Garbage return with new single, Sonisphere Festival cancelled, Snoop Dogg teams up with Diplo, lost George Harrison guitar solo discovered, Madonna denies endorsing drugs and more - Daily Hot List
Thursday 29 March
Listen to the new Garbage single, Battle In Me. The song is taken from their forthcoming album Not Your Kind of People - their first in seven years - which is due out on 14 May. The group have also announced details of a UK tour, beginning at London Brixton Academy on 1 July and winding up in Glasgow on 4 July.
This year's Sonisphere Festival has been cancelled, organisers have confirmed. "Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated," read a statement posted on the festival's official website. Queen, Kiss and Faith No More were due to headline the weekender in Stevenage across 6-8 July.
Snoop Dogg is to team up with Diplo to record a reggae album, according to reports. "It's all reggae and he's singing and he's doing a fucking awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song," the producer revealed.
Watch the new Bill Callahan video, a cover of country singer Mickey Newbury's 1973 track Heaven Help The Child. (via Thequietus.com)
Kimbra has teamed up with Foster The People singer Mark Foster and DJ A-Trak to record a song for Converse. Their track, Warrior, will be available for free download on 5 April on the shoe brand's website.
Madonna has denied endorsing drugs. The MDNA singer was brand an "idiot" by producer Deadmau5 earlier this week after asking fans at a gig in Miami: "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?" - slang for ecstasy. "I don't support drug use and never have. I was referring to the song Have You Seen Molly written by my friend Cedric Gervais," she responded on Twitter.
Have you got a question for Saint Etienne? We're after your posers for the band, who are taking part in an upcoming Cash For Questions...
The long-lost guitar solo recorded by George Harrison for The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun has been discovered. The never-before-heard solo is included on DVD and Blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese's recent documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
Stream Chromatics' upcoming fourth studio album, Kill For Love, in its entireity below. (via Thefourohfive.com)
Marcus Mumford rubbed shoulders with David Cameron and the world's biggest political players at a Washington event last week (14 March) - but claims he was most impressed by meeting The Wire actor Idris Elba. "I think I might have been more starstruck by him than I was by President Obama," the singer said.
Feeder bassist Taka Hirosehas has launched his own Japanese cooking blog.
Grimes has recorded a live session for US radio station KEXP. Watch below. (via Stereogum.com)
All Tomorrow's Parties have been forced to postpone their I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Tokyo, originally scheduled to take place between 14-15 April, until later this year due to poor ticket sales. "At this stage it will not be financially possible to run the event," explained a statement issued by organisers.
Azelia Banks has announced a new EP, due on 17 April. The release features two brand new songs, 1991 and Grand Prix.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Mars Volta with The Malkin Jewel.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 29/03/2012
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