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Tuesday, 24 July
Bat For Lashes has announced she will release her new album The Haunted Man on 15 October. Singer Natasha Khan - who appears naked on the album cover, carrying a man on her shoulders (who handily also ensures her modesty) - has streamed a track from the album called Laura, which you can watch the video for above.
Elton John told the International Aids Conference in Washing DC yesterday that he should have caught and died from the disease like his friend, Queen's Freddie Mercury. "By all rights I shouldn't be here today," he declared. "I should be dead, six foot under in a wooden box. I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s, just like Freddie Mercury, just like Rock Hudson. Every day I wonder, how did I survive?" He explained that everyone needed "love and care" to cope with the disease along with medical care and scientific advantages, explaining: "It makes me feel sick to think of this indifference and hate."
Text at a Iron Maiden gig at your own risk. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson called one phone-happy audience member a "wanker" for burying his face in his mobile. Watch the incident below.
Noel Gallagher and Beady Eye have both been booked to play the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan this week, but insisted they not play on the same day. "I don't think either camp would allow it," explained Noel. "What happens if we're on the same bill? People start asking if we're reforming, that's what. Or they'll ask if we're going to get on stage together and sing Digsy's fucking Dinner. I don't need that and I doubt he [Liam] does either. I'd rather avoid it all together, thank you."
Who needs radio? Lady Gaga played fans in New York some of her new songs via her car stereo, when she drove into the city.
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan has attacked James Iha, just as his former guitarist has announced a US solo tour. Corgan bemoaned the fact Iha had not consulted him in 1998 when he released his first solo record, Let It Come Down. "He never asked even for my advice as a friend, like What do you think of these songs?" recalled Corgan. "As soon as I heard the album, I had about 40 comments for him that I thought would've improved his album." He also had a pop at Pitchfork and their "social codes" which decide if a band is hot or not.
Mariah Carey is joining American Idol as a judge.
The Wallflowers, the band fronted by Bob's son Jakob Dylan, have teamed-up with The Clash's, and more pertinently in this case, Big Audio Dynamite's Mick Jones for new single Reboot The Mission.
Watch The Raveonettes new video for single She Owns The Streets.
'Little' Steven Van Zandt has said sorry for blaming the police for cutting off the Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney's Hard Rock Calling collaboration in a column. He's not impressed by the "toxic bureaucracy" around Westminster Council, though.
Meanwhile The Boss himself has admitted to "feeling suicidal" and has been seeing a therapist since 1982. Check out the New Yorker's incredibly extensive piece on Springsteen.
Watch a trailer for Dave Grohl's documentary on recording studio Sound City.
Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) has spoken about his decision to change genders. "You feel a detachment, and you feel hyper-aware of everything that's around you," she explained. "Then, at the same time, you feel extreme feelings of shame and guilt and confusion, so that all works into a nice little cocktail in your head."
Pete Doherty has settled out of court with poet Nick Toczek who claimed the chorus to Babyshambles' song Baddie's Boogie was almost identical to his poem, Stiff With A Quiff. According to reports, Toczek has received around £10,000 and is credited as a co-writer. One upshot of the decision is that Kate Moss, who was dating Doherty at the time, has lost her credit for the track.
The Gaslight Anthem's Benny Horowitz has written us a column examining the psychology of touring musicians.
Ice-T discusses his directorial debut on documentary, Something From nothing: The Art Of Rap.
The shot of Morrissey with a cat balanced on his head - originally used for an interview with Simon Armitage when the former Smith objected to the pictures of him and the poet - is being used for a PETA ad.
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard has written theme music for baseball player Ichiro Suzuki.
Muse have been invited to run the district council of their hometown Teighmouth for the day. The band are yet to comment on the offer.
Check out our new singles column, looking at all this week's release and new tracks that have appeared online, including Keane, Thom Yorke, Rick Ross, Two Door Cinema Club and more.
The Bill Chill, one of the event's postponed this year because of the Olympics' "impact on talent", may return with a new format in 2013, organiser Melvin Benn has said.
A gift of Leonard Cohen's Book Of Longing is at the centre of a sexual harassment suit at a Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm. Kleiner Perkins partner Elle Pao claims it was inappropriate of her Randy Komisar to give her a copy of the book. He claims he only made the gift because of her interest in Buddhism and Cohen is an ordained Buddhist monk.
The xx have announced a trio of UK shows in September. They play Shepherd's Bush Empire (10), Cardiff Coal Exchange (11) and Edinburgh User Hall (12).
For Track Of The Day this week, we asked some of our favourite blogs, sites, radio stations and more to pick their favourite tracks of the year so fartoday Sterogum's Corban Goble picks Japandroids' The House That Heaven Built
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 24/07/2012
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