Beyonce's dodgy dance, Radiohead cut & past, Black Sabbath reform, Macca marries... Daily Hot List
Monday 10 October
The video for Beyonce's new single, Countdown, has caused a storm online since it was released at the end of last week, but not in a Lady Gaga What is she wearing or How many products did they shoehorn into that, sort of way. Instead the singer has been accused of 'borrowing' her dance moves. The accusation has already generated a Youtube mash-up (below), comparing Beyonce's moves with that of a Belgian choreographer. Once Bey has the baby, surely this can only be settled the old fashioned way, with a dance off.
Thom Yorke says making Radiohead's the King Of Limbs was "like editing a film", explaining that the on the record "almost every tune is like a collage: things we'd pre-recorded, each of us, and then were flying at each other".
Gary Barlow has said that Take That's split in 1996 sent him into despair, over-eating and disguising himself on trains. "I was embarrassed to be me, to be recognised," he said of life before his boy-turned-man band reunited, and are apparently back for good (sorry!).
Paul McCartney got married for the third time in Westminister. Amongst the guests at the Beatle's bash were Jools Holland, Ronnie Wood and Ringo Starr...
...Meanwhile marking the birthday of his bandmate, around 1000 people congregated at Iceland's Imagine Peace Tower last night to celebrate John Lennon's 71st. Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon were in attendance and led a sing-along of Lennon's eponymous song.
How funny is the brass moustache? We provide a selection of Chris Morris' best musical parodies from The Day Today, Brass Eye and beyond, based on Pulp, Pet Shop Boys, R.E.M., Pixies and more.
Bats across the nation are this morning cowering at the news that a Black Sabbath reunion is on the cards. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that "there's a very, very strong possibility" the group will get back together. "It's in the very early stages, so we haven't recorded anything yet. If it works out, it'll work out. If it doesn't, I'll keep doing my thing," he explained.
Rihanna is Number 1 in the UK single charts with her Calvin Harris collaboration, We Found Love. Meanwhile, James Morrison retains top spot in the albums countdown.
Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh died at the weekend from a suspected overdose. The group's one-time bassist was found dead in a Chicago hotel room - just one week after tweeting: "dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today". In tribute, here's the man in action.
Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera and Leona Lewis were among the acts performing at the Michael Jackson tribute concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which was attended by the late singer's children, Prince Michael, Prince Michael II and Paris. Black Eyed Peas pulled out of their slot at the event, fueling rumours that Fergie and co have already gone their separate ways. Split peas, anyone?
They say good music matures like a fine wine. By that logic, Bryan Ferry should know a thing or two about a fine glass of vino, so watch out the national's offies we are living by the Roxy Music man's wine advice from now on, namely: "I can't drink a wine if it has an ugly label." Quite right.
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. Over the weekend we had Florence And The Machine talking through her record collection, particularly her love of Tom Waits and Noel Gallagher on why karaoke represents musical evil. Both come with video interviews. Plus keep an eye out for today's extract.
It's getting closer all the time, the most wonderful day of the year... No, not Christmas - we're talking about Record Store Day. The next one might not be until next year, but The Flaming Lips have announced they're organising something special for it - possibly involving collaborations with Lykke Li and K$sha (though Wayne Coyne admits he can't name everyone yet, so we're hoping some other names are on their radar). 16 April, 2012 can't come soon enough...
That's it for today, see you in the same tomorrow around noon for the Daily Hot List
12:00 PM | 10/10/2011
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