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Tuesday 29 November
MIA is teaming up with Madonna and Nicki Minaj for a forthcoming single with William Orbit set to produce the track. "Summond to NYC by bitchesses > MADONNA and @NICKIMINAJ > cofffffiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee it iz a good day to get me tho trustttt bitches," MIA tweeted yesterday.
Damien Rice's Cannonball is set to be this year's X Factor winner's single. According to an insider on the ITV show, all four remaining contestants have recorded versions of the song ahead of the 11 December final.
Don DeVito, who produced Bob Dylan's classic album Blood On The Tracks, has passed away aged 72 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Miles Kane has denied that he'll be joining Arctic Monkeys. Speculation arose after Alex Turner revealed earlier this month that he'd let his Last Shadow Puppets bandmate join the monkeys "in a second" if he asked. But Kane has no plans to team up with the Sheffield band: "I think we're alright, you know? We'll just continue what we're doing - as we are is fine," he explained.
Speaking of Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner has been named one of the richest under 30s in the UK with a reported fortune of £9.1 million. Other big earners according to the study include Adele, Duffy and Florence Welch.
Footage has emerged of Aphex Twin's recent performance in Poland, where he conducted a 48-piece orchestra and 24-strong choir by remote control. (via Warp.net)
The future doesn't look too bright for Sonic Youth. Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, the couple who founded the band, split after 27 years of marriage last month triggering suggestions the band's days were numbered and now guitarist Lee Ranaldo has cast further doubt on their future. "It remains to be seen at this point what happens," he said. "I think they are certainly the last shows for a while and I guess I'd just leave it at that."
Listen to new tracks from The Roots including a collaboration with Sufjan Stevens.
Girls have recorded a version of Love Like A River in a For No One session. (via Fornoone.tv)
Seems if you go round to Foals house to hang out it's less nights in front of the Playstation and more forming a new band. Here are some tracks featuring the likes of Trophy Wife, Chad Valley and Pet Moon, recorded at the band's gaff under the name Blessing Force.
Justice have announced a world tour starting on New Year's Day. The electro duo reach the UK in Feburary.
Check out a selection of the latest new music to be found online via Jon Hillcock's New Noise podcast, this week featuring tracks from Leila, White Denim, Dive and more.
Kasabian brought their arena tour at the Brighton Centre last night, showing off their giant 'orange segment' production as they mixed tracks from latest album Velociraptor! with the likes of LSF, Fire, Fast Fuse and more. Miles Kane opened the show, which now heads around the country and will see the band playing London's O2 Arena on New Year's Eve.
Today's Track Of The Day is James Levy And The Blood Red Rose - Sneak Into My Room.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 29/11/2011
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