Passion Pit work out 'issues' on new album, Alex Turner delays Arctic Monkeys album, LCD Soundsystem film clip, Prodigy remix Plan B, Billy Bragg on Guthrie boxset... Daily Hot List
Friday, 9 March
Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos has revealed how his personal struggles inspired their forthcoming new album. "I had a really rough year and I got engaged right before recording - and recording takes a real toll on you," he said of the new record, which is due out this year. "I vilified myself. I had to do it. I have a lot of issues."
Alex Turner insists he's not rushing into writing a new Arctic Monkeys album while on tour with The Black Keys in America. "I don't try to write on the road. I might try to this time, just for a change. Usually, I get home and I realise it's bad, so I've not done it in the past," he explained. "We've messed around in sound checks but I'm not going to meet a deadline and it's not like I need to write, though I want a head start for the next time around."
Watch a clip from the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem film Shut Up And Play The Hits. The film is set to premiere at South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas between 9-18 March ahead of a full release later this year (via Pitchfork.com).
Radiohead have been performing new songs at shows on their current US tour. Here's an EP's worth of the best fan footage of the new tracks.
Watch Dizzie Rascal collaborating with DJ Muggs' forthcoming single, Snap Ya Neck Back (out 22 April) (via Thequietus.com).
Steven Tyler has admitted he is tough to be in a band with, but insists it's what makes Aerosmith great. "I've said many things to all those guys that I should never have said, that I didn't mean," he told CBS' 60 Minutes. "I think my perfectionism and my busting everyone's chops is what got this band to where it is today. In the end, I get a really good song and in the end, I get the hits."
Listen to the new Marilyn Manson single, No Reflection, taken from his forthcoming eighth studio album, Born Villain, out on 30 April.
A private funeral took place yesterday for Davy Jones near his Florida home ahead of a public memorial service in Manchester next week. The Monkees singer was cremated having died of a heart attack last Wednesday aged 66.
Kanye West banned the media from his Paris Fashion Week show earlier this week after his last collection was panned by critics.
Soulsavers explain how to get the world's best vocalists to sing to your tune, and they should know, Dave Gahan is the main singer on their new album, out in May.
Listen to The Prodigy's remix of new Plan B track Ill Manors taken from his soundtrack to the forthcoming film of the same name.
Billy Bragg is releasing a Mermaid Avenue boxset (out 21 April) of songs inspired by the notebooks and diaries of Woody Guthrie but he admits he was initially apprehensive about the project. "I was a bit worried that I was going to end up making a Billy Bragg record rather than a Woody Guthrie record," he explained. "My initial reaction was, surely this is Bob Dylan's job?"
Katy Perry and Metallica have confirmed they are to release 3D concert movies. Both films are slated for release early next year - with Metallica's film shot by Predator director Nimrod Antal. Fingers crossed Arnie will join them onstage, eh?
Check out these photos of Clash guitarist Mick Jones' latest "Rock'N'Roll Public Library" which opened on Wednesday in a converted key-cutting shop in a subway in north London and showcases just some of his extensive archives.
Today's Track Of The Day is Arctic Monkeys with R U Mine.
That's it for today. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 09/03/2012
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