Damon Albarn and RHCP bassist Flea start new band, Noel Gallagher rubbishes dance music and Justin Bieber's batmobile - Daily Hot List
Friday 28 October
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Damon Albarn has teamed up with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea in a new band called Rocketjuice and the Moon. The new band, which also features Albarn's fellow Good, The Bad and The Queen member Tony Allen, are set to release a debut album in the new year and will debut material at London's Barbican venue on Saturday. "Someone in Lagos did the sleeve design and that's the name he gave it, which suits me because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky," explained Albarn.
Noel Gallagher has claimed "dance music sounds like a walk in the park now. Any fucker can do it - and quite frankly, every fucker is doing it" in an online video. "Dance music then, in its primitive form... I had a house in Ibiza for 12 years, and you could just feel the change one year. From nobody knowing what they were doing with these machines, to somebody mastering it and the machine makers making it easier for people to use," the former Oasis man complains. See for yourself below...
The pressures of touring are to blame for the Gallagher brothers' rift, according to Liam Gallagher's wife Nicole Appleton. "The pressure of everything builds up. It's never anything serious that you fight over. These wars get built up over nothing. All the travelling and everything else really sends you a bit mad," she explained. The former All Saints singer also insisted the fued has been blown out of proportion. "I've never really witnessed any [arguments] between Liam and Noel... maybe phone arguments." Is there hope for Oasis yet?
Justin Bieber was pulled over by police in Los Angeles earlier this week for dangerous driving - in a car he has had fashioned to look like a Batmobile. The teen sensation was left off with a warning by coppers. We wonder if Batman would be quite so forgiving...
Kings Of Leon are to finally release their long-awaited Talihina Sky: The Story of the Kings Of Leon documentary on DVD. "My goal with this film was to document the roots of their music and how rock-n-roll transformed their lives. I am proud and honored to share the story of Kings of Leon," said director Stephen Mitchell. Get your hands on it from Monday.
Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, lost his appeal yesterday against his 16-month prison sentence for violent disorder at a student fees protest.
Cerebral Ballzy lead singer Honor Titus gave Q their verdict on their experience of last week's CMJ Music Marathon 2011.
Jennifer Lopez broke down in tears on stage at her show in Connecticut last week. But what's real and what isn't in pop music?
Christmas is still a while away but why not get in the festive spirit early with Smith and Burrows, who have recorded a live version of one of Funny Lookin' Angels from their forthcoming Christmas album.
How many bands are audacious enough to wear their own merchandise? Find out in this photo gallery of cheeky self-promoting musicians.
The Music Matters campaign came to the Q Awards on Monday and spoke to artists such as the Pierces, Brian May, Biffy Clyro, Miles Kane and Fatboy Slim about what music means to them.
Coldplay covered Rihanna's We Found Love in their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session yesterday.
Today's Track Of The Day - Q Awards special - is Siouxsie Sioux's Happy House.
That's it for today - more Hot List on Monday at the same time, around noon.
12:30 PM | 28/10/2011
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