Mumford & Sons name new album, Bruce Springsteen & Paul McCartney cut off at Hard Rock Calling, Noel Gallagher celebrates 100th solo gig with Stone Roses... Daily Hot List
Monday, 16 July
Mumford & Sons have announced their second album, produced by Markus Dravs, will be called Babel. The record, released on 24 September, features 12 songs including, Lover's Eyes, Ghost That We Knew, Holland Road and the title track. "We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record," explained the band in a statement. "As a band, we've never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we're proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road."
Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney were cut off at the end of the former's headline slot at Hard Rock Calling on Saturday. The Beatle had joined The Boss for a two encore songs, but the microphones were turned down as the gig went past its curfew. The pair had played I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout at the climax of the gig, but were prevented from continuing as the sound was cut. Westminster Council insisted it was the organisers who took the decision to throw the switch, while London Mayor Boris Johnson later claimed, "If they'd have called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord." The band were less than impressed by the shut down, with E Street's Steven Van Zandt tweeting "The cops got nothing more important to do? How about they go catch some criminals instead of fucking with 80,000 people having a good time?"
Meanwhile, Paul McCartney is rumoured to have hired Mark Ronson to produce his next album.
Madonna is being sued by Marine Le Pen for using footage during her MDNA tour that superimposes a swastika on the French right-wing politician's head.
Ryan Adams is to work on his wife's, Mandy Moore, new album. "I'm not sure necessarily in what capacity, but we've been writing a little bit together," explained Moore. "He has a studio, so I definitely want to make my record there."
Watch Vampire Weekend playing a new song live in Cleveland (via Stereogum.com).
Police spied on political campaigners at the Glastonbury festival, according to recently released official papers.
Aretha Franklin wants to be a judge on America Idol.
Justin Bieber is facing a lawsuit for $9.2m from a women who accompanied her daughter to a concert in 2010. Stacey Wilson Betts claims that her ears were damaged by sound that "exceeded safe decibel levels".
Flying Lotus' new album Until The Quiet Comes, out on 2 October, will feature a guest spot from Thom Yorke.
Noel Gallagher marked his hundredth gig as a solo artist by hosting an all night party with The Stone Roses at Benicassim. The Buzzcock's Steve Diggle was also part of the celebrations as was Dizzee Rascal, though it's questionable whether the rapper will be invited out again as he spent the night calling Noel "Liam"... whoops. Meanwhile NOEL will play an acoustic show at Camden's Dingwalls on 14 August for charity War Child.
Elbow's Guy Garvey thanked the Latitude Festival crowd by declaring "we have gratitude for your platitudes" as they were among the acts who played the Suffolk festival over the weekend. Let's hope he thanked whoever brought him the rhyming dictionary too.
Florence + The Machine has scored her first Number 1 with Spectrum (Say My Name), while Newton Faulkner has topped the album's chart.
Blur will be the subject of a free exhibition by photographers Pennie Smith and Kevin Cummins at the Londonewcastle gallery in the capital between 27 July and 14 August.
Here's A Ring On Every Finger from Liars new album WIXIW, which you can listen to... and keep if you like.
Liars - A Ring On Every Finger by Mute UK
Today's Track Of The Day is Filthy Boy with Naughty Corner
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 16/07/2012
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