After starting his "Songbook" collection in 2002, Rod Stewart is bringing the series to a close. "Fly Me to the Moon... The Great American Songbook, Volume V" will be released Oct. 19 on J Records. Stewart ponders how songs of the past have provided his future direction
Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own best sales week for an album since 1995's "HIStory" started atop the Billboard 200 with 391,000 copies . . . Jackson's new release is one of five debuts in the top 10 this week, joined by efforts from Creed, Rod Stewart, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Sting . . . In Progress Reports, we have updates on rock super group Them Crooked Vultures, Rob Thomas, Jason DeRulo and Janet Jackson.