The Verve's Richard Ashcroft plots solo return, Rolling Stones set for 50th anniversary summit, watch Noel Gallagher's new video, Adele wakes little girl from coma... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 20 June
Richard Ashcroft says he has started work a new solo album. "It's easy for me to drift into two or three years of doing nothing," admits the former Verve man. "I was in the studio last week with Pete from The Verve... we put down 25 ideas in two days which was fantastic. I've gone full circle, I'm back with my guitar, really stripping it down, writing good songs."
After all the speculation they will be retiring after headlining Glastonbury next year, The Rolling Stones have announced they will meet up next month to decide their future. "It's all very hush-hush," explained Richards. "I'm going over to London for a bit, so I'll find out more then." With the band having gathered to rehearse earlier this year, the speculation is they will play one show this year to mark their 50th anniversary as a band. "I thought I'd be quite rusty, after all we hadn't done it for a while, five years or something," explained the guitarist, who added he and Mick Jagger expect to start writing songs again soon. "But it sounded as fresh as you could hope for. It was a great week."
Watch the new video for Noel Gallagher's new single Everybody's On The Run. And enter our competition to watch him playing a session for Q Radio next month, now.
Bjork is working with the New York Public Library system to create a children's version of her Biophillia iPad app. Originally released with her album of the same name, the new edition will teach younger users about the natural world along with musical and scientific "principles". "I love books; they're like the best ever," explained the singer of the initiative. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical."
Watch Slow Club's new video for Beginners featuring Daniel Radcliffe in a pub.
Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, has attacked the late singer's ex-husband in his forthcoming memoir. "It wasn't as if he brought much good into her life, or so it seemed to me," Winehouse senior says of Blake Fielder-Civil in the book, Amy, My Daughter, which is published next week. He also explains that he felt powerless to do anything to stop the singer's drug addictions, writing: "Long before Amy was an addict, no one could tell her what to do. Once she became an addict, her stubbornness just got worse. There were times when she wanted to be clean, but the times when she didn't outnumbered them."
Lawyers are trying to subpoena Frances Bean Cobain to give evidence against her mother. One of Courtney Love's former legal representatives, Rhonda Holmes, is suing the singer after claiming she defamed her on Twitter. Cobain insists she has nothing relevant to say on the issue, but it is believed the attempt to get her to testify stems from comments she made that "Twitter should ban my mother" after the Hole singer made accusations about Dave Grohl on the network.
Listen to Mika's comeback song, Celebrate featuring Pharrell Williams.
Radiohead's touring company, along with promoter Live Nation, Optex Staging And Services and Nasco Staffing Solutions are been investigated by the Canadian Ministry Of Labour following the death of drum tech Scott Johnson following a stage collapse before the band's Toronto gig at the weekend.
A host of bands are covering Fleetwood Mac for a new compilation. The likes of The Kills, MGMT and Best Coast will appear on the album which is out on 13 August.
Adele can apparently add 'waking people from comas' to her list of growing accolades. The singer's Rolling In The Deep was apparently responsible for waking seven year-old Charlotte Neve in April, despite doctors not expecting her to recover after she suffered a haemorrhage. Charlotte is now back at school.
The Strummer Of Love festival in August is set to mark the tenth anniversary of The Clash frontman's death. A host of the acts playing tell Q what he meant to them.
Listen to a Jack White B-side (previously released via helium balloons) Inaccessible Mystery (via Beatsperminute.com).
Here's our round up of the weekend's Lovebox festival in a mere 150 words...
Marcus Muford has broken his hand but has insisted it will not effect Mumford & Sons remaining shows this summer. After been forced to cancel gigs at the weekend because the singer's hand is in a cast, the group have recruited a touring guitarist and drummer to fill in.
Was this the secret weapon in England's victory against the Ukraine last night? Wayne Rooney's pre-match playlist including Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Deacon Blue and more.
Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat's Everything's Getting Older was named Scottish Album Of The Year at the first ever SAY Awards this week.
Today's Track Of The Day is Brian Wilson's Good Vibrations to mark his 70th birthday today
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 20/06/2012
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