In Other Rock News...(November 2)

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold and Billy Corgan make up the November 2 installment of “In Other Rock News…”  Enjoy!


Metallica's Pulling A Beyoncé…

…and no, we don’t mean they’re all of a sudden going to have a penchant for wearing leotards.

Instead (and thankfully), it looks like Metallica are going to be making music videos for every single track off of their new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

In an interview with The Straits Times, Lars Ulrich said, “Now that YouTube is the world’s biggest television station, we figured we might as well knock a video out for every song.”

Considering it’s been over eight years since their last album, it’s good to see Metallica going all in like this.  Now if only we could get them to announce some U.S. tour dates already!


Early Figures Predict A7X To Move 70-75K Copies Of The Stage

Avenged Sevenfold’s surprise seventh studio album The Stage is looking at a top five debut on the Billboard 200 album charts.

Per HitsDailyDouble, The Stage is projected to move between 65,000-70,000 copies, both physical and digital, in its first week out.  Streaming figures, which are factored into Billboard’s rankings, are estimated to push the album between 70,000-75,000 copies.

Judge Denies Billy Corgan Of Taking Over TNA Wrestling

Billy Corgan's partnership with TNA Wrestling hasn’t turned out well at all.

The Tennessean reports Corgan lost his recent lawsuit against TNA that would’ve aided in his attempt to take over the company.  Corgan’s lawsuit stated that he offered up three loans to TNA in 2016 to keep business operations running.  The last loan, according to Corgan, had a stipulation where if the company didn’t turn things around, he would be able to obtain the voting rights away from TNA chairwoman Dixie Carter, which would allow him to fully take over.  Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle deemed the agreement, however, nonbinding.

Boy…the next company meeting won’t be awkward, will it?!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.