Kicking off October with all this and more:
- Billboard's "Building Chart" suggests that Green Day's new album !Uno! will debut at #2 on the Billboard 200 this week with approximately 150K copies sold, which is down from their last release, 2009's 21st Century Breakdown, with 215K copies sold. The band has been unable to promote the new album due to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong checking himself into rehab for substance abuse the weekend prior to the album's release.
- Jack White didn't make any new friends this past Saturday night in New York, as he blew off his set at Radio City Music Hall just an hour into it. Fans were confused when White left the stage for an extended period of time and thought he was preparing for an encore, but reportedly, Jack just didn't like the sound and decided to quit. Classy.
- Sony puts the box-office slump to bed with a one-two combo of Hotel Transylvania debuting with $43 million at #1 and Looper getting critical acclaim and pulling in $21 million, good for a debut at #2. End of Watch slipped down to #3 in its second week, while Won't Back Down bombed and debuted on the list at #10 with only a $2 million take on a $10 million budget.
- Warner Bros. has announced the Dark Knight Trilogy box set will release December 4th, the same day as the stand-alone DVD release of the Dark Knight Rises disc. The set will include all three Christopher Nolan Batman films on Blu-Ray and a collectible production book. The "Ultimate" version of the set will be out next year and include a replica "broken" Batman mask.
- XBox Live subscribers will soon be getting bonuses in the form of discounts (actually, rebates) on Marketplace purchases for having a high gamerscore. The rebates are in MS Points only and very nominal: over 10,000 gamerscore only nets you a 1% rebate. Bummer.
- A new update has been released for Star Wars: The Old Republic, adding the "Terror from Beyond" operation and new gear (weapons, etc.) for PvE from that particular operation.
Tuesday's next, and until then? ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com and Kotaku.com)