Briefly: Billy Joel, Beyonce, Audioslave, Paul Westerberg
Billy Joel is set to perform a Dec. 16 concert at Honolulu's Blaisdell Arena, marking his first performance in Hawaii in nearly 20 years.
Tickets go on sale Saturday (9/16), according to local news reports.
Joel, who is currently touring overseas, is in the midst of his first major concert trek since the late '90s.
* * *
With about 541,000 copies sold during its first week in stores, Beyonce's "B'Day" tops the new Billboard 200 album chart.
Coming in at a distant No. 2 in its debut week is Audioslave's "Revelations," which moved about 142,000 copies, Billboard reports.
Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" falls from No. 1 to No. 3, while Danity Kane's self-titled debut slips two notches to No. 4. Rounding out the Top 5 is "The Cheetah Girls 2" soundtrack.
* * *
Paul Westerberg penned 10 of the 12 songs that appear an the upcoming "Open Season" soundtrack--performing on the vast majority himself--and his former Replacements bandmate Tommy Stinson plays bass on two of the tracks.
Sacramento, CA-based alt-rockers Deathray and singer/songwriter Pete Yorn also perform songs by Westerberg.
"Open Season: Featuring the Songs of Paul Westerberg" hits stores Sept. 26; the animated film, which features the voices of Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise, opens nationally Sept. 29.