Gorillaz, James Murphy and Outkast's Andre 3000 team-up for single, Kanye West rumoured to be joining Topshop collection, Beach Boys plan Grammys collaboration with Foster The People and Maroon 5, Factory Floor session exclusive... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 9 February
Gorillaz are to release a brand new single which sees them collaborating with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Outkast's Andre 3000 as a free download on 23 February. The track, DoYaThing, will be available through the Converse website to mark the unveiling of a footwear collection designed by the cartoon band. Both Murphy and 3000 have been immortalised as Gorillaz cartoons, see above.
Adele has given her first interview since undergoing throat surgery last year to treat a hemorrhaged polyp on her vocal cords. "It felt like someone put a curtain over my throat," explained the singer, who is set to perform at the Grammys on Sunday.
The Beach Boys are to make their live comeback at the Grammys on Sunday. It will be their first public performance together in 20 years. "I miss the boys and it will be a thrill for me to make a new record and be on stage with them again," said Brian Wilson. The band are reported to be planning a collaboration with Maroon 5 and Foster The People at the event.
Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt is back from exile with a new track, Home, though it's not clear if he will remain a part of the rap collective (via NYmag.com).
Kanye West is rumoured to be working on a clothing line for Topshop after meeting with Sir Philip Green over lunch in London recently. In the meantime, the rapper has confirmed he will unveil his new fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week on 6 March.
Entertainmentwise.com and Billboard.com
Also unveiling a new clothing collection is Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon, who returns to the world of fashion this month with designs for French brand Surface To Air.
Hot List exclusive - watch Factory Floor performing What You Say for a Fred Perry session.
Richard Hawley has announced details of his brand new studio album, Standing At The Sky's Edge, which will be released on 7 May.
Nile Rodgers has spoke more about his collaboration with Daft Punk declaring it is "gonna be amazing." The Chic man said: "We were just jamming at my house, but it's gonna be proper and real... They came over to my today around breakfast time and it's now evening. I basically had to almost kick them out."
Watch the video for new Cults single You Know What I Mean (via Stereogum.com).
Read our Q&a with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner about new album, Mr. M, and his fascination with Taylor Swift...
Calling all Zooey Deschanel fans - watch the singer in a new interactive music video based on her TV show New Girl.
Reports have emerged of raves and crowd-surfing erupting at screenings of the new Chemical Brothers film, Don't Think, across the world. One London cinema even had to be shut down by security, apparently. The concert film will be released on DVD/ Blueray on 26 March.
Portishead producer Geoff Barrow is to release a hip-hop album later this year under the name Quakers. The record, scheduled for March/April time, will feature cameos from Dead Prez, Prince Po and Aloe Blacc. No word if Honey Monster is involved.
Lana Del Rey makes her fans cry during an Amoeba Records instore. In a good way...
Kool & the Gang have revealed their shock at being chosen to support Van Halen on their forthcoming US reunion tour. "I was kind of surprised," said Robert "Kool" Bell, "because Van Halen is more on the rock side and we do what we do. I said, That's an interesting combination... But the more people I mention it to, the more interesting they're saying it is."
Here's one way to liven up an essay - secretly work in the lyrics to Rick Astley's Never Going To Give You Up.
The Comets, the Crickets, the Blue Caps, the Famous Flames, the Miracles and the Midnighters are to be inducted into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame this year, it has been announced.
Watch the new video from Eugene McGuinness for Shotgun, released digitally on 26 March.
Lady Gaga has revealed the poster for her forthcoming world tour, the Born This Way Ball.
Ever wondered what Sharon Van Etten's favourite episode of The Simpsons is or the first record she bought? Well, wonder no more...
Check out this blog from Q writer Dorian Lynskey on the joy of B-sides.
Fixers are set to release their debut album, We'll Be The Moon, on 14 May - but you can get a free download of Iron Deer Dream remixed by Keep Shelly In Athens right now.
Gotye and David Guetta are battling it out for the top spot in this week's Official Singles Chart while Lana Del Rey is expected to stay at Number 1 for a second week in the albums rundown.
From SBTRKT to Slipknot, masks are a big part of modern music. Here's ten of the best...
Pete Doherty has received a damages payment from the publishers the News Of The World after it emerged that the now-defunct newspaper hacked his phone.
Villagers and Cherry Ghost will play the Deer Shed Festival (20-22 July) in Yorkshire.
Today's Track Of The Day is M. Ward with The First Time I Ran Away.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 09/02/2012
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