AC/DC‘s “Iron Man 2” soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard’s European Albums chart. Stromae moves into a ninth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles with “Alors On Danse” (Mosaert/Vertigo).
The AC/DC album posts another week at the top of the Swedish and Austrian charts, and races 15-3 in Norway. But it slips 1-3 in the Belgian region of Flanders and is in a slow descent in most other European markets.
Behind it as a “new” entry at No. 2 on European Albums is the Stones’ reissued “Exile on Main St” (Polydor/Universal). The 1972 classic, now augmented with an optional second CD of unreleased and newly-completed material, arrives at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and Norway, No. 2 in Spain and Holland, No. 3 in Germany, No. 5 in Denmark, No. 7 in Austria, No. 8 in Switzerland and Flanders and No. 9 in neighboring Wallony.
According to Syracuse.com, Boston hard rock legends AEROSMITH will open this year’s New York State Fair Mohegan Sun Grandstand lineup at 7:30 PM on August 26.
Tickets, priced at $84, $94 and $104, will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 29 at the fair box office, Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com and by phone charge at 800-745-3000.
Backstageaxxess.com’s Gus Griesinger asked guitarist Brad Whitford about the band’s long-awaited new studio album recently.
“Well, we certainly would like to finish it,” he remarked. “We started it about three times now over the past five or six years and just can’t seem to finish it. Or something happens and it gets disrupted and we stop and we don’t return to it. So we are going to, after this touring is over, we are going to try to do it at that point. I guess we will have to see where everyone is at and if everyone is still into it.”