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Shinedown already has a “whole another record written” to follow ‘Planet Zero’

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Shinedown just announced the details of their new album Planet Zero last month, but the “Second Chance” outfit already has a follow-up in the works.

“There’s a whole another record written,” frontman Brent Smith tells ABC Audio.

“That’s another thing that we’re trying to figure out right now, too,” he shares. “We didn’t just go in, write these potential songs, and then that was it. We had a whole other section of things.”

Naturally, of course, Smith and his band mates are focusing their energy for now on Planet Zero and its topical themes.

“These songs are the most important for right now,” Smith says.

That doesn’t seem to be a problem with fans, who’ve helped propel the Planet Zero lead single and title track to the top 10 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart in just two weeks since its premiere.

Shinedown now has a total of 28 top-10 Mainstream Rock Airplay hits, tied with Tom Petty for second-most in the chart’s 40-year history. Foo Fighters have the most, with 29.

Planet Zero will be released April 22.

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