Kings Of Leon man launches side project, Taylor Swift upsets the Kennedy clan, Noel Gallagher: best dressed roadie ever, Muse go camping... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 23 August
Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has launched a side project with Mona frontman Nick Brown. The pair, Smoke & Jackal, release their first EP on 15 October. Have a listen below.
LL Cool J suffered a break in at his Los Angeles home... however the hip-hop man was upstairs at the time. Let's just say the burglar left with a broken nose and jaw. LL is fine...
It's been an up and down week for Taylor Swift. Firstly she topped the US charts with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, but since he's been criticised by the Kennedy clan for crashing one of their weddings and upstaging the bride. The mother of bride, Victoria Kennedy - daughter-in-law of the late Robert Kennedy - claims Swift and her boyfriend (a Kennedy himself) texted an hour beforehand asking to come and were told no. When they turned up Kennedy asked the singer to leave again but she ignored her. "It was like talking to a ghost. She seemed to look right past me," noted the matriarch.
Noel Galagher claims he was the best dressed roadie... ever. The former Oasis leader once set up guitars for Inspiral Carpets, but made sure he avoided the standard uniform of ill-fitting band merch. "I was maybe the best-dressed roadie in the history of music. I used to wear white jeans and never got them dirty. I was too quick for the dirt," he declared.
Green Day's much rumoured 'secret' appearance at this weekend's Reading Festival has been confirmed... well nearly. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong tweeted "what rhymes with shredding?" We can all take the hint...
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has been showing girlfriend Kate Hudson the old country... or rather the West Country, as he took the actress on a camping holiday in his home county of Devon.
Watch Grimes' new video for Genesis.
The Twang will return with a new album 10.20 later this year. Listen to the first single Mainline via the link below.
Two Door Cinema Club have announced a UK for early next year. It kicks off at the O2 Academy Newcastle on 24 January. Tickets go on sale a week today at 9am.
Read this week's in depth Q&a interview with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Jon Spencer.
Sam & The Womp are leading the race to Number 1 in the UK singles chart, while it's a straight battle between Bloc Party and Emeli Sande for the top spot in albums, according to the official midweek charts.
The Beatles are reissuing a remastered version of their third film, Magical Mystery Tour, on 8 October. The new edition will be available on Blu-ray and DVD and will be screened in selected cinemas from 27 September.
Today's Track Of The Day is At The Drive-In with One Armed Scissor as we preview the weekend's Reading And Leeds Festivals
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 23/08/2012
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