Green Day's children tell them to stop making punk operas, Radiohead issue statement following stage collapse, Lady gaga is a "200lb toddler" says manager... Daily Hot List
Friday, 22 June
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has admitted his band's trilogy of forthcoming albums Uno!, Dos! And Tre! are not punk operas because of pressure at home. "My son asked me, Dad, would you ever go back to playing songs like from Dookie and Kerplunk?" he admitted. "I love those records. I love the punk stuff I grew up on. But there are so many bands who make the mistake, We're going back, old-school. Well, that's all you're doing. You already did it. So we're changing the guitar sound. We're not going with the big Marshall-amp thing. We wanted something punchier, more power pop, somewhere between AC/DC and the early Beatles."
Radiohead have issued a statement following the death of drum tech Scott Johnson in a stage collapse in Toronto last weekend: "As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also destroyed the light show - this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace." The band add that they have had to reschedule a handful of European shows, but will return to action at Les Arenes Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival on 11 July.
Scott Walker is apparently working on a new album. A track from the untitled record was played at a 4AD event in New York on Wednesday night.
Listen to Longevity from Yeasayer's forthcoming album Fragrant World (via Stereogum.com).
Lady Gaga's manager claims working with the singer is like looking after a "200lb toddler". Troy Carter added that a new album from Gaga could be some way off explaining: "It's going to be an additional year before that tour is over. It's a long album cycle but it's part of the storytelling."
Deadmau5 has called Madonna a "funky grandma" though that's not a compliment, declaring: "If you're gonna come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity."
Watch the video for Vampire Weekend' Chris Baio's solo track Sunburn Modern.
Paul McCartney is backing a Greenpeace campaign calling for an end to fishing and drilling in the Arctic, suggesting the area should be declared a global sanctuary.
Suede's Richard Oakes has written us a guest column on his songwriting partnerships.
Here's Maverick Sabre performing back stage at Lovebox.
As the preparations for Oxfam's Oxjam festival, which sees volunteers organise gigs throughout October gears up, Festival Republic's Melvin Benn met with some of those involved to share some advice.
Seasick Steve has been announced as the Friday night headliner for the Strummer Of Love Festival (August 17-19).
Today's Track Of The Day is Tomm Petty & The Heartbreakers with Yer So Bad ahead of their headlining slot at the Isle Of Wight Festival tonight
That's it for today. The Hot List will return on Monday around noon.
12:00 PM | 22/06/2012
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