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13 Aug

Pearl Artists Dominate the Charts!

This week in rock, Pearl artists dominate the charts, holding 5 of the Top 10…well, Top 8, rock songs in the country! Repeat champs, Barry Kerch and Shinedown, continue their multi-week streak at the No. 1 position with the massive hit song, “Unity”, which can be found on the band’s latest release, Amaryllis. In support of their new album, Shinedown will be spending the remainder of this summer headlining the 3rd annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour! Throughout the tour, Pearl artist, Barry Kerch will show off the mellifluous tones of his new Reference Pure drum kit, complete with a custom Red Sparkle Haloflake lacquer, which was designed by Barry, and beautifully executed by Pearl. For more information on Shinedown, and to keep up with Shinedown’s summer whereabouts, be sure to visit them online at Congrats guys!

Adelitas Way currently holds the No. 3 position on the Active Rock charts for their long-standing hit song, “Criticize”. The single, which was released to radio back in February, has had a lengthy stint on the charts and is continuing to climb its way to the top week after week! Pearl artist, Tre Stafford, and his new Reference Series dream kit will be spending their summer on the main stage of the Uproar Tour as well. For more information on Adelitas Way, and to pick up a copy of the band’s latest release, Home School Valedictorian, please be sure to visit

Pearl Europe artist, Jon Larsen, and Volbeat, currently own the 5th most popular rock song in the country for the single, “Still Counting”, off of their 2008 album, Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood. Exploding into the mainstream US market a mere 2 years ago, Volbeat has become one of the hottest rock/metal bands in the genre, in part to their catchy songs, powerful sound, and exciting live show. More information on Volbeat can be found at the band’s official website,

The No. 6 position belongs to Sam Loeffler and Chevelle, for the hit song, and title track of their latest album, “Hat’s Off to the Bull”! Chevelle is currently co-headlining the 2012 Carnival of Madness Tour, alongside Will Hunt and Evanescence! Every night of the tour, Pearl artist, Sam Loeffler will be slamming away on his new Reference Series drum set, finished in the classy Ivory Pearl lacquer. For more information on Chevelle, please be sure to visit them online at

Currently residing at the No. 8 position on the charts with their new single, “Lost in Forever”, P.O.D. have officially stepped back into the rock spotlight! With a new album, a hot single, and a schedule full of tour dates, P.O.D.’s stock is reached an all new high, giving their faithful following a reason to celebrate this summer. For more information on P.O.D., and to pick up a copy of the band’s new album, “Murdered Love”, please be sure to visit them at

For more information and updates on these artists, and all drummers found on Pearl’s legendary artist roster, please be sure to visit Keep up the great work guys!