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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:

April 16, 1964
David Pirner (Soul Asylum)

April 16, 1963
Jimmy Osmond

April 16, 1947
Gerry Rafferty

April 16, 1935
Bobby Vinton



Lady Gaga 'Bad Romance' Smashes YouTube Viewing Record

April 16, 2010
Lady Gaga 'Bad Romance' Smashes YouTube Viewing RecordLady Gaga's video for her hit single ‘Bad Romance’ has become the most watched clip on YouTube. The video, directed by I Am Legend’s Francis Lawrence, has amassed over 180 million views in five months. Read more >>

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Belle & Sebastian Draft In New Acts For ATP

April 16, 2010
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Belle & Sebastian Draft In New Acts For ATPBoth ATP festivals this December have added new acts to their respective line-ups. The Godspeed You! Black Emperor curated weekend on December 3 – 5 now also features performances from Neurosis, The Dead C, Black Dice and Francisco Lopez. Read more >>

Courtney Love: 'Robert Pattinson Would Be Stupid As Kurt Cobain'

April 16, 2010
Courtney Love: 'Robert Pattinson Would Be Stupid As Kurt Cobain'Courtney Love has dismissed reports that she was targeting Robert Pattinson to play Kurt Cobain in a forthcoming biopic. Last week, tabloid reports - already played down by Love's manager - claimed the Twilight star was her “number one choice” to portray her late husband. Read more >>

Woman Imprisoned For Stalking Freddie Mercury Lookalike

April 16, 2010
Woman Imprisoned For Stalking Freddie Mercury LookalikeA woman has been jailed for eight months for stalking a Freddie Mercury lookalike. Marie Lewis, 27, sent tarantula’s skin and made abusive phone calls to William Westmoreland, whose stage name is Billy West. Read more >>

The Beatles and Susan Boyle Boost British Sales In The US

April 16, 2010
The Beatles and Susan Boyle Boost British Sales In The USNew figures show that British music is still making waves in the US largely thanks to The Beatles and Susan Boyle. Over the post 12 months, The Sun claims British artists have accounted for one in ten albums sold Stateside – a significant percentage of the market. Read more >>

N-Dubz' Dappy Offers Free Gig Tickets To 'Abusive Texts' Fan

April 16, 2010
N-Dubz' Dappy Offers Free Gig Tickets To 'Abusive Texts' FanN-Dubz star Dappy has offered free gig tickets to a fan who he sent abusive text messages to. The 22-year-old rapper contacted Chloe Moody after she texted the Radio 1 breakfast show to poke fun at the band while they were being interviewed. Read more >>

Cribs' Ryan Jarman Covers Girlfriend Kate Nash's New Single

April 16, 2010
Cribs' Ryan Jarman Covers Girlfriend Kate Nash's New SingleCribs star Ryan Jarman has recorded a cover of girlfriend Kate Nash’s new single. Jarman’s version of ‘Do Wah Doo’ will appear as the b-side to the single, but can he heard now below. Read more >>

The Cribs Cancel Coachella Due To Iceland Volcano Ash

April 16, 2010
The Cribs Cancel Coachella Due To Iceland Volcano AshThe Cribs have been forced to cancel their appearance at Coachella Festival in California today due to the Icelandic volcano ash blighting the skies of Britain. In a lengthy blog posting on Myspace, Johnny Marr said that despite their best efforts, the band haven't been able to negotiate any alternate flights from mainland Europe. Read more >>

UNKLE Announce Summer Gig With Heritage Orchestra

April 16, 2010
UNKLE Announce Summer Gig With Heritage OrchestraUNKLE will perform live with the Heritage Orchestra at a special one off gig this summer, it’s been announced. The gig will take place at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea in East Sussex on July 10. Read more >>

The Rolling Stones Release Rare Song On Vinyl For Record Store Day

April 16, 2010
The Rolling Stones Release Rare Song On Vinyl For Record Store DayThe Rolling Stones are releasing a newly-unearthed song for UK Record Store Day tomorrow (April 17th). The rock legends recorded 'Plundered My Soul' back in 1972 and it was originally intended to be a track on their classic album 'Exile In Main Street'. Read more >>

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Singer Serenades Fans Outside Electric Ballroom

April 16, 2010
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Singer Serenades Fans Outside Electric BallroomFans queuing to get into the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club gig at London's Electric Ballroom last night were treated to an impromptu acoustic performance from singer Robert Turner. Doors to the gig didn't open until 9pm as some of the band's equipment apparently failed to make it to the venue on time. Read more >>

T.I. Unveils New Album Title, Release Date

April 16, 2010
T.I. Unveils New Album Title, Release DateT.I. has revealed the title of his first album since being released from prison. ‘King Uncaged’, which is the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Paper Trail’, will be available from August 24. Read more >>

Jay-Z Sues Boston Red Sox Star David Ortiz For $5Mmillion

April 16, 2010
Jay-Z Sues Boston Red Sox Star David Ortiz For $5MmillionJay-Z has filed a lawsuit against Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz over the name of his nightclub. The rapper and his business partner claim Ortiz’s Dominican establishment, Forty-Forty, is named after they own chain of 40/40 nightclubs. Read more >>

Thom Yorke Covers Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

April 16, 2010
Thom Yorke Covers Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'Thom Yorke and his band Atoms For Peace surprised the audience at the Oakland Fox Theatre last night by bursting into a cover of the Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. The thousands packed into the Californian venue were clearly as delighted as Thom Yorke himself while the classic was played. Read more >>

T.I. Says New Album Is As Significant As Tupac's 'All Eyez On Me'

April 16, 2010
T.I. Says New Album Is As Significant As Tupac's 'All Eyez On Me'T.I. has claimed that his new album ‘King Uncaged’ is as significant as Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’. Like Tupac’s 1996 Grammy-nominated effort, the rapper’s new album will mark his first release since completing a prison sentence. Read more >>





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