The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . And, all of the albums in the top five of the Billboard are 200 debuts, marking only the fifth time the feat has happened.
Five years after the release of Social Distortion's last studio effort, "Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll," guitarist Jonny "2Bags" Wickersham tells Billboard.com the veteran punk band has new material ready for a tentative 2010 street date.