Monday 14th October 2019
So, we have moved right into the busiest part of the year. Stock is flying in & out. The new designs that we launched this year have been doing incredibly well. The ‘We Listened’ campaign was such a success for us & the feedback has been brilliant. Which brings me nicely to the latest introduction we have this year....
This creative girl group from Japan have broken a mould & created this idea of a new type of metal, and in order to achieve this, the members of the band receive "divine messages" from the Fox God… You know, the famous Fox god. (Is it Basil Brush?) Anyway, if that’s not a new way of looking at this band then I don’t know what is!
Push that though to one side for a moment though, the fanbase is HUGE!!!!! As is the desire for their merch. Get involved!!
Formed in 1990 the band has released five studio albums, one EP and one box set. They emerged with a heavy metal sound on their first studio album, Undertow (1993), and became a dominant act in the alternative metal movement going forward. Huge fanbase! Up there in terms of quality Metal bands. Well worth a punt!!!
GUNS N' ROSES
YouTube has confirmed that Guns ‘N Roses’ No. 1 single Sweet Child O’ Mine is now officially the first music video from the ‘80s to enter the platform’s Billion Views Club.
According to an official press release, Guns N' Roses’ Sweet Child O' Mine video caps an ‘80s Top 5 comprised of A-ha - Take On Me (943M), Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (786M), The Police - Every Breath You Take (699M) and Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (694M).
Previously, Guns N’ Roses’ 1992 video for November Rain broke records in 2018 as the first (and so far only) video from the ‘90s to reach 1 Billion views. It was trailed by Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (968M), The Cranberries - Zombie (962M), Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You (859M) and 4 Non Blondes - What's Up (765M). The official music video for Sweet Child O’ Mine has seen an average of 590K daily views in 2019. Quite an achievement!!!
DEPECHE MODE, JUDAS PRIEST, WHITNEY HOUSTON & MOTORHEAD - nominated for Rock Hall Of Fame!!
The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees have been unveiled. The list of acts includes nine first-time nominees – Whitney Houston, Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, The Doobie Brothers, The Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T Rex and Thin Lizzy.The other acts in the Class of 2020 include Kraftwerk (six nominations to date), Depeche Mode (three nominations), Judas Priest (two nominations), MC5 (five nomination), Nine Inch Nails (three nominations), Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (four nominations) and Todd Rundgren (two nominations).Acts were eligible this year if a debut single or album was released in 1994 or earlier.UK acts also had strong representation in the nominees last year. The final line-up for 2019 included The Cure, Def Leppard, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies, as well as Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks.
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