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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:

March 23, 1968
Damon Albarn (Blur)

March 23, 1966
Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet)

March 23, 1953
Chaka Khan

March 23, 1949
Ric Ocasek



Lady GaGa Claims Second UK Number One Single

March 23, 2009
Lady GaGa Claims Second UK Number One SingleLady GaGa has scored her second UK number one with new single 'The Fame'. The song, which has been a fixture in the charts for the last ten weeks, ended this year's Comic Relief single's reign at the top. Read more >>

Smashing Pumpkins To Continue As Drummer Quits

March 23, 2009
Smashing Pumpkins To Continue As Drummer QuitsBilly Corgan has vowed to continue recording with the Smashing Pumpkins despite drummer Jimmy Chamberlin's decision to leave the group. Along with Corgan, Chamberlin was the group's only other remaining original member. Read more >>

Nirvana Back Catalogue To Get Vinyl Re-Release

March 23, 2009
Nirvana Back Catalogue To Get Vinyl Re-ReleaseNirvana's back catalogue is to be re-released on re-mastered vinyl for the first time. The re-releases include the band's seminal album 'Nevermind', 'In Utero' and their 'Unplugged' show for MTV. Read more >>

Amy Winehouse's Record Label 'Reject New Reggae Songs'

March 23, 2009
Amy Winehouse's Record Label 'Reject New Reggae Songs'Amy Winehouse's record label, Island, have voiced concern about the singer's new material, it's been reported. The demo tracks, written during Winehouse's holiday in the Caribbean, are believed to be heavily inspired by reggae. Read more >>

Mark Ronson Producing New Duran Duran Album

March 23, 2009
Mark Ronson Producing New Duran Duran AlbumMark Ronson is to produce Duran Duran's as-yet-untitled new album, it's been announced. The band are currently in the studio with the producer, who has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Kaiser Chiefs. Read more >>

Neil Young's 'Archives' Collection Set For June Release

March 23, 2009
Neil Young's 'Archives' Collection Set For June ReleaseNeil Young's 'Archives' collection will be released on June 2nd, it's been announced. The collection, which contains music from Young's entire career, will be available on CD, 10-DXD box and 10-disc Blur-Ray. Read more >>

Eminem, Led Zeppelin And Rolling Stones Stars Set For Hall Of Fame Induction

March 23, 2009
Eminem, Led Zeppelin And Rolling Stones Stars Set For Hall Of Fame InductionUS rapper Eminem and guitarists from Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones are to welcome this year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eminem will induct Run-DMC, who are only the second hip-hop collective to join the prestigious roll of honour, while Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page will present the award to Jeff Beck. Read more >>

Jimi Hendrix Fans To Get 'Reality TV' Look At Guitarist

March 23, 2009
Jimi Hendrix Fans To Get 'Reality TV' Look At GuitaristCandid footage of the late Jimmy Hendrix is to be released on DVD, his sister has announced. Janie Hendrix said the footage, shot around the guitarist's 1969 performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, provided a “reality TV” insight to the star. Read more >>

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The View Set For Camden Crawl

March 23, 2009
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The View Set For Camden CrawlYeah Yeah Yeahs and The View have been added to this year's Camden Crawl festival line up. Other new additions to the event include 808 State, The Maccabees and Hot Leg. Read more >>

Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band Member Slams Primal Scream

March 23, 2009
Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band Member Slams Primal ScreamSteve Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has accused Primal Scream of being unable tour for long periods because of their alleged drug use. Van Zandt claimed he had made a number of attempts to get the group to support the E Street Band in the US but was rejected on each occassion. Read more >>

Lionel Richie: 'I Want To Work With Duffy, Coldplay And U2'

March 23, 2009
Lionel Richie: 'I Want To Work With Duffy, Coldplay And U2'Lionel Richie has expressed his desire to work with a host of UK acts, including Duffy, The Ting Tings and Coldplay. The veteran singer said he was inspired by the current crop of British talent - and also signalled his intention to work with Irish band U2. Read more >>

Spandau Ballet 'To Announce Comeback This Week'

March 23, 2009
Spandau Ballet 'To Announce Comeback This Week'Spandau Ballet are to announce their comeback this week, according to reports. The 80s five-piece have invited members of the media to HMS Belfast in London on Wednesday (March 25th). Read more >>

Super Furry Animals To Headline Blissfields Festival

March 23, 2009
Super Furry Animals To Headline Blissfields FestivalSuper Furry Animals are to headline the Blissfields festival in Hampshire. The event, which will take place from July 3rd-5th, will also feature Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons. Read more >>

Editors And Doves To Play Latitude Festival

March 23, 2009
Editors And Doves To Play Latitude FestivalEditors and Doves will both appear at this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk. Bat For Lashes will also perform at the event, which takes place at Henham Park from July 16th-19th. Read more >>

The Rumble Strips Unveil New Album Name And Release Date

March 23, 2009
The Rumble Strips Unveil New Album Name And Release DateThe Rumble Strips have named their new album 'Welcome To The Walk Alone'. The band's second album, which has been produced by Mark Ronson, will be available from June 8th. Read more >>

Guns N' Roses Hire Sixx:AM Guitarist For Tour

March 23, 2009
Guns N' Roses Hire Sixx:AM Guitarist For TourSixx:AM guitarist DJ Ashba is to join Guns N' Roses on an “upcoming tour”, it's been announced. The guitarist, who has also worked with Motley Crue, will perform with the band on their rumoured stadium tour. Read more >>

Doves: 'Elbow Are Finally Getting The Credit They Deserve'

March 23, 2009
Doves: 'Elbow Are Finally Getting The Credit They Deserve'Doves guitarist Jez Williams says that he's happy their fellow Mancunians Elbow are getting the “credit they deserve”. Speaking to Gigwise ahead of the release of 'Kingdom Of Rust' on April 6, Williams joked that Doves are now in Elbow's shadow following all their recent acclaim. Read more >>

Patrick Wolf Unveils Huge UK Tour

March 23, 2009
Patrick Wolf Unveils Huge UK TourPatrick Wolf has announced details of a huge UK tour, which begins in Northampton on May 15th. The tour, in support of Wolf's forthcoming album 'The Bachelor', also includes dates in Leeds, Norwich and Manchester. Read more >>

M.I.A Names New Born Baby 'Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman'

March 23, 2009
M.I.A Names New Born Baby 'Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman'M.I.A has named her new born baby Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, according to US media reports. Speculation over the baby's real name has been rife ever since the singer gave birth to the child shortly after last month's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Read more >>

Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Play Croatia's INmusic Festival

March 23, 2009
Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Play Croatia's INmusic FestivalYeah Yeah Yeahs are to play this year's INmusic festival in Zagreb, Croatia. The American band join a line up that already included N.E.R.D, Moby, Kraftwerk and Lily Allen. Read more >>

U2's 360 Degree Tour Smashes European Sales Records

March 23, 2009
U2's 360 Degree Tour Smashes European Sales RecordsU2 smashed sales records as tickets for the European leg of their 360° Tour went on sale over the weekend. The Irish band sold 6,700 tickets in 60 seconds for their gig at London's Wembley Stadium, while all 160,000 tickets for two dates at Dublin's Croke Park in July sold out in 40 minutes. Read more >>





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