In Other Rock News…(October 24th)

Kings of Leon, Tool's Danny Carey and Scott Weiland make up the October 24th edition of "In Other Rock News..."  Enjoy!

Congrats To Kings Of Leon!

Kings of Leon crossed another accomplishment off the list with the release of their seventh studio album, Walls, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album charts.

Per Billboard, Walls netted 77,000 album units its first week of release, with 68,000 the result of physical albums sales.  The remainder came from streaming.

 

Danny Carey is One Tough Mofo

When you have a Staph infection, it’s a good rule to just rest up as part of treatment…unless you’re Tool’s Danny Carey, and then you just proceed with business as usual.

Tool performed at the Aftershock Festival on Saturday night, and in an Instagram post after the show, guitarist Adam Jones wrote:

“I truly have to respect Mr#DannyCarey who played the entire show with a very serious Staph Infection. At first on Friday morning he was misdiagnosed with a poisonous spider bite on his upper leg. Then later Friday night the quarter sized wound was cut opened & drained. By Saturday DC was still aching from head to toe & from what I heard the Local Doctor recommended we skip the show. But Dan with headaches & painful joints played anyway...”

Good God…that’s insane!  We applaud your gumption Danny, but PLEASE rest up!

~ Great crowd at #AfterShock festival. Thank you Sacramento‼️ I truly have to respect Mr #DannyCarey who played the entire show with a very serious Staph Infection. At first on Friday morning he was misdiagnosed with a poisonous spider bite on his upper leg. Then later Friday night the quarter sized wound was cut opened & drained. By Saturday DC was still aching from head to toe & from what I heard the Local Doctor recommended we skip the show. But Dan with headaches & painful joints played anyway... ???????????????? #Tool #Hero #BestDrummerInTheWorld #stubborn #getWellSoon #theshowmustgoon *vid shot by @justinroberts

See this Instagram video by @adamjones_tv * 7,018 likes

 

We Now Know What Scott Weiland’s Urn Looks Like…

…and even though typing that sentence was beyond creepy, the urn itself is pretty awesome.

The urn was created by Foreverence, who’ve crafted urns for Lemmy (in the shape of his hat) and Prince (in the shape of Paisley Park.)  Considering those urns, it should be no surprise that Weiland’s ashes are kept in an urn in the shape of a megaphone.

Anything less would really be unacceptable.

John Reinan on Twitter

@foreverence_us says it's "made itself available" to @Prince circle. Here's their urn for Scott Weiland @STPBand


 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.