Black Keys announce new recording plans, Van Halen undergoes emergency surgery, David Bowie jokes about forthcoming V&A exhibition, Werner Herzog to direct Killers webcast... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 30 August
The Black Keys will record a new album in 2013. The duo confirmed they have already started writing for the new record, the follow-up to last year's El Camino. "Early next year we've got some time blocked to make a new record," explained Dan Auerbach. "It's full on." The frontman added that the band are still coming to terms with the new level of success they've enjoyed, which saw them announce a UK arena tour for the winter, this week. "It's weird. We were successful before Brothers came out but it's a different level now," he said. "It's just odd. I don't really know how to describe it."
Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery to treat a severe case of diverticulitis, a condition that effects the colon and lower intestine. The guitarist will require four to six months of rest to recover meaning all his band's dates have been postponed to next year.
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog will take charge of a live webcast of The Killers show at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, New York on 18 September.
Watch the video for new Bob Dylan single Duquesne Whistle.
The reunited Grandaddy are set to make a new album, according to frontman Jason Lytle. "If I was to focus on making a Grandaddy record, it's just going to be like a full blown Grandaddy record. And I like the idea of it, I'd like to give it a shot," he explained.
Read an oral history of Michael Jackson's Bad album, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Deltron 3030, the project of Gorillaz collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien, will finally release a follow-up album to their 2000 self titled album, the group have confirmed.
David Bowie has joked about claims he is curating a forthcoming V&A exhibition about himself. "Contrary to recently published reports relating to the announcement by the V&A of an upcoming David Bowie Exhibition, I am not a co-curator and did not participate in any decisions relating to the exhibition," he wrote in a statement. "A close friend of mine tells me that I am neither devastated, heartbroken nor uncontrollably furious by this news item."
Orbital covered Ian Dury's Spasticus Austisticus for the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics last night in London.
Listen to No Doubt's new single, Push And Shove, which was debuted on US radio yesterday.
Muse say they don't mind if people laugh at their music. Grab Q315 now for our full, cover story interview with the band.
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon have joined protests against fracking in New York State.
Enter this month's Q Caption Competition - featuring The Darkness and a man dressed as a monkey - and you could win a digital radio.
Little Mix are on course to be Number 1 in this week's UK singles chart, while Rita Ora looks set to have the top album this Sunday, according to the official midweek charts.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Maccabees with Went Away as we preview our new issue, Q315
That's it for today. The Hot List will return on Monday as we're away tomorrow.
12:00 PM | 30/08/2012
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