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Thursday, 19 January
Bruce Springsteen's new album - his angriest in a while apparently - will be called Wrecking Ball. According to a leak the LP will be out on March 5, though a first single We Take Care Of Our Own has also appeared online (above) Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain both feature on the record along with members of the E Street Band.
Adele has issued a rare blog about her private life. The singer took to her website to deny reports that her current boyfriend is still married. "This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon," she wrote. "Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for four years. Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa. These are the facts. Take care and see you all in February."
Rihanna has reportedly signed up to advertise Armani. Black & white images from the ads have appeared online.
Q&a The Rapture's Luke Jenner on surviving major labels, being in Grand Theft Auto, returning to DFA and being an indie elder statesman.
Jay-Z has not given up saying bitch, despite claims he'd dropped the word following the birth of his daughter. A poem credited to the rapper in which he renounced the phrase has been shown to be a hoax, written by a blogger.
After an accidental leak via one of the smaller bands playing, The National will be curating ATP at Minehead on 7-9 December this year. The festival will mark the band's only UK performance of the year, while The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten and Suuns are on the bill.
Watch the video for the come back song from Santigold, Big Mouth (via Gorillavsbear.net).
Lawrence from Felt on being immortalised in new documentary Lawrence Of Belgravia.
Up and coming rapper Azealia Banks has signed to Universal Music (no word on which label) after her much publicised issues with being on a development deal at XL Recordings.
Paul Simon's Graceland - the first album ever to be awarded five stars by Q incidentally - is being reissued to celebrate its 25th birthday. The new edition includes a documentary about the record's making.
Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen is to release a solo album Silent Hour/ Golden Mile on March 20. Here's a 'teaser' from the record.
Listen to Jarvis Cocker discusses the influence and songwriting of Leonard Cohen.
Johnny Ramone's autobiography is set to be published posthumously. Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone will be out in April.
What will technology mean for the way music is created in 2012? BBC 6music take a look.
The Temper Trap will return with a "dark, synth album" in the spring.
Enter Shikari are leading the race to the Number 1 spot in this week's album chart, while Jessie J is on course for a second week at the top of the single chart, according to the official midweeks.
Andrew WK is perform his much maligned but now cult classic debut album I Get Wet in full to celebrate its tenth anniversary. UK dates kick off at London's Electric Ballroom on April 12.
Check out a exclusive Smiths gallery from photographer Tom Sheehan's new 'box set' of prints.
To Kill A King are headling our Q Now: The Session gig at London's XOYO next Wednesday (25 January). Here's what they have to say for themselves, plus win tickets to the show.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Shins' Simple Song
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 19/01/2012
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