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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 20, 1951
Luther Vandross

April 20, 1948
Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad)



Robert Pattinson Meets Jeff Buckley's Mother About Biopic Role

April 20, 2011
Robert Pattinson Meets Jeff Buckley's Mother About Biopic RoleTwilight star Robert Pattinson, who has been linked to playing Jeff Buckley in a forthcoming movie, has revealed that he has met with the late musician's mother. Mary Guibert is an executive producer on the project, which will be directed by Welcome To The Rileys director Jake Scott. Read more >>

Frank Turner, House Of Pain, Frankie & The Heartstrings For Kendal Calling Festival 2011

April 20, 2011
Frank Turner, House Of Pain, Frankie & The Heartstrings For Kendal Calling Festival 2011Frank Turner, House Of Pain and Frankie & The Heartstrings are amongst the latest additions to this year's Kendal Calling festival line-up. Chase And Status, The Cribs and Blondie will headline the event, which takes place in the Lake District from 29-31 July. Read more >>

Adam Ant Announces One-Off May London Gig

April 20, 2011
Adam Ant Announces One-Off May London GigAdam Ant has announced details of a one-off gig in London next month. The concert, at Bush Hall on May 9, will serve as a warm-up for Ant's UK tour in the same month and appearance at this summer's Hard Rock Calling festival in London. Read more >>

Liam Gallagher: Me And Noel Gallagher Are Over

April 20, 2011
Liam Gallagher: Me And Noel Gallagher Are OverBeady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has insisted that he no longer has a relationship with his brother, Noel. The singer, who formed Beady Eye after the guitarist quit Oasis in2009, said his new project was his main focus and that he had no intention to reunite with his brother. Read more >>

Jeff Bridges To Release Debut Album This Summer

April 20, 2011
Jeff Bridges To Release Debut Album This SummerActor Jeff Bridges is set to release his debut album this summer, it has been revealed. Bridges has signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records and has started work on the album which will hopefully be out by the end of the summer, reports Entertainment Weekly. Read more >>

Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders Loses Out On 40,000 Pounds

April 20, 2011
Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders Loses Out On 40,000 PoundsArctic Monkeys' Matt Helders lost out on a 40,000 pounds after a recent incident at his pub, it has been reported. The drummer, who owns Bowery Bar in Sheffield, was left devastated when his staff bought a rare bottle of rum for 70 pounds not knowing its actual value was 40,000 pounds. Read more >>

Linkin Park 'Iridescent' To Feature In Transformers: Dark of the Moon

April 20, 2011
Linkin Park 'Iridescent' To Feature In Transformers: Dark of the MoonLinkin Park have announced that their new single 'Iridescent' will be used as the end title song in the forthcoming movie, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. The track is a re-imagining of the song that appeared on the band's current album 'A Thousand Suns'. Read more >>

Lady Gaga: 'Judas' Leak Was A Slow Death

April 20, 2011
Lady Gaga: 'Judas' Leak Was A Slow DeathLady Gaga has spoken for the first time about the leak of her new single 'Judas'. Several poor quality snippets of the song emerged online last Friday (April 17), prompting the star to rush-release the single the same day. Read more >>

Adele Set To Reclaim Number One Spot From Foo Fighters On Album Chart

April 20, 2011
Adele Set To Reclaim Number One Spot From Foo Fighters On Album ChartAdele is on course to reclaim the number one spot from the Foo Fighters on the UK album chart this weekend. The singer's chart reign ended last weekend when the Foo Fighters' 'Wasting Light' debuted at number one on the UK album chart. Read more >>

Carl Barat, James Walsh Join Hop Farm Festival 2011 Line-Up

April 20, 2011
Carl Barat, James Walsh Join Hop Farm Festival 2011 Line-UpCarl Barat and James Walsh have been added to the line-up for this year's Hop Farm festival inKent. Other new additions to the bill include James Yuill, Clock Opera, Dry The River and Summer Camp. Read more >>

Michael Jackson Heal The World Lawsuit Resolved

April 20, 2011
Michael Jackson Heal The World Lawsuit ResolvedThe estate of Michael Jackson has settled out of court with the Heal The World Foundation (HTWF). Jackson's legal team took action against HTWF in 2009, claiming that it was attempting to associate itself with the late singer's former charity of the same name by using his likeness and image. Read more >>

Beyonce To Collaborate With Rihanna?

April 20, 2011
Beyonce To Collaborate With Rihanna?Beyonce has collaborated with Rihanna on her new album, it has been reported. The singer, who is currently putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to 2008's 'I Am...Sasha Fierce', is said to have recorded a duet with Rihanna on her new album, reports M is for Music. Read more >>

Josh Farro: Paramore Christian Band Claim Is A 'Contradiction'

April 20, 2011
Josh Farro: Paramore Christian Band Claim Is A 'Contradiction'Former Paramore star Josh Farro has claimed that he group's claim that they were a Christian band was contradictory. Farro quit Paramore along with his brother Zac in December following a fall-out with the other members of the band. Read more >>

K.K. Downing Quits Judas Priest

April 20, 2011
K.K. Downing Quits Judas PriestK.K. Downing has left Judas Priest and will not be joining them on their forthcoming tour, it has been announced. The guitarist, a founding member of Judas Priest, has announced his retirement from the band. Read more >>

Hercules And Love Affair Join Standon Calling Festival 2011 Line-Up

April 20, 2011
Hercules And Love Affair Join Standon Calling Festival 2011 Line-UpHercules and Love Affair have been added to the line-up for this summer's Standon Calling festival. Other new additions to the bill include John Grant, Dan Le Sac, Broken Records, Howard Marks and Egyptian Hip Hop. Read more >>

Dananananaykroyd, Morning Parade, Trophy Wife For Dot To Dot Festival 2011

April 20, 2011
Dananananaykroyd, Morning Parade, Trophy Wife For Dot To Dot Festival 2011Dananananaykroyd, Morning Parade and Trophy Wife have been added to the line-up for this year's Dot to Dot festival 2011. The event, which takes place across Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester from May 28 - 30, will also feature performances from Mona, Hurts, The Naked And Famous, We Are Scientists and Guillemots Read more >>

Blink-182 Respond To Fan Criticism Over Tour Postponement

April 20, 2011
Blink-182 Respond To Fan Criticism Over Tour PostponementBlink-182 star Mark Hoppus has said the band's decision to postpone their upcoming UK and Ireland tour was "not an easy decision". On Monday (April 18), the band announced that the jaunt this summer would now take place over the same period in 2012. Read more >>

Kate Hudson Plays Down Marriage To Muse's Matt Bellamy

April 20, 2011
Kate Hudson Plays Down Marriage To Muse's Matt BellamyKate Hudson has played down reports that she is set to marry her boyfriend, Matt Bellamy. The pair, who met last year, are expecting their first baby together. Read more >>

Black Eyed Peas To Open Music Academy In New York

April 20, 2011
Black Eyed Peas To Open Music Academy In New YorkBlack Eyed Peas have revealed that they will open a music academy in New York. The band's Peapod Foundation will work with the Adobe Foundation to create a Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music academy. Read more >>

Courtney Cox Admits David Arquette 'A Fan' Of Jessie J

April 20, 2011
Courtney Cox Admits David Arquette 'A Fan' Of Jessie JCourtney Cox has revealed that her estranged husband David Arquette is interested in Jessie J. The former Friends actress said she Googled the London singer after Arquette told Howard Stern's radio show that he was a fan. Read more >>

Dr Dre Wins Lawsuit For 'The Chronic' Against Death Row Records

April 20, 2011
Dr Dre Wins Lawsuit For 'The Chronic' Against Death Row RecordsDr Dre has won a lawsuit against Death Row Records for the rights to his iconic album 'The Chronic'. The rapper won the case against the record label to own 100 per cent of all digital sales made from the album, his attorney, Howard King, told The Associated Press. Read more >>

Rihanna, Christina Aguilera Raunchy X Factor Dance Routines Cleared

April 20, 2011
Rihanna, Christina Aguilera Raunchy X Factor Dance Routines ClearedRihanna and Christina Aguilera's performances on the final of last year's X Factor have been cleared by Ofcom. The watchdog launched an investigation into the programme after receiving 2,868 complaints that both star's performances were too raunchy. Read more >>

Kanye West's Academic Charity Closes

April 20, 2011
Kanye West's Academic Charity ClosesThe 'Kanye West Foundation' charity set up to reduce high school drop outs has mysteriously closed. An email sent out by former executive director, Joseph Collins, to other non-profit groups explained that the foundation had closed, reports the New York Times. "I am reaching out to let you know that the Kanye West Foundation (kanyewestfoundation.org) has officially closed it doors after a successful 4+ years of programming and events," Collins wrote. Read more >>

Everything Everything For Lounge On The Farm Festival 2011

April 20, 2011
Everything Everything For Lounge On The Farm Festival 2011Everything Everything have been added to the line-up for this year's Lounge On The Farm festival. The event, which takes place on on July 8-10 at Merton Farm in Canterbury will be headlined by The Streets and Ellie Goulding. Read more >>

Arctic Monkeys 'Suck It And See' Album Cover Revealed

April 20, 2011
Arctic Monkeys 'Suck It And See' Album Cover RevealedThe artwork for Arctic Monkeys' new album 'Suck It And See' has been revealed - and you can see it on Gigwise now. The cover simply states the album's title on top of a white background. Read more >>

Bon Iver Announces New Album 'Bon Iver' Tracklisting

April 20, 2011
Bon Iver Announces New Album 'Bon Iver' TracklistingBon Iver has announced that he will release a new album this summer. The self-titled effort, which is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2008 debut, 'For Emma, Forever Ago', is due out on June 20 in the UK and June 21 in the US. Read more >>

Foo Fighters Achieve First US Number One With 'Wasting Light'

April 20, 2011
Foo Fighters Achieve First US Number One With 'Wasting Light'Foo Fighters have achieved their first US number one with 'Wasting Light'. The band's new album 'Wasting Light' has debuted at number one on the Billboard chart with sales of over 235,000 in its first week of release. Read more >>

Iggy Pop Says Ron Asheton 'Peed Beautiful Music On Me' At Tribute Gig

April 20, 2011
Iggy Pop Says Ron Asheton 'Peed Beautiful Music On Me' At Tribute GigIggy Pop paid tribute to the late Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton at a tribute concert in Michigan last night (April 19). Asheton died at his home in Michigan in 2009 after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. Read more >>

Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa 'Face Off' Over Amber Rose

April 20, 2011
Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa 'Face Off' Over Amber RoseKanye West and Wiz Khalifa nearly clashed at last weekend's Coachella festival over former girlfriend Amber Rose, it's been reported. Khalifa, the model's new boyfriend, is said to have confronted West, who headlined the final night of the festival, after he allegedly made reference to her during his performance of 'Stronger'. Read more >>





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