Dave Grohl to be honoured with giant drumsticks, The Strokes' dad says they ARE recording, Blur heart Rizzle Kicks... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 17 July
It's fair to say Dave Grohl's hometown Warren, Ohio, is very proud of its connection to the Foo Fighter. Some years ago they named an alley after him and now they're honouring him with a giant pair of drumsticks. The tribute will be unveiled this Saturday and will be on display at the city's concert hall until they move to the aforementioned Dave Grohl Alley in September.
The Strokes are definitely working on a new album. Well Albert Hammond Senior says they are, but remember when it emerged the band were in a New York studio, management quickly denied it. "Albert says that the stuff they're doing is incredible. They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says Dad, it's incredible," reports the clearly proud father.
Odd Future's Frank Ocean, who is set to release a second solo album, Channel Orange, later this year, has come out by posting the liner notes for the album - which tell the touching story of the first time he fell in love - online.
Listen to Kanye West new track, New God Flow featuring Pusha T. The rapper producer's next album, Cruel Summer, is due out next month.
Andre 3000 may not be allowed to perform any Jimi Hendrix songs in his upcoming biopic of the guitarist because his estate blocked it, but he is allowed to cover a series of other people's songs, including The Beatles. Hendrix: The Cover Band Years... sorry All By My Side is due out next year.
Watch M83's Midnight City mashed up will Bill Clinton's saxophone playing (via Gawker.com
Details for the CBGB festival in New York, which runs between 5-8 July, have been revealed with Guided By Voices, Clap You Hands Say Year and Glen Matlock among those playing.
Rizzle Kicks were invited to watch Blur's gig atop 13 studios in London on Monday because Damon Albarn and Alex James' children are massive fans of the duo.
Listen to Alex James talking about Blur's two new tracks.
This month's Q Quiz is live. Just 21 questions are between you and some top music gear.
California's Coachella Festival may move due to the imposition of a new entrance tax that is been considered by the local government.
Artist who delay releasing downloads after their singles go to air may be missing out on their full royalties because of cheeky cover versions that are posted online in between their radio debuts and release, say PRS For Music.
Listen to new Pet Shop Boys song Winner.
Got a question for The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne. Send us yours by 6pm tomorrow and we'll put the best to him.
Radiohead have backed a Greenpeace campaign by allowing Everything In its Right Place to be used in a new video. "We have to stop the oil giants pushing into the Arctic," explains Thom Yorke of the clip. "An oil spill in the Arctic would devastate this region of breathtaking beauty, while burning that oil will only add to the biggest problem we face, climate change."
R Kelly claims his decision to get divorced was inspired by watching the film The Notebook. Good job his missed the trailers
Watch Charli XCX new video for You're The One.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Rolling Stones with Sweet Virginia (live) to preview our interview with the band in new issue, Q313, out now
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 04/07/2012
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