Drake to produce posthumous Aaliyah album, Stone Roses to record again, Australian economic planning inspired by Bruce Springsteen's lyrics... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 2 August
Drake is reportedly set to oversee a posthumous album from Aaliyah. The rapper will be executive producer on the project which is expected to make use of several unreleased songs. Drake, who has a tattoo of the late singer and who has sampled her previously, is expected to lend his vocals to the album's first single.
The Stone Roses are to record new material, it's claimed. Despite some suggestions from within the band's camp previously they might call it a day, a source is now saying the group "have decided they will give it another spin with new music next year". They are also rumoured to be playing a secret show for Olympic sponsor Adidas in London this week.
Tony Sly, singer of Californian punk band No Use For A Name, has died aged 41. A cause of death is yet to be announced.
Australian treasurer Wayne Swan has admitted to taking inspiration from Bruce Springsteen when running his country's economy. "You can hear Springsteen singing about the shifting foundations of the US economy which the economists took much longer to detect, and which of course everyone is talking about now," he explained, adding: "Don't let Australia become a Down Under version of New Jersey."
Lady Gaga tweeted her congratulations to the US Olympic gymnastic team after they won gold. "Woohoo! Gold for the ladies!" she wrote. "Just want to squeeze them! So much talent and beauty. Did u seem all holding hands? There's no I in team."
A documentary about Beyonce appears to have found the ideal director... Beyonce. The singer has reportedly been offering the option of a film she'll helm to a host of Hollywood studios.
Watch Justin Bieber's new video for As Long As You Love Me, to see him "taking on" and getting a bit bloody and bruised by of Mr Blonde, Michael Madsen.
Reading And Leeds Festival boss, Melvin Benn, has tipped Paramore and The Black Keys to headline the event in the future. Both acts play this below The Cure and Foo Fighters respectively this year.
Edwyn Collins is set to be honoured with Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year's Independent Music Awards, while Mute Records' boss Daniel Miller will receive the Pioneer Award sponsored by Nokia. The winners were picked by a panel of judges which was made up of representatives from across music, including Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, The Quietus, The Guardian and Q.
Paul Weller says he'd be up for working with Damon Albarn after hearing his Dr Dee opera. "I thought Dr Dee was fantastic. I'd love to work with Damon," he explained. "I'm up for working with anyone if they've got something creative going on."
A clip of a song from Bob Dylan's new album Tempest, Early Roman Kings, can be heard in the trailer for US TV series Strike Back.
A host of bands have spoken out about the plight of Pussy Riot who are currently being tried in Russia.
We spoke with The Vaccines Justin Young about the band's new album, making an emotional connection and more.
Watch Passion Pit's new video for Constant Conversations.
Sales of acts involved in last Friday's Olympics opening ceremony have rocketed. Chemical Brothers lead the way as Galvanize shot-up by 1708 per-cent, while Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells is up 1070 per-cent. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and Frank Tuner, who all also performed, have returned to the Top 100 singles chart.
Meanwhile the race for Number 1 is being led by Wiley with Heatwave, while Conor Maynard could top the album's countdown, according to the official midweeks.
Enter our new caption competition now and you could win very special tickets to Festival No 6 with Primal Scream and New Order.
Members of The Hold Steady, Vampire Weekend along with Cass McCombs and more will mark what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday on Friday with a tribute concert that will be streamed online.
Today's Track Of The Day is that chap Drake again with HYFR, get Q314 now for a live review
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 02/08/2012
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