In This Week's R&R
WUnless you have been in the unfortunate
position to lose your job, you cannot even begin to relate to how it
feels and how you beat yourself up about what
you could have done differently to possibly head off being in that position.
But perhaps the biggest lesson that can be learned from the stories you're
about to read is that a little respect and compassion go a long way, because
none of us knows if one day the shoe will be on the other foot.
In this week's
R&R (April 18), meet two of your rock radio peers
who are currently on the outside looking in and dealing with obstacles
no one should have to endure, but they do every single day and still
remain eternally optimistic.
Alternative Chart Chatter
reel off a second consecutive gain of more than 300 plays (up 354) as "Handlebars" rolls
27-15 and scores Airpower stripes. The seven-member Denver-based group
becomes the first act to reach the top 15 in two weeks or less with their
first chart appearance since Zwan's "Honestly" in December
2002. "Handlebars" earns Most Increased Plays honors one week
after coming three spins shy of taking the prize.
The Raconteurs make
it three straight top 10s as "Salute Your Solution" jumps 11-7
and lands the runner-up spot on the Most Increased Plays list (up 286). "Solution" reaches
the top 10 in three weeks, the fastest the band has made it to the chart's
upper quarter. The group's sole chart-topper, "Steady, As She Goes," needed
four weeks to hit the top 10 in April 2006.
Death Cab for Cutie pick up
their third top 10 as "I Will Possess Your Heart" climbs 12-10. "Possess" scores
the week's third-highest increase (up 134) and reaches the top 10 in
only four weeks, easily surpassing the 11 weeks that "Soul Meets
Body" needed to reach the same position in November 2005. Disturbed
earn their highest chart mark since 2002's "Prayer" hit No.
3 as "Inside the Fire" jumps 14-11. Avenged Sevenfold claim
week's sole debut as "Afterlife" enters at No. 39.
manager Anthony Colombo contributed this week's Alternative Chart Chatter.)