John Lydon's on Question Time tonight, Stone Roses appeal for missing fan, Def Leppard 'forge' own songs... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 17 July
Sex Pistols and PiL frontman John Lydon is set to join the BBC's Question Time Panel for tonight's programme. The singer will join MPs Alan Johnson (who was in a band in the 60s) and Louise Mensch (who worked at EMI and is now married to one of Metallica's managers) in discussing the day's issues in front of an audience in Derby. Are we detecting a music theme for tonight?
The Stone Roses are appealing for help in finding a fan who went missing after their Heaton Park show in Manchester on Friday. Christopher Brahney, 22, was last seen by friends at 11.30pm at the gig. "If you saw Christopher at the end of the evening please get in touch with Greater Manchester Police and spread the word to everyone who came to the show," the band said in a Statement. "Our thoughts are with Christopher's family and we all want to see him back at home safe and sound." See the band's official site for photos and a full description.
Def Leppard intend to re-record their entire back catalogue to stop their label Universal earning royalties. The band say they are at "loggerheads" with the record company over payments and so intend to replace their originals with their own "forgeries". So far the band have recorded several tracks for download release to coincide with the Rock Of Ages film.
Peter Hook will publish his Joy Division memoirs on 1 October. Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division will, according to the bassist, set the record straight about the post punk band. "It's very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don't," declared Hook. "Anyone who's ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don't know anything about it."
Marking yesterday's Independence Day here are 35 artist who have fought off invading alien armies... sorry worn the Stars & Stripes onstage.
Bandmates and cousins Tulisa and Dappy were involved in a Twitter spat after the latter slagged off X-Factor and Simon Cowell in his new single.
Watch the video for Muse's Olympic song, Survival
Big Boi is getting the best celebrity clothes line ever it seems, his own socks. "I'm the sock king!" he declared. "I got my own socks line coming out with Crooks & Castles."
Bob Dylan's headlining set at Hop Farm this weekend has got the Bob Cats talking. Not because of any new material, but because he stood up all the way through the show... Are Dylan: The Crooner years upon us?
Animal Collective's new album Centipede HZ, which is due out in September, will come with a DVD featuring the band live and footage to accompany the new songs.
Plan B has reportedly signed a £3million publishing deal. He has also confirmed he'll play an iTunes Festival show at London's Roundhouse on 4 September.
Here's our Q&a interview with Kaiser Chiefs Ricky Wilson, who reveals the original lyrics for Oh My God, and, well... oh my god it's a good job they changed them!
Maroon 5's Payphone should go back to Number 1 this week in the UK singles chart, while Blur are on course to enter the Top 40 with their new track Under The Westway. Chris Brown currently leads the way in the albums countdown, according to the official midweeks.
Today's Track Of The Day is is one of the New To Q selections in our current issue Q313, D'BANJ with Oliver Twist
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 05/07/2012
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