Courtney Love tells Lana Del Rey to "think about my vagina" when covering Nirvana, Macca paid £1 for Olympics, Liam Gallagher dedicates Oasis song to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Smurfs... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 31 July - new issue Q314 out today
Courtney Love has suggested to Lana Del Ray that the next time she covers Nirvana's Heart-Shape Box (listen to her version above) she should think about the Hole singer's... er hole... "You know that song is about my vagina right?" Love asked Del Rey via twitter. "On top of which some of the lyrics about my vagina I contributed, so umm next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you?" Lana has yet to respond to this advice...
Paul McCartney was paid a pound for performing at the Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday. Organisers gave him the nominal fee to make contracts legally biding, but the former Beatle was essentially playing for free. The other acts involved in the curtain raiser event are also believed to have received the same fee. No wonder it was considerably cheaper than the Beijing games' opening spectacular.
Re-watch Arctic Monkeys earning their pound at Olympics now (via Stereogum.com).
Liam Gallagher dedicated Beady Eye's 'cover' of Rock'N'Roll Star during their Fuji Rock set to the "one and only Mr Noel Gallagher", though before you think an Oasis reunion is on the cards, Morning Glory went to "the High Flying Smurfs".
Ellie Goulding - has anyone else noticed she started sporting a undercut very similar to boyfriend Skrillex's? - will release her second album Halcyon on 8 October. "This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding," explained the singer. "I didn't set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one." Radio 1 DJs look away now...
New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer has admitted making up quotes by Bob Dylan for his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Among the offending bits of creativity was the claim that Dylan said of songwriting:"I just write them. There's no great message. Stop asking me to explain." There were other questionable entries featuring the singer talking about Like A Rolling Stone. The writer has now resigned from his staff position at The New Yorker.
Lawyers for Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of Michael Jackson's manslaughter last year, have asked a court to sanction laboratory tests that could question his guilt. They want residue on a bottle of propofol, found in the singer's bedroom, to be analysed as they claim it could prove that Jackson injected himself with the painkiller.
Deadmau5 provided a live twitter commentary as he recorded a new track, There Might Be Coffee. Fans were also able to watch a live stream from his studio of the song, which the producer eventually posted online. Have a listen below.
A man was found dead on site at the Global Gathering festival at the weekend. The 24 year-old was found unconscious in a tent and was declared dead at the scene.
Crooner Tony Martin has died aged 98. The singer's hits included I Get Ideas, Each To His Own and There's No Tomorrow. Read a full obituary via the link.
Download Alabama Shakes' set from the Newport Folk Festival 2012.
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has joined black metal band Twilight.
Watch Two Door Cinema Club's Alex Trimble discussing what it was like to sing with Underworld at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
The Horrors' frontman Faris Badwan is staging an art exhibition in September at The Strand Gallery in London. Creatures In Colour: Sketchbooks From Faris Badwan will run from 18-30 September.
Three reasons why sport is totally brilliant, by Liars frontman Angus Andrew.
Listen to Weekend In The Dust, a track from David Byrne and St Vincent's forthcoming collaborative album Love This Giant.
This week's singles column featuring Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher, Tame Impala, Calvin Harris and more.
The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt admits he takes a leaf out of ABBA's book when writing songs. "Almost every night I go to my local gay bar and sit in the corner writing songs in my little notebook," he explains. "I write down the lyrics, but not the melodies, on the ABBA theory that if you can't remember the melody, no one else will either."
Today's Track Of The Day is Toy with Bright Shimmering Sun (Q314 preview)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 31/07/2012
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