Dizzee Rascal tells Q about his "filthy" new album, Lily Allen back in the studio, Glastonbury 2013 ticket news... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 21 June
Dizzee Rascal has told Q that his new album's lyrics will be a bit "filthy" and he intends to include some guests on the as yet unfinished record that will turn heads.
"I've just come back from LA and I've done loads of good shit, it's banging, it's there. It's got enough elements of the early stuff but with up to date, it's probably a bit harder vocally than my last album. It's quite hedonist, it's probably a bit filthy. That's the first time I've admitted it as I've just said it [laughs]," he explained. "As far as guests go I've approached a few people and they've said yes, but until it's done I won't say anything, but they're going to be ones that will surprise people." The rapper also revealed he's been asked to record a new version of his 2010 England song, Shout By Shout For England, ahead of the team's quarter final against Italy on Sunday.
Q caught up with Dizzee at UK Music's summer party where he was awarded five trophies by the Official Charts Company to mark his five career Number 1s. "It was good as I'd just gone independent, I was ready to do it and it was my call to do it and then all that happened," he said of his chart-topping success. "If it never happened again I can't beat the way it happened."
Lily Allen has revealed she is recording new material while chatting with Q writer Peter Robinson on Twitter. "You will be pleased to know that I am currently in the fucking studio with @GregKurstin so SHUT UP PETER!" she wrote to him after the pair bantered online. "No big deal really, im just throwing shit at the wall and seeing if anything sticks."
Watch Bloc Party performing new songs in Glasgow (Stereogum.com).
We spoke with superstar classical pianist Lang Lang about playing Latitude Festival this summer, wanting to work with Jay-Z and more.
Green Day have been forced to cancel their not-so-secret gig in Burbank on Friday after police denied them permits on crowd control issues. Fontman Billie Joe Amrstrong had previously twitted the band's intentions to play a show, though gave few details.
Katy Perry is going to launch her own record label. "I'm going to try and avoid the things that take away any fighting chance for an artist to have financial success," she explains. "As people are coming to me with opportunities, I'm thinking, How would I want to be treated?"
Two Door Cinema Club will release their second album Beacon on 3 September. "Beacon is a much more intimate record than our first, but at the same time, it's much bigger and more inclusive," explained the band's Alex Trimble. "Trying to find that balance has been our goal for a long time and this record takes us one step closer to the band we've dreamt of becoming."
Take That has been caught up in a tax scandal, which involves funds legally being placed off shore. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, along with their manager are believed to be among 1000 people who use the scheme, though the band insist they believed they were investing in "legitimate enterprises" and not tax avoidance schemes. There is no question of illegality, but the issue has gathered coverage after the Prime Minister criticised comedian Jimmy Carr for putting funds off shore.
Tickets for next year's Glastonbury will go on sale at 9am (BST) on 7 October.
The Q Festival Blog is taking a look at the Summer Series At Somerset House by speaking to all this year's headliners. Check out our chat with Katy B now and stay tuned for more updates from the acts topping this year's bill.
Former Hollies member and the man who puts Nash in Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, Graham Nash, is writing a autobiography. "I've been as honest as I can be," he says of the book. "You ask me a question, you're going to get an answer. Whether your like the answer or not is your problem, but you'll get an answer."
Listen to a documentary about Edwyn Collins.
Pearl Jam's former financial manager has been charged with stealing $380,000 from the band over four years. Rickey Charles Goodrich was the chief financial officer of the band's management company Curtis Inc, and has been charged with 33 counts of theft by prosecutors in Seattle.
Maroon 5 are on course to go in at Number 1 in the UK singles chart on Sunday with Payphone as they lead Cheryl Cole's Call My Name in the official midweeks. In the albums rundown, the Girls Aloud singer looks set to loose out on the top spot to Justin Bieber.
Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon are making a sec track album together. No smiling allowed.
NME has named Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart as the greatest track of the publication's 60 year lifetime.
Eugene McGuinness, Coves, Filthy Boy and more are set to play London club This Feeling on Saturday at the Macbeth in Hoxton.
Today's Track Of The Day is Reptar with Sebastian
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 21/06/2012
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