Daft Punk record with disco legend, Lady Gaga cancels gigs after threats, hear a new National song, Beyonce makes live return in front of Obamas, Iron Maiden album voted greatest British LP... Daily Hot List
Monday, 28 May
Daft Punk are recording with disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder. The man behind songs like I Feel Love, said he has done a "rap" for the duo's new album. With Chic's Nile Rodgers previously confirming he too has recorded with the pair, it suggests Daft Punk next record has something of a disco feel.
Iron Maiden's The Number Of The Beast has been voted the best British album of the last 60 years in an HMV poll to mark the Diamond Jubilee. Depche Mode's Violator and The Beatles Sergeant Pepper's... came second and third.
Lady Gaga has cancelled a sold out show in Indonesia after "Islamist hard-liners" threatened her. "It's unfortunate," a lawyer for the show's promoters explained. "But with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling it off. This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."
Listen to The National's new song The Rains Of Castamere, taken from the soundtrack for TV show Game Of Thrones (via Stereogum.com).
Britney Spears reported walked off the set of the US X-Factor after one of the contestants "butchered" her song Hold It Against Me, but apparently that's Ok. According to reports, the singer is only contracted to judge "when she feels like it". Sweet deal.
Here's the likes of Johnny Marr, Juliette Lewis, Ana Matronic and more paying tribute to Patti Smith's artistic genius.
Singer Willis Earl Beal has reportedly been arrested in Holland after been accused of kicking a homeless man in the face during a festival in Utrecht.
Big Boi is calling his new album Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumours.
M.I.A. has signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label in the US.
Bob Mould says his band Sugar can't reunite because his bandmates are too busy with academic work. Former bassist David Barbe and drummer Malcolm Travis now work at universities and so cannot get time off to tour in term time. Mould added that Dave Grohl's recent attempts to get him to reform Hüsker Dü were equally futile. "Dave's the sweetest guy in the world and very kind with his words towards Hüsker Dü and we've gotten to be great friends over the last couple of years but I'm more likely to join Foo Fighters!" he declared.
Michelle Obama and her daughters were in the crowd as Beyonce played her first shows since the birth of Blue Ivy in Atlantic City at the weekend.
Klaxons' James Righton and actress Keira Knightley have announced their engagement.
A follow-up to Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne is in the works according to producer Mike Dean.
Listen to Richard Ashcroft discussing The Stone Roses' reunion and their influence on him.
Here's a new version of The Flaming Lips Race For The Prize, honouring their local basketball team Oklahoma City Thunder (via Thequietus.com).
Ten things you didn't know about Muse... by their trumpeter.
Listen to a preview from Neil Young and Crazy Horse's new album Americana, their version of UK anthem God Save The Queen.
Plan B has spoken about the forthcoming film of Ill Manors explaining that he hopes it forces its audience to confront the reality Britain's poorest face. "A lot of people outside this environment don't believe it exists. So in the film, rather than glamorise it, I'm trying to say to people this is the true, dark reality," he explained. "This is what happens. It's not cool. No drug dealer really has the last laugh."
Find out how a verse from Exodus (23:1) is now at the centre of a hip-hop battle involving Pusha T, Drake and more.
Fun are Number 1 with their single We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monae) while Emeli Sande has scored the top spot in the albums chart as her debut pipped Joe Bonamassa by around a hundred copies to Number 1.
Saint Etienne have postponed their show at the London Palladium tonight due to illness. The show will now take place on 25 June.
Today's Track Of The Day is Scissor Sisters with Only The Horses as we preview our new issue Q312, out tomorrow
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 28/05/2012
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