Bono salutes Steve Jobs, The Simpsons, St Vincent, Coldplay, Beyonce, Noel... Daily Hot List
Friday, 7 October 2011
Bono yesterday took time out from serenading Desmond Tutu to pay tribute to Steve Jobs who died on Wednesday (5 October). The U2 frontman described the Apple innovator as "the hardware software Elvis" and as "one of a very small group of anarchic Americans who through technology literally invented the 21st century".
It has lasted 23 years and seen countless guest spots from the music world's elite, but The Simpsons could be coming to an end. It seems Fox became weary of wrangling over contracts with the voice actors and just decided to axe the much-loved programme. D'oh!
Chris Martin has revealed he doesn't force his children to listen to Coldplay. However, his kids are music fans and apparently enjoyed Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne album. Hope that's the expletive-free version Mr Martin...
Mr Katy Perry, AKA Russell Brand turns up in the eight minute video to Noel Gallgher's new single, AKA... What A Life!
Our current issue of Q304 features 25 covers (and two bonus front pages) as we celebrate our birthday. Each day we're giving you an exclusive extract. Yesterday we had an exclusive from Arcade Fire who debate the moustache's place in rock'n'roll. Plus keep an eye out for today's extract.
There's a full set from the wonderful St Vincent streaming online. The Strange Mercy songstress popped into US radio station KCRW to play some songs and have a chat.
Labrinth, Chipmunk, Dot Rotten, Ed Sheeran, Ms Dynamite,
Mz Bratt, Rizzle Kicks, Tinchy Stryder,
Tulisa and Wretch 32 have teamed up for this year's Children In Need
A recording of Michael Jackson bemoaned his lack of a childhood, it has emerged. The audio is said to have been recorded six weeks prior to the star's death, and was aired at the trial of his doctor Conrad Murray.
The video for the new Beyonce single, Countdown, is here. Yes there's a baby bump, but is anyone else a tad disappointed by the lack of Jeff Stelling rapping about vowels and consonants?
Yeasayer have promised "demented R&B" on their next record. "It's like an Aaliyah album if you played it backwards and slowed it down. Or David Bowie's Lodger. Those two are major influences," the band's Chris Keating explained.
The Q Icons in association with Monitor Audio exhibition has opened today. It's free at the Red Bull Gallery in Tooley Street London and is open between 10am and 5pm, from today until Sunday (9 October).
Track of the day - Q Awards special - is Katy B's On A Mission.
That's today's Hot List. See you in the same place on Monday, around 12 noon.
12:00 PM | 07/10/2011
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