The album sold 263,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan (search).
To promote the new record, the hard-rock act, formed in 2002 by ex-Soundgarden (search) singer Chris Cornell and three former members of Rage Against the Machine (search), played a historic free concert last month in Havana — Cuba's first-ever outdoor show by an American rock band.
In other top 10 debuts, Chicago rapperCommon's (search) latest disc, "Be," bowed at No. 2.
The Gorillaz (search), the animated hip-hop act, saw its sophomore effort, "Demon Days," drop in at No. 6 its first week out.