Mumford & Sons admit to "wretched fear" over new album, Noel Gallagher dedicates song to Mo Farah, Lady Gaga attacked by PETA for changing mind on fur... Daily Hot List
Wenesday, 15 August
Mumford & Sons have admitted to feeling the pressure as they recorded their second album Bable (out 24 September). Suggesting there was "an element of wretched fear" around entering the studio, the band's Ted Dwane said his group was lucky they were not rushed into releasing a follow-up record. "We had the chance to do it in our own time, which is a real saving grace," he explained. "We could have released a pretty terrible album a year ago." Dwane also confirmed the group will play both intimate and big shows on their next UK tour. "I don't want to give too much away but this UK tour we're planning covers both sides," he said. "We want to do a lap of the perimeter of the UK doing some much smaller venues, then the major cities of which there'll be five or six, there will be some big shows." Listen to the full interview below.
Noel Gallagher played an intimate gig for War Child at London's Dingwalls venue. The former Oasis man dedicated a host of tracks to Britain's successful Olympians including Supersonic for "the great Mo Farah".
Lady Gaga looks set to become a target for animal rights group PETA, after itssenior vice president Dan Matthews criticised her for wearing fur in an open letter. "By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian," he wrote. However in response all Gaga tweeted was: "For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer HERMES." We've possibly not heard the last from this one...
Surfer Blood frontman John Paul Pitts was arrested on domestic battery charges in March this year, it has emerged. The singer eventually pleaded not guilty before obtaining a "plea and pass" agreement last month. If he now
"complies with a court-mandated programme" the charges and please will be dismissed in April next year. According to the police report the incident occurred after an argument between Pitts and his then girlfriend.
What happens when Elton John passes Michael Caine on a yacht. Elton moons him of course, the pictures aren't for the faint hearted...
After a poem written by departing MP Louise Mensch was leaked this week, one website is suggesting she could write lyrics for Metallica, managed of course by her husband.
Proving the DJ is now king, the campaign for President Obama's re-election has launched DJs For Obama to allow the disc spinners to pledge their support for the incumbent.
Timbaland and Missy Elliott will not be involved in a posthumous album by their former collaborator Aaliyah. "Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project, nor are there any plans at this time to participate," explained Elliott's manager of the project that Drake is producing.
The Killers will play the HMV Forum in London on 10 September. The show will be broadcast live by Radio 1.
The Darkness are taking over out Facebook page this Friday... be afraid... be very afraid...
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is set to direct a short film. Part of the Project Imaginat1on campaign by cannon, he will create the piece from stills uploaded by the public.
Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will release a solo album on 16 October, before heading off on a US tour.
Cypress Hill compiled us a Playlist of songs to get high to, what else?
Listen to Ariel Pink's new album Mature Themes in full.
Today's Track Of The Day is Deerhoof with The Trouble With Candyhands
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 15/08/2012
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