ROCK NEWS REPORT 24 MAY 18

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

DAVE GROHL ISN'T INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed in a new interview with GQ that he has no interest in getting into politics or running for president someday. Grohl explained, “Taylor (Hawkins, drummer) and I talked about this the other day. He said, ‘You need to be president and run for office.’ F**k that. And that’s my quote right there. I’m not doing an Oprah. I’m not going to go, ‘Well, you never know.’”

  • In the same interview, Grohl discussed Donald Trump’s effect on the world’s view of the U.S., saying, "I’ve probably traveled internationally more than our current president, and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighborhood . . . I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel.”
  • Foo Fighters will resume their current North American tour in support of the band's 2017 LP Concrete And Gold on July 6th in Columbia, Maryland.

Story source: Ultimate Classic Rock


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH EXPECTED TO BOW WITH FIRST-WEEK SALES OF 65-70K

Five Finger Death Punch's seventh studio album, And Justice For None, is expected to sell between 65,000 and 70,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Billboard. That won't be enough to land the LP a Number One debut, something that's eluded the band across all six previous records. It will mostly likely enter at Number Three, while the group's three previous efforts all debuted at Number Two.

  • And Justice For None will apparently be kept from the top spot on the chart by BTS's new album Love Yourself: Tear and Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys.
  • The new Five Finger disc arrived last Friday (May 18th), and final sales figures will be published this Sunday evening (May 27th).
  • Meanwhile, Bad Wolves entered on this week's Billboard 200 chart at Number 23, moving 15,000 copies of their debut disc Disobey.
  • Bad Wolves and Five Finger Death Punch will be out together on a major North American tour this summer, also featuring Breaking Benjamin and others.

Story source: Blabbermouth

DID YOU KNOW? 

  • The previous Five Finger Death Punch LP, 2016's Got Your Six, sold 119,000 units in its first week of release to become the band's their third consecutive Number Two debut.
  • Bad Wolves' cover of the Cranberries' "Zombie" rocketed to the top of the rock radio and iTunes charts, while streaming more than 23 million times on Spotify and having its video viewed on YouTube over 63 million times.
  • Bad Wolves have been donating proceeds from the track to the children of late Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away last January on the day she was supposed to record a guest vocal for the Bad Wolves version of her classic song.

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