Why do these guys look so grumpy?
Hey, all you Journey haters out there, this one's gonna sting. All you Steve Perry apologists, you might wanna skip this blog item. Here's some bad news for you: Journey's new "Revelations" album is selling very well.
The 3-disc set -- the first with new lead singer Arnel Pineda -- sold more than 104,000 copies in its debut week, according to Wal-Mart Stores, which has an exclusive retail deal for the disc. That's good enough for the No. 5 spot on Billboard's best-selling albums list this week.
That's the best start for a Journey album since "Trial By Fire" in 1996, according to the band's publicist. And yep, "Trial By Fire" was the last album to feature Perry and drummer Steve Smith. (Still drawing a blank? The big hit was "When You Love a Woman," so far the last top 40 song for the band.)