Interpol's Paul Banks announces solo LP plans, Elton John says Madonna looks like a "fairground stripper", Patti Smith's first New York apartment yours for $1m... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 7 August
Interpol frontman Paul Banks has announced he will release a second solo album, Banks, on 22 October. Featuring a cover image by Helena Christensen, the album is ten songs long and includes recent EP release Summertime Is Coming. The opening song, The Base, in available as a free download now.
A gunman who was shot dead after opening fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday, is alleged to be Wade Michael Page, a member of Baltimore punk band End Apathy, who are reportedly a "white power" group. Following the attack, in which he killed six people, the band's record label, Label 56, has issued a statement distancing themselves from Page. "All images and products related to End Apathy have been removed from our site. We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity," they explained in a statement. "In closing please do not take what Wade did as honourable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that."
Elton John has reignited his feud with Madonna. "Her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't happen to a bigger cunt," he told Australian journalist Molly Meldrum, before adding "she looks like a fucking fairground stripper." Watch the interview below.
The New York building where Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe had their first apartment is up for sale. The flat at 160 Hall Street, which is described in the pair's book Just Kids, is up for grabs for $1 million. Smith rented the whole second floor for $80 a month in 1967. Have a look at the property listing below.
Watch Antony & The Johnsons new video for Cut The World, which features Willem Dafoe. The song is the title track from the group's forthcoming album (via Thequietus.com).
Gary Barlow and his wife have appealed for privacy after their daughter was stillborn on Saturday.
A posthumous collection of ambient work by Christopher Reimer, a member of indie band Women who died in his sleep in February, has been released after his friends finished work on the record. The Chad Tape is on sale now.
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke says sessions for the band's forthcoming album Four were "nerve-wracking". "If you haven't interacted with human beings for a while you don't know how it's going to feel," he said of the band's lengthy hiatus. "It all came back very naturally."
Check out this week's singles and new tracks online in our singles column.
Watch Frank Ocean covering Bad Religion at the weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
Read our column on why recent frankness by Bruce Springsteen and Passion Pit on mental health issues is a good thing for music and musicians.
Scarlett Johansson and Serge's son Lulu Gainsbourg have covered Bonnie And Clyde. The track features on a collection that sees Gainsbourg covering his dad's song. Due for release in October, Johnny Depp, Rufus Wainwright and Iggy Pop also feature on the record.
Today's Track Of The Day is EL-P with The Full Retard. Get Q314 now our New To Q profile
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 07/08/2012
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