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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 20, 1979
Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park)

January 20, 1958
Ian Hill (Judas Priest)

January 20, 1952
Paul Stanley (Kiss)



Plan B Accuses X Factor's Cher Lloyd Of 'Plagiarism'

January 20, 2011
Plan B Accuses X Factor's Cher Lloyd Of 'Plagiarism'Plan B has accused former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd of copying Professor Green. In an interview with The Sun, the rapper-turned-singer said he didn't believe Lloyd was as original as she claimed. Read more >>

Franz Ferdinand Launch Fashion Collection

January 20, 2011
Franz Ferdinand Launch Fashion CollectionFranz Ferdinand stars Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy have designed clothes for a new fashion collection. The collaboration, with Pringle of Scotland, coincides with the brand's 195th birthday celebrations. Read more >>

Boy George Returns Christ Icon To Church Of Cyprus

January 20, 2011
Boy George Returns Christ Icon To Church Of CyprusBoy George has agreed to return an icon of Christ to the Church Of Cyprus. The former Culture Club star bought the item from an art dealer in London in 1985, but did not know where it had come from. Read more >>

Jedward Facing Tax Bill Over Michael Jackson Bedsheets

January 20, 2011
Jedward Facing Tax Bill Over Michael Jackson BedsheetsFormer X Factor stars Jedward have been told they must pay import tax before they can get their hands on a collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia. The twins – real names John and Edward Grimes – bought £15,000 worth of items, which include the singer's old bedsheets, last year. Read more >>

Lily Allen Launches Own Record Label

January 20, 2011
Lily Allen Launches Own Record LabelLily Allen has launched her own record label called In the Name Of. The singer has received backing from Sony to establish the label and is in the process of hiring staff. Read more >>

Eminem Working On New Songs, Producer Reveals

January 20, 2011
Eminem Working On New Songs, Producer RevealsEminem is working on new material, his producer Alex Da Kid has revealed. Da Kid, who produced the rapper's recent hit 'Love The Way You Lie', said Eminem was busy crafting songs in the studio, but he didn't know whether they would lead to a new album. Read more >>

Gwyneth Paltrow Admits Marriage With Coldplay's Chris Martin Is 'Hard'

January 20, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow Admits Marriage With Coldplay's Chris Martin Is 'Hard'Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her marriage with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The couple, who tied the knot in 2003, have always kept their marriage under wraps from the UK's press. Read more >>

Steve Tyler: Aerosmith To Start Work On New Album This Weekend

January 20, 2011
Steve Tyler: Aerosmith To Start Work On New Album This WeekendAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has said that they will begin work on their new album this weekend. Tyler, who is a judge on the new series of American Idol, said the group planned to record the follow-up to 2004's 'Honkin' On Bobo' in Los Angeles. Read more >>

Pete Wentz To Tour With New Band Black Cards In Spring

January 20, 2011
Pete Wentz To Tour With New Band Black Cards In SpringFormer Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has revealed that he will be touring with new band Black Cards soon. As previously reported on Gigwise, as well as Wentz, Black Cards includes the relatively unknown singer Bebe Rex. Read more >>

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood To Release Norwegian Wood Film Score

January 20, 2011
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood To Release Norwegian Wood Film ScoreRadiohead star Jonny Greenwood is to release his score for the film, Norwegian Wood. The soundtrack was composed by Greenwood alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Emperor Quartet. Read more >>

Echo And The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch Announces One Off London Show

January 20, 2011
Echo And The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch Announces One Off London ShowEcho And The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch has announced a one off gig in London. The singer will play at London's Union Chapel on April 16. Read more >>

Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease Fans Over New Album

January 20, 2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease Fans Over New AlbumRed Hot Chili Peppers have begun teasing fans over their new album, which is due to be released later this year. The group's bassist Flea has started posting shots of the group in the studio recording the follow-up to 2006's 'Stadium Arcadium'. Read more >>

Bruno Mars, Muse, Justin Bieber Added To Grammy Awards 2011 Line-Up

January 20, 2011
Bruno Mars, Muse, Justin Bieber Added To Grammy Awards 2011 Line-UpBruno Mars, B.O.B, Janelle Monae, Muse and Justin Bieber have been added to the line-up of acts to perform at next month's Grammy Awards, it has been reported. The artists will join other confirmed acts Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem, Rolling Stone reports. Read more >>

Mumford & Sons, The Streets Join 2011 Benicassim Festival Line-Up

January 20, 2011
Mumford & Sons, The Streets Join 2011 Benicassim Festival Line-UpMumford and Sons and The Streets have been added to the line-up for next year's Benicassim festival in Spain. Other new additions to the bill include Julieta Venegas, Lori Meyers, CatPeople, Grupo Salvaje, The Marzipan Man and Smile. Read more >>

Nicki Minaj Announces Surprise London Gigs

January 20, 2011
Nicki Minaj Announces Surprise London GigsNicki Minaj has announced details of two surprise appearances at nightclubs in London tonight (January 20). The US rapper, who is in the country on a promotional trip, unveiled details about the age-restricted dates on Twitter. Read more >>

Does It Offend You, Yeah? Announce March UK Tour

January 20, 2011
Does It Offend You, Yeah? Announce March UK TourDoes it offend you Yeah? have announced details of their new album and UK tour. The tour will coincide with the new album 'Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You', set for release March 14. Read more >>

Katy Perry Hangs 'Baller Style' With Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

January 20, 2011
Katy Perry Hangs 'Baller Style' With Facebook Founder Mark ZuckerbergKaty Perry has said she enjoyed hanging out “baller style” with the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The pair came face to face when the singer visited the company's Californian offices yesterday (January 19) to announce the US leg of her California Dreams tour. Read more >>

Britney Spears Claims Fourth Number One With 'Hold It Against Me'

January 20, 2011
Britney Spears Claims Fourth Number One With 'Hold It Against Me'Britney Spears has claimed her fourth US number one with single 'Hold It Against Me'. The singer topped the US charts after selling over 411,000 downloads since the singles release last week, the highest ever for a feamle artist. Read more >>

Ke$ha Beats Lady Gaga, Eminem For Biggest-Selling Digital Single Of 2010

January 20, 2011
Ke$ha Beats Lady Gaga, Eminem For Biggest-Selling Digital Single Of 2010Ke$ha's 'Tik Tock' has become the biggest downloaded single of 2010, it has been revealed. The single sold 12.8 million copies, three times more than Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' in 2009. Read more >>

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Turned Down Opportunity To Be In Led Zeppelin

January 20, 2011
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Turned Down Opportunity To Be In Led ZeppelinAerosmith singer Steven Tyler has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Led Zeppelin. Tyler turned down the chance to replace Robert Plant as Led Zeppelin's frontman. The singer was asked to audition for the band by Jimmy Page's manager Peter Mench. Read more >>

Rod Stewart Requests Model Train Set Tools On Gig Rider

January 20, 2011
Rod Stewart Requests Model Train Set Tools On Gig RiderRod Stewart requests a large table on his rider so he can build miniature buildings for his model train set before gigs. The singer, who has a 1,500 sq ft train layout at his Beverly Hills home, also asks for a fan so the glue fumes don't affect his voice. Read more >>





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