Damon Albarn releasing Dr Dee album, Bruce Springsteen on Clarence Clemons, new Radiohead song Bradford Cox covers My Sharona for an hour, Beach House return, The Smiths set for art exhibition... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 7 March
Damon Albarn will release the album version of his Dr Dee opera on 7 May. The record features 18 "strange pastoral folk" tracks which were recorded late last year in London and Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The opera is set to be performed live again at OneFest on 14 April before moving to London for the Cultural Olympiad in the summer.
Bruce Springsteen has spoken about his grief for E Street band saxophonist and friend Clarence Clemons, who died last year. "It was like losing something elemental," he explained. "It's like losing the rain, the air. Something's going to be missing, you know." Listen below (via bbc.co.uk/6music).
Bradford Cox performed a hour long cover of The Knacks' My Sharona after an audience member requested it at his Atlas Sound show in Minneapolis on Friday. "I am a performance artist," he said onstage. "I must play what you want to hear."
Listen to Daddy's Girl, the debut single from Snoop Dogg's daughter Cori B. The song features a guest verse from dad (via EW.com).
John Frusciante will miss Red Hot Chili Peppers' induction into the Rock'n'roll Hall Of Fame on 14 April. "He didn't feel comfortable coming, which we totally respect," explained guitarist Chad Smith of his planned absence. Meanwhile the band have started work on a new album. "We just rehearsed and came up with some ideas and new song ideas and stuff and played together for two weeks, and it was really fun," said Smith.
Listen to a brand new song Myth from Beach House. The Baltimore duo return with their fourth album Bloom on 14 May.
Reverend And The Makers have named their new album after their Twitter handle. Frontman Jon McClure explains why in a guest column.
As we mentioned yesterday, Mastodon have covered The Flaming Lips for this year's Record Store Day (21 April), but you can listen to a teaser clip now (via Stereogum.com).
Best Coast have announced their second album, The Only Place, will be released onon 14 May. The record was produced by Jon Brion, who has worked with the likes of Fiona Apple and Kanye West, plus has scored films including Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Punch-Drunk Love.
Here's Brian Ferry singing nursery rhymes... nah not really, but this chap does a very plausible impression (via Sabotagetimes.com).
With Paris Fashion Week currently raging, and Kanye West going back for more (his first collection there was panned), we round up ten musicians who have tried their hand at this clothes lark with their own collections.
Depeche Mode founding members Vince Clarke and Martin Gore speak about reviving their collaboration for new project, VCMG.
Watch Radiohead playing new song, Skirting On the Surface, in Dallas on Monday.
Yo dude! Get ready for a total dude fest. Frat parties of the world look out, Cypress Hill and Rusko are talking about making an album together. DUDE!
Listen to a song from Sufjan Stevens' new S/S/S group. Museum Day, is taken from their forthcoming EP, Beak and Claw, due out on 19 March (via Pitchfork.com).
Have a listen to Alex Winston's debut album King Con, online now.
The Smiths are set to be the subject of a new contemporary arts exhibition at the Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University. The show which opens on 15 March features several works inspired by Moz and co, and a "tap dancing performance to Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now".
Portishead's Geoff Barrow is to release a collaborative album with soundtrack composer Ben Salisbury under the name DROKK on 6 May.
BIEBER's mum is writing a book... about herself, not BIEBER (though we suspect he might finish in it). BIEBER.
Today's Track Of The Day is Bastille with Overjoyed.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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