Amy Winehouse inspires Jean Paul Gaultier collection, Drake wants to play Barack Obama in biopic, Kasabian watch Djokovic/Murray match, new Laura Gibon video... Daily Hot List
Friday, 27 January
The late Amy Winehouse has inspired fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier's latest collection, which was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday (25 January).
Here's a Hot List exclusive, Laura Gibson's new video for new single La Grande, Plus she's set to head out on a tour in April.
Drake says he wants to play US President Barack Obama in a biopic. "That's the goal," he explains. "If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm pretty good at impressions."
Following the recent Joy Division Mickey Mouse t-shirt controversy, Peter Hook believes the post-punk band have missed a trick: "It's an odd situation we find ourselves in as Joy Division and New Order, because when we originally started out, we didn't believe in self-promotion of any kind - we never got involved with merchandise. I do wish I'd done the Joy Division oven gloves."
Graham Coxon has revealed how he tripped up the stairs in a clothes shop after a Culture Club song came on the PA. "They started playing karma chameleon in the shop I was on and I was in such a blind panic to leave that I tripped up the stairs," he tweeted. "I had to halt my search for a long sleeved polo shirt."
No Doubt are back in the studio working on a comeback album, the group Tweeted.
Adele has scored her 17th week atop the Billboard 200 album chart in the States, equalling the record set by Whitney Houston.
D'Angelo played his first gig since 2000 in Stockholm last night. Watch the R&B man in action below (via Stereogum.com).
Kasabian have been spotted in the crowd at today's Australian Open semi-final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in Melbourne. Apparently Noel Gallagher is rushing from the airport to get to the match too...
Florence + the Machine are on the cover of our next issue of, Q308 which you can by from Tuesday, 31 January. Get a sneak preview now.
Speaking of Florence, watch her new live video for forthcoming single Lover To Lover (via NYmag.com).
Ben Folds Five are to reform and record a new album.
J Cole, Rizzle Kicks, Kaskade and Flux Pavilion have been added to the lineup for Wireless Festival, headlined by Rihanna, in Hyde Park, London on Sunday 8 July.
The Maccabees, Blink 182 and Ed Sheeran have all announced new tour dates. Find out more in our weekly Gig Ticket Alert.
Apparently making it in the music business costs $109,000. Here's an account of what one band of allegedly "rich kids" invested in themselves.
DJ supergroup Deltron 3030 have completed work on new album, Deltron Event II, according to a video update posted online by Del the Funky Homosapien (via Beatsperminute.com).
Jason Pierce says he sent out unfinished versions of the new Spiritualized album to reviewers to buy himself more time in the studio. "I had the rather foolish idea last November that I could deliver the record that's been sent out and keep working on the real version," he explained. "I'd meet the delivery date they need for reviews and things like that and nobody would be any the wiser that I'd be carrying on with the mixing." The album is now set to come out in April.
Here's ten weird instruments that have somehow made their way onto rock'n'roll records.
Watch this send up of the music industry with "Damien Slash, A&R guy". Although the thing about the cheese is actually true...
LMFAO and Cee Lo Green are rumoured to be performing at the Super Bowl next Sunday (5 February). Madonna, M.I.A and Nicki Minaj are also expected to play together during the half time at the American football match.
Leona Lewis' new album has been pushed back to November - a year after it was first scheduled to be released. Who does she think she is - Dr. Dre?
Today's Track Of The Day is Justice with On'N'On.
That's it for today. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 27/01/2012
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