Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, according to SoundScan. "Drive" easily outpaces Creed's former chart topper "Weathered" (Wind-Up), which is No. 2 for a second week after selling 120,000 units.
Veteran punk act Bad Religion is lining up a North American tour in support of its upcoming Epitaph album "The Process of Belief," due out Jan. 22. Before setting out with Hot Water Music and Less Than Jake for a March 1 opener in Houston, Bad Religion will play four special club shows on Jan. 23 in San Francisco and Jan. 24-26 in Los Angeles. Those gigs will mark only the second live appearance that founding member Brett Gurewitz has made with Bad Religion since leaving the group in 1995.