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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:

February 17, 1972
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

February 17, 1970
Timothy Mahoney (311)



LL Cool J Urges Barack Obama To Deliver

February 17, 2009
LL Cool J Urges Barack Obama To DeliverLL Cool J has written a letter to President Barack Obama offering him words of advice and support. The rapper was one of countless musicians who endorsed Obama in his Presidential campaign and now he has given him some kind words just weeks into the presidency. Read more >>

Nine Inch Nails To Take Career Break

February 17, 2009
Nine Inch Nails To Take Career BreakNine Inch Nails lynchpin Trent Reznor has revealed that the industrial rockers are to take a career break, but not before they go on tour with Jane's Addiction. The 43-year-old made the announcement on a website posting and said NIN deserves a rest after touring and recording albums for 20 years. Read more >>

Joaquin Phoenix: 'Music Will Be My Legacy, Not Acting'

February 17, 2009
Joaquin Phoenix: 'Music Will Be My Legacy, Not Acting'Joaquin Phoenix believes that when he dies he will be remembered for his music and not his acting. The twice Oscar nominated star has once again tried to quash talk that his new career is a hoax and has pledged his life to hip-hop. Read more >>

Pink Donates A$250,000 To Australian Bushfire Appeal

February 17, 2009
Pink Donates A$250,000 To Australian Bushfire AppealPink has donated A$250,000 to the Australian bushfire appeal where more than 200 people have lost their lives. The 29-year-old singer told the BBC: "I've been really affected by the media images of the tragic bushfires in Victoria. Read more >>

Doves Confirm 17 Date UK and Ireland Tour

February 17, 2009
Doves Confirm 17 Date UK and Ireland TourDoves have announced details of a full UK and Ireland tour for this April and May. The dates support the release of their eagerly-anticipated fourth studio album 'Kingdom Of Rust' on April 6 and follow their brief, completely sold-out March jaunt. Read more >>

Lily Allen Appears On Jay Leno, Beefs With Perez Hilton

February 17, 2009
Lily Allen Appears On Jay Leno, Beefs With Perez HiltonLily Allen continued her promotional onslaught in the US with an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night (February 16). The singer has secured slots on a number of high-profile shows including The Today Show, last night's Jay Leno and an upcoming appearance on Oprah Winfrey in a bid to take her album, 'It's Not Me, It's You' to the top spot Stateside. Read more >>

Barack Obama To Present Stevie Wonder With The Gershwin Prize

February 17, 2009
Barack Obama To Present Stevie Wonder With The Gershwin PrizeStevie Wonder is set to be awarded the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by new American President, Barack Obama later this month. The prize giving will come at a special concert in the East Room of the White House on February 25 as part of the celebrations for African American History Month. Read more >>

Gerry Rafferty Alive And Well According To His Spokesman

February 17, 2009
Gerry Rafferty Alive And Well According To His SpokesmanA spokesperson for Stealers Wheel legend Gerry Rafferty has confirmed that the singer is not missing despite reports that no one had seen him since August 2008. The initial reports of his disappearance came after his Stealers Wheel bandmate Tony Williams had said that he and Rafferty's family were worried about his wellbeing. Read more >>

Michael Jackson To Auction 2,000 Personal Possessions

February 17, 2009
Michael Jackson To Auction 2,000 Personal PossessionsA huge public auction is being held this April where over 2,000 of Michael Jackson's personal belongings will go under the hammer. Held over five days at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Jackson himself has helped organise the exhibition where he hopes to raise millions of dollars to improve his financial situation. Read more >>

Portishead Rule Out 'Doing A Radiohead'

February 17, 2009
Portishead Rule Out 'Doing A Radiohead'Portishead have called on fans to come up with ideas of ways to sell their music in future. The Bristol-based trio have come to the end of their contract with Island Records and, according to Geoff Barrow on a Myspace blog post, are contemplating what to do on future releases. Read more >>

Kasabian To Headline The Great Escape

February 17, 2009
Kasabian To Headline The Great EscapeKasabian are to follow up their appearance at this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gigs by headlining The Great Escape. The band will be using the shows to debut new material from their third album which was once again produced by Dan the Automator and is set for release in April. Read more >>

Duran Duran, N.E.R.D To Headline Lovebox Weekender

February 17, 2009
Duran Duran, N.E.R.D To Headline Lovebox WeekenderDuran Duran and N.E.R.D are set to headline this year's Lovebox Weekender in Victoria Park, London. As thelondonpaper reports, other acts confirmed for the two-day music extravaganza include Florence & The Machine, Ladyhawke, Simian Mobile Disco, Fat Freddy's Drop, Friendly Fires and, as always, festival curators Groove Armada. Read more >>





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