Red Hot Chili Peppers releasing singles before music labels collapse, Florence finally moves out, Fleetwood Mac to return in 2013, Johnny Marr teams-up with Bryan Ferry... Daily Hot List
Friday, 13 July... unlucky for some
Red Hot Chili Peppers decided to release nine singles - each vinyl and digital release features two tracks - starting with Strange Man and Long Progression on 14 August, because they were worried that by the time their record label got round to doing a box set the music industry might have collapsed. "We didn't want them to get lost, so we're going to put them out, mainly for our fans," explained the band's Chad Smith. "They would've waited for the Warner Bros box set in, like, 2020, if there's even a record company around then. I'm glad they're going to see the light of day because it's an important part of the band and what we were doing at the time."
Steve Tyler has decided to quit his role as an American Idol judge to focus on Aerosmith. "I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back - but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I'm kicking the door open with my band," he explained. "The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass - the ultimate in auditory takeover. Idol was over the top fun, and I loved every minute of it. Now it's time to bring rock back."
Woody Guthrie has been welcomed back by his home state Oklahoma, a 100 years after the troubadour's birth. Though the singer-songwriter's legacy has not been fully embraced by his home, his archive - which contains over 3000 complete songs - has just relocated to a purpose built building in Tulsa.
Listen to The Raveonettes new single, She Owns The Streets.
Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch has finally moved out of her parents home. "My two goals as a teenager were to move out and also to have a music career," explained the singer, who moved down the road from her family home in South London. "It seems one has really taken precedence and made the other one quite hard."
Jack White has released a trailer for his latest single, Freedom At 21, the full version can be seen from Monday.
New York's Bowery has been recreated in Savannah, Georgia as filming has begun on a CBGB film starring Alan Rickman as club owner Hilly Kristal. Have a look at some pictures from the set.
Stevie Nicks says that Fleetwood Mac will tour again in 2013, once she and Lindsey Buckingham finish work on their current solo projects.
Johnny Marr is set to join Bryan Ferry onstage during the latter's headline slot at Guilfest on Sunday. The Smiths guitarist will play the full show with the Roxy Music man.
US chain Target has denied it will not stock Frank Ocean's new album, Channel Orange, because the singer came out recently. Ocean's manager tweeted then deleted a comment that indicated the store donated "to non-equal rights organisations", before correcting himself on the next work by writing "Note to self: take your own advice. Emotional knee jerk reacting isn't the move." Target insist they will not carry the album because it was released early on iTunes and they focus on records that come out physically, although it is claimed they stocked Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Thrown despite it too getting an download first release.
We Are Scientists' Keith Murray has started writing a new guest column for Q which will lift the lid on the album recording process. The frontman will send regular updates for his Track Marks blog straight from the studio. Kicking things off, here's the art of demoing...
Watch Justice's video for New Lands.
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy says he lived on a water bed in his office for two years after he turned down a writing job on Seinfeld as a youngster.
Today's Track Of The Day is Elbow with First Steps head of their headlining slot at Latitude
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 13/07/2012
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