Radiohead to announce UK tour, Arcade Fire write new song for Hunger Games movie, Tindersticks video exclusive, Bruce Springsteen covers LMFAO, Pete Doherty wants to become 'British Eminem'... Daily Hot List
Monday, 5 March
Radiohead will tour the UK this year... they just haven't announced the dates yet. The band confirmed they will hit the road after announcing a series of anti-tout measures that will mean any tickets purchased through their merch store w.a.s.t.e. can be exchanged for face value via "the Ticket Trust, if the owner can no longer attend". "Secondary ticketing is wrong on so many levels and as management, with ultimate responsibility for the welfare of the band, we must ensure that their fans are treated fairly," the group's management explained.
Arcade Fire have unveiled a new song written for forthcoming film The Hunger Games. Abraham's Daughter is one of two pieces of music written for the movie which hits cinemas on 23 March. "It's not a pop song or anything- more of an anthem that could be playing at a big sporting event like the Games" said frontman Win Butler (via Stereogum.com).
Bruce Springsteen performed a cover of LMFAO's Sexy And I Know It with US chat show host Jimmy Fallon, who dressed up as Neil Young. That makes sense...
Grandaddy have reformed and will perform at End Of The Road festival in Dorset between 31 August to 2 September, with more live dates set to follow.
Hot List exclusive: watch the new Tinderstick's video for A Night So Still, taken from their latest album The Something Rain which was released last week.
Pete Doherty is reportedly planning to relaunch himself as a rap artist - with help from The Streets' Mike Skinner. "He has actually said he wants to be Britain's answer to Eminem," a 'friend' explained. "He has told us he's started writing hip-hop songs."
The Futureheads have gone acapella on forthcoming album Rant, the band's Ross Millard telling us why in a Q Guest Column.
Listen to a new collaboration between Burial and Fourtet. The track, Nova, is tipped to be taken from a forthcoming release on Fourtet's Text label (via Pitchfork.com). And if you're still trying to work out who Burial is, here are some clues.
Alex James has promised Blur will play at least one new song at their Hyde Park gig mark the Olympics Closing Ceremony (12 August). The bassist revealed on BBC2 show Top Gear last night (4 March) they have been working on a track that is "like a hymn, a real tear-jerker".
Jack White appeared on Saturday Night Live over the week to perform two new songs from his forthcoming album, Blunderbuss (out 23 April), Love Interruption and Sixteen Saltlines.
Noel Gallagher says he misses Top Of The Pops. "It was a great British tradition to have Top of the Pops on a Thursday, and it gave you a chance to see what these people looked like who you were listening to on the radio, and we don't get that any more," he explained. "I would bring it back in a heartbeat."
While you're waiting for TOTP's return, why not watch Noel hanging out with Man City striker and modern eccentric Mario Ballotelli (via NME.com).
The Shins have reveal the secret to, err, decent clapping in a Funny Or Die sketch.
Go inside Karen O's recent "psycho opera" Stop The Virgens with this documentary film about the making of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwomen's theatre production and forthcoming album.
Gotye held off Dappy and Brian May's joint effort to score another week at Number 1 in the Official Singles Chart while Emeli Sande reclaimed top spot in the albums chart.
Cee Lo Green is to play a 28 date residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood beginning on August 29. The shows will apparently contain "mind-twisting magic and sexified showgirls".
Following the recent Dispatches investigation into touting, one of of their number speaks anonymously about the practice.
Guitarist Ronnie Montrose died on Saturday (3 March) aged 64 at his home in California after battling prostate cancer.
Marina and the Diamonds, Robyn, Ash and Rita Ora are all to support Coldplay across their forthcoming UK stadium shows.
Chairlift's new video for Met Before is a interactive, choose your own adventure style affair with multiple endings. See where you end up.
Listen to a mash-up of The Smiths' This Charming Man and Lana Del Rey's Video Games (via Spin.com).
Saint Etienne, Los Campesinos! and Rae Morris are among the acts to have been announced for Deer Shed Festival taking place in North Yorkshire between 20-22 July.
Members of Iron Maiden, Slipknot and The Cult are to appear at Wembley Arena on 22 September to mark Marshall Amps' 50th anniversary. Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde and Mr Big's Paul Gilbert are also booked to crank it up to ten.
Enter this month's Q Quiz, you could win an Aston Martin... for a week.
Today's Track Of The Day is Paul Weller's That Dangerous Age, remixed by Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 05/03/2012
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