Chickenfoot Edges Out Pink Floyd and Nirvana on Top 10 Album Chart
Chickenfoot's new album didn't debut at No. 1 as lead singer Sammy Hagar may have hoped, but it still turned in a more than respectable first week of album sales. 'III' cracked the Top 10 at No. 9 with 42,000 copies sold.
That's less than their 2009 self-titled debut which debuted at No. 4, selling 52,000 units, going on to sell over 500,000 total. Then again, the sales of recorded music are diving further into the depths with each passing hour.
Last week, during a live concert webcast Hagar said he was hoping for a chart topper. “It’s the power of positive thinking," he said. "Hey, it worked for the book," referring to his recent autobiography 'Red.'
Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Chad Smith can take comfort knowing they topped other classic rock artists. Pink Floyd's reissue of 'Dark Side of the Moon' came in at No. 12 with 26,000 copies sold, and Nirvana's 'Nevermind' reentered at No. 13 with 25,000 sales of the new 20th anniversary edition.
In an effort to lure fans to the stores, all three of these albums came with special features. Pink Floyd and Nirvana added bonus tracks to their deluxe editions, while the new Chickenfoot album came with 3D glasses to help you read the album cover and liner notes.