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Tuesday, 17 July
Deep Purple's Jon Lord passed away in London yesterday morning after suffering a fatal pulmonary embolism. The band's founder and keyboard player had been receiving for treatment for pancreatic cancer for some time and was surrounded by his family in hospital when he died. Along with co-writing songs like Smoke On The Water, Lord was also known for his orchestra work, Concerto For Group & Orchestra, which was debuted at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969. In a brief statement his family declared "Jon passes from Darkness to Light", while tributes have come from his bandmates, Joe Satriani, Iron Maiden, Tom Morello, Rick Wakman and more.
The xx have debuted new song Angels from their forthcoming album Coexist, which will be released on 10 September. Listen to the song in full now.
Kitty Wells, regarded by many as the "Queen Of Country", has died aged 92. The singer, who was the first women to reach Number 1 in the US' country music charts in 1952 with It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, was a big influence on the likes of Loretta Lyn and Dolly Parton and was inducted into the Country Hall Of Fame in 1976. She passed away in Nashville after suffering complications following a stroke.
Watch the full video for Jack White's new single Freedom at 21.
Bob Dylan's 35th studio album will be called Tempest and is due for release on 10 September. The album features ten new songs and was produced by the singer under his Jack Frost pseudonym.
Passion Pit have pulled a host of dates this month so singer Michael Angelakos can "take the time to work on improving my mental health". The frontman thanked fans for their understanding adding: "I hope to see all of you very soon in a much different light." The band will resume playing live in August.
Three people were stabbed at Swedish House Mafia's final show, at Milton Keynes Bowl, on Saturday. Police say one man went to hospital and two received treatment for their injuries in what was "an isolated incident". There were nine stabbings at the trio's last Irish show last week.
Police investigating the death of fan Christopher Brahney, whose body was found in the Manchester Ship Canal after The Stone Roses' Heaton park show on 29 June, want to speak seven people, spotted on CCTV, who used an alleyway where he was last seen alive.
Listen to No Doubt's new song, Settle Down.
A BT Vision Stage will run in Hyde Park throughout the duration of the Olympics featuring daily live performances at 4pm (BST). Acts lined-up to play include Roots Manuva (29 July), The Noisettes (4 August), Spector (8) and Dry The River (11).
The reunited Ben Fold Five will release album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind - the first LP in 13 years - on 17 September.
The Killers will warm-up for V Festival with a show at Leeds O2 Academy on 17 August. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am (BST).
Today's Track Of The Day is Lord Cry Cry with Blind Lightnin' Floor
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 17/07/2012
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