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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 18, 1970
Greg Eklund (Everclear)

April 18, 1958
Les Pattinson (Echo & The Bunnymen)

April 18, 1946
Lennie Baker (Sha Na Na)

April 18, 1941
Mike Vickers (Manfred Mann)



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Kanye West Closes Coachella Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
Kanye West Closes Coachella Festival 2011Kanye West has closed this year's Coachella festival with a headline which he dedicated to his late mother. The rapper called his performance his "most important show" since his mother died suddenly in 2007. Read more >>

Ozzy Osbourne 'To Replace Cheryl Cole On The X Factor'

April 18, 2011
Ozzy Osbourne 'To Replace Cheryl Cole On The X Factor'Ozzy Osbourne is set to be unveiled as the replacement judge for Cheryl Cole on The X Factor, according to reports. Talks are ongoing to secure the 62-year-old's participation as Cole prepares to move to the US edition. Read more >>

Jack White Receives Music City Ambassador Award In Hometown

April 18, 2011
Jack White Receives Music City Ambassador Award In HometownJack White has been made an ambassador by his hometown. The singer received the first-ever Music City Ambassador Award in Nashville on Saturday (April 16). Read more >>

The Killers To Play Hard Rock Calling Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
The Killers To Play Hard Rock Calling Festival 2011The Killers will headline this year's Hard Rock Calling festival, it has been announced.

The band, who have been on a hiatus since 2010, will headline the Friday night (June 24) of the London Hyde Park event.

The Killers will perform tracks from their three studio albums including; 'Mr Brightside', 'Somebody Told Me' and 'Human'.

Bon Jovi will headline on the Saturday (June 25) of the festival, whilst Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will headline the Sunday (June 26).

Tickets go on sale on on Thursday (April 21) at 9am.

(by Holly Frith)

Snoop Dogg Takes In Troubled Youth

April 18, 2011
Snoop Dogg Takes In Troubled YouthSnoop Dogg has revealed that he has been helping out troubled teenagers. The rapper has taken a teenager under his wing and invited him to stay in his LA mansion. The gesture is part of Snoop's extended work with youth football programmes, where he encourages teenagers to get into sport rather than crime. Read more >>

U2, Muse Form Supergroup At Secret Show - Video

April 18, 2011
U2, Muse Form Supergroup At Secret Show - VideoU2 and Muse formed a supergroup during a secret show on Saturday night (April 16). U2, who are currently finishing up the South American leg of their '360' world tour, joined support band Muse for a one-off  performance at Sao Paulo nightclub Bar Secreto. Read more >>

Kings Of Leon Accept Glee Creator's Apology

April 18, 2011
Kings Of Leon Accept Glee Creator's ApologyKings Of Leon have accepted Glee creator Ryan Murphy's apology after he called the band "self-centred arseholes". Murphy launched a tirade against the Nashville band in January when they turned down a request from Glee to licence their hit 'Use Somebody'. Read more >>

Mark Ronson, Metronomy For Ibiza Rocks And Mallorca Rocks 2011

April 18, 2011
Mark Ronson, Metronomy For Ibiza Rocks And Mallorca Rocks 2011Mark Ronson and Metronomy are among the new additions to the line-up for this year's Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca Rocks festivals. Darwin Deez, Maverick Sabre, Wretch 32 have also joined the line-up for the event, which takes place at hotels on both Baleric Islands throughout the summer. Read more >>

Public Enemy To Perform 'Fear Of A Black Planet' At London Show

April 18, 2011
Public Enemy To Perform 'Fear Of A Black Planet' At London ShowPublic Enemy have announced details of a one-off London show, set to take place in September. The hip-hop group will perform their 2005 album 'Fear Of A Black Planet' in its entirety at London's Kentish Town Forum on September 8. Read more >>

Paul McCartney, Usher Get Down At Coachella Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
Paul McCartney, Usher Get Down At Coachella Festival 2011Sir Paul McCartney and Usher became unexpected dance partners at the Coachella Festival in Los Angeles at the weekend. The pair were spotted dancing together during Afrojack's set at the event - you can watch a video below. Read more >>

Santigold, Johnny Flynn, Yuck To Play Bestival Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
Santigold, Johnny Flynn, Yuck To Play Bestival Festival 2011Santigold, Johnny Flynn and Yuck are among the acts that have been added to the line-up for this year's Bestival festival. The event, which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park from September 8-11, will headlined by The Cure. Read more >>

Tom Vek Announces Comeback UK Tour

April 18, 2011
Tom Vek Announces Comeback UK TourTom Vek has announced details of a UK tour, which is due to take place this summer. Vek, real name Tom Vernon-Kell, will play five dates, starting at Manchester's Ruby Lounge on June 13. Read more >>

Beach Boys Announce New Single For Japan Earthquake Victims

April 18, 2011
Beach Boys Announce New Single For Japan Earthquake VictimsThe Beach Boys are set to release a new 7" single to help raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. The single includes the song 'Don't Fight the Sea' and an unreleased acapella from a 1968 recording of the song 'Friends'. Read more >>

Lady Gaga Collaborates With Queen's Brian May On 'Born This Way'

April 18, 2011
Lady Gaga Collaborates With Queen's Brian May On 'Born This Way'Lady Gaga has collaborated with Queen's Brian May on her new album, it has been reported. The singer, who released the artwork for album 'Born This Way on Saturday (April 16)', has teamed up with the guitarist on album track 'You & I', reports The Mirror. Read more >>

KISS Recording 'Rockin'' New Album, Gene Simmons Reveals

April 18, 2011
KISS Recording 'Rockin'' New Album, Gene Simmons RevealsKISS star Gene Simmons has revealed that the band have begun work on their new album. The group, who released their last album 'Sonic Boom' in 2009, are recording their latest effort in Ls Angeles. Read more >>

John Lennon's Letter About Beatles Split To Paul McCartney Up For Auction

April 18, 2011
John Lennon's Letter About Beatles Split To Paul McCartney Up For AuctionA letter written by John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney about The Beatles split is up for auction. The letter, believed to be written in 1971 but never sent, takes aim at McCartney and attacks other Beatles' members. The penned letter is expected to sell for forty thousand pounds when it goes up for auction in the US next month, reports The Daily Telegraph. Read more >>

Rihanna: Arcade Fire 'Blew My F*cking' Mind' At Coachella Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
Rihanna: Arcade Fire 'Blew My F*cking' Mind' At Coachella Festival 2011Rihanna has praised Arcade Fire after she watched them at the Coachella festival at the weekend. The Montreal-based band headlined the second day of the festival in California. Read more >>

Paul McCartney Praises 'Inspirational' Wife Linda McCartney

April 18, 2011
Paul McCartney Praises 'Inspirational' Wife Linda McCartneySir Paul McCartney has paid tribute to his late wife Linda, whose photographs have been compiled in a new book. The book, entitled Linda McCartney: Life In Photographs, is released on April 20, and has been compiled from an archive of over 200,000 images taken by the photographer. Read more >>

Editors' Tom Smith And Russell Leetch Complete London Marathon

April 18, 2011
Editors' Tom Smith And Russell Leetch Complete London MarathonEditors stars Tom Smith and Russell Leetch both completed the London Marathon at the weekend. The pair ran the 26.2 mile course in a time of 4 hours and 15 minutes, with Smith coming in a second faster than his band mate. Read more >>

Kanye West, Chemical Brothers To Play Big Chill Festival 2011

April 18, 2011
Kanye West, Chemical Brothers To Play Big Chill Festival 2011Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers will headline this year's Big Chill festival, it's been announced. The rapper will make a UK festival exclusive appearance at the event, which takes place at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Hertfordshire from August 4-7. Read more >>

Blink-182 Postpone UK And Ireland Tour Until 2012

April 18, 2011
Blink-182 Postpone UK And Ireland Tour Until 2012Blink-182 have been forced to postpone their summer UK and Ireland tour until 2012. In a statement, the group said they were pushing back the jaunt because work on their new album had not been completed. Read more >>





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