Drake/ Chris Brown nightclub brawl fallout, Ringo's birthplace saved, St Vincent & David Byrne team up... Daily Hot List
Friday, 15 June
Drake and Chris Brown were both caught up in a nightclub brawl in New York during which the latter was injured, according toe reports. Initially it was claimed the pair became involved in an altercation at the WIP club on Wednesday night after Brown sent champagne over to Drake and his entourage and it was returned, provoking a scuffle over the pair's relationships with Rihanna. However since the incident was first reported Drake has denied he was involved, with a spokesperson claiming Brown had a beef with another rapper, while Brown's camp have denied the champagne incident ever took place. What is certain is that Brown received a gash to his chin, as he tweeted a picture of his injuries, though this too has since been taken down.
Ringo Starr's birthplace has been saved from demolition. The dilapidated house at 9 Madryn Street in Liverpool, where the drummer lived as a baby, was earmarked to be destroyed along with 400 other houses in the area. However investment has been found to recondition the properties.
St Vincent and David Byrne are to release a join album, Love This Giant, on 10 September. The pair, who have co-written 10 songs for the record, will tour together in the US after the record's release.
Watch Passion Pit's new video for Take A Walk.
German rapper Bushido is launching his own political party and aims to win a state parliamentary seat. No word on his policies yet, but the rapper has been criticised for homophobic and misogynistic in the past.
Tesco have brought online streaming service We7 for £10.8m as they expand their home entertainment offering.
Hot List exclusive, here's Story Books' Peregrine. The band have just been added to the BBC's introducing playlist and will support Bloc Party in London next week.
Bon Iver is to release an iTunes Sessions album. The digital release, out 19 June, will feature a cover of Bjork's Who Is It?
Hot List exclusive, Yes Sir Boss' video for new song Not Guilty.
The kings of merch Kiss are set to launch a range of Family Guy gear following their repeated cameos in Seth Macfarlane's cartoon series.
In other Family Guy-related news, show creator Seth MacFarlane is set to perform at the next BBC Proms in a show paying tribute to Broadway musicals.
Author William Boyd is such a fan of Keane, he sat down to interview them for a video interview.
Watch Usher cover Foster The People's Pumped Up Kicks (via Vulture.com).
Crazy Horse's Frank "Poncho" Samperdro says the band's new album with Neil Young, Americana, has revealed the darker side of some of his favourite folk songs after they dug up little sung verses for the record. "These were some songs that Neil played like when he was 14, 15, doing the acoustic solo thing in Toronto and different places like Winnipeg. Just playing in coffee houses. And these were just some of the things that he did before he had all his own material going," he explained. "I kept telling them, My mum used to sing me these to me when I was sitting on her knee and I don't remember these verses. I thought Clementine was a happy-go-lucky song. It's crazy, man, that song is deep."
Have a listen to Arthur Baker's remix of Friends' I'm His Girl, courtesy of our friends Topman CTRL.
The Flaming Lips will release their new album The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends on 30 July in the UK. Watch Wayne Coyne on the phone, confirming the deal below.
Former Coheed & Cambria bassist Michael Todd has pleaded guilty to armed robbery, and has been sentenced to one year's home confinement and three years probation. The musician was arrested in July last year after he entered a pharmacy and told the cashier he would detonate a bomb unless he was given copious amounts of painkiller Oxycontin.
Today's Track Of The Day is Calexico with Para
That's it for today. The Hot List will return on Monday.
12:00 PM | 15/06/2012
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