Noel Gallagher may ditch Amorphous Androgynous LP, Beck releases album on paper, Justin Bieber can't understand why Prince William is balding, watch Radiohead live... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 9 August - NB no Hot List tomorrow as we're out of the office
Noel Gallagher has cast doubt on the future of the psychedelic album he was working on with Amorphous Androgynous. The former Oasis man made the more experimental record at the same time as his High Flying Birds album, and had previously said an album of that material would be out this year. "I fear the moment may have passed," Gallagher now says. "I've been on the road and because of that I've not been in the mixing, and I'm not happy with any of the mixes. They're going backward and forward so then the plan was to get mixing done after the tour, but this tour has gone on so long that there's been no time, and that means looking at it next year." He added that even from the beginning he was unsure if the project would come to fruition: "It was a toss-up whether to announce it in the first place, but I just thought fuck it, I've done it, let's announce it."
Beck is set to release a truly interactive album: Beck Hansen's Song Reader. The LP, if you can really call it that, will be published by Faber & Faber in December and will feature 20 songs that will exist only as sheet music. All the songs are unrecorded and will feature their own unique artwork.
Justin Bieber disapproves of Prince William, because he can't understand why the Duke Of Cambridge's hair is thinning. "I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia," advises the mighty pop prince. "I don't know why he doesn't just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?"
Country singer Randy Travis was arrested after reportedly crashing his guitar near his home in North Texas on Tuesday. Allegedly, he was also naked and threatened police who arrived at the scene. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Watch Hercules And Love Affair performing Blind with Antony Hegarty for the first time at the latter's Meltdown festival on London's Southbank (via Stereogum.com).
A clash between MTV VMAs ceremony on 6 September and the Democratic Convention (3-6) could leave President Obama without the rock star support he was able to muster for his last election. That said The National aren't nominated.
Right Said Fred were too sexy for their shirts, Rihanna has the same problem with her moisturising cream. The singer has been deemed to alluring to continue to represent Nivea. "I do not understand how to associate the core brand of Nivea with Rihanna," explained the new CEO of parent company Beiersdorf. With the singer about to star in a new Sky Living reality TV show next week, let no one suggest the sound of shark jumping can be heard...
Watch Madonna making a statement in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot onstage in Moscow (via Billboard.com).
Meanwhile the band themselves have attacked Putin's "totalitarian system" in their closing arguments in court. "This is a trial of the whole government system of Russia, which so likes to show its harshness toward the individual, its indifference to his honour and dignity," declared singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. "If this political system throws itself against three girls ... it shows this political system is afraid of truth." A verdict will be delivered in 17 August.
The whole LCD Soundsystem's final show at New York's Madison Square Gardens will be released with DVD and Blue Ray copies of the band's forthcoming film Shut Up And Play The Hits.
Watch Radiohead playing Daily Mail at this year's Bonnaroo festival.
Indie labels say they were able to overcome a warehouse fire in Enfield which caused large amounts stock to be destroyed when a Sony building was set on fire during last summer's riots thanks to financial support that was donated at the time.
Listen to DJ Shadow discussing the possibly of releasing his next record under a completely different name and in a different genre.
Label Bella Union are to mak their 15th anniversary with a new compilation Rough Trade Shops Bella Union 15, which is out on 17 September.
Wiley looks set to stay at Number 1 with Heatwave in the UK singles chart, while Plan B could make a return to the summit of the album's countdown, according the official midweek charts.
We spoke to Band Of Horses' singer Ben Bridwell about the band's forthcoming album Mirage Rock, touring by train, meeting their rock'n'roll heroes and more in this week's Q&a.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Kinks with Big Sky, get Q314 for Q's lunch with Ray Davies
That's it for today. No Hot List tomorrow as we're out of the office but it will return on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 09/08/2012
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