Watch new Black Keys video, listen to Jack White's latest solo track, Nile Rodgers making album with Daft Punk, Plan B returns... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 8 February
The Black Keys have gone back to basics for the video for new single Gold On The Ceiling. No dancing car salesmen this time, just the pair doing what they do best, playing a show. Watch now.
Nile Rodgers says he might be working on Daft Punk's fourth album. "Those guys are great," he explains. "They're coming to my apartment on Monday and we're going to talk about making a new record together."
Listen to the B-side from Jack White's first solo single, Love Interruption, below. Machine Gun Silhouette will back the track which is out ahead of solo album Blunderbuss, which is slated for an April release.
Metallica are staging their own festival, Orion Music, which will take place in Atlantic City between 23-24 June. The band will headline both nights while the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem and more are confirmed to play.
Jesus And Mary Chain have announced they will appear at this year's South By South West festival in Austin on 14 March.
Plan B will release new album iLL Manors on 7 May. The record will be preceded by a movie of the same name directed by the rapper-singer. "You could call iLL Manors bass-line, soul, hip-hop," says B. "The album has the lyrical depth of my first record but the musical composition is light years ahead as it's informed by everything I've learnt in the last five years - writing, producing and playing with a live band. I feel I'm better than I've ever been."
Following her sudden rise in mainstream profile after the Super Bowl and THAT finger, M.I.A. is being hit by a wave of online gossip, including claims about her personal life and the alleged end of her engagement to Ben Bronfman. Although as this piece makes clear, the hacks don't really have much to go on...
The Walkmen will release the follow-up to Lisbon this "spring" as long as they get it finished in time.
D'Angelo is back. Check out a review of a recent live show.
Breaking the language barrier, we look at the Spanish indie scene and the acts keen to break beyond the Pyrénées.
Watch a new track and video from Death Grips (via Thequietus.com).
Missy Elliott is set to make her comeback with a new album in June, while her long time collaborate Timbaland will also release a record around the same time, but there's no falling out or rivalry between the pair, the releases will be planned as "a movement".
Flight Of The Conchords are about to reunite following their various movie commitments (Muppets and Men In Black III) for a tour of New Zealand and Australia, the first time they've hit the road in three years. However that does not mean the TV series will get an unlikely reprieve. "I love all the support we have but it was absolutely the right decision not to make any more shows," says Bret McKenzie. "I think we would have killed ourselves [if we continued] making that show. Killing ourselves is a little too harsh, we would have gone mental."
Lady Gaga's man pal, Jo Calderone (ie her NOT in a dress), has returned for a new video of the singer's song You & I (via Billboard.com).
The studio where Nirvana recorded In Utero, Pachyderm Studio in Minnesota, is set to reopen after a year dormant.
Lissie is set to return with the Covered Up With Flowers EP on 19 February. The American singer is tackling songs including Nick Cave's Ship Song, Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way on the six track release.
The cover bug is clearly catching, Macy Gray is also having a crack at some other people's tunes, recording My Chemical Romance's Teenagers, Radiohead's Creep and Metallica's Nothing Else Matters, among others, for a March release.
Watch St Vincent's 'cracking' new video for Cheerleader.
Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has reportedly backed the campaign to save London's Ministry Of Sound club from a housing development.
Lostprophets have announced they will release new album Weapons on 2 April. They will also hit the road the same month, kicking off dates at Dublin Olympia on 15 April.
The xx, Justice and Sigur Ros are among the first acts to be named for this year's Bestival on the Isle Of Wight (6-9 September).
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng appears to be emerging from the coma he entered in 2008, following a car accident. He can apparently move his leg though cannot speak yet.
Orbital have scored the soundtrack for new British film, Pusher, a reimagining of the cult classic of the same name.
Marking his bicentenary yesterday, here are ten unlikely ways Charles Dickens has influenced music.
Watch Alabama Shakes on US TV's Conan (via Twentyfourbit.com).
Dizzee Rascal, Kelis and Factory Floor are among the acts announced for Manchester's Parklife Weekender (9-10 June).
Today's Track Of The Day is Perfume Genius with Hood.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 08/02/2012
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