(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Mumford & Sons Heat Up Hot 100
Five songs from Mumford & Sons' No. 1 album Babel debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 this week: "Babel" (No. 60), "Lover's Eyes" (No. 85), "Whispers In The Dark (No. 86), "Holland Road" (No. 92), and "Ghosts That We Knew" (No. 94). The tracks join the previously charted "I Will Wait" (No. 57), marking the most concurrent Hot 100 hits for a band since the Beatles simultaneously charted six tracks in 1964, according to Billboard.biz. Babel debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 600,000 units sold, marking the largest first-week sales total of the year.
Vinyl Sales Up In 2012
Sales of vinyl in the United States reached 3.2 million units during the first nine months of 2012, up 16.3 percent compared to the year-ago period, according to Nielsen SoundScan. If sales continue to increase, the figures could top last year's total of 3.9 million units by the end of the year.
Rod Stewart Doesn't Feel Like Making Love
Da ya think Rod Stewart is sexy? We always did, but maybe Rod himself had his doubts, at least about sex in general. According to a recent report, the crooner once grew tired of sex and says that during his 20s he was "bored of not feeling affectionate towards girls." Stewart, who is set to release his new book, Rod Stewart: The Autobiography, on Oct. 11 says women literally threw themselves at his '70s band, the Faces, (which also featured fellow sex symbol Ronnie Wood) but he was uninterested. "Come to think of it, we always got more fun out of each other, me and Ronnie, than we did with the girls we were with," said Stewart.