On the Billboard 200 albums chart this week: the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' soundtrack whips past the half-million sales mark, Mark Knopfler scores his highest charting album ever, Echosmith's 'Talking Dreams' breaks into the top 40, and 'The Sound of Music' returns.
Slayer's follow up to 2009's World Painted Blood is due out later this year, and the band's bassist and Tom Araya has revealed it will included a song recorded before the late co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death.
Fourteen years after forming in Baghdad, the metal band Acrassicauda will release its first full-length album, Gilgamesh, on April 4. The delay is understandable, as the band members risked their lives making this music before finding asylum in the United States.
Spanish pop singer Natalia Jiménez arrives at No. 2 on Top Latin Albums with her second solo studio album, 'Creo En Mi,' which opens with 4,000 copies sold. The entrance trumps her debut solo set, 'Natalia,' which arrived at No. 4 in 2011 with 3,000 units.
The Madison Square Garden Company said Friday that it has filed an initial Form 10 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go ahead with a split it has been considering.
Katy Perry premiered her new two-hour Epix special, Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour, at the Ace Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 26) evening, offering fans a chance to see the concert film before its airs on Saturday, March 28.