Metallica help out FBI, Lady Gaga's perfume leaks, Stone Roses have made-up, Black Keys appear in sitcom, Coldplay's wristband bill... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 14 June
Metallica are helping the FBI with their enquiries. The band have made the video appeal (above) for the agency as part of a publicity campaign to catch a man wanted in connection of the death of a student who disappeared at after one of the group's gigs. Metallica have contributed a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
The Stone Roses insist there are no problems within the band, despite Ian Brown bad mouthing Reni onstage this week after the drummer refused to play an encore in Amsterdam. A band source explained the difference of opinion occurred because: "Reni had been having a few issues with sound. Nothing major, just irritations." Don't tear up your Heaton Park tickets just yet...
Details of Lady Gaga's perfume, Fame, have leaked online. A picture of the box was posted online by a fashion journalist and despite the singer claiming she wanted it to "smell like blood and semen" it will in fact smell of apricots, incense, saffron and honeydrops, among other things, according to the ingredients on the box.
Dinosaur Jr will release new album I Bet On Sky on 17 September.
Listen to a mash up of Carly Rae Jepsen and Annie Lennox by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij (via Vulture.com).
Kanye West's house in Los Angeles was broken into on Wednesday. The rapper-producer is currently trying to sell the $4million pad and no "obvious" items were taken, according to reports.
Mary J Blige says she may record a rock album after appearing in the film version of Rock Of Ages. The singer also confirmed she will play Malcolm X's wife in Parallel Lives, a movie about the women in the civil rights campaigner's life.
Watch St Vincent covering Brian Eno's Some Of Them Are Old - recorded at the Paris home of Elvis Costello And The Attractions man Steve Nieve.
Eddie Van Halen says his band only cancelled some of their reunion dates because they "bit of more than we could chew" and insists there is no issue between him and singer Dave Le Roth. "Dave's the same as he's always been, funny, witty," he said. "Sometimes I can only take that in small doses, because he just goes on and on." The guitarist added the band might do "something special" in the new year, but couldn't go into details.
Forget reunions, the next live trends could be bands with huge memberships who split off to perform loads of gigs, everywhere, all the time. If it sounds implausible, you will be happy to know it is already happening in Japan where the 60 strong AKB48 break into groups of 16, play daily shows in Tokyo and tour all at the same time. New members of the band - all girls between 14 and 26 - are voted into the band via a TV talent show (of course).
The Black Keys have a made a cameo in US sitcom Workaholics, playing "dirtbags" complete with fake ponytails. Have a peek at some on set pictures now.
We spoke to Patti Smith about her new album BANGA, writing a song for Amy Winehouse, recording with Johnny Depp and Tom Verlaine, her plans to write a detective novel, the fact she hasn't cast anyone for the Just Kids film and much more.
The Raveonettes will celebrate their 10th year as a band by releasing new album Observator on 10 September. "It's not an LA album. It's not even a New York album. It's a collection of observations that occur in life and as I've learned, life happens everywhere," explains Sune Rose Wagner.
Paul Weller has covered The Beatles' Birthday to mark Paul McCartney's 70th. The White Album track will only be available digitally on Monday, Sir Paul's birthday, for one day only with proceeds going to War Child.
Singer Simone Felice, formerly the drummer in folk group The Felice Brothers, says a heart defect that nearly killed him gave him the confidence and drive to go solo. Felice believes that the trauma of open heart surgery he faced in 2010, coupled with the birth of his daughter three weeks later, gave him the strength to carry on making music.
Coldplay have claimed that it costs around £400,000 a night to light up the "Xylobands" which they give fans to wear at their shows. The band will be live on Q Radio tonight from 8pm (BST).
Today's Track Of The Day is Society with All That We've Become
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 14/06/2012
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