50 Cent hospitalised in car crash, Spice Girls: The Musical is coming, Interpol man reboots side project, Elbow are get set for the Olympics, Beyonce writes to Michael Jackson... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 27 June
50 Cent was hospitalised after an accident on New York's Long Island Expressway on Monday night. The rapper was hurt after a truck collided with his SUV from behind. Fiddy, who tweeted several photos of his visit to A&E, was treated for neck and back injuries before his release from a hospital in Queens.
A musical based on The Spice Girls songs is set to open in London at the end of the year. Viva Forever was written by Jennifer Saunders and is being produced by Judy Craymer who was responsible for Mamma Mia. The musical will tell the story of a girl band who enter a TV talent show, but will apparently not feature the band, who though were present for the launch yesterday, admitted the cast "sing it better than us"
Listen to a new solo track from Interpol frontman Paul Banks. Summertime Is Coming has been released as part of a new Julian Plenti Lives... EP, out now. An album will follow in October (via Pitchfork.com).
Iggy Pop and Best Coast are to collaborate on a new song for vampire TV series True Blood. The track Let's Boot And Rally will be played in the closing credits of the fifth show of the new series.
Elbow have announced they have written new song First Steps to soundtrack the BBC's coverage of the London Olympics this summer. "The closer the Olympics get, the more exciting it is and the more we realise what a massive thing it is to be asked to do that," explained keyboard player and producer Craig Potter. "So many people are going to hear it and it's going to be in the background of some momentous events, so we're really proud of it."
Beyonce has written Michael Jackson an open letter to mark the late singer's anniversary. The singer writes how Jackson's performances taught her to "forget technique... you have to go from the gut just let it go."
Listen to Wayne Coyne discussing The Flaming Lips plans to break the world record for most gigs in a day next this week.
Anna Calvi discusses her headlining set at the Somerset House Summer Series next month with The Q Festival Blog.
A multi-stage CBGB festival is to take place in New York's Times Square on 7 July. No acts have been confirmed yet for the event.
Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy has been made an honour citizen of Croatian seaside town Hvar. The pair visited the town before discovering they expecting a child and looked at some blue ivy while they were there... although it's disputed that the plant actually inspired the baby's name.
Jessie J is being sued by US singer Will Loomis who claims she copied his 2008 song Bright Red Chords for Domino. Loomis who has filed a copyright infringement claim has posted a video online comparing the two tracks (see below).
Previewing this weekend's Stone Roses' homecoming in Heaton Park, support act Primal Scream explain why they still love Mani despite him quitting the band for the reunion. Plus win a exclusive Stone Roses poster and book.
Watch a 'trailer' for Lana Del Rey's National Anthem video featuring A$AP Rocky.
The Rolling Stones are apparently keen on collaborating with Jack White and will discuss the idea at their band meeting next month.
Chris Brown and Drake have been offered a charitable way to work out their differences, a charity boxing match for which they'll earn $1m each for a good cause... never going to happen.
Pete Doherty is heading back to Thailand in an attempt to quit his drug addictions. The former Libertine attempted rehab with monks in the country in 2004.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Orb featuring Lee Scratch Perry with Hold Me Upsetter
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 27/06/2012
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