LCD Soundsystem to reform, Bloc Festival called off midway through, ex member attacks punk band's current line-up, Bieber stopped by Highway Patrol... Daily Hot List
Monday, 9 July
LCD Soundsystem are set to reunite, just over a year after they split with a farewell gig. James Murphy has announced the group will reform to record... just one song... which will be a unnamed cover (cheeky headline, we know). The group's main man let slip that LCD have been invited to do a track for a film by an unnamed director friend which is something the band's members "seems to want to do". The incredibly brief reformation is not Murphy's only brush with Hollywood, as he also revealed he was up for a part in the aborted film adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. "I was potentially going to play Gary which I was excited about," explained Murphy, who was encouraged to go for the part by his director pal Noah Baumbach, who he scored Greenberg for. "But I don't think I was going to get it. Although since it didn't happen, Noah was like, Just say you got it. We didn't have another Gary."
Bloc Festival, which was due to take place in London's Docklands over the weekend, was called off halfway through as organisers struggled to cope with the size of the crowds. The event was marred by long queues and arenas filled to capacity, causing it to be called off for safety reasons.
However the BT River Of Music: Africa Stage event which is due to take place at the same venue as Bloc as part of a series of concerts around the Olympics, will still go ahead on 21 and 22 July, promoters have confirmed.
The recent Wakestock festival was the first in the UK to get all ticket holders to use wristbands with built-in microchips. Using the same technology as the Oyster Card system on the London Tube, the innovation is designed to cut down on ticket scams and allow festival-goers to pay for things on site without cash. However some punters claimed the new bands were uncomfortable.
Usher's 11 year-old stepson has been declared brain dead following an accident involving a jet ski on Lake Lanier in Atlanta.
A former member of hardcore punk band Cro-Mags attacked current members of the group with a knife ahead of their show at the New York's Webster Hall, part of the city's CBGB festival at the weekend. Harley Flanagan is alleged to have confronted his former bandmates in the VIP area at the event before security intervened. Two current members of the band were treated for "non-life threatening wounds".
Springwatch's Chris Packham, the man who is always shoehorning song titles into the nature series, has picked his favourite albums. Wot no Byrds or Super Furry Animals?
Justin Bieber has been cited for driving in a "reckless manner", the California Highway Patrol have announced. The singer was pulled over on Freeway 101 on Friday morning, after alleged "weaving in and out" of traffic.
The Stone Roses called Elizabeth II "Queen Witch" during their headlining slot at T In The Park this weekend. See what they did there?
To be fair to Ian Brown and co they were probably just trying to distract fans at the Scottish festival from the mud... there was a lot.
Tame Impala will release new album Lonerism in October, the first track from which Apocalypse Dreams can be heard below.
The ticket tax which threatened to force the Coachella Festival to move from his traditional site in Indio, California, has been dropped by local legislators.
Rihanna is suing her ex accountants under her real name Robyn Fenty.
Frank Ocean's collaboration with Pharrell Williams, Sweet Life, has been leaked online... by the singer himself.
Chris Brown has gained his first UK Number 1 as Fortune has topped the album charts, meanwhile Maroon 5 have returned to the apex of the singles countdown with Payphone.
Today's Track Of The Day is Ladyhawke with Sunday Drive
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 09/07/2012
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