NEILSTEIN SOUNDSCAM: OZZY IS A VERY RICH MAN
Red State Radio Rock reigned supreme once again last week on the increasingly meaningless Soundscam charts. Metal fans won’t find much to be happy about as none of the albums we highlighted last week charted, but there are some interesting stats about Ozzy Osbourne and others after the jump.
1 SEETHER – HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY
Last week: 15,938
Wind-Up Records: still a thing.
2 BLACK STONE CHERRY – BETWEEN THE DEVIL & THE DEEP BLUE SEA
Last week: 13,118 (debut)
I have no ill will towards this band — their last album was a perfectly listenable hard rock record — but I am surprised that so many care about this type of music in 2011.
3 FOO FIGHTERS – WASTING LIGHT
Last week: 12,056
It keeps on chuggin’ along…
4 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD – AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Last week: 6,398
Hollywood Undead: still a thing.
5 OSBOURNE*OZZY – DIARY OF A MADMAN
Last week: 5,921
6 OSBOURNE*OZZY – BLIZZARD OF OZZ
Last week: 5,878
These, of course, are the reissues. They were also reissued as part of a boxset with vinyls, CDs, and extra artwork, which we’ll look at below.
7 EGYPT CENTRAL – WHITE RABBIT
Last week: 5,499 (debut)
I am absolutely baffled that people are into this band. Do they have a song that’s big right now at radio or something?
40 OSBOURNE*OZZY – BLIZZARD OF OZZ/ DIARY OF A MADMAN
Last week: 1,783 (debut)
This has gotta be the boxset (we gave away one of them in a contest here). For any ordinary metal band 1,783 units of an expensive boxset would be gangbusters, but what does that number mean for Sharonozzy? Amazon is selling these puppies for a cool $196 which puts the gross at $349,468. Not all of that is profit, of course, but with that kind of gross all involved must be pretty happy.
86 BLACK VEIL BRIDES – WE STITCH THESE WOUNDS
Last week: 1,126
Very popular with pre-teens now, but the question is: will they have longevity? A true career? Or will they be relegated to the nostalgia tour circuit by the time they’re 30? History isn’t on their side, but we’ll see.