Drum tech killed in Radiohead stage collapse named, Rolling Stone to retire after next year's Glastonbury claim, Damon Albarn performs new 'Blur' song, Olympic opening ceremony playlist leaks... Daily Hot List
Monday, 18 June
The drum tech killed when a stage collapsed ahead of a Radiohead gig in Toronto on Saturday night has been named as Scott Johnson. The roadie from Doncaster, was crushed when part of the stage fell on top of him while they were setting up for the gig at Downsview Park. Two other people were injured, one seriously. "We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague," Radiohead's drummer Phil Selway wrote on the band's website. "He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him."
Johnson also worked with Keane and White Lies.
The Rolling Stones will play their final gig at next year's Glastonbury festival, a tabloid report is claiming. A source within the band's camp suggested the band will play a handful of shows next year in the UK and US before retiring.
Damon Albarn performed a new song at the Poetry Olympics in London, which is believed could be a new track for Blur. Watch it below at 2.30 mark (via Stereogum.com).
Police have said Drake is not currently facing arrest after a brawl kicked off in a New York club that both he and Chris Brown were frequenting last week, during which the latter was injured amid accusations bottles of champagne were thrown around the VIP area.
However whatever the outcome of the police investigation, it seems the incident will have its day in court as other in the club at the time have come forward to say they were injured and are filing lawsuits. The SoHo club itself, WIP has been temporarily shut down by police due to "code violations".
Stephen King's covers band, Rock Bottom Remainders, have decided to call it a day, declaring: "We've gotten as good as we're ever going to get, you can't get any better. Well, you actually can get a lot better. But we can't get any better."
Who designs a shoe? Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, that's who. The singer has come up with a trainer for Keep, some proceeds from which will go to charity Best Friends Animal Society.
White and light pink roses with stems trimmed to precisely six inches, 20 international phone lines, all furniture removed and replaced with special pieces? It can only be Madonna's backstage tour demands... allegedly.
Sun Kil Moon and American Music Club drummer Tim Monney, who has also worked with the likes of Mark Kozelek, has died.
The likes of Bobby Womack, Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, The Walkmen, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear and St Vincent have all picked summer song playlists.
Listen to Peter Buck's first post R.E.M. release under his own name.
A playlist reportedly for the London Olympics opening ceremony has leaked. Songs including The Clash's London Calling, Radiohead's Creep and Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax will be played alongside the EastEnders' theme as the games kick off on 27 July.
Elton's John gig at the Blackpool Tower Headland outdoor arena on Saturday had to be stopped mid-show due to bad weather.
Cheryl Cole is Number 1 with Call My Name, which is now the fasting selling single of 2012. Meanwhile Gary Barlow's Commonwealth Band remains Number 1 for the third week running in the album's chart, with new entries from Amy MacDonald and Usher just behind him.
Bloc Party have announced a full UK tour that will kick off at the O2 Academy Newcastle on 12 October. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Today's Track Of The Day is a live version of Helter Skelter to mark Sir Paul McCartney's 70th birthday today
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 18/06/2012
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