Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy and his U.S.D.A. partners climb into the top five, as does the Used ... the "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" soundtrack does blockbuster business, naturally ... the Bravery returns with its second album ... the Beach Boys notch their 48th entry on The Billboard 200 ... Rancid's Tim Armstrong strikes with his solo debut ... Big & Rich finally nab a top 10 on Hot Country Songs ... Rihanna keeps rising at CHR/Top 40 ... Smashing Pumpkins look smashing on the Alternative/Modern Rock radio chart.
The hook for this latest Beach Boys classics collection is simple: the tracks were hand-picked by reticent writer/producer/singer Brian Wilson, who also provides track-by-track commentary in the liner notes of this 20-track collection.
Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London. Highlights of the three-hour-plus show included a tribute to the late George Harrison by Sir Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton and performances by Brian Wilson, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, and Steve Winwood.