It took almost three years for Soundgarden
to put together their first album since reuniting. But King Animal
(and its lead single, "Been Away Too Long") proved to be a hit with rock fans, as demonstrated on this week's Billboard
Rock Charts. But the Seattle quartet weren't the only ones with a great first week: New albums from Green Day
were also warmly received, as was a certain soundtrack from the biggest movie in the U.S. (Hint: It features vampires and werewolves and is called Breaking Dawn - Part 2
.) Check out my rundown of this week's Rock Charts
to see where your favorite tunes and albums ranked.
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