Guns N' Roses Hall Of Fame reunion unlikely, Alec Empire donates Sony money to hackers, Zulu Winter exclusive, Reading & Leeds Festival latest, Jack White plays solo show, Noel meets Mario Balotelli... Daily Hot List
Monday, 12 March
Guns'N'Roses are unlikely to perform at their induction into the Rock'N'Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April, it has emerged. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed last month suggested the original line-up may reform to play at the ceremony in Cleveland. However, organisers behind the event have since suggested that currently there are no plans for anyone to perform under the band's name.
Atari Teenage Riot singer Alec Empire has donated his fee from licensing song Black Flags to a PlayStation Vita TV advert to hacking lobby group FreeAnons. Sony are locked in a dispute with the hacking organisation.
Hot List exclusive: Zulu Winter release their debut album Language on 14 May - and here is the artwork. Plus we have an exclusive mix of We Should Be Swimming by London-based producer Rain Dog.
Noel Gallagher interviewed Mario Balotelli on Football Focus on Saturday (10 March).
Taylor Swift was the highest earning act of 2011 according to new figures published, beating the likes of Adele, U2 and Lady Gaga.
Reading And Leeds Festival organiser Melvin Benn has promised a free pint and burger to every ticket holder at this year's event. "Money is tough, up and down the country, particularly for the Reading and Leeds audience, young people," he explained. "I can't reduce the ticket price but I can work with my sponsors and my suppliers and give something back." The festival lineup is due to be announced this evening at 7.15pm (GMT).
Bruce Springsteen performed an intimate show at Harlem's Apollo theatre on Friday (9 March) to mark the release of new album Wrecking Ball. Check out The Boss in action (via Brooklynvegan.com).
Jack White played his first formal solo show on Saturday in Tennessee (he played solo at last year's South By South West outside his Third Man records portable shop), performing a mix of White Stripes songs and tracks taken from his forthcoming album Blunderbuss.
Here's 10 onstage freakouts inspired by Bradford Cox's hour long performance of My Sharona at his Atlas Sound show in Minneapolis last week. It can happen to the best of 'em...
Guided By Voices will release new album Class Clown Spots A UFO in June. Listen to the album's first single, Keep It In Motion, released on 19 March (via Beatsperminute.com).
Coolio was arrested on Friday for failing to appear in court over a traffic ticket almost two years ago. He was later freed with a new court date expected to be set imminently.
Sea Of Bees' Julie Ann Baenziger shared with Q her "songs to recharge your emotional batteries" Playlist including tracks from the likes of Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, Sigur Ros.
Watch Jay-Z performing Public Service Announcement live from New York's Carnegie Hall ahead of his South By Southwest showcase this evening (via Vulture.com).
Josh Homme has filed a lawsuit against his former Kyuss bandmates in a dispute over a rights to the Kyuss name.
Meanwhile, another ex-bandmate of Homme's, Nick Oliveri has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a police officer after the former Queens Of The Stoneage bassist was arrested in an incident in July last year.
Britney Spears is reportedly nearing a deal to appear as a judge in the second series of the US version of X-Factor, which is set to begin in September.
Gotye claimed his fourth week at Number 1 in the Official Albums Chart at the weekend while Bruce Springsteen pipped Military Wives to the top spot in the Official Singles Chart.
Track Of The Day is The Temper Trap with Rabbit Hole.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 12/03/2012
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