Music Notes: Clapton Album Fifth on Charts

Classic rock is still rocking the cash register. Two of the top five CD sellers this week are from members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Eric Clapton, who has been selling records for nearly 40 years, debuts in fifth place on the Billboard charts. His new release, Reptile, sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week.

And recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Aerosmith is also getting some fan recognition. The Boston rockers' new CD, Just Push Play, is sitting pretty at No. 3.

Dropping out of the top 10 for the first time since November are The Beatles. Their album 1 is now No. 12.

Bee Gees Still 'Dancing'

The disco era was in full swing Tuesday night in London when the Bee Gees played what they say will be there only live gig this year.

Fans need not despair — the small gig was recorded for a BBC radio broadcast March 31. It will also be available on the station's Web site.

The Brothers Gibb debuted some of the songs from their upcoming CD, while taking time to perform seven of their classic hits, including "Jive Talkin'" and "You Should Be Dancing."

Former Spice Girl Robbed

Geri Halliwell's London home was ransacked this week, with thieves making off with $100,000 worth of items from the former Spice Girl.

Stolen items included a necklace once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, a computer and a stereo.

They also left some things behind — obscene messages on the wall and milk that was sprayed around the flat. Newspapers are speculating a stalker may have committed the crimes, but police have not confirmed the accusation.

Moreover

Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz is lending his songwriting talents to the soundtrack for the upcoming live action movie Josie & the Pussycats. Duritz has penned a track to be sung by Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley, who provides the vocals for the female pop band played by Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson. … A biographical film is being planned based on the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. New Musical Express reports the movie is based on his widow's book, Touching From a Distance.

ABCNEWS Radio and ABCNEWS.com's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.

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