Rolling Stones to play live "soon" as they mark 50th anniversary, Florence + The Machine in vocal chord "snap", who has Bob Dylan's 'eletric' guitar, Graham Coxon scoring Britpop movie... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 12 July
The Rolling Stones will announce plans to play live "soon", according to Keith Richards. As the band assemble today to mark the 50th anniversary of their first ever gig - played at London's Marquee Club on 12 July, 1962 - the guitarist confirmed the group are getting ready for more shows. "There's things in the works, nothing final I can say," he explained. "We're playing around with the idea and we've added some rehearsals and it sounds so good. Soon, what more can I say?" The guitarist also added that after looking back on The Stones 50 years together he honestly had few regrets. "I wouldn't have taken certain things if I'd known what I'd have to do to get off it," admitted Richards. "And I regret Brian [Jones] dying. That was a real shock, it was: Brian how dare you leave the band! because we were so close."
Florence + The Machine have had to cancel a several dates after singer Florence Welch hurt her vocal chords. "I've sustained a vocal injury and been told I cannot sing for a week, seriously I felt something snap, it was very frightening," she wrote on Twitter. "Unfortunately this means I will not be able to perform at Benicassim and Optimus Alive festivals this weekend. I am so, so sorry."
Graham Coxon is writing songs for new film The Wanderers, which follows a band from Essex in 1996. Actually is this just Graham: The Movie?
LCD Soundsystem's Losing My Edge is ten year-old!
Rihanna is set to appear in new Sky Living reality show Styled To Rock, which airs in August... do we hear the sound of sharks and jumping?
The guitar Bob Dylan "went electric" with is at the heart of a dispute over its ownership. The daughter of a pilot who flew the singer to the Newport Folk Festival says the Fender Stratocaster that upset the hippies has spent the last 47 years in her family's attic. Dylan's lawyers however, say the instrument remains in Bob's possession...
Does Jay-Z really only have 99 Problems? A law professor has examined the lyrics of the song to see if the rapper's legal advice is accurate.
Following the abandonment of the London's Bloc Festival midway through the event last weekend the company behind it, Baselogic Productions, have gone into administration. Meanwhile Crowd Surge who ran the ticketing for the event issued a statement not only indicated that queuing and security was down to the organisers - they only provided the mechanic to buy tickets - but all ticket monies was held by Baselogic. The firm also added that they sold 15,796 tickets for the event, below the 18,000 capacity Baselogic set for the event and far under the 30,000 limit set by the venue, London Pleasure Gardens.
Here's the video for Bloc Party's comeback single, Octopus.
Miley Cyrus has got a new tattoo quoting Teddy Roosevelt... and who said modern musicians aren't political?
Courtney Love is being sued... oh you know the drill, this time it's ex assistant Jessica Labrie who is claiming for unpaid wages and being "subjected to unethical requests". Love's publicist has denied the allegations as "completely unfounded and are being made with malice by a disgruntled former employee".
Susan Boyle's neighbours have reportedly had enough of her singing all hours of the day, describing the singer's behaviour as "unbearable". However it's also suggested that this very public complaint could be more about strained neighbourly relations than actual decibels, with Boyle's spokeswoman explaining: "There is been no communication from the council so we are unaware if there even has been a complaint."
Watch photographer Kevin Cummins discussing The Stone Roses' classic Jackson Pollack shoot.
Azealia Banks has released a new mixtape via her twitter account.
Insurers have told Katy Perry to stop using her bra with spinning peppermints as they're worried her hair might get caught in it and cause an injury. "I seriously doubt it could be lethal but they want a new bra designed that will not allow hair to be caught up," explained the singer.
Bob Marley has had a small parasitic crustacean blood feeder named after him. The species lives in the Caribbean coral reefs and invests fish.
Despite losing her voice (see above), Florence + The Machine are on course for a first UK Number 1 with single Spectrum (Call My Name), while Lianne La Havas and Newton Faulkner are battling it out for the top spot in the albums race, according to the official midweeks.
A new festival will be staged on a boat in September next year. Offshore will sail from Venice on 21 September, 2013 and will cruise the Mediterranean. The event is promising "18 of the best guitar bands", "world-class DJs" and comedians. Names will be announced in the coming months
Yeasayer have announced they will play a surprise gig at London's Lexington pub tonight having played the same venue yesterday.
Today's Track Of The Day is Sound Of Guns with Antarctica
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 12/07/2012
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