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Tuesday, 19 June
Cat Power has posted the first song from new album Sun online and used the video (above) to reveal details of the record, which will be released in September.
Pendulum will no longer play live shows according to the band's Rob Swire. Though stopping short at announcing a split - and with his bandmates set to continue to DJ under the name - the frontman explained the plans by updating his Twitter biog. Now simply listing his side project Knife Party, a PS explained "There will be no further Pendulum live shows," though he did not completely call time on the group, only indicating there would be no new album next year.
An 11 date tour based on The Voice UK has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Eight of the shows finalists were due to take part in the spin off of the BBC1 talent show.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are to release 18 new songs as double-sided singles over the next six months, both digitally and on seven-inch. The first in the series Strange Man/ Long Progression will be out on 14 August.
Keane have paid tribute to drum tech Scott Johnson who was killed when a stage in Toronto collapsed ahead of a Radiohead show. Johnson had regularly workedfor the trio who wrote: "We lost our great friend Scott Johnson on Saturday. Scott has been part of our touring family since 2004, working as drum tech, stage manager, and studio tech, but he gave us so much more - he saw the good in everything. He was the cheerful, dependable guy you could always turn to, who lifted the spirits of everyone around him. We can't believe he's gone. Our thoughts are with his family and friends; Radiohead and their crew. We love you Scotty, we'll miss you."
The Flaming Lips also joined in the tributes and sent their support to Radiohead following the incident, covering the Oxford band's Knives Out live, with frontman Wayne Coyne declaring: "All of our thoughts and all of our collective good karma goes to them...and to the families of those who were hurt." (via Pitchfork.com).
Rare interviews featuring David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Elton John and more have been donated to the Library Of Congress by former EMI/Capitol Records president Joe Smith. He recorded 238 hours of interviews while in the post.
Watch Shia LaBeouf and a friend get totally naked for Sigur Ros in the new, NSFW video for Fjögur piano.
Mumford & Sons played a gig, had dinner and helped with the washing up, at an old people's home in Huddersfield at the weekend. The impromptu entertainment was set up by Marcus' brother James who worked at the OAP's social club in the past.
The Rolling Stones and Glastonbury have denied tabloid claims the band will headline next year's festival and then retire from music.
Watch Richard Hawley's new video for single Down In The Woods.
George Michael will release a new single, White Light, on 12 August. "On the 29th of June this year it will be 30 years to the day that Wham Rap, my first single, written with Andrew Ridgeley, (on an afternoon that the two of us should have been at school!), entered the British charts. To celebrate and commemorate those thirty wonderful years I am releasing my most recent song, White Light, to radio on the exact anniversary of that chart date," explains the singer. "Although I know the music industry tradition on such occasions is to list the hundreds of millions of albums sold, the number of records broken and awards received over all those years, I would simply like to say thank you.... I am truly blessed, and White Light is my thank you to everybody who has been a part of my success. And I mean everybody, including the press!! Long may it continue."
Today's Track Of The Day is Stubborn Heart with Need Someone
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 19/06/2012
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