Bob Dylan writing follow-up book to Chronicles, Mumford & Sons lift lyrics from Booker winner, Bon Iver asks fans to design tattoo, You'll Never Walk Alone back in singles chart, Blur man qualifies as lawyer... Daily Hot List
Monday, 17 September
Bob Dylan has started work on a follow-up to his 2004 memoir Chronicles: Volume One. "I'm always working on parts of it," he explained. "But the last Chronicles I did all myself. I'm not even really so sure I had a proper editor for that. I don't want really to say too much about that. But it's a lot of work. I don't mind writing it, but it's the rereading it and the time it takes to reread it - that for me is difficult."
Meanwhile Carlos Santana is also working on an autobiography that will appear in English and Spanish.
James Taylor is suing Warner Bros, claiming his label did not paying him fairly for download sales. The singer has issued a lawsuit for $2m over the way his music was sold through the likes of iTunes and Amazons, although it also includes claims for the unauthorised use of his songs in compilation albums and for underpayment on overseas sales.
Watch Frank Ocean's new video for Pyramids - it's a bit NSFW...
Gary Barlow has hinted that he will mount a solo tour later this year, though has mentioned no dates or venues yet.
Read Stewart Lee on the overlap between comedy and avant garde music by the likes of John Cage.
HMV in London have been selling Chris Brown CDs which feature a sticker warning that "this man beats women", alluding to his assault on former girlfriend Rihanna. It's believe the stickers were placed on copies of Fortune by activists.
Marcus Mumford says he has "lifted completely" text by author Hilary Mantel for new album Babel. The singer says he borrowed a bit from Wolf Hall, her historical novel about Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell. "I'm not going to tell you which [song], because I think it might be illegal," he said. "But I don't think that's a unique thing for us as a band. You just have to listen to Bob Dylan to realise that's what people do when they write songs or even the old spirituals, and the old blues guys. A lot of the time writers are just sponges... for what's around them, and so books are helpful for focusing your mind and literally putting it into words."
The Vaccines have announced their biggest headline show yet. The band will play London's O2 Arena on 2 May. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Watch The Walkmen performing live on Conan.
We Are Scientists have sent us the latest instalment of their in the studio blog detailing the creation of their new album. This month they ask when is the right time to think about the running order?
Find out why Noel Gallagher favourites The Soundtrack Of Our Lives have decided to call it a day in a new interview.
Justin Vernon wants help getting a new tattoo. The Bon Iver man would like a Northern Exposure-themed pattern and has asked fans to help design it.
Blur's Dave Rowntree has qualified as a solicitor today, congratulations Dave.
The Pacemakers' You'll Never Walk Alone, a anthem amongst Liverpool fans, has gone back into the UK singles chart at Number 12. It follows the publication of secret documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster last week following a campaign led by the families of those who died to expose an official cover up. The Script meanwhile have the top single and The xx the Number 1 album.
Today's Track Of The Day is King Krule with Rock Bottom
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 17/09/2012
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