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Friday, 16 March
Keith Richards has said sorry to Mick Jagger for the publicity around his memoir, Life (we suspect he means the comments about the singer's small manhood that were widely circulated ahead of its publication). "He and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me," says Richards. "As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that."
Enjoy Lady Gaga's utterances while you can, the singer is planning a self-impose media blackout following a chat Oprah: "Other than this interview, Oprah, I do not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time..." she explained. "No press, no television, if my mum calls and says, Did you hear about... I shut it all off."
Bruce Springsteen gave the keynote speech at SXSW, handing out some advice for new acts. "Rumble, young musicians, rumble," he declared. "Open your ears and open your hearts. Don't take yourself too seriously, and take yourself as seriously as death itself. Don't worry. Worry your ass off. Have unclad confidence, but doubt. It keeps you awake and alert. Believe you are the baddest ass in town - and you suck! It keeps you honest. Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideals alive and well inside of your heart and head at all times. If it doesn't drive you crazy, it will make you strong."
Move over Elbow, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn is launching his own Clear Heart beer. "When I set out to make this beer, I was going for something with a clear taste and a full flavor. Instead I got a pretty decent buzz. We had a great time creating this beer and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Enjoy!" says the singer-turned-brewer.
Lisa Marie Presley has worked with Richard Hawley, Ed Harcort and Fran Healy among others for her first album in five years, Storm And Grace, out May 15.
The Flaming Lips have covered Woody Cutherie... using iPads and Jackson Brown. Have a look (via Stereogum.com).
Kasabian made their US return, playing a showcase at SXSW in the early hours of yesterday morning....
... read our guest column from the band's songwriter Sergio Pizzorno on why they've decided to head back to America for the first time since 2008.
Watch Orbital's new video for New France featuring Zola Jesus.
Musical comedian Tim Minchin is to headline GulFest on 14 July.
Hot Chip have posted a new track from forthcoming album In Our Heads (out 11 June) online (via Thequietus.com).
M.I.A. got into a shouting match on Twitter with US journalist Anderson Cooper over whether or not he called her a terrorist or not. Looks like not only did he not but he even stood up for her flipping the Super Bowl the bird. In fact it looks like after the verbals a beautiful new friendship might be on the cards.
Which might mean he'll get a signed copy of M.I.A. new book which is out in October.
Watch The Horror's new video for Changing The Rain, made by Super Furry Animals visual collaborator Pete Fowler.
Check out pictures of The Beatles as children.
Garbage are back with a new song, called Blood For Poppies.
Watch Miike Snow's new video for The Wave, plus read our Q&a with the band.
Josh Homme's Kyuss bandmates say they are "shocked and saddened that our friend and one time bandmate has chosen to file a lawsuit against us, especially after having positive discussions since our reformation", after the singer announced earlier in the week he'd filed legal papers over use of the band's name. A reformed Kyuss Lives! group is set to tour Europe in May without Homme.
You Me At Six have written the soundtrack... for a rollercoster. The band have written The Swarm to go with a ride of the same name at Thorpe Park.
Today's Track Of The Day is Beach House's Myth
That's it for today. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 16/03/2012
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