In another good showing for rock and metal in the UK charts, we have news of a triple success. Beatles and all around rock legend Sir Paul McCartney has turned in another very good chart performance at the start of sixth decade in the music business as his latest album Kisses On The Bottom has hit the chart at number three.
One of the bands from the glory days of hair metal have also made a prominent reappearance; Van Halen’s return to the charts with their new album A Different Kind of Truth sees them flying in at number six. A Different Kind of Truth is the first new Van Halen album in fourteen years and the first to feature original vocalist David Lee Roth since 1984.
Returning closer to home, Young Guns’ excellent second album Bones has also cracked the upper reaches of the UK album chart, coming in at an impressive number ninteteen. The band have been heavily promoted by the likes of Zane Lowe and Dan Carter on Radio One in recent weeks, as well as on various websites and print magazines. Young Guns have also just finished a small UK club tour entitled The Bare Bones club tour with fellow UK band Polar (read a short review of the Glasgow show here).
We will of course keep bringing any further news of chart successes by rock & metal artists as well as the latest rock & metal news to our readers – watch this space for more.