Chris Martin's man-crush on Gary Barlow, Al Murray's Do It Like A Dude theory and is Rihanna ugly and grumpy? - Daily Hot List Q Awards special
Tuesday, 25 October - the day after the Q Awards
Sorry there was not Hot List yesterday, here's what we were doing...
The 2011 Q Awards took place in London yesterday and what a day it was. Adele, Coldplay, Jessie J, U2, Snow Patrol and Lana Del Rey were among the winners - but who said what, what was the gossip backstage and is Rihanna really"very ugly and quite grumpy"? Also, what's all this about Chris Martin having a man-crush on Gary Barlow? Read on to find out...
Coldplay were big winners, taking home the gong for Best Act In The World Today. Asked what it was like working with Rihanna, Chris Martin joked: "well, she's very ugly and quite grumpy but we got over those hurdles." What a Rude Boi, eh?
Chris Martin also revealed onstage that seeing Gary Barlow and Take That as a child made him question his sexuality. "They were five handsome, strapping men from Stoke and Manchester. I'm not afraid to admit it, they made me ask the question: am I gay?" Larry from U2 later cleared the matter up for the Coldplay frontman telling him: "I have the answer for you, Chris - you are gay."
Ever wondered what Jessie J's pop megahit Do It Like A Dude is all about? Well, Al Murray has a theory. "I assume by Do It Like A Dude you mean sit on the toilet for half an hour reading Autotrader," he told the star as she picked up her award for Best Video.
How did winning the award for Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years feel for U2's The Edge? Find out in the video below. Plus, check out the Q YouTube channel for more interviews with yesterday's winners, presenters and celebrities.
There weren't any official performances at yesterday's event - but that didn't stop Keith Lemon from giving an, ahem, interesting rendition of Rihanna's Only Girl In The World and a bit of The Wanted.
Bon Iver tweeted a photo of him and his award. That's one for the mantlepiece, Justin...
It's been a good few days for Noel Gallgher, winning a Q Award and going into the album charts at no. 1 with his solo record, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (or "Angry Birds" as Al Murray called it). But the best bit of all for the former Oasis man was watching his beloved Manchester City beat archrivals United 6-1. "It was incredible, well, one of the greatest days ever, for me personally," he said. Meanwhile, fellow Mancunian Tom McClung from WU LYF revealed their main priority in coming to the awards: "we just came here today because I wanted to take photos of celebrities to show my Grandad," he joked.
Now, here's what was happening in the music other than our little party...
Thom Yorke has revealed Michael Stipe sent him a text warning him of the band's imminent split. The Radiohead man explained that he has become good friends with the singer, who is apparently coping well with the split: "We hung out. He came to Saturday Night Live. And it was really nice to see him - very clear, very present and okay with it."
Unsigned bands of Britain, Harry Hill is coming for you. The comedian has teamed up with The Fly magazine to find the next big next thing. "I want to see what Britain has got in the way of bands and new artists. I'll be choosing Harry's Protégé and guiding them as they take a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be put firmly in the spotlight. I'm waiting to start watching - I've got a crisp £20 note burning a hole in my pocket for goodness sake!" said Hill.
Bob Dylan was one of Steve Job's heroes, a new biography has revealed. "Dylan's words struck chords of creative thinking," the Apple head honcho, who died last month, is quoted as saying in the forthcoming book.
Rufus Wainwright and Sean Lennon gave an impromptu performance at Occupy Wall Street yesterday, covering Madonna's Material World. Sounds great but not exactly a protest anthem is it, fellas?
Fresh from winning the Q Classic Songwriter award yesterday (alright, we'll stop banging on about the Q Awards now), Gary Barlow is set to play two solo shows at the Royal Albert Hall in December.
Move over James Cameron - Metallica are set to release a 3D film.
Today's Track of the Day - Q Awards special - is Noel Gallagher's AKA... What A Life.
That's it for today - more tomorrow at the same time, around noon.
12:00 PM | 25/10/2011
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