Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Alice In Chains @ nr 1 - again
Alt. rockers Alice In Chains' Hollow has hit No. 1—again!—this time topping the Active Rock radio chart. That follows five consecutive weeks during which the song maintained the No. 1 slot on the Mainstream Rock radio chart. Not bad for an almost-6-minute-long song that was never intended to be a single. Initially released over as a fan-driven lyric video, “Hollow” struck a chord with radio programmers, who bypassed traditional procedure to put the song on air. Rather than wait to receive an official edited track from the band’s label, stations have been playing “Hollow” in its entirety (the song is almost twice the length of the average radio single). Over the course of the weeks that followed, the track’s radio spins increased exponentially, making it the No. 1 Top Gainer at Active Rock for six consecutive weeks. Hollow appears on Alice In Chains’ upcoming album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, due out this May.