Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger's new solo album reportedly sold just 954 copies on its first day on sale in his homeland, according to British newspapers on Wednesday.
That's according to British newspapers, which scoffed at the scanty sales of the rock star's fourth solo album "Goddess In The Doorway."
The Daily Mail quoted a music industry insider as saying: "These results have staggered everyone. They are very, very disappointing considering the Jagger publicity machine has been absolutely wonderful."
Jagger's spokesman Bernard Doherty said: "I cannot possibly comment on the album sales. It is far too early to tell."
In its first day in the stores in the U.K., "Goddess" was easily outpaced by "Swing While You're Winning," the latest CD from Robbie Williams, which racked up sales of 73,000 copies.
If you're a hard-core Stones fan, you might say "Robbie who?" But millions know the crooner, whose new album features 1950s classics and a digital duet with Frank Sinatra.
But you'd be wrong to count the old Stone as dead in the water with what is his first solo effort in eight years.
Jagger has revamped his official web site, MickJagger.com, to lure fans with free video, audio and lyrics.
"The Internet has really made great technological strides over the years," said Jagger, eager to demonstrate that at age 58, he's far from over the hill. "It's exciting - it makes it possible to share a little something special with my fans."
The rocker is not a newcomer to the web and owns a company which broadcasts cricket matches over the Internet in partnership with another firm.
He's also got a Thanksgiving Day television special, "Being Mick."
But will he really tell what that's like?
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