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The Stone Roses "have at least three or four new tracks recorded" according to the writer of a film based around the band's Spike Island gig. Chris Coghill is currently working on the movie which uses the 1990 show as its backdrop - get Q311 now for a set visit feature - and said The Stones Roses are not only helping him but have let slip they have new material in the bag. "I'm mates with Mani and I know Ian a bit, and when we first started talking about it, I emailed them both an outline of what we wanted to do and they said, You have our support, you have our blessing, whatever you need," explained Coghill.
Watch Lady Gaga's song from her guest appearance in The Simpsons (via Billboard.com).
Damon Albarn and Portishead's Beth Gibbon will feature on a new collaboration been staged by DOOM and Jenerio Jarel, entitled JJ DOOM.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed at Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg's wedding at the weekend as a wedding gift to his friend.
Jessie J has announced a 2013 arena UK tour kicking off in February next year. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Here's a report from the weekend's Independent Label Market which saw the bosses of Domino, XL Recordings, Bella Union - and Laura Marling who popped down to help out - manning market stalls in London.
Radiohead's OK Computer and Kid A in glorious eight-bit (see Stereogum.com for the full list).
Rihanna apparently gate-crashed Chelsea's Champion League winners party in London, however the likes of Didier Drogba don't appear to have minded too much.
Franz Ferdinand debuted four new songs as they warmed-up for summer festivals with a show in Limerick, Ireland at the weekend. New titles are believed include Right Thoughts, Brief Encounters, Fresh Strawberries and Trees And Animals.
Whitney Houston's final recording, a duet with Jordin Sparks called Sparkle for the forthcoming film of the same name, has been aired on US radio (via
Nicki Minaj, Drake and Ludacris will all feature on Justin BIEBER's new album Believe. A rumoured collaboration with Kanye West has not surfaced.
John Frusciante is releasing a solo EP on 9 July called Letur Lefr.
Here's a collection of some very wobbly camera phone footage of the five new songs The xx played at their intimate shows in London last week.
Following Robin Gibb's death on Sunday evening, Dorian Lynskey looks back at the Bee Gees' unique career as a frontman, a bandmate and songwriter.
Insert your own punch line, Plan B intends to hand out earplugs at gigs... the rapper-singer is encouraging fans to take precautions when faced with loud music after developing tinnitus himself.
Here's a pre Lana Del Rey Lizzie Grant advertising KEDS shoes.
Pearl Jam will headline the Made In America festival in Philadelphia which Jay-Z is curating. Passion Pit and Dirty Projects are also said to be playing the event.
Spiritualized Jason Spacemen admits he's insecure about his place as an artist. "I still feel like I'm hustling, and like I have no great talent," he declared. "I'm not a great singer. But as long as I can keep the hustle going, and nobody taps me on the shoulder and says, You're busted! then I can keep doing it."
Sigur Ros have invite a series of filmmakers to interpret their new album Valtari. The series of films will be screened every two weeks by the band after the album's release on 4 June.
R Kelly releases his 11th studio album, Write Me Back, on 25 June.
Noel Gallagher has joined the line-up for this year's iTunes Festival in London. He plays The Roundhouse on 12 September, joining the likes of Jack White and Norah Jones for the competition winners only shows.
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize will take place at London's Roundhouse in November this year, after previously been held in September in Mayfair. The new ceremony will also be accompanied by a series of gigs featuring the nominees in October and the prize will be broadcast on Channel 4 rather than the BBC from now on. The 2012 shortlist will be announced on 12 September.
Today's Track Of The Day is Bee Gees - Massachusetts (Robin Gibb RIP)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at lunchtime.
12:00 PM | 22/05/2012
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