Alan McGee flogging Creation memorabilia, Chris Brown accused of snatching fan's iPhone, Robert Plant has a new band, Adele for Olympics? Nicki Minaj before she was famous... Daily Hot List
Friday, 24 February
Alan McGee is selling collectibles from his time as Creation Records boss. Around 100 items including records, photos, artwork, early Oasis demos and a letter from Tony Blair will be going up for auction tomorrow, with more to come. "I'm just clearing all this rock'n'roll rubbish from my house," he said. "I've no real interest in the past and have sort of moved on from the music scene."
Robert Plant will perform his first live show with new band the Sensational Space Shifters at this year's Womad festival (27-29 July).
Chris Brown has been accused of snatching a fan's iPhone. It's claimed the singer leaned out of a car window and grabbed the device from a fan who was taking photos outside a night club on Miami Beach on Sunday. Police are investigating.
Conrad Murray, the doctor found guilty of the manslaughter of Michael Jackson, wants to appeal his conviction. Lawyers speaking on his behalf stressed their belief that Jackson died as a result of the strains of the comeback tour he was mounting at the time, claiming: "The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming."
Watch footage of Nicki Minaj before she was famous (via Amp.radio.com).
Check out this aural history of hip-hop with a 3 hour mix for every year between 1980 and 2009.
James Murphy has revealed he'd be open to working more with Damon Albarn and Andre 3000 following their collaboration on the new Gorillaz single. "There are no plans yet, but I certainly would do it again," he said. "If we'd have had two weeks, we could have made a whole record, I'm sure of it."
The 500th episode of The Simpsons aired in the US last week, here's a round-up of some of their best musical guests.
American tabloid National Enquirer have caused anger by publishing a photo of Whitney Houston's body lying in a coffin on its cover.
Check out the second part of our conversation between Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and former Pop Group frontman Mark Stewart.
Speaking of Primal Scream, the band have been added to the bill at this year's Isle Of Wight Festival (22-24 June).
Get a sneak peek at Odd Future's forthcoming TV show Loiter Squad (via Spin.com).
John Grant has revealed he will release a new album this autumn, with Midlake once again serving as his backing band.
Watch the new Beirut video for Vagabond, taken from last year's The Rip Tide album (via Pitchfork.com).
Zulu Winter have announced details of their debut album, Language, set for release on 14 May.
Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park and James are to headline this year's Kendal Calling Festival in the Lake District between 27-29 July.
Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson has created a new version of Blur's Parklife using audio from the band's rather lengthily acceptance speech from Tuesday's Brit Awards (via NME.com)
Here's 10 of the most extreme gigs ever featuring The White Stripes, Spiritualized, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jean Michelle Jarre and more.
A$AP Rocky, Nero and Nicki Minaj are among the acts to join the line-up for the Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park on Saturday 7 July.
Today's Track Of The Day is De La Soul with Must B The Music
That's it for today. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 24/02/2012
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