Muse unveil their Madness, Russian police looking for the rest of Pussy Riot, QoTSA "recording", Green Day announce London gig... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 21 August
Listen to Madness, the first proper single to be taken from Muse's new album The 2nd Law, which is released on 1 October. Plus stay tuned for some important Muse news this Thursday, exclusively on Qthemusic.com.
Russian police are hunting additional members of punk band Pussy Riot who were involved in the cathedral protest that saw three of its members convicted by a court last week. The band's lawyer has claimed the search for the other band members is an attempt to prevent them from protesting the two year sentence handed down to singers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich. However the group did release a single, Putin Is Lighting The Fires Of Revolution, just hours after the convictions.
It's claimed that Justin Timberlake married his long-term girlfriend, actress Jessica Biel, in a secret ceremony at the weekend.
Singer Scott McKenzie, who had a global hit with San Francisco (Be Sure To Ear Flowers In Your Hair) in 1967, has died following illness.
Nicki Minaj is reportedly joining American Idol as a judge following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler at the end of last series. The rapper will apparently join Mariah Carey who is already confirmed for the show, while Pharrell Williams is also rumoured to be talking part.
Members of US band Baroness, who were involved in a tourbus crash just outside of Bath last week, have an update from hospital where they are recovering. "Thank you to all of you who have been sending the tidal wave of positivity our way. We are uplifted by its sheer magnitude, and power. Every single one of you is making our days and nights easier and our recovery quicker," they wrote.
Willie Nelson has left hospital and will return to touring after suffering from breathing difficulties while in Denver.
Green Day will play London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on Thursday night. Tickets are on sale via the band's fanclub. The group have also been rumoured to be making a surprise appearance at the Reading Festival, but this remains unconfirmed.
Watch Russel Crowe performing Because Of The Night with Patti Smith (via Vulture.com).
Check out this week's singles, including Minus The Bear, Flying Lotus, The Sea And Cake, Devlin and more.
Queens Of The Stone Age have updated their Facebook status to "Recording".
Check out Q's review of the weekend's V Festival in just 150 words.
Example has announced a UK arena tour which will kick off in Bournemouth on 11 February. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Rapper Azealia Banks has delayed the release of her debut album until February next year.
Today's Track Of The Day is thenewno2 with Make It Home (Mr Hudson remix)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 21/08/2012
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