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Thursday, 27 September
It may still be the biggest open secret in film, but with the theme for next James Bond movie Skyfall yet to be officially confirmed, there's been a lyric leak from Adele's theme song. Apparently the track, which will be released to the public next week, is called Let The Sky Fall will features the following chorus: Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all together. At least with the film out on 26 October, we won't have to wait long to see if this bit of musical spying is accurate.
Moon River crooner Andy Williams has passed away, aged 84. The singer, who launched his career in 1957, had been treated for bladder cancer for the last year. Here's a comprehensive obituary.
There's more to life than books you know, thanks to Morrissey who apparently rushed to an elderly women's aid last Sunday in New York's Strand Bookshop after she collapsed in the aisles. "Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the ground to see if she was okay. She had just lost her bearings and was fine," explained a "source". "He picked up her stray belongings and asked if he could get her some water or call for help. She declined and collected her things and moved on. But my friend said she touched Morrissey's cheek in gratitude!"
Even classic rockers don't have job security. Apparently Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks were surprised to learn that Mike Love had "sacked" them from The Beach Boys line-up, when he announced he would not tour with the reunited line-up when their current 50th anniversary tour wraps-up. "I'm disappointed and can't understand why he doesn't want to tour with Al, David and me," said Wilson. "We are out here having so much fun. After all, we are the real Beach Boys."
Don't worry Madonna was being "ironic" when she claimed that President Obama meant "we have a black Muslim in the White House" , though she doesn't explain how exactly.
Ronnie Wood has denied he is teaming up with his ex-wife Jo to auction off Rolling Stones memorabilia. "Ronnie was asked by Jo some time ago if he wished to add some items to an auction and he said he did not want to participate," a spokesperson said. "He is therefore shocked and disappointed that this auction is being misrepresented as a joint sale. This is not the case. Furthermore he is staggered that some of the items being offered at the auction are clearly his personal belongings, which did not pass to Jo as part of the divorce proceedings." The acution is due to take place on 27 October.
Meanwhile here is a bit of Rolling Stones nostalgia that the band have sanctioned. It's the trailer for documentary Crossfire Hurricane which will premiere at the London Film Festival on 18 October.
Charlotte Church hopes to record with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. "He got in contact after he heard the first EP, so I'm hoping I can work with him soon," she explained.
Jarvis Cocker almost said no to becoming a national radio treasure because he didn't want to step on his dad's toes. "I'd always fought against presenting radio really, because my father was a radio DJ in Australia," he explains. "He's just recently retired. And I kind of didn't want to follow in his footsteps. But I suppose, as we all find as we become older, to some extent we do all become our parents." However his dad has been handy for the odd bit of broadcasting advice: "He said, Turn the headphones up as loud as you possibly can, because then you won't shout at the microphone. You'll just speak to it in a normal way, and that draws the listener in. And you know what? It's true. Except it's sending me deaf."
Slipknot have been announced as the third headliner for Download 2013. They join Iron Maiden at the festival which takes place between 24-16 June. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am (BST).
Beth Orton used to have a female cat with a moustache called Groucho... You can learn that and some other brilliantly random facts about the singer-songwriter in this slightly bizarre video chat.
The nominees for the 2012 AIM Awards have been announced, with Enter Shikari leading the way at the annual celebration of independent music with three nods. Alabama Shakes, Frank Turner and Madness all have two.
We caught up Interpol frontman Paul Banks, to discuss his forthcoming new solo album Banks for this week's Q&a
Watch the video for No Doubt's new single, Push And Shove.
Want to give up wanking? You're in luck, 50 Cent has published a four step guide to avoiding, er, self-fulfilment...=
...Or you could just have sex with a ghost. Apparently, that's what Ke$ha claims she's done. "I had a couple of experiences with the supernatural. I don't know his name! He was a ghost! I'm very open to it," she explained, added it has inspired new single Supernatural.
Fiona Apple has apologised to fans for her drugs bust in Texas last week.
The three Pussy Riot singers sentenced to prison for hooliganism will begin their appeal on Monday. They are hoping to get their sentences cut from two years to six months. At the moment the trio will be sent to three separate penal colonies, something their legal team are desperate to avoid, explaining: "We are afraid that they may be injured or even killed, because they will be in one big barrack with 150 people in one room. Among these people are violent criminals."
Nicki Minaj says she is considering ideas for a reality TV show. "I will say that I find the more people see, is the more they understand, and then it's the more they like you," she said. "When you pull them in your world, they see you as a real person. I'm not running away from it anymore."
Lucy Rose played a gig in a charity shop last night to help kick off the Oxjam festival. Here's what she had to say about it.
Here's Rhianna's new single Diamonds.
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has picked a winner of his fan-designed tattoo contest. Follow the link to see the Northern Exposure-inspired emblem created by Italian artist Giulio Rossi he'll get inked.
It's not just The Stones who are getting the documentary treatment, here's a trailer for The Rise And Fall Of The Clash.
Brian Eno will release solo album Lux, his first on Warp Records, on 12 November. It's a 75 minute piece split in 12 sections that "evolved" from a work that is currently on show at Palace of Venaria's Great Gallery in Turin.
With our new issue, Q316 out this week, there's also a new Caption Competition. Come up with the funniest line and you could win a drumkit.
Despite dividing opinion among cats, Korean rapper Psy looks set to top the UK singles chart on Sunday with Gangnam Style. Mumford & Sons have the Number 1 album with Babel already, thanks to their massive sales lead over Green Day's Uno.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 27/09/2012
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