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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 12, 1974
Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls)

January 12, 1968
Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan)

January 12, 1966
Rob Zombie (White Zombie)

January 12, 1960
Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows)

January 12, 1959
Per Gessle (Roxette)

January 12, 1946
Cynthia Robinson (Sly & The Family Stone)

January 12, 1939
William Lee Gordon (Oak Ridge Boys)



Muse Fear Blindness Over Lasers At Live Gigs

January 12, 2011
Muse Fear Blindness Over Lasers At Live GigsMuse drummer Dominic Howard has revealed they are concerned about the possible effects the lasers they use at the live gigs could have on their eye sight. Howard told The Sun the band's fears started after they shone the powerful lights onto white balloons that get passed out to the audience during their set. Read more >>

Queen's Brian May 'Very Excited' About Freddie Mercury Biopic

January 12, 2011
Queen's Brian May 'Very Excited' About Freddie Mercury BiopicQueen's Brian May has said he is “very excited” about the forthcoming biography film about Freddie Mercury. The movie, written by Peter Morgan, will focus on the band’s career up to their landmark performance at Live Aid in 1985. Read more >>

Guy Garvey Unveils 'Minimal' Sound For Elbow New Album

January 12, 2011
Guy Garvey Unveils 'Minimal' Sound For Elbow New AlbumElbow's new album is set to have a "minimal" sound, it has been revealed. 'Build A Rocket Boys', the follow-up to their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning album 'The Seldom Seen Kid', will be released on March 7. Read more >>

Ne-Yo Extends UK Arena Tour

January 12, 2011
Ne-Yo Extends UK Arena TourNe-Yo has added an additional date to his forthcoming UK arena tour. The US R&B star will now play London's O2 Arena on February 27, as well as his previously announced show the night before (26). Read more >>

Will.i.am: Black Eyed Peas' Only Competition Is Ourselves

January 12, 2011
Will.i.am: Black Eyed Peas' Only Competition Is OurselvesBlack Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am has said he believes the band's only competition is themselves. In an interview with the Daily Star, the singer said the grouped planned to push boundaries when they record the follow-up to recent album 'The Beginning'. Read more >>

Michael Jackson Doctor To Stand Trial Over Singer's Death

January 12, 2011
Michael Jackson Doctor To Stand Trial Over Singer's DeathMichael Jackson’s doctor is to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over the singer’s death, a judge has said. The decision came at the end of a six-day preliminary hearing in Los Angeles. Read more >>

Take That Comeback To Be Analysed At Academic Debate

January 12, 2011
Take That Comeback To Be Analysed At Academic DebateTake That's reunion with Robbie Williams is to be the subject of an academic debate. The two-day event at the University of Salford will look at the band's comeback, as well as analysing their split in 1996. Read more >>

The Chapman Family Confirm Debut Album 'Burn Your Town'

January 12, 2011
The Chapman Family Confirm Debut Album 'Burn Your Town'The Chapman Family have announced details of their debut album. The album entitled 'Burn Your Town', is set for release March 7, with single 'Anxiety' released February 28. Read more >>

Beady Eye Unveil Wall Of Death Video For 'The Roller'

January 12, 2011
Beady Eye Unveil Wall Of Death Video For 'The Roller'Beady Eye have unveiled the video for their official debut single ‘The Roller’, which is due to be released next month. The video shows the band performing the track in the middle of one of only two motorcycle wall of death's in the UK. Read more >>

Rihanna Opens Up About Relationship With Drug Dependant Father

January 12, 2011
Rihanna Opens Up About Relationship With Drug Dependant FatherRihanna has opened up about her relationship with her estranged father. The singer, who made music history this week, has spoken about how her drug dependant father didn't stop her music career. Read more >>

Timbaland Wants To Work With Disney's Demi Lovato

January 12, 2011
Timbaland Wants To Work With Disney's Demi LovatoTimbaland has revealed that he is keen to work with Disney star Demi Lovato. The producer, whose credits include songs by Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, outlined his plans in a video message on YouTube. Read more >>

Nas Praises Kanye West For Keeping Hip-Hop Alive

January 12, 2011
Nas Praises Kanye West For Keeping Hip-Hop AliveNas has revealed that Kanye West is the main man to beat in Hip-Hop at the moment. The New York rapper, who returns with a new album later this year, spoke about his love for Kanye's 'Monster'. Read more >>

The Vaccines Cancel UK Gig, Eurosonic Festival Appearance

January 12, 2011
The Vaccines Cancel UK Gig, Eurosonic Festival AppearanceThe Vaccines have been forced to cancel a gig in Tunbridge Wells, Kent tonight (January 12) due to illness. In a statement, the band's record label said singer Justin Young had undergone a minor throat operation last week and has been ordered to recuperate for a further week. Read more >>

Dizzee Rascal Getting Boxing Lessons From David Haye

January 12, 2011
Dizzee Rascal Getting Boxing Lessons From David HayeDizzee Rascal has been getting boxing lessons from world heavyweight champion David Haye. The British rapper struck up a friendship with Haye after the pair began going to the same London gym. Read more >>

Chase & Status Join Volvo Snowbombing Festival 2011 Line-Up

January 12, 2011
Chase & Status Join Volvo Snowbombing Festival 2011 Line-UpChase & Status have been added to the bill for this year's Volvo Snowbombing festival in Austria. The 2011 event takes place at the ski and snowboard resort of Mayrhofen from April 4-9. Read more >>

Rihanna, Katy Perry Furious Over Anorexia Twitter Campaign

January 12, 2011
Rihanna, Katy Perry Furious Over Anorexia Twitter CampaignRihanna and Katy Perry have attacked a former Big Brother contestant who launched a Twitter campaign promoting “managed anorexia”. Kenneth Tong, who took part in the 2009 series of the reality show, claimed to be launching a size zero pill, but has since insisted he only said it to gain attention. Read more >>

New York Dolls Announce New Album 'Dancing Backward In High Heels'

January 12, 2011
New York Dolls Announce New Album 'Dancing Backward In High Heels'New York Dolls have announced details of their new album, 'Dancing Backward In High Heels'. The record, which is the follow-up to 2009's 'Cause I Sez So', will be released on March 14. Read more >>

Lady Gaga And Britney Spears To Perform At Grammy Awards 2011

January 12, 2011
Lady Gaga And Britney Spears To Perform At Grammy Awards 2011Lady Gaga and Britney Spears are set to perform at this year's Grammy Awards, it has been reported. Gaga, who had been previously rumoured to perform her new single 'Born This Way' at the awards, is now set to appear. Read more >>

Muse's Matt Bellamy 'Expecting Baby With Kate Hudson'

January 12, 2011
Muse's Matt Bellamy 'Expecting Baby With Kate Hudson'Kate Hudson is expecting a baby with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, according to reports. The actress, who has been dating the singer since last year, is said to be 14 weeks pregnant. Read more >>

Basshunter Denies Sex Attack Charges

January 12, 2011
Basshunter Denies Sex Attack ChargesBasshunter has appeared in court for allegedly sexually assaulting two females in a Scottish nightclub. The DJ, real name Jonas Erik Altberg, was charged under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 by Police over sexual allegations at Kitty's nightclub in Kirkcaldy in December. Read more >>

Kings Of Leon Send 'Thoughts And Prayers' To Australia Flood Victims

January 12, 2011
Kings Of Leon Send 'Thoughts And Prayers' To Australia Flood VictimsKings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has said his thoughts are with the victims of the floods in Australia. The country has been battered by flooding in recent weeks, with up to 20,000 homes at threat in the third-largest city of Brisbane. Read more >>

Dananananaykroyd Announce February UK Tour

January 12, 2011
Dananananaykroyd Announce February UK TourDananananaykroyd have announced details of a UK tour, to take place in February. The tour will coincide with the as-yet untitled follow-up to 'Hey Everyone', set for release in Spring. Read more >>

Take That's Gary Barlow To Play 40th Birthday Radio 2 Gig

January 12, 2011
Take That's Gary Barlow To Play 40th Birthday Radio 2 GigTake That singer Gary Barlow is to perform at a special concert to mark his 40th birthday in London next week. The GB40 event will take place at Shepherd's Bush Empire on January 20 – the same as his birthday. Read more >>

The Strokes Confirm March 22 Release Date For New Album

January 12, 2011
The Strokes Confirm March 22 Release Date For New AlbumThe Strokes have confirmed that their new album will be released on March 22. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture made the announcement on his Facebook page after reports began circulating online yesterday (January 11). Read more >>

Kanye West Hooks Up With Lil' Wayne In The Studio

January 12, 2011
Kanye West Hooks Up With Lil' Wayne In The StudioKanye West spent time in the studio with Lil' Wayne at the weekend, it has emerged. The two rappers' whereabouts were disclosed by Young Money house engineer Mike Banger and rapper Short Dawg in separate messages on Twitter. Read more >>

Rihanna Further Extends UK Arena Tour

January 12, 2011
Rihanna Further Extends UK Arena TourRihanna has further extended her upcoming UK arena tour, set to take place later this year. The singer will now play four additional dates, starting with another show at London's O2 Arena on November 15. Read more >>

Corey Taylor: Slipknot Lyrics Were Written In Porn Shop

January 12, 2011
Corey Taylor: Slipknot Lyrics Were Written In Porn ShopSlipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that lyrics for the band's debut album were written in a porn shop. The singer told The Guardian inspiration for the self-titled effort often came to him while he was in the toilet. Read more >>





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