Pearl Jam Hit Number One, Strokes’ Singer Announces Album Details, and New (old) Filter Tune…
Pearl Jam’s ninth album Backspacer stormed to the Number One spot on this week’s Billboard Top 200, selling 189,000 copies according to Neilsen SoundScan.
While Backspacer gave Pearl Jam their first Number One since 1996’s No Code, the album sold roughly 90,000 less copies than its predecessor Pearl Jam did in its opening week in 2006.
Three Days Grace enjoyed their best debut yet as Life Starts Now reached Number Three.
The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has revealed the tracklisting of his forthcoming debut solo album, ‘Phrazes For The Young’.
As well as ’11th Dimension’, which Casablancas previously posted online, song titles on the eight-track album include ‘Chords Of The Apocalypse’, ‘Glass’ and ‘Tourist’.
The final running order of the album, set for release on October 26,
Filter are back!
Well, to be honest, Filter came back from the dead last year, when they released an album called Anthem For The Damned. It was their first disc since 2002′s The Amalgamut.
Now Filter have covered The Turtles’ “Happy Together” for The Stepfather soundtrack, and you can hear their version of the track on their MySpace page. The soundtrack comes out Oct. 13.
Filter have teamed up with producer Bob Marlette (Ozzy Osbourne, Saliva), who’ll be working on the next Filter album. It should be out sometime next year. It doesn’t have a title or release date yet.
Filter put out a greatest hits collection, The Very Best Things (1995-2008), earlier this year.