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Brandon Flowers has promised The Killers forthcoming album Battle Born will reveal a new side to the band, including influences they've hid until now. Speaking about single Runaways, the frontman suggested it is only the beginning in terms of the new record. "It's a great starting point, but there are more styles as well," he declared. "We've never hid our influences, and we've always been loud and proud. This album is going down a few different roads, and you really get a taste of what we like as a band and what we think our strengths are." For a taster watch the band performing some new songs (via Stereogum.com) above and below, plus you can put a question to The Killers via our next Cash For Questions interview.
Dave Gahan joined Soulsavers onstage for a special performance of their join The Light The Dead See album at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. The singer also conformed he is working on a new Depeche Mode album which will be released in April next year, followed by a world tour.
Snoop Doog is planning to release a reggae album, called Reincarnated, later this year. Have a listen to first single La La La.
Plan B has apologised for wearing a T-shirt featuring skinhead band Skrewdriver. Ben Drew said he was unaware of the band's far right connections and picked the image from a photographer's book which charted the skinhead movement. "The t-shirt is not official nor is it on sale anywhere," he explained. "It was of my own doing and therefore it is my mistake, but that is all it is."
The Spice Girls are reportedly set to reform and join the likes of Muse and The Who who are performing at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics Games.
Want to know how Dave Grohl makes so much noise onstage? Here's a diagram explaining how the Foo Fighter's pedal set-up works...
A$SAP Rocky has been arrested after an altercation involving photograhpers in New York. According to reports the rapper reacted when passers by started taking photos while he was involved in an argument.
Kate Nash is set to appear in two films this year. The singer will appear as a receptionist in an adaptation of Maxx Barry's novel Syrup and in a film about Jeff Buckley. She says wants to "play a badass" in "a Tarantino movie, more than anything in the world."
Frank Ocean says has spoken about his motivation to come out, explaining it partly because of "how I wished at 13 or 14 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way", but also for his own sanity and "my ability to feel like I'm living a life where I'm not just successful on paper, but sure that I'm happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freaking boulder on my chest."
Lil Wayne has had his faced photoshopped onto the baby on the cover of Nevermind. Have a look in the video below.
The original Sugababes - that's Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy in case you've forgotten over the years - have reunited under the new name Mutya Keisha Siobhan.
Jack White has admitted he found the pressure of expectation unbearable at the times while he was in The White Stripes. "I just kind of sat in a corner, pondering, and letting it torture me. It's no fun when you have no alternatives," he explained. "That can really seriously make you wonder if you even want to be alive, because when you feel that feeling of you just can't win... I don't know."
Watch Lana Del Rey's new video for Summertime Sadness.
Pnau's remix album of Elton John's songs is Number 1 in the UK album charts, while Florence + The Machine remain top of the singles pile.
Elbow have announced a UK tour which kicks off at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on 26 November. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am (BST).
For Track Of The Day this week, we asked some of our favourite blogs, sites, radio stations and more to pick their favourite tracks of the year so far today The Quietus' Luke Turner picks Alexander Tucker's Window Sill
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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