Bono to present Aung San Suu Kyi with honour, Bieber triggers riot in Norway, Wu-Tang man finishes film, Kanye West designs trainer, Dave Gahan up for more soul saving, Enemy LP exclusive... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 31 May
Bono is to present Aung San Suu Kyi with Amnesty International's highest honour in Dublin next month. The Burmese pro democracy leader is embarking on an international tour after her release from house arrest and participation in free elections. "It's so rare to see grace trump military might, and when it happens we should make the most joyful noise we can," Bono explained. "Aung San Suu Kyi's grace and courage have tilted a wobbly world further in the direction of democracy. We all feel we know her, but it will be such a thrill to meet her in person."
Dave Gahan says he hopes his collaboration with Soulsavers will continue. The Depeche Mode singer has supplied all the vocals for new album The Light The Dead See and explained: "Hopefully we're going to get to continue the process. I don't think it has to stop. I'm getting busy now with my band, but I still work on things. I really lived this record, which was a really nice experience." Watch the full interview below (Thequietus.com).
Guitarist Pete Cosey, who recorded with the likes of Etta James, Middy Waters and Miles Davis, has died. He was 68.
Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Lou Reed... The Cult's Ian Astbury picks his favourite albums of all time.
Justin Bieber's arrival in Norway yesterday triggered such hysteria as 15,000 fans turned up at Oslo's Opera House that a state of emergency was threatened and the singer had to tweet "Norway, please listen to the police. I don't want anyone getting hurt". Along with the disorder, much teen fainting was also reported.
Watch M83's new video for Reunion.
Where does The Hives Howlin' Pelle Almqvist get his stage moves from? "Unfunny" comedians of course. "Some of it [provoking the audience] comes from comedians, but comedians that are not necessarily funny," he explains. "Andy Kaufman might be the best example - as long as he liked it, he didn't really care what was going on. He seemed a little crazy too. Lenny Bruce, too - very confrontational stand-up comedians we took a few things from."
Pete Tonwshend and Jeff Beck will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 11 June to perform Love Reign O'er Me from The Who's Quadrophenia. The performance is part of a concert celebrating cult movies, hosted by Mark Kermode, that will broadcast live on Radio 3.
The Darkness have posted new track, Every Inch Of You, online ahead of releasing third album Hot Cakes' on 20 August. Have a listen.
With new album Heaven out next week, we caught up with The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser for this week's Q&a.
Wu Tang's RZA has completed work on his kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fist, according to reports. The rapper, who is producing, scoring and starring in the film, apparently features alongside Russell Crowe.
Listen to a new collaboration between Big Boi and Theophilius London, She Said Ok (via Vulture.com).
Beck's song for Jack White's Third Man Records, I Just Started Hating Some People Today, has gone on sale.
The new 40th anniversary remastered version of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust is streaming online. Can you hear the differences?
Nike is to release a trainer designed by Kanye West, the Nike Air Yeezy 2. It has spikes on its heel...
Following his death early this week, here's an appraisal of folk guitarist Doc Watson's musical legacy.
Los Campesinos! are giving away new song Tiptoe Through The True Bits.
The Levellers will released their 10th studio album, Static On The Airwaves, on 25 June produced by Sean Lakeman, brother of the Mercury-nominated Seth. They will head out on a UK tour in November.
Here's Florence + The Machine's new David LaChapelle-directed video for Specrum.
According to the official midweeks, London electronic quartet Rudimental are ahead of Sweden's Eurovision winner Loreen in the race to Number 1 in the singles chart. Paloma Faith is on course to top the album's countdown.
A property listing for Amy Winhouse's old house has gone online (thanks to @ash_els)
Here's The Enemy on the making of their third album Streets In The Sky.
Today's Track Of The Day is Here We Go Magic with How Do I Know
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 31/05/2012
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