Campaign for New York park to be named after Adam Yauch, Flaming Lips will try to beat Jay-Z's record, Paul Simon on Gracelands, Beyonce on poll, Florence in fancy dress... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 23 May
Beastie Boys fans are trying to get the State Street Park (initially Squibb Park was proposed by campaigners but they've switched their target at the band's suggestion) in Brooklyn Heights, New York, after Adam Yauch. "Adam Horovitz has already begun working with the Parks Commissioner to fix up and rename State Street Park where Yauch actually played as a kid to Adam Yauch Park," the organisers explained.
The Flaming Lips will attempted to break Jay-Z's world record for most shows in 24 hours in multiple cities on 27 June. The record currently stands at eight.
Watch Florence + The Machine teeing-up their headlining slot at this year's Bestival (6-9 September) by wearing animal costumes and covering Talking Heads' Wild Wild Life. A clue to this year's fancy dress theme?
Justin Timberlake is to score new and act as musical supervisor for new film The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, which will star Chloe Moretz and Jessica Biel.
Beanie Man is trying to apologise for his anti gay and homophobic lyrics. The Dancehall star has been the subject of protests for songs in the past that have allegedly called for the execution of homosexual men.
Yeasayer will release new album Fragrant World on 20 August
Watch Beyonce guide's to playing pool (Vulture.com).
Google have marked what would have been Robert Moog's 78th birthday with an interactive, playable synth as today's 'Google doodle'.
Listen to Paul Simon discussing Graceland on its 25th anniversary and why he won't work with Art Garfunkel again.
It's reported that producer Harvey Weinstein has spoken to Lana Del Rey about becoming an actress.
Read an archive interview with The Smiths from 1986.
Chaka Khan has joined the line up for this year's Lovebox festival in London (15-17 June). Grace Jones and Chic are also among the acts on the bill.
Today's Track Of The Day is Radioinactive with Mint Tea
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 23/05/2012
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