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Friday, 18 May
Donna Summer RIP
Queen Of Disco Donna Summer passed away aged 63 yesterday, here's a selection of the tributes and stories that have emerged online since the news broke.
Just some of tributes to the singer from the likes of Elton John, Madonna, Liza Minelli and more.
Donna Summer's music industry obituary.
Here's a round up of the singer's best online video clips.
Check out a career-spanning Donna Summer picture gallery.
Plus here's Q's Donna Summer playlist.
The rest of the day's music news
Black Sabbath have responded to drummer Bill Ward's decision to drop out of this summer's reunion dates over a contract dispute, declaring in a statement: "We have decided not to make any detailed comment on Bill's latest statement. There are two sides to every story. We have been working hard at rehearsals making excellent progress after Tony's treatments and we have engaged a substitute drummer for the forthcoming shows."
Adele, Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran and PJ Harvey were all winners at yesterday's 57th Ivor Novello Awards in London, while Gary Kemp, Siouxsie Sioux and Andrew Lloyd Webber were among those honoured at the ceremony.
Van Halen have postponed their summer reunion dates after 26 June. Apparently a 'source' is claiming they all "hate each other"... again.
The late Adam Yauch was honoured by the New York Senate. The city government issued a statement proclaiming that the Beastie Boy "exemplified New York".
Watch The xx performing a new song at the recent intimate London show (via Pitchfork.com).
The Guinness World Records has responded to Jack White's complain that they wouldn't count his one-note-long White Stripes show as the shortest gig ever. The book's compilers explained they did include it in their records but then got so inundated by people just standing onstage trying to pinch the record from him and Meg that they stopped listing it.
Check out an unpublished chapter from Tim Burgess' memoir Telling Stories about the time The Charlatans met Wu-Tang Clan.
Joey Ramone's posthumous solo album ...Ya Know? Is been streamed online.
Banjo player Doug Dillard, who formed Dillard & Clark with The Byrds' Gene Clark, has died aged 75.
Damon Albarn has recorded a live session of tracks from his Dr Dee album.
Ringo Starr says he hasn't written his autobiography because publishers won't let him write about his whole life. "I've been asked to write my autobiography and really they only want eight years (1962-1970), and I keep saying it would be five volumes before I even got into the band," he explained.
Check out our interview with T In The Park boss Geoff Ellis, including how he booked The Stone Roses and why Disneyland has inspired this year's event. Plus win tickets to the festival now.
Prime Minister David Cameron's favourite album is Dark Side Of The Moon. That is all.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are leading a campaign to persuade German authorities not to extradite marine conservationist Captain Paul Weston after he exposed illegal shark finning operations in Costa Rica.
Funny Or Die's Coachella parody poster. We're looking forward to Daft Punk Holograms' DJ set.
My Bloody Valentine have announced their live return with a series of Japanese gigs next February. The rest of us will just have to watch Lost In Translation.
Watch a new trailer for Metallica documentary Mission To Lars, which will be premiered at Hackney Picturehouse on 6 June.
The latest Independent Label Market takes place at London's Old Spitalfield Market tomorrow. Labels including Warp, Ninja Tune, Domino, Bella Union and more will be represented across the stalls and the chances are that the person flogging you records could own the label.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Hives with Go Right Ahead
That's it for today. More Hot List next week.
12:00 PM | 18/05/2012
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