Tuesday 11 October
Most bands announce a new album with a few words on their website. Not The Black Keys who have used a fake used cars television commercial to reveal their next release. The new album, El Camino, will be out in December (5th for us in the UK rather than the 6th advertised) if this cryptic clip above is anything to go by. This will be their seventh studio album but it seems there's mileage left in the duo yet...
Ever wondered what the inspiration behind the name for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds? Or what a musical saw is doing on his new album? Well wonder no more thanks to a new interview with The Chief, plus check out Q's little chat below.
Coldplay's new album is still two weeks away from release, but if you want an early heads up on what to expect Q's Associate Editor (Reviews) Niall Doherty gives his first listen impressions of the long awaited follow up to Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.
The Vaccines have had a helping hand from Albert Hammond Jr on a brand new song. The Strokes guitarist produced the song Tiger Blood which is being released as a double A-side single alongside album favourite Wetsuit on 4 December.
Speaking of collaborations, Andy Burrows and Editors frontman Tom Smith have teamed up to release a Christmas album. Funny Looking Angels will be released on 28 November and features renditions of Nat King Cole and Longpigs Xmas classics.
The Belgian choreographer said to have been ripped off by Beyonce's latest video, Countdown, has said she's not too bothered by the similarities between the two videos. "People asked me if I'm angry or honored," explained Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in a statement. "I'm neither - on the one hand, I am glad that it can perhaps reach a mass audience which such a dance performance could never achieve, despite its popularity in the dance world since 1980s. And, Beyoncé is not the worst copycat, she sings and dances very well, and she has a good taste!
Meanwhile, the director of the Countdown video, Adria Petty - daughter of Tom - has suggests for get the Lowlands it was "German modern-dance references, believe it or not" that inspired Beyonce's moves.
Ryan Adams has a new video Lucky Now from new album Ashes & Fire which was released this week.
Good news Paramore fans - Hayley Williams and co are back with a new singles club, and will be releasing three new tracks before the end of 2011.
Some live news: It might feel like only yesterday we saw him rocking out in fleapits with Million Dead but Frank Turner has announced a one-off headline performance at Wembley Arena on 13 April next year. Noah and the Whale have also announced a new tour kicking off next March.
Jack White, Damien Rice, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, The Killers and Nine Inch Nails are among the acts covering songs from U2's seminal album Achtung Baby for a CD being given away with next month's issue of Q, out 25 October.
Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is writing a book lifting the lid on his relationship with the singer. The book, My Daughter Amy, is due to be released next summer and publisher Harper Collins have promised a heartfelt and revelatory memoir. "I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery," he said of the work. All proceeds from the book are going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity founded after her death to help children and young adults suffering from addiction.
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
Paolo Nutini's views on how playlist culture is killing off albums, plus keep an eye out for today's extract.
Pete Doherty could be made to pay compensation to a man left diasabled after a motoring accident involving the ex-Libertine.
The new M83 album, Hurry Up We're Dreaming, is a stormer, hear the whole thing streamed now ahead of its release next week (17 October).
Drake has announced on his blog that his new album, Take Care, will now be released on 15 November. It had originally been penciled in for release at the end of October but the rapper decided to take an extra few weeks to put the finishing touches on it. "On 15 November you will get Take Care the exact way I created it with no trimmings," he promised.
Lana Del Rey with a stripped back, acoustic rendition of Blue Jeans.
Adele has denied smoking is the problem behind her recurring voice problems - instead blaming her love for a good natter. "Smoking is not the reason I got laryngitis - it was because I was talking too much," she says. "I damage my voice off stage, not onstage. Onstage I am fine as apparently I am technically great, but when I talk I damage my voice big time."
RCA has rather announced that three of its historic label imprints, Arista, Jive and J Records, are to be folded up. Acts from these labels will be shifted to the main RCA label. The three have been home to the likes Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, R Kelly and Justin Timberlake among others over the years.
Today's Track Of The Day - Q Awards Special - is Coldplay with Every Tear Is A Waterfall.
That's it for today, see you in the same tomorrow around noon for the Daily Hot List.
12:00 PM | 11/10/2011
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