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HELLYEAH, TREMONTI MAKE 'BILLBOARD' CHART DEBUTS
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7/26/2012

Hellyeah's third studio album, Band Of Brothers, debuted on the Billboard album chart on Wednesday (July 25th) at Number 19, selling 19,000 copies in its first week of release. That was somewhat less than the 28,000 copies moved in 2010 of the group's previous record, Stampede, which entered the chart at Number Eight, and their self-titled 2007 debut, which sold 45,000 copies to land at Number Nine.

The members of Hellyeah -- who have previously played in acts like Mudvayne and Pantera -- have stated that Band Of Brothers is a heavier, more metal-sounding effort that either its debut or Stampede.

Hellyeah is currently on the road as direct support to Denmark's Volbeat, with the tour wrapping up this week with two shows in Texas.

Meanwhile, Alter Bridge and Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti's first solo album, All I Was, entered the Billboard chart at Number 29, with the record moving just over 12,000 copies in its first week on shelves. The CD was released via Fret 12 Records, a company Tremonti started with his brother Daniel and Tom Stanley.

Tremonti told us that he and his partners started Fret 12 to adapt to the changes in the music industry: "It's like the wild, wild West out there right now and everybody's got to find a new way to make, to survive out there 'cause the old ways are just not -- things are changing so fast, it's hard to really judge how to do it right. So we're trying to just make all the best educated guesses we can along the way, and so far things are looking good."

The first single from All I Was is called "You Waste Your Time."

Creed is touring throughout the summer, with the band next performing in Cherokee, North Carolina on Friday, July 27th.

Tremonti plans to take his solo band on the road too, although no dates have been announced yet.


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