Peter Buck plans post R.E.M. album, Beady Eye will play Oasis songs says Liam Gallagher, Stones' anniversary shows delayed, Mumfords play for Obama... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 15 March
Peter Buck has kicked off the post-R.E.M. stakes by starting work on a solo album. The guitarist's friend Scott McCaughey said he is working on the record with Buck in Seattle and suggested that the music was going to be "out" there.
Draw your own conclusions, but having initially said they would never play old Oasis songs, Beady Eye say they will now dip into their old band's back catalogue. "We're doing Fuji Festival in Japan, which is in July. And we will be dropping Oasis songs for anyone who's bothered," explained Liam Gallagher. Andy Bell's Turn Up The Sun, please.
An unlikely piece of information to come out of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's leaked emails is that he brought music by Chris Brown, New Order and Right Said Fred from iTunes. Does this have any implications for peace in the Middle East?
SXSW festival is under way in Austin, check out a photo gallery from the opening shows.
Listen to Silenced By The Night from Keane's forthcoming Strangeland album.
Tinie Tempah, Skrillex and Chase & Status are among the acts to play this year's Global Gathering at Long Marston Airfield, 27-28 July.
The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary shows will take place next year now, with "insiders" suggesting that guitarist Keith Richard's health is currently not up to a global trek.
Listen to Falling Free from Madonna's MDNA album (via Ew.com).
After some fairly bloody videos from Plan B and The Shoes, here are ten of the most controversial, NSFW clips created by bands.
Mumford & Sons and John Legend performed for President Obama and David Cameron at a White House reception last night.
Military Wives look set to be Number 1 in the UK singles chart on Mothering Sunday, while Gotye and Alexandra Burke are battling it out for the top spot in the albums countdown.
Q&a with Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt on new album Happy To You, not working with Bruno Mars and more.
Watch The Chakras video for new single Build Me A Sawn.
Antony Hegarty (he of And The Johnsons' fame) will curate this year's Meltdown Festival at the Southbank (1-12 August). Acts picked by the singer are yet to be announced.
Beach House have announced a follow-up London show, at the Roundhouse on 2 November, to the two UK dates they're playing in May.
Watch the video for Clock Opera's single Man Made.
Mark Ronson and The Drums singer Jonny Pierce are set perform at London's Royal Opera House on 5 April as part of a performance of ballet Carbon Life. Ronson and Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt wrote the music, while Rufus Wainwright has orchestrated it for the production.
Guillemots are hosting two acoustic nights at London's Village Underground (30-31 March) during which the band and guests, including Robyn Hitchcock, Mary Epworth and John Hegley, will perform without any amplification at all. Punters are advised to bring a cushion to the "Positive Blackout" shows.
Today's Track Of The Day is Saint Etienne - Tonight (The 2 Bears remix)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 15/03/2012
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