The Strokes recording new album (or are they?), Stone Roses onstage bust-up, Mumford & Sons movie, Glastonbury set for Olympic tribute... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 13 June
The Strokes are recording again, according to reports. The band are in New York's Electric Lady Studios with producer Gus Oberg, who previously worked on Albert Hammond Jr's 2008 solo album, Como Te Llama?. There is no word on whether the whole band are recording together, or if frontman Julian Casablancas is working separately as he did with last year's Angles.
STOP PRESS: The band are now denying they have entered the studio: Pitchfork.com
The Stone Roses had a falling out onstage in Amsterdam last night after drummer Reni refused to play an encore. Ian Brown returned to the stage after the band's set to tell the crowd "The drummer's gone home," adding, "I'm not joking, the drummer's gone home. Get all your aggro out on me, I can take it. What can I say, the drummer's a c--t."
Mumford & Sons are being filmed for a documentary by Emmet Malloy, who made The White Stripes' Under Great White Northern Lights film. The movie will follow Marcus and co, along with the Edward Shapre & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, as they tour via train (Beatsperminute.com).
The Glastonbury Festival will be celebrated in the Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremony for this summer's London Olympics. The event will be recreated complete with "moshers" as part of the "British countryside" themed display.
Following 2Pac's holographic return at the Coachella festival earlier this year, the estates of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison are reportedly talking to digital media companies.
No Doubt have named their comeback album Push And Shove. The LP will be released on 25 September, preceded by single Settle Down on 16 July.
The New Musical Express has issued an apology to Morrissey for a 2007 article that the singer claimed "accused him of being a racist". The paper said: "We wish to make clear that we do not believe that he is a racist; we didn't think we were saying he was and we apologise to Morrissey if he or anyone else misunderstood our piece in that way." Reportedly this brings to an end the legal proceedings the former Smiths singer began after the article's publication.
Watch Bobby Womack's video for Whatever Happened To The Times, taken from his The Bravest Man In The Universe album that he recorded with Damon Albarn and XL Recordings boss Richard Russell (via Sterogum.com).
The Walkmen were joined onstage by the Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde - who also happens to run their UK label Bella Union - at London's Village Underground last night. Joining the band on bass for set closer, The Rat, the band had performed the gig a man light after bassist Walt Martin had to briefly return to the States earlier this week. The Walkmen, who were also joined by a brass band for parts of the gig, performed a career-spanning, including a host of songs from new album Heaven. Read out Q&a with frontman Hamilton Leithauser now.
Noah & The Whale say they have written eight songs for their next album. Listen to them talking about them now.
Bat For Lashes has announced she will release new album The Haunted Man on 15 October. The singer, Natasha Khan, will also announced a UK tour that kicks off at Inverness' Ironworks on 18 October.
Celin Dion covering Adele's Rolling In The Deep? Anyone?
Beastie Boys' Ad Rock DJed in New York to help raise funds for Russian rock band Pussy Riot.
Foster The People's next album will take influence from The Kinks and The Clash, according to leader Mark Foster. "I think it's going to take a lot of left turns," he explained. "It's going to be really celebratory. A lot like our first record [Torches] is, but in a different way. I think there's going to be more grit, and I think it's going to be extremely percussive."
Ice-T believes that modern hip-hop is becoming too obsessed with pop music. "The true origin of rap is say something that they're not saying on the radio," he explained. "So when you kind of blend into what popular culture is doing, you're losing the power of hip hop. We've got to keep rocking the boat. We've got unemployed people, we've got a black President, we've got election year, we've got Occupy Wall Street. If you're just going to rap about, I got money and we balling and all that, you're not doing with it what it was meant to do. It's meant to rock a party, but it was meant to change the world."
Ariel Pink has taken a Californian influence for his next album, Mature Themes, out 20 August. "There's a whole lot of Ray Manzarek all over the fuckin' album, all over my stuff," he explained. "I do get credit for having a California sound to my music, but I don't think people really know what that means. They think the Beach Boys. I'm thinking more like Sunset Strip in the 1960s and stuff like that. I have a strong impulse to protect history and time and the lineage of events."
Ryan Adams will release a box set of previously unreleased material, called Life After Deaf. The singer-songwriter announced the impending collection this week, though details of its release are yet to be confirmed.
A host of classic Elton John albums will be reissued as a box set on 2 July. The likes of Tumbleweed Connection and Honky Chateau are being collected together for the release which will span 1970-73.
A football song with a difference, Dutch Uncles' acapella tribute to Roy Hodgson.
Rodriguez will perform and take part in a Q&A following a screening of the new documentary about him, Searching For Sugar Man, at the BFI in London on Saturday. In the meantime read our chat with the singer-songwriter now.
Andrew W.K. has been announced as a speaker at an upcoming My Little Pony convention. Now an accomplished motivational speaker and My Little Pony fan, he is set to give a speech titled "In The Flesh: What Would Pinkie Pie Do?". The event takes place at the Canterlot Gardens convention in Ohio this September.
Today's Track Of The Day is Grizzly Bear with Sleeping Ute
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 13/06/2012
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