Rock Report: The Beatles, Queen, and Joan Jett

  • The Beatles are the only band so far this year to sell a million copies. A combination of album sales and equivalent units through downloads and streaming have pushed the Beatles over the million sales mark in the first half of 2020.  The Nielsen's Mid-Year report puts them ahead other superstars like Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Metallica. The band's followers can look forward to two Beatles movies next year - the Brian Epstein documentary Midas Man, and Peter Jackson's documentary about the Let It Be sessions, The Beatles: Get Back.
  • Queen’s Greatest Hits, released in 1981, has now been on Britain's Albums Chart Top 100 for 901 weeks. Currently sitting at number-16, it's only the third album to achieve this feat, joining Bob Marley & The Wailers' and ABBA's Gold, which holds the record at 949 weeks.
  • Joan Jett has released her version of a T.Rex classic. Jett recorded "Jeepster" for the upcoming T.Rex tribute album "Angelheaded Hipster," and a video of her performance is out now on YouTube. The 26-track tribute album also includes Elton John and U2 performing "Bang a Gong," Todd Rundgren's cover of "Planet Queen," and Lucinda Williams doing "Life's a Gas." "Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex," comes out September 4th. See the video below.

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