AC/DC’s ‘Ice’ Red Hot At Retail

AC/DC's "Black Ice" is flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, the exclusive U.S. retailers for the album that arrived yesterday (Oct. 21). Sources estimate the set sold 193,000 copies in its first day of sale, and could move upward of 800,000 in its first week.

Weird Al Reflects On Download Experiment

Weird Al Yankovic has weighed on his first experiment to make available a new song digitally while the song it parodies was still hot on the charts.

Gnarls Barkley Bares Its ‘Soul’ On New EP

Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" on a digital EP of the same name, due Nov. 11 via Atlantic.

Wainwright To Keep It Simple On Next Album

Rufus Wainwright is planning to scale back the sonics for his next album. "I'm planning at the moment -- and I really want to stick to this -- that the album will just be a solo piano/voice, just sitting in the studio alone and making it about the music," Wainwright tells Billboard.com.

Kenny Chesney Scores Fifth Chart-Topping Album

Kenny Chesney scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and eighth Top Country Albums as "Lucky Old Sun" (BNA) moves 176,000 copies in the U.S. However, this marks the lowest sales debut for one of his studio album since "Everywhere We Go" bowed with 30,000 at No. 51 in 1999.

Radio Reacts To Guns N’ Roses Single

U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine years is running the gamut.

Ludacris: Reel Life

Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker.

Spears’ Driver’s License Case Dismissed

The criminal driving-without-a-license case against Britney Spears in Los Angeles has been dismissed.

New Guns N’ Roses Single Hits Radio Tomorrow

The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, "Chinese Democracy," will be available to download by U.S. radio outlets at 5 a.m. ET tomorrow morning (Oct. 22). Although some album tracks leaked this summer, this is the first authorized new music from the group in nine years.

Black Keys, ZZ Top To Write Together

The Black Keys will head to Los Angeles this weekend for songwriting sessions with ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and producer Rick Rubin, in the hopes of creating material for the latter group's upcoming, Rubin-produced album.

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