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Random Music News for Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On this day in 1983, one man–a Soviet naval officer–prevented a global nuclear war. Thank you, Stanislav Petrov. And now, the music news for September 26.

  1. The Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold topped the US Soundscan charts by selling 120,000 copies. Big & Rich is in second place, selling 26,000 copies of Did It for the Party. You could make it into the US Top 10 of physical sales by moving less than 8,800 units.
  2. Meanwhile, Madonna’s double Rebel Heart Tour live CD debuted at #44 with 3,900 copies sold. No, that’s not a typo.
  3. Back to the Foo Fighters: They sold 11,700 vinyl copies of Concrete and Gold in its first week.
  4. Mark Anthony to Trump: “Mr. President shut the f**k up about NFL. Do something about our people in need in #PuertoRico. We are American citizens too.”
  5. The EU suppressed a 300-page report that says piracy doesn’t hurt sales.
  6. Light has been stored as sound for the first time. Coooooooool.
  7. Time for another round of nominations for the Hall of Heavy Metal History.
  8. So what’s the status of the Stone Temple Pilots singer search? Could it be a one-time X Factor contestant?
  9. Jeezus, how drunk did Noel Gallagher get with Bono?
  10. Deep Purple’s ex-accountant has been accused of “misappropriating” £2 million.

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