Adele releasing new single this year, Florence & Josh Homme cover Johnny Cash, Graham Coxon hints at new Blur material, David Lynch directs own video, Animal House The Musical coming... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 3 April
Adele has confirmed she will release a new single later this year, fuelling speculation it will be the theme to the next James Bond film, Skyfall, due in cinemas in November. The singer also revealed to French radio station NRJ that she hopes to one day collaborate with Beyonce: "I think her work as an artist and a singer is enviable in terms of the length of her career and how she's grown and grown."
Graham Coxon has hinted that Blur may play new material at their upcoming Olympic Closing Ceremony Concert in London's Hyde Park. "Mmm, perhaps there might be some surprises. I'm not sure what any of the other people in the group have said," he said. "We all say different things and then we all get told Don't say that, but they said that and getting into trouble... But yes, there's going to be some surprises. We haven't made much preparations as yet but we've got to start rehearsing soon."
Listen to Florence + The Machine and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme covering Johnny Cash's Jackson for an upcoming MTV Unplugged release.
The LCD Soundsystem concert documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits, is to hit UK cinemas later this year, James Murphy has confirmed. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch will release the film in North America after bagging the distribution rights via his company, Oscilloscope Laboratories.
Watch The Walkmen perform the title track from their upcoming album, Heaven, released 4 June (via Pitchfork.com).
Slash believes his former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose "hates my guts". "It's over a lot of different stuff," he added. "I don't even know. There's just no communication between us. I talk to Duff and Steven, but when it comes to old Guns N' Roses, there really isn't anybody that makes decisions."
Watch the trailer to the new film version of The Sweeney, starring Plan B in Dennis Waterman's role. (via MSN.com).
Dirty Projectors have announced details of their new album Swing Lo Magellan. The 12 track effort, described by main songwriter Dave Longstreth as "an album of songs, an album of songwriting" will be released on 9 July.
The trailer to Whitney Houston's final film, Sparkle, which will be released posthumously has been posted online. (via Gawker.com).
Example claims that UK festival culture is in danger of dying out due to "amateur" promoters. "Festivals, to survive, just really need to think about their theme, who their market is and book the suitable acts to sell it out," suggested the rapper. "A lot [last year] were promoted badly, had bad security, were in bad locations or the line-ups hadn't been programmed well, so they didn't make sense."
Lana Del Rey has collaborated with A$AP Rocky on a new mixtape by Brooklyn production team The KickDrums. Listen to a snippet of Ridin' below, ahead of the mixtape's full release later today (via Pitchfork.com).
Listen to Alabama Shakes' debut album, Boys And Girls, now.
Liars are set to return with new album, WIXIW, on 4 June. Here's a trailer for the new record.
Watch the video for David Lynch's Crazy Clown Time, directed by the man himself, it's a little NSFW mind...
Feist was named Artist Of The Year and picked up Adult Alternative Album Of The Year at the Juno Awards, Canada's answer to the Brits, on Sunday. Other winners included Justin Bieber, Drake and The Sheepdogs.
Watch Jay-Z in the first ever Rocawear commercial, Marcy To Barclays (via Lifeandtimes.com).
Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson claims his band's new musical version of the 1978 film Animal House will be full of "really fun, stupid songs that I can't sing to my children". The movie is slated to hit cinema screens in 2013.
Listen to artist Sir Peter Blake talking ahead of his 80th birthday about his career and the new version of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover he has created to mark the occasion.
Friendly Fires are to release a single recorded by Primal Scream collaborator Andrew Weatherall. "It sounds great and it's a real summer track. A kind of languid summer track," suggests drummer Jack Savidge.
Richard Hawley has announced he will be play London's O2 Academy Brixton on 3 October. His new album Standing At The Sky's Edge is out May 7.
Listen to Orbital's new album Wonky in full.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Futureheads with Sumer Is Icumen In
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 03/04/2012
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