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Megadeth Proves You Can Still Rock In America!

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Apologies to Night Ranger, I am just doing my part to keep your name out there, really!

I have been a big fan of the new CD The System Has Failed by Megadeth, and was amazed at what a great CD it is. Apparently, the rest of the music buying public agrees!


MEGADETH’s “The System Has Failed” has sold 45,935 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number falls a bit short of the 61,113 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, “The World Needs A Hero”, which entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 16 back in May 2001 (the album has since sold 214,212 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan). Other notable new “hard music” releases for the week and their first-week sales numbers are as follows:

FU MANCHU – “Start the Machine: 1,415
DEAD TO FALL – “Villainy & Virtue”: 1,878

BOWLING FOR SOUP – “A Hangover You Don’t Deserve”: 22,501 (#37)
DATSUNS – “Outta Sight/Outta Mind”: 866

A couple of notes here: First of all, the new Fu Manchu is amazing, and is a must have for Fu Manchu fans.

Second, let’s take note that the new Megadeth CD was out there on the internet for illegal download for at least a month, maybe 2 months prior to release, and STILL managed to debut in the top 20, and Megadeth ain’t exactly Metallica cranking out the hit singles….of course these days, neither is Metallica.

Anyway, point is and will always remain:

Make a good album, and people will buy it.

The end.

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