Roger Waters no longer Pink Floyd "victim", Dave Grohl praises The Beatles influence, Darkness cover Radiohead, Snow Patrol man in Game Of Thrones... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 25 July
Roger Waters says he is a lot happier with his relationship towards Pink Floyd now - the bassist left the band in 1985 and began a legal battle with his former bandmates over the group's name which was eventually settled out of court. "I feel much less of a victim now," he explains. "I've taken control of my life. I'm capable now, 30 years older and a little bit wiser, of resolving a lot of the issues that I wasn't capable of resolving at the time."
Forget hardcore punk, Dave Grohl says he would not a musician without one band... The Beatles. "From a very young age I became fascinated with their songs, and over the years have drowned myself in the depth of their catalogue," he explained. "Their groove and their swagger. Their grace and their beauty. Their dark and their light. The Beatles seemed to be capable of anything. They knew no boundaries, and in that freedom they seemed to define what we now know today as rock'n'roll."
The reason the Foo Fighter has been sharing his Fab Four love is because they're releasing a new iTunes compilation of their more rockier moments. Tomorrow Never Knows features the likes of Revolution, Helter Skelter, Back To The USSR, the title track and more.
Amanda Palmer has recruited The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne to direct the video for her track Do It With A Rockstar. The clip will be shot in Oklahoma City on 6 August and the pair want extras "dressed in your best Grand Theft attire" to volunteer.
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody has filmed a cameo in HBO show Game Of Thrones.
Both Franz Ferdinand and Red Hot Chili Peppers voiced their support for imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot while playing gigs in Moscow last week. Members of the band were arrested in March for performing an anti-Putin "punk prayer". Franz' Alex Kapranos dedicated the band's This Fire to the group saying it was for "all of those musicians that end up in jail for just saying what they think."
The Darkness have finally recorded a version of their cover of Radiohead's Street Spirit. Have a listen over at Pitchfork.
Members of the Jackson family have disputed reports they were involved in an inter-family fight. It has been claimed by Katherine Jackson's lawyer that her children Janet and Randy went to her house without an invite and were involved in a dispute with Michael Jackson's children. Meanwhile Tito has taken his name off a join statement issued with Jermaine, Janet, Rebbie and Randy accusing the executors of Michael Jackson's will of mismanagement. We can only guess the fly on the wall TV offers are flooding in.
Watch Boy George's cover of Lana Del Rey's Video games (via Stereogum.com).
Comedienne Kristen Schaal - Mel from Flight Of The Conchords - staged a gig to mark the fact she's moving from New York to Los Angeles. Along with actor friends, including Mad Men's Jon Hamm and comedian Eugene Mirman, Ok Go played the event in Williamsburg Park.
Kill Bill's Michael Madsen will appear in Justin Bieber's next video, or "short film" as he calls it.
The Velvet Underground's Velvet Underground & Nico album is been reissued as a six disc set to mark the record's 45th anniversary on 1 October.
Artists have spoken about what they will do to avoid their new music leaking, including keeping music off email and locking hard drives in safes.
Listen to Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan discussing her nudey new album cover.
Here's a Hot List exclusive, Race Horses' new single (out 20 August) My Year Abroad.
Oasis' Bonehead - guitarist Paul Arthurs - is releasing an album with his new band Parlour Flames, which features singer-songwriter Vinny Peculiar.
The Sex Pistols are releasing an 35th anniversary box set edition of their album Never Mind The Bollocks on 24 September.
In a new experiment, DJ Shadow is being paid to distribute his new album through BitTorrent. The DJ's new release Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era (1992-1996) will come as a torrent but will also include a "free software offer" from an advertiser.
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 fartoday the New Noise's Jon Hillcock picks Faux Fur's Tied
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 25/07/2012
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