Mumford & Sons staging own festivals, Frances Bean Cobain tells Twitter to ban Courtney Love after Dave Grohl accusations, Obama still thinks Kanye is a "jackass", Beyonce finally tweets... Daily Hot List
Friday, 13 April
Mumford & Sons are to stage two festivals later this year in Huddersfield (2 June) and Galway (9) June. The band will be joined by The Vaccines, The Correspondents and Willy Mason at the one-day events, which are sandwiched around UK tour dates. "The Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover is based loosely upon our favourite festivals like Colorado's Telluride Bluegrass and Scotland's Loopallu Festivals," explains Marcus Mumford. "It should be a whole lot of fun."
Frances Bean Cobain has suggested Twitter bans her mother, Courtney Love, from using the social network after she made claims on it that Dave Grohl had 'hit on' the 19-year-old. "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," Cobain explained in a statement, adding. "I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way."
Late Californian rapper Nate Dogg is set to appear at Coachella Festival this weekend as a hologram. Dr Dre is reportedly planning to incorporate footage of his former collaborator into his performance.
How much does Madonna's MDNA cost? Here's a report on the curious pricing (and versions) of the album by Amazon in the US. Who knew price tags could be so insightful...
Watch The Temper Trap's new video for Need Your Love.
Barack Obama still thinks Kanye West is a "jackass" - though the president has apparently upgraded his views on the rapper since his 2009 coments. "He is a jackass. But he's talented," the leader of the free world was reported as saying at a fundraiser in January. "He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented."
A$AP Rocky is to release his debut album LongLiveA$AP (not to be confused with his 2011 mixtape LiveLoveA$AP) in June, with lead single Goldie expected to debut online on Monday.
After four year's of silence on Twitter Beyonce finally did her first tweet yesterday.
The Faces are to reunite with former singer Rod Stewart to perform three songs at their induction to the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame on Saturday - but according to drummer Kenney Jones, the London group haven't quite gotten round to practicing the songs, or even deciding what to play... yet. "We've got some time for a rehearsal on Friday, and we'll see what happens," he explained. "We haven't made our mind up totally on what we're gonna do 'cause everything in the Faces, it's always a surprise and things change."
The Amy Winehouse Foundation launched in the US on Wednesday with a New York gala attended by the late singer's parents, Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse-Collins. The foundation offers music therapy to disadvantaged children, and has already raised over £1 million for UK hospices.
How did US experimental noise act Health end up soundtracking new computer game, Max Payne 3? John Famiglietti explains all in a guest column.
Spiritualized founder Jason Pierce has explained how he tried to emulate The Beatles with the artwork to new album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light (out Monday). "The album was always going to be called Huh?, but I couldn't for the life of me picture people going to buy it with that name. I kept picturing people locked in a Monty Python-like loop of trying to ask for the record with a question: Have you got the new record, Huh? Huh? It would just be this endless cycle," he joked. "So I figured the best way to deal with that was to make the artwork like The White Album, where that name would travel and people would end up referring to the album as Huh? because it was all over the artwork."
A discarded piece of toast half-eaten by One Direction singer Niall Horan is set to fetch in excess of £32,409 on eBay. Jesus wept.
Today's Track Of The Day is Orbital with Wonky
That's it for today. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
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