After debuting in the top spot, Bon Jovi's latest album is in a sales free fall.

As expected, the latest Billboard chart sees Metallica on top with their new LP, Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct, which moved 291,000 units — roughly in the neighborhood of the 300,000 or so predicted by sales metrics earlier in the week.

Bon Jovi were in the No. 1 position less than a month ago, but as Vintage Vinyl News points out, their new LP, This House Is Not for Sale, has suffered a couple of precipitous drops since making its chart-topping debut. In its second week, the album plummeted to No. 43 — according to VVN, the steepest fall from the top spot in the chart's history — and this week, it's tumbled all the way to No. 127.

Those are grim numbers for a band whose career has been largely defined by commercial success, but perhaps they can take some small comfort in the knowledge that they're just one of a large number of veteran rock acts with a new record on the charts this week. Sixx:A.M. are back with their latest release, Prayers for the Blessed, Vol. 2, which opens at No. 37; other recent genre arrivals include albums from Sting, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This House Is Not for Sale, meanwhile, should expect to see some sort of limited second life on the charts when Bon Jovi kick off their U.S. tour in support of the album early next year. Check out a list of dates.

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