Sure, some of the key figures weren't there (Axl Rose, Adam Yauch, Rod Stewart,), but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night (including Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Ronnie Wood, George Clinton, Carole King and Donovan), delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration.
Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the high rollers at the VIP tables and the 6,000 "real" fans who whooped it up in the Town Hall balcony.
Despite a 61% decline in sales, Mariah Carey's Island Def Jam set "E=MC2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. The album, the diva's sixth No. 1, moved 182,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (down 61%) while Leona Lewis' "Spirit" stays firm at No. 2, earning a gain after her "American Idol" performance last week ... The Billboard 200 greets an eclectic group of debuts in its top 20, with new releases from comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, pop star Ashlee Simpson, indie hip-hop act Atmosphere, country singer Phil Vassar and rock band Story of the Year. In other debut news, indie pop duo the Weepies makes its Billboard 200 bow, Whitesnake returns with its first new studio album in more than a decade, rock act Tokyo Police Club starts strong with its latest, and British band Elbow also makes a splash.