15 percent of sales from independent stores).
A federal court in Washington state has sentenced a singer-songwriter to nearly four years in prison for various schemes that tricked investors into sinking nearly $600,000 in non-existent projects promising music from major artists, including Bruce Springsteen.