John Mayer's new album "Born and Raised" is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest it could sell around 220,000 to 240,000 copies by week's end on May 27. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of May 30.
Who needs multiple singers when you've got Myles Kennedy? Slash's new album, "Apocalyptic Love" (out May 22), only employs the one singer unlike the self-titled rock album the guitarist released in 2010 which features an assorted bunch: Lemmy, Fergie, Ian Astbury, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Levine, Chris Cornell and more.
Slash talks to Billboard about his new band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, as well as he comments -- before Axl Rose dropped out -- on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. "I must say, I was hoping in my hearts of hearts that we might be able to get it together and play, but wishful thinking; that's not gonna be able to happen."