Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, A Perfect Circle, Duffy, Weezer, Jennifer Hudson, Faith No More, Fountains Of Wayne, The Charlatans UK
September 16, 2010


Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is now in the Guinness Book Of World Records, for spending the most weeks in a row on the U.K. charts. According to MTV News, The Fame has spent 154 consecutive weeks in the top 75 on the U.K. sales chart, beating out Oasis, who spent 134 straight weeks in the top 75. Gaga is also the "most searched-for female on the Internet," according to Guinness.

Earlier this week it was announced that A Perfect Circle will be getting back together for a series of live shows this fall. APC's Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel called in to KISW/Seattle's BJ Shea Morning Experience yesterday morning to discuss the tour. During the interview Maynard was asked if there are plans to record a new APC album and said, "Maybe. Personally I’m not really into albums anymore. Might be more going back to the singles. The days of the singles market makes a lot more sense at this point. We have no label, so neither Billy nor I are really into kicking down hundreds of thousands of dollars to record a record and put it out." The complete interview can be heard here.

Welsh Pop singer Duffy will release Endlessly, the follow-up to her hit debut Rockferry, on November 29 in the U.K. An official U.S. release date has not been confirmed. The lead single, "Well, Well, Well," features contributions from The Roots.

Weezer has confirmed that the much-discussed "Blinkerton" tour will be a reality this November. The band will play two nights in each city on the tour, performing their self-titled "Blue Album" in its entirety one night and 1996's fan-favorite Pinkerton the next night. Weezer has a few scattered tour dates announced throughout September and October, in support of the new album Hurley, which just landed this week. As part of the promotion for Hurley, the band "took over" YouTube by teaming with a number of YouTube "celebrities" for over a dozen videos online. In the first 24 hours, the band's "invasion" of YouTube generated over five million views.

In a new interview with Reuters, Jennifer Hudson said she is in the early stages of working on a new record, saying she wants her new songs to be "more flexible, more diverse." She added, "I definitely want it to be more personal than the first album, and just more me -- whatever that is, I don't know yet but I'm going to find out." Hudson is promoting the Weight Watchers 'Lose For Good' campaign, after the singer/actress lost five dress sizes through Weight Watchers. A new J-Hud album is expected in early 2011.

Faith No More will end their reunion tour in Chile later this year. Keyboardist Roddy Bottum wrote on Twitter that "We're wrapping up the FNM reunited tour in Santiago, Chile on December 5!" Faith No More got back together in 2009 after 11 years.

Fountains Of Wayne plan to release a new studio album early next year, but singer Chris Collingwood said in a new interview online that the band is currently without a label and unsure exactly when and how the record will come out. Fountains Of Wayne have a short fall tour lined up that begins in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Portland, ME on October 14.

Jon Brookes, drummer for The Charlatans UK, collapses onstage Wednesday night during a concert in Philadelphia. A doctor in the audience was able to administer first aid to Brookes, who was taken to a local hospital and given a CAT scan. The band has cancelled tonight's gig in Montreal, as Brookes is still hospitalized and awaiting further tests, according to their official website.




 
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