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Veteran rockers Tom Petty, Eric Clapton top Billboard album chart
Veteran rockers Tom Petty, Eric Clapton top Billboard album chart

Call it a boomer twofer, or maybe a classic rock bloc. Tom Petty and Eric Clapton, two of the most durable veterans of that long-ago era when guitars ruled the radio, took the No. 1 and No. 2 slots on this week's Billboard 200 album chart. "Hypnotic Eye," the latest from Petty and his longtime backing band, the Heartbreakers, topped the tally with sales of 131,000 copies in the week that ended Aug. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The L.A.-based group's 13th studio disc is the first to hit No. 1 and also marks "the best debut sales week for Petty since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991," wrote Billboard's Keith Caulfield. The Heartbreakers...

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