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Queens of the Stone Age debut at #1, Black Sabbath aiming for it next week.

by Otto Man

Queens of the Stone Age earned their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with ". . . Like Clockwork". The set sold 91,000 copies in its first week, knocking Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" from the top spot. Impressively, ". . . Like Clockwork" sold 12,000 vinyl LPs in its first week -- about 13% of its overall sales. It obviously also debuts at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart as well. Also on the charts this week Megadeth notches its highest-charting album since 1994 as their new "Super Collider" disc comes in at number 6 with 29,000 sold. Alice in Chains “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” was down 19 spots from it’s number 2 debut to 21, and Filters new “The Sun Comes Out Tonight” debuted at number 52. More and more and more and more and more

Meanwhile "13", the first BLACK SABBATH record in 35 years to feature singer Ozzy Osbourne, is likely to sell between 120,000 and 130,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on June 11th. That puts the band it what could be a tight competition for a number 1 debut in the US, going up against the newest release from Nickelodeon favorites “Big Time Rush”. And  "13" is in a race with U.K. act BEADY EYE (featuring former OASIS members) for the number 1 spot on next week's U.K. album chart. More and more and more and more and more and more