Blur announce free intimate warm-up gig, Liam Gallagher to perform Wonderwall at Olympics, hear Rick Ross' new tune with Jay-Z & Dr Dre, The Who to honour 1979 tickets... Daily Hot List
Friday, 20 July
Blur are set to play an intimate gig at London's 100 Club on 2 August. The show - a warm-up ahead of their Hyde Park Olympics show - is part of the free Represent season of gigs, which also sees Plan B, Paul Weller, Santigold, Nas and more playing the Oxford Street venue between 30 July and 10 August. To win tickets for Blur head to the site below at 9am on Wednesday.
Keeping the London games firmly in the Britpop family, Beady Eye are expected to perform Wonderwall at the closing ceremony.
Richard Branson is attempting to buy Virgin Records back from Universal. The imprint is one which the label is considering unloading in order to get their takeover of EMI - its current owners - past competition regulators.
Anyone still holding on to a ticket for The Who's 1979 gig at the Providence Civic Center gig in Rhode Island will be allowed to use it for the band's return to the venue - no the Dunkin Donuts Center) - on 26 February next year. The original 70s show was pulled over safety concerns following a stampede at a Cincinnati show in the same year.
Listen to Three Kings featuring Jay-Z and Dr Dre from Rick Ross' forthcoming album God Forgives, I Don't.
Have a peek at Drake's new Los Angeles home, which reportedly cost him $7.7m.
The mayor of Dayton in the US has declared July is Guided By Voices month in the town. The band who played some of their early shows there, staged an unannounced gig there this week, after which they were honoured by Mayor Gary Leitzell. Watch the ceremony below.
Not content with being a member of Red Hot Chili Peppers and in bands with both Thom Yorke and Damon Albarn, Flea has released a solo EP called Helen Burns.
Madonna's current tour has made £32m since it started in May. Lady Gaga is just behind the singer in touring revenues for this year so far.
Watch Soul Savers' video for Take Me Back home, from their album of collaborative album with Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan.
The BT River Of Music festival is taking place at Thames-side venues in London this weekend as a curtain raiser for the Olympic games. The British Council's Joel Mills talks us through all the globe-spanning collaborations which are set to take place.
Rapper Ms Melodie, ex wife of KRS-One, has died at the age of 43. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but the MC passed away in her sleep.
The Stone Roses, Blur and Black Sabbath have all reunited this year, but don't forget The Afghan Whigs who are back and better than ever according to Michael James Hall.
Here's Two Door Cinema's new song, Sleep Alone, complete with lyrics so you can sing-a-long at home.
Katy Perry has been accused of gross indecency after the crowd complained about her performance before an Indian Premier League cricket match. It's claimed her dance moves also put off students who were sitting an exam at the time... though it's not clear if they were taking this test at the match or were just nearby.
Today's Track Of The Day is Waves Of Fury with Businessman's Guide To Witchcraft
That's it for this week. More Hot List tomorrow on Monday.
12:00 PM | 20/07/2012
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