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Thursday, 16 August
Noel Gallagher let it go right to the wire before approving the use of Wonderwall in the Olympic Closing Ceremony on Sunday. The former Oasis leader claims he had originally been asked to play the event but baulked at the idea of miming. "I said I could play live and one of the organisers said, It's a big gig and I was like, Really? I do this for a living," explained Noel. Instead Beady Eye - who Noel dubbed "Stratford's finiest Oasis tribute band" after the ceremony - covered the song, though the senior Gallagher did not give his permission until the Friday beforehand.
Rick Ross said he became a prison office after a friend went to gaol. The rapper worked as a correction officer before his musical breakthrough. "This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I'm talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn't take nothing for granted," he said. "My homey's father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere."
Drake and Chris Brown face a lawsuit for $16m following the alleged bottle throwing incident in a New York club earlier this year.
Bassist Robert Wayne Birch, who recorded and toured with Elton John for the last 20 years has been found dead in Los Angeles. According to the LA County Assistant Coroner the death is "being investigated as a possible suicide".
Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack for new film The Master will be released on 11 September. The Radiohead man has contributed 11 new compositions to the film starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Watch, if you dare, One Direction covering Wonderwall...
Members of US band Baroness were badly injured in a tourbus crash near Bath yesterday.
Outkast's Big Boi has hinted that he could be collaborating with one of his musical idols, Kate Bush, after tweeting yesterday: "Just got off the phone with Kate Bush."
Read this week's Q&a with J Mascis as he discusses (just) Dinosaur Jr's new album I Bet On Sky.
Further to his short film from other people's stills that was announced yesterday, James Murphy says he wants to write a movie. "I've been working on a story in the least functional and professional way possible. Basically, I've described a movie to a couple of people and, after the third time, I decided that I was going to record it," he explained. "Now I film myself every time I describe it to somebody so that I don't lose the thread of it. But I haven't done any writing because I actually don't know how to write a screenplay. I don't know what software you're supposed to get. I know that sounds dumb, but that stuff matters."
It's tough being Lady Gaga, it seems. The singer posted an open letter on her own Little Monsters network attacking her record label and those she believes have "betrayed" her in the last 12 month: "The past year was a challenge, and I'm so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times. Whether is be the record label disagreeing with me on single choices... Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I've had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggles with my body image. I've grown and left most of these things behind, the monsters of fame are very real."
Emeli Sande has received a sales boost following her participation in the Olympic Closing Ceremony and could top the album charts this Sunday. Others who featured, including Ed Sheeran, Jessi J and Oasis' Wonderwall (see above) have also soared, with the latter rising up to Number 28, according to the official midweek charts. Elbow too have received a boost after performing One Day Like This, while a wedding planner service is predicting their theme for the BBC's coverage - First Steps - will become a a new favourite to walk down the aisle to.
Today's Track Of The Day is Jake Bugg with Lightning Bolt
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 16/08/2012
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