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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:

May 4, 1979
Lance Bass ('N Sync)

May 4, 1972
Mike Dirnt (Green Day)

May 4, 1959
Randy Travis

May 4, 1951
Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons)

May 4, 1945
George Wadenius (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

May 4, 1942
Nick Ashford (Ashford & Simpson)



Kate Nash, Phoenix, Darwin Deez Added To iTunes Festival Line-Up

May 4, 2010
Kate Nash, Phoenix, Darwin Deez Added To iTunes Festival Line-UpKate Nash and Phoenix have been added to the line-up for this summer's iTunes Festival in London. The free event will feature a total of 62 bands over 31 nights at the Roundhouse in Camden. Read more >>

Peter Hook To Play Second Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures' Manchester Gig

May 4, 2010
Peter Hook To Play Second Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures' Manchester GigPeter Hook will perform Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at a second gig in Manchester, it's been announced. Last month, the band's former bassist unveiled plans to play the album sequentially and in its entirety at the Factory on May 18. Read more >>

Friendly Fires: 'We Don't Want To Do An MGMT'

May 4, 2010
Friendly Fires: 'We Don't Want To Do An MGMT'Friendly Fires have said they want to “steer well clear” of changing their direction too much on their new album. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut with producer Paul Epworth. Read more >>

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Announces UK Tour

May 4, 2010
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Announces UK TourBloc Party's Kele Okereke has announced details of his first full solo tour. The singer, who is performing under the name Kele, will begin the jaunt at the Plug in Sheffield on June 11. Read more >>

Crystal Castles Announce October UK And Ireland Tour

May 4, 2010
Crystal Castles Announce October UK And Ireland TourCrystal Castles are set to embark on a UK and Ireland tour in October, it’s been announced. The 12-date jaunt gets underway in Belfast on October 8. Read more >>

Funeral For A Friend To Release New EP Via Pledge Music

May 4, 2010
Funeral For A Friend To Release New EP Via Pledge MusicFuneral For A Friend are to release a new fan-funded EP via Pledge Music later this year. The Welsh rockers are asking their fans to 'pledge' towards the making of a brand new as yet untitled EP which the fans will receive in return when it's released. Read more >>

Ex Oasis Drummer Tony McCarroll Slams Noel Gallagher In New Book

May 4, 2010
Ex Oasis Drummer Tony McCarroll Slams Noel Gallagher In New BookFormer Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll is set to release a warts and all book this autumn about his time with the band. Titled 'Oasis: The Truth, the Noel Truth, is Nothing Like the Truth', the book will detail his time with the Manchester outfit from 1991 to 1995 and beyond. Read more >>

Morrissey Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Late Fan In Open Letter

May 4, 2010
Morrissey Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Late Fan In Open LetterMorrissey has paid tribute to one of biggest fans, who has died suddenly. Melinda Hsu - who referred to herself as Mel Torment, or Smel - was a regular at the star’s gigs across the globe. Read more >>

Mogwai Announce 'Burning Party' At The Scala, London

May 4, 2010
Mogwai Announce 'Burning Party' At The Scala, LondonMogwai have announced details of a special screening of their live film 'Burning' in London next month. The screening at The Scala on June 3rd has been dubbed the Burning Party and will feature a live performance by Rock Action records' very own Remember Remember and DJ sets by Mogwai, Fuck Buttons and Errors. Read more >>

Moby Forms Heavy Metal Band Called Diamondsnake

May 4, 2010
Moby Forms Heavy Metal Band Called DiamondsnakeMoby has formed a pastiche heavy metal band called Diamondsnake. Formed in April, the New York four piece features vocalist Phil Costello, Moby on lead guitar, Dave Gill on bass and drummer 'Tomato'. Read more >>

We Are Scientists Announce Glastonbury Warm-Up Gigs

May 4, 2010
We Are Scientists Announce Glastonbury Warm-Up GigsWe Are Scientists have unveiled a series of warm-up gigs ahead of their appearance at this summer’s Glastonbury festival. The US band will play four dates, starting in Cambridge on June 21. Read more >>

Gene Simmons: 'Lady Gaga Is A Female Version Of Kiss'

May 4, 2010
Gene Simmons: 'Lady Gaga Is A Female Version Of Kiss'Kiss star Gene Simmons has praised Lady Gaga, describing her as a female version of them. Simmons said he admired the US singer’s music and that her success was a result her close relationship with her fans. Read more >>

Poison Star Bret Michaels 'Doing Better', His Sister Says

May 4, 2010
Poison Star Bret Michaels 'Doing Better', His Sister SaysPoison star Bret Michaels is “definitely doing better” after suffering a brain hemorrhage, his sister has said. The 47-year-old singer was taken to hospital in Los Angeles last month complaining of a severe headache. Read more >>

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Forms New Band With His Wife

May 4, 2010
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Forms New Band With His WifeNine Inch Nails star Trent Reznor has formed a new band with his wife. Reznor and Mariqueen Maandig will perform together as How To Destroy Angels. Read more >>

Florence & The Machine, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys Scoop Mojo Awards Nominations

May 4, 2010
Florence & The Machine, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys Scoop Mojo Awards NominationsFlorence & The Machine has been nominated for four prizes at this year’s Mojo Honours List awards. The singer, real name Florence Welch, is in the running for Best Album, Breakthrough Act and Best Live Act. Read more >>

Kele Okereke: 'I Had A Britney Spears Meltdown'

May 4, 2010
Kele Okereke: 'I Had A Britney Spears Meltdown'Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has revealed that he decided to cut his hair because he was having a “meltdown”. The normally dread-locked singer recently unveiled a new shorter style ahead of the release of his solo album 'The Boxer' next month. Read more >>

Jack White 'Ready' To Record New White Stripes Album

May 4, 2010
Jack White 'Ready' To Record New White Stripes AlbumJack White has said he is ready to record a new White Stripes album with bandmate Meg White. The pair have not performed together since they cancelled a world tour in 2007 to allow Meg to deal with anxiety problems. Read more >>





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