"I've laid down my burden, the one where I have something I should prove," Melissa Etheridge wails on "Heaven on Earth," one of many rock anthems that populate her new Island Def Jam (IDJ) album "Fearless Love," due April 27.
Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ends on Sunday of each week . . . Also starting high on the chart this week: Cam'Ron, Paul Wall, Steve Earle and Parachute . . . In Progress Reports, the Offspring continues to find Modern Rock success with its "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace" album, the Black Eyed Peas hit No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart and visit the Hot Latin Songs tally with "Boom Boom Pow," and Depeche Mode takes "Wrong" to No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.