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Charts:

April 25, 2011

# 1
Foo Fighters
"Wasting Light"
Billboard Albums #1 - Foo Fighters

# 1
Lady GaGa
"Born This Way"
Euro Singles #1 - Lady GaGa

# 1
Adele
"21"
UK Albums #1 - Adele

# 1
LMFAO
"Party Rock Anthem"
UK Singles #1 - LMFAO


Birthdays:

August 5, 1964
Adam Yauch aka M.C.A. (Beastie Boys)

August 5, 1959
Pete Burns (Dead Or Alive)

August 5, 1959
Pat Smear (formerly of Foo Fighters)

August 5, 1947
Greg Leskiw (Guess Who)



Ben Kweller Announces U.S. Tour Dates

August 5, 2008
Ben Kweller Announces U.S. Tour DatesBen Kweller has announced a U.S. tour in the fall to preview new material for his upcoming release, ‘Changing Horses’. The tour kicks off September 25 in Dallas and wraps up in Austin on November 2, hitting several major cities along the way. Read more >>

Kaiser Chiefs To Release New Album This October

August 5, 2008
Kaiser Chiefs To Release New Album This OctoberKaiser Chiefs will release their new album, entitled 'Off With Their Heads', on October 13th. The band's third LP, which has been produced by Mark Ronson and Eliot James, features guest appearances from Lily Allen, New Young Pony Club and Sway. Read more >>

Jackson 5 To Reunite To Collect BMI Icon Award Next Month?

August 5, 2008
Jackson 5 To Reunite To Collect BMI Icon Award Next Month?The Jackson 5 are to be honoured at the Urban Awards next month – increasing speculation that they may reunite onstage at the ceremony. The brothers will receive the BMI Icons prize, which in the past has gone to the likes of James Brown and Isaac Hayes. Read more >>

Oasis To Play Wembley Stadium On Massive World Tour?

August 5, 2008
Oasis To Play Wembley Stadium On Massive World Tour?Oasis will perform at the Wembley Stadium in London during a massive world tour in support of their new album, it's been claimed. It's understood that the band will announce exact dates for the tour, which is due to begin in the UK this October, in the coming weeks. Read more >>

Amy Winehouse's Dad To Get Own Radio Show

August 5, 2008
Amy Winehouse's Dad To Get Own Radio ShowAmy Winehouse’s Father has been chosen to fill in during a London radio show. Mitch Winehouse, a taxi driver, will cover a slot for Danny Baker’s show on BBC Radio London.94.9, on September 1st. Read more >>

Kaiser Chiefs Star Ricky Wilson Slams 'Boring' Indie Bands

August 5, 2008
Kaiser Chiefs Star Ricky Wilson Slams 'Boring' Indie BandsKaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has slammed the “boring” state of indie music – but failed to single out what bands he finds offensive. Speaking to the BBC, Wilson said a number of acts "didn't seem to be enjoying themselves" and were simply "going through the motions" to please their record labels. Read more >>

Iggy Pop Has 'Priceless' Guitars Stolen After Festival Appearance

August 5, 2008
Iggy Pop Has 'Priceless' Guitars Stolen After Festival AppearanceA number of “priceless” guitars belonging to Iggy Pop and The Stooges were stolen following the their appearance at a festival in Montreal last weekend. Eric Fischer, the band's road manager, said bassist Mike Watt's Gibson guitar, which he first used in the early 80s, was among the items taken. Read more >>

The Pigeon Detectives Announce Giant Winter Tour

August 5, 2008
The Pigeon Detectives Announce Giant Winter TourLeeds rockers The Pigeon Detectives have announced dates for a Winter tour. The tour kicks off on November 24th at the Grimsby Auditorium and concludes with two homecoming shows at the Leeds Carling Academy on December 17th and 18th. Read more >>

Biffy Clyro Announce Handful Of Winter Dates

August 5, 2008
Biffy Clyro Announce Handful Of Winter DatesBiffy Clyro have announced a small batch of UK dates in December. The Scottish trio will visit London’s Brixton Academy on December 17th as well as another three large-scale venues. Read more >>

Kings Of Leon Embarrassed About 'Sex' Lyrics In New Song

August 5, 2008
Kings Of Leon Embarrassed About 'Sex' Lyrics In New SongKings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill says he finds the lyrics to 'Sex On Fire', the band's new single, embarrassing to sing. Unveiling the track for the first time last night (August 4th), Followill told the BBC that he thought it was “ridiculous” when the band first created the hook. Read more >>

Keane: 'New Song Ignores The Rules Of Good Taste'

August 5, 2008
Keane: 'New Song Ignores The Rules Of Good Taste'Keane Frontman Tom Chapman says the band's new song, 'Spiralling', is them “ignoring rules of good taste”. Speaking about the song, Chapman told the BBC it would “surprise” people, adding that it also proves the group “are children of the 80s.” Read more >>

Joss Stone To Make TV Acting Debut In The Tudors

August 5, 2008
Joss Stone To Make TV Acting Debut In The TudorsJoss Stone is to make her TV acting debut in the third series of the BBC drama The Tudors. Stone will play Anne of Cleves in the popular period programme, which focuses on the reign of Henry VIII, played by Jonathan Rhys Myers. Read more >>

The Killers Name New Album 'Day And Age'

August 5, 2008
The Killers Name New Album 'Day And Age'Las Vegas’ The Killers have started to form the details of their third album, starting with its title. ‘Day And Age’, set to be released in November, is the follow-up to the fast-selling ‘Sam’s Town’, released back in 2006. Read more >>

U2's Bono: 'The Edge Is Most Influential Guitarist Since Jimmy Page'

August 5, 2008
U2's Bono: 'The Edge Is Most Influential Guitarist Since Jimmy Page'U2 frontman Bono says his bandmate, The Egde, is the most influential guitarist since Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and The Who's Pete Townshend. Bono's comment came in response to an almost flawless review of the bands recently re-released debut album, 'Boy'. Read more >>

Michael Jackson To Release New Album This Month

August 5, 2008
Michael Jackson To Release New Album This MonthA new Michael Jackson album, which features eighteen of the singer's biggest hits, will be released later this month. The tracklist for 'King of Pop', which is being released to coincide with Jackson's 50th birthday, is to be chosen entirely by his British fans. Read more >>

The Streets Unveil Bizarre New Album Cover

August 5, 2008
The Streets Unveil Bizarre New Album CoverThe Streets have unveiled the artwork for their new album 'Everything Is Borrowed' – and we want to know what you think of it. The cover (right) sees The Streets logo and album title presented alongside a boulder sitting in front of a cascading waterfall. Read more >>





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