Dave Grohl writing a sitcom, Noel Gallagher compares Chelsea boss to David Brent, Bon Iver & Alicia Keys collaborate, Black Sabbath reunion hitch, Damon Albarn to take Dr Dee to festival... Daily Hot List
Friday, 3 February
Dave Grohl is developing a sitcom. The Foo Fighters frontman has teamed-up with The Simpsons writer Dana Gould to work on a show about a rock band on the verge of breaking-up. No word yet on when it'll be hitting TV screens - but in the meantime you can watch Grohl in the video for new Foo's single, These Days, which is released on 20 February (above).
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is planning a collaboration with Alicia Keys and a host of other female artists for a one-off charity album. "I have a big idea to do an American songbook of the greatest women singers," he explained, though suggested it could be five years before the next Bon Iver album. "It just depends when the songs come about."
Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has threatened to pull out of the band's forthcoming reunion shows unless he is presented with "signable contract" that "reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band."
Noel Gallagher has dismissed Chelsea boos Andre Villas-Boas as "the David Brent of the Premier League".
Jack White, Beck and Bon Iver are set to headline US festival Sasquatch. Feist, St. Vincent and The Shins are also set to perform at the three day event which takes place between 25-28 May.
The organisers behind End Of The Road Festival have responded to claims the festival is connected to Scientology after an anonymous letter was posted to news organisations. Writing to the Guardian, the organisers explained that while two of it's directors were scientologists, the event has no connection to the church and the rest of its directors and management do not share the faith.
Eminem is being sued for £5.7m by a homeless man over a Chrysler advert the rapper filmed last year. Stephen Lee Pieck, who lists his address as "homeless" in the lawsuit, claims he gave the rapper the idea over the phone while at dinner with Christina Aguilera in 2010.
Want to win a trip to Snowbombing festival in Austria between 9-14 April? Take part in the Q Quiz for a chance to win a pair of tickets.
Damon Albarn will perform his Dr Dee "English opera" at Honeyfest in Wiltshire on 14 April. Dry The River, Rae Morris and Nick Harper are also set to perform at the festival. The Blur frontman also confirmed this week that he and Graham Coxon will perform at a special War Child Gig at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 19 February.
Deerhunter have contributed a new song, Curve, to a Blonde Redhead compilation album in aid of victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
Zomby has been accused of plagiarism by a former collaborator. British producer Reark claims the electronic artist stole a loop he created in 2007 and did not crediting him.
New Order, Garbage and Happy Mondays have all announced details of new tours which go on sale today. Find out more in this week's Q Gig Ticket Alert.
Listen to Murdoc Niccals discuss the forthcoming brand new Gorillaz track with Converse.
Rufus Wainwright's new album Out of the Game will be produced by Mark Ronson. His seventh studio effort will be released on 23 April.
Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, holds her mother responsible for the deaths of several of their family pets according to claims in a new book Courtney Comes Clean, by Mayer Roshan.The Love family dog allegedly died after eating pills belonging to the Hole frontwomen, while the e-book suggests their cat passed away after "getting entangled in piles of Etsy fabrics, boxes of paperwork, trash and other possessions."
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are set to play the Grammy Award on 12 February.
Today's Track Of The Day is Toy with Left Myself Behind.
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday around noon.
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