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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:

January 14, 1969
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana)

January 14, 1968
LL Cool J

January 14, 1959
Geoff Tate (Queensryche)

January 14, 1959
Chas Smith (Madness)



Jay Reatard Dies Aged 29

January 14, 2010
Jay Reatard Dies Aged 29Memphis garage punk rocker Jay Reatard has died aged 29, his former record label has confirmed. Goner Records posted a banner on their site confirming the singer's death and stating that funeral plans will be announced soon. Read more >>

Soul Singer Teddy Pendergrass Dies Aged 59

January 14, 2010
Soul Singer Teddy Pendergrass Dies Aged 59Influential soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at the age of 59, his son has confirmed. Teddy Pendergrass II said his father died in hospital in Philadelphia after failing to recover fully from colon cancer surgery eight months ago. Read more >>

Mr Hudson and Crowded House For Isle Of Wight Festival

January 14, 2010
Mr Hudson and Crowded House For Isle Of Wight FestivalMr Hudson, Crowded House and Hockey have been added to the Isle of Wight Festival line up. The new acts join a hyper-eclectic bill that boasts Jay-Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Pink, Calvin Harris, Doves, Vampire Weekend, Spandau Ballet, Paloma Faith, Orbital and Friendly Fires. Read more >>

Coldplay's Chris Martin and Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Make Haiti Appeal

January 14, 2010
Coldplay's Chris Martin and Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Make Haiti AppealColdplay's Chris Martin and Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis have appealed for people to donate to Oxfam to help those hit by the Haiti earthquake. Up to 500,000 people are feared dead in the natural disaster, while those who survived the 7.0 magnitude quake in the already impoverished country are relying heavily on aid. Read more >>

Ladyhawke Artist Sells Painting On eBay For Haiti Earthquake Victims

January 14, 2010
Ladyhawke Artist Sells Painting On eBay For Haiti Earthquake VictimsThe artist behind the artwork on Ladyhawke's eponymous debut album is auctioning off a painting to help victims of the Haitian earthquake. Artist Sarah Larnach's sister Emily Sanson-Rejouis, her husband and three daughters are in Haiti right now and she says only Emily and one daughter have been confirmed alive. Read more >>

The Pixies and Beck Pay Tribute To Jay Reatard

January 14, 2010
The Pixies and Beck Pay Tribute To Jay ReatardBeck and the Pixies have both paid their respects to Jay Reatard who died aged just 29 yesterday. Reatard – real name Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr – was found dead in his bed at home in Midtown, Memphis at 3.30am local time yesterday morning. Read more >>

The BBC Admit U2 Album Coverage Was Given 'Undue Prominence'

January 14, 2010
The BBC Admit U2 Album Coverage Was Given 'Undue Prominence'The BBC have admitted they gave U2 too much coverage when their album 'No Line On The Horizon' was released in February 2009. The Irish band were filmed and aired by the BBC performing on the roof of Broadcasting house, Jo Whiley hosted a U2 special and BBC online also gave them heavy coverage, amongst other things. Read more >>

Elbow To Release Album In 2010?

January 14, 2010
Elbow To Release Album In 2010?Elbow could release their new album by the end of 2010 according to drummer Richard Jupp. Jupp told NME.com that the sessions for the Manchester bands fifth album are “rabid” and that Guy Garvey's recent claims that the band were experimenting with shoegaze and psychadelic sounds were “innacurate”. Read more >>

Ke$ha Gives Susan Boyle A Nightmare On US Chart

January 14, 2010
Ke$ha Gives Susan Boyle A Nightmare On US ChartKe$ha has knocked Susan Boyle off the top of the US album chart, ending the Scottish singer's six week reign at number one. The 22-year-old singer debut album 'Animal' shifted 152,000 copies compared to the 93,000 units of Boyle's 'I Dreamed A Dream', according to Nielsen SoundScan. Read more >>

New LCD Soundsystem Album

January 14, 2010
New LCD Soundsystem AlbumJames Murphy has declared that the next LCD Soundsystem album may well be the last. After stating that the as yet untitled LCD Soundsystem album “Should probably be the last one” Murphy admitted that he has made similar claims in the past and said, "I know I said that last time and things changed but I don't like to repeat myself." Read more >>

The Horrors and Franz Ferdinand For SOS 4.8 Festival

January 14, 2010
The Horrors and Franz Ferdinand For SOS 4.8 FestivalThe Horrors, Franz Ferdinand and Fatboy Slim are amongst the acts confirmed for the third SOS 4.8 Festival in Spain. Nada Surf and Madness will also be rubbing shoulders with a host of Spanish bands including Delorean, Love of Lesbian, We are Standard and Joe Crepusculo. More acts will be confirmed soon. Read more >>

Kasabian Call For Digital Downloading To Be Eradicated

January 14, 2010
Kasabian Call For Digital Downloading To Be EradicatedKasabian believe that digital music and illegal downloading has taken the magic out of buying music. In fact, they're so despondent with the digital revolution, the Leicester band joked that they'd like to blow up iTunes. Read more >>

Billy Corgan and Jessica Simpson Recording Song Together

January 14, 2010
Billy Corgan and Jessica Simpson Recording Song TogetherRumoured celebrity couple Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan are making sweet music together. Oh yes. Photographer friend Kristin Burns uploaded a photograph onto Twitter yesterday of the couple in the recording studio, writing: “in the studio snap of @jessicasimpson and @billy working on a song...” Read more >>

Editors Announce Ridiculously Intimate London Show

January 14, 2010
Editors Announce Ridiculously Intimate London ShowEditors have announced an intimate gig at London's Water Rats venue on January 27. The show, in association with XFM and Barclaycard, will see the band switch their usual large shows for a venue usually associated with bands just starting out. Read more >>

Keane Draft In Somalian Rapper and Japanese Baile Funk MC For New EP

January 14, 2010
Keane Draft In Somalian Rapper and Japanese Baile Funk MC For New EPKeane have unveiled the track-listing to a new eight-track EP, their first material since 2008's 'Perfect Symmetry'. Titled 'Night Train', the EP was recorded in various studios throughout the globe on the band's 'Perfect Symmetry' world tour and is set for release digitally and as a CD on May 10th. Read more >>

Jay-Z Rubbishes Satanism Claims Saying 'I Don't Believe In Hell'

January 14, 2010
Jay-Z Rubbishes Satanism Claims Saying 'I Don't Believe In Hell'Jay-Z has rubbished internet claims that the video to his new single 'On To The Next One' contains satanic messages. In the blogosphere, some have claimed that the ram skulls, black crows and general dark imagery in the promo allude to devil-worshipping undertones. Read more >>





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