Snow Patrol, Duran Duran to represent the regions at Olympics gig, My Bloody Valentine bassist replaces Stone Roses' Mani in Primal Scream, Graham Coxon caught in hotel blaze, John Peel's records go online, Liam Gallagher in Man City vow... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 1 May
Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini, Duran Duran and Stereophonics will play the BT London Live Olympic gig in London's Hyde Park on 27 July. Each group has been selected to represent a different home nation.
My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe will take over as the new bassist in Primal Scream, replacing Gary 'Mani' Mounfield following his reunion with The Stones Roses. Plus you can here MBV's Good For You which is taken from their new rarities collection, 1988-1991, which is being released along with reissues of Loveless and Isn't Anything on Monday
Bobby Brown has hit back at critics who have suggested he played a part in Whitney Houston's decline. "I'm not the reason she's gone," he declared. "I didn't get high before I met Whitney ... I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all."
This week's Appy Mondays entry is music recommendation service Pocket Hipster.
Listen to new Metric track, Youth Without Youth, taken from their fifth studio album Synthetica, out 25 June.
John Peel's entire record collection, comprised of over 2600 LPs, is set to be catalogued and made available online. Though the records will not be available to stream due to copyright reasons, they will come with iTunes and Spotify links as well as notes from the late DJ himself. A different letter from his A-Z collection will be posted online periodically from now until October
Fans of The Smiths gathered in Hollywood on Sunday to celebrate the band at the 2012 Smiths And Morrissey Convention at the weekend. Name That Morrissey/Smiths Tune proved popular this year.
Graham Coxon was evacuated after a fire broke out at the Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel where he was saying yesterday. "We have rooms at the beach hotel and had to leave," he tweeted as over 100 firefighters tackled the blaze. "We had to leave the foyer and then watch it get worse and worse... rather sad."
Listen The Beach Boys' new song, That's Why God Made The Radio.
Liam Gallagher may be moving back to Manchester following Manchester City's Premier League victory over local rivals Manchester United last night. Speaking ahead of kick-off, the singer, who currently resides in London, declared he would consider moving home if his team win the league this season. If we beat United tonight we can go on to win the league but United are a mega team and we will have to wait and see, but the guys are going to be earning their money tonight," he added.
The Pirate Bay is to be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled as part of a global clampdown on illegal filesharing.
Hot Chip and Animal Collective's music featured in the latest episode of The Simpsons which aired in America on Sunday (via Pitchfork.com).
Roger Taylor has ruled out using hologram technology to include Freddie Mercury in future Queen shows. "It just doesn't sit too well with me. I don't want to appear with a hologram of my dear friend. It's the real one or no hologram for me," he said. "But I think it's an amazing effect when used properly - obviously in darkness."
Britney Spears' management stopped The Wanted from looking at the singer backstage when they supporting her recently. "I was in the hallway with my tour manager," explained the group's Tom Parker. "Basically we were looking with a laptop, trying to get wifi, and we were facing the middle of the hallway. Her bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall... we're like, come on!"
Marina And The Diamonds have been forced to postpone her UK tour, set to begin on Thursday, after the singer injured her vocal cords. The dates are set to be rescheduled for Autumn.
Listen to a new Eddie Vedder song, taken from forthcoming charity compilation Every Mother Counts, available in US branches of Starbucks now (via Spin.com).
Check out Here We Go Magic's "Songs to break your back to" Playlist, featuring music by Nick Drake, Captain Beefheart, Duke Ellington, Skip James and more.
The Smashing Pumpkins' new album, Oceania, will be released on 19 June and was recorded in an empty cinema in Arizona. Billy Corgan has declared it's "an album unlike any I've ever made."
Kasabian are to play ahead of Jay-Z at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend on 23 June. "It's massive. I'm really intrigued to see Jay-Z because he brings out a massive show," said guitarist Serge Pizzorno.
Meanwhile the Leicester band who played a 'secret' gig at London's Box Soho venue last night, have spoken about missing home comforts on their recent US tour. "Sky Sports, proper sausages, white English bread, tea bags and good milk" was on the band's list of things they pined for. Listen to the show on Absolute Radio next Wednesday from 10pm (BST).
45 will be the first single to be taken from Gaslight Anthem's upcoming album, Handwritten, set for release on 23 July. Have a listen.
Coco Rosie, Elizabeth Fraser and Marc Almond have been announced among the acts playing Antony Hegarty's Meltdown. The Antony And The Johnsons leader is curating the annual event at London's Southbank Centre, with events taking place between 1 June to 9 September.
The next Independent Label Market, which sees the bosses of indie labels manning market stalls and flogging off some of their choice cuts, will take place on 19 May at London's Old Spitalfields Market.
Today's Track Of The Day is Sigur Ros with Ekki Mukk
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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