SOUNDSCAN Report: TEAM SLEEP Makes Respectable Debut, GEEZER BUTLER Flops

TEAM SLEEP's self-titled debut has sold 18,159 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No. 52 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The group, which features DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, along with Moreno's childhood friend Todd Wilkenson on guitar, DJ Crook, bassist Rick Verrett and drummer Zach Hill, has been working on the material since 2001.

Meanwhile, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler's latest solo album, "Ohmwork", registered a first-week tally of 895 — a disappointing number considering Butler's status as one of heavy metal's founding fathers.

Geezer's first album in eight years, "Ohmwork" is the bassist's third solo band release. His first project under the GZR banner was 1995's "Plastic Planet", which has sold 27,002 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 1997's "Black Science", which was credited to GEEZER, has shifted 16,769 units to date. Guitarist Pedro Howse has worked on all three albums, while vocalist Clark Brown performed on "Black Science". The group's latest addition is drummer Chad Smith (not the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS man).


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