SCORCH “TALKIN’ ROCKIN” 12-3-19

TODAY, NEWS ON FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH; BADFLOWER; SHINEDOWN; and PEARL JAM!

THE BAND HAS BEEN THROUGH MANY UPS AND DOWNS OVER THEIR CAREER, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE BACK ON THE UPSWING, WHEN IT COMES TO THE NEW FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH ALBUM.  GUITARIST ZOLTAN BATHORY SAYS THIS IS SOME OF THE BEST STUFF THE BAND HAS EVER DONE, ACTUALLY SAYING IT’S LIKE A “DIFFERENT BAND”!!!  THE NEW FFDP DISC IS CALLED F-8, AND ITS OUT IN FEBRUARY!!  https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8545138/five-finger-death-punch-guitarist-talks-f8-album
LOTS OF COOL STUFF GOING ON IN THE WORLD OF THE “ROCK CHARTS”!! BADFLOWER HAS JUST EARNED ITS SECOND NUMBER ONE SONG ON THE MAINSTREAM ROCK SONG CHARTS, WITH “THE JESTER”.   HEROIN, ALSO GOT THEM TO THE COVETED NUMBER ONE SPOT, BUT ONLY FOR A WEEK!!  INTERESTING FACT…EACH OF THE THREE BADFLOWER SINGLES FROM “OK IM SICK” HAVE MADE IT TO THE CHARTS!! https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8545064/badflower-the-jester-rules-mainstream-rock-songs-chart
SPEAKING OF “THE CHARTS”,   SHINEDOWN’S “ATTENTION ATTENTION” HAS JUST MADE IT INTO THE TOP 10 ON THE ROCK SONGS CHARTS, GIVING THEM THEIR 26th TOP 10 TUNE!!! THAT TIES THEM WITH VAN HALEN FOR THE 2nd MOST  TOP 10 SONGS!   KNOW WHO HAS THE MOST??  TOM PETTY!!  https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8545064/badflower-the-jester-rules-mainstream-rock-songs-chart
AND FINALLY..IT’S BEEN AWHILE SINCE WE’VE HEARD ANYTHING FROM PEARL JAM..BUT THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!  THEY JUST ANNOUNCED A 2020 TOUR,  WITH THE PIXIES, PLAYING A BUNCH OF EUROPEAN DATES, AS WELL AS SOME “FESTIVALS”!  THEY DON’T SPECIFY IF THE FESTIVALS ARE OVERSEAS AS WELL, SO I GUESS TIME WILL TELL!!! https://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-2020-tour-festival-dates/