Coachella round-up: holographic 2pac performs with Snoop Dogg, watch sets by Radiohead, Pulp & more Plus Bee Gees' Robin Gibb in coma, Kurt Cobain's lost solo album, Mad Men the song... Daily Hot List
Monday, 16 April
This weekend saw the first leg of Coachella Festival take place in California. Here's a round-up of what went on...
2pac 'performed' with Snoop Dogg during the latter's Sunday night headline slot, thanks to holographic technology. The rapper, who was shot dead in 1996, 'joined' Snoop for Come With Me, Hail Mary and Gangsta Party.
Watch Pulp's Friday night set in full (via Pitchfork.com)...
...Or Radiohead's headline performance from Saturday (via Pitchfork.com).
Plus there's more live footage from the festival including sets by Bon Iver, Azelia Banks, St Vincent and A$AP Rocky. Watch at Stereogum.com now.
The day's music news
The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb is in a coma after contracting pnuemonia, following a two year battle with colon cancer.
Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson has suggested there may be a lost Kurt Cobain solo album out there. "That's really what he was going towards [before his death], a solo album but working with different people. I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on," Erlandson explained. "It would have been his White Album."
The Sex Pistols are to re-release God Save The Queen (again) to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on 28 May.
Organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games contacted The Who's management about having Keith Moon, who died 34 years ago, play at an Olympics event, it's claimed. "I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who's anthemic line, I hope I die before I get old," the band's manager Bill Curbishley told the Sunday Times. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him." Perhaps they could get him to perform as a hologram?
Courtney Love performed with long term Hole bandmates Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf Der Maur and guitarist Eric Erlandson for the first time in 15 years on Friday, fuelling speculation the group are to reform. The band's 'classic' line-up took to the stage in Brooklyn at the launch of Hit So Hard, a new documentary by drummer Schemel.
Love has also apologised to daughter Frances Bean Cobain after accusing Dave Grohl of 'hitting on' the 19-year-old on Twitter. "Bean, sorry I believed the gossip... Mommy loves you," the singer tweeted.
The Black Keys say they support League Two's Swindon Town. "When we were on tour in the UK last year we went to see them play at the County Ground," Dan Auerbach said. "In all honesty, it wasn't the best standard in the world."
Check out our chat with Jodrell Bank Live's Dr Tim O'Brien in the Q Festival Blog.
Watch Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp in the video for Paul McCartney's new single, My Valentine.
Major Lazer has made Get Free, his collaboration with Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman, available as a free download.
Kanye West has changed the title of new song Theraflu to Way Too Cold.
Linkin Park have announced details of their fifth studio album, Living Things, set for release on 25 June. Listen to a track from the record, Burn It Down, now.
Axl Rose was booed as Guns'N'Roses were inducted into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday night. The singer, who declined his invitation to the event, was jeered by attendees each time his name was mentioned during the ceremony. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys were also inducted at the event.
Leonard Cohen's former manager, Kelley Lynch, faces up to five years in prison after being found guilty of harrassing the songwriter and making his life "a complete and utter living hell."
Hal have shared with Q their "Musical time machine" Playlist featuring songs by Blur, The Cure, Talking Heads, Beach Boys, Leonard Cohen and more.
A P Diddy fan is being held by Boston police after breaking into the rapper's mansion and wearing his clothes.
Mad Men the song? My Glass World have made the most of their tourbus viewing and will release The Don Draper Song (A Conversation With Betty) on 21 May.0
Ronnie Wood has apologised to his Rolling Stones bandmates after suggesting the group were preparing to record new material. "I heard from Jagger; he's going, What the hell?! We don't know anything yet! And I said, You know what [the media] are like. I just expressed my personal view; I would love to go into the studio. Then they took it all wrong," he explained. "So I have to make a personal apology to the rest of the band. I didn't mean to say things out of line."
The Cribs, Spector, Clock Opera, Dan Managan and Francios And The Atlas Mountain have been added to the bill at this year's Camden Crawl, taking place between 4-6 May. Keep an eye out for a competition to win tickets coming soon on the Q Twitter and Facebook pages...
Adele has beaten David Bowie and Dire Strait's chart record en route to claiming another week at Number 1 in the Official Albums Chart with her LP 21. Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen has claimed the top spot for a second consecutive week in the singles chart with Call Me Maybe.
St Vincent has announced plans for a joint album with David Byrne. "We just started writing and kept writing and writing," she explained. "It just evolved to become this much bigger thing... David Byrne is the coolest person on the planet." The album, inspired by Bjork and Dirty Projectors' 2010 collaborative effort, Mount Wittenberg Orca, is expected to be released later this year.
Watch out pop video makers, Beavis & Butthead return to our screens. Their new series kicks off on MTV this evening.
Today's Track Of The Day is Richard Hawley - Leave Your Body Behind (Record Store Day 2012 special)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 16/04/2012
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