Bon Iver's Justin Vernon 'needs to walk away', cops say they kick started Fiona Apple's career with drug bust, Mumford & Sons announce "Tour of Two Halves", John Lydon attacks Sex Pistol reissues, Nine Black Alps exclusive... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 25 September
Bon Iver's leader Justin Vernon has triggered speculation that the band may be on the verge on a very long break. Though a spokesperson for the label suggested the band were going "just off cycle", the frontman's comments imply he taking a break from music. "I look at it [the band] like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering," he explained when asked what Bon Iver was up to next. "There's so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it - if at all - I'll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that."
The decision of Green Day frontman Bille Joe Armstrong to go into rehab after on an onstage outburst will not effect his role as a mentor on the US Voice as he's already taped his bits.
She doesn't waste time... possibly. Rumours are swirling that Beyonce is pregnant again... possibly.
Talking of marital bliss, Shaun Ryder and his wide Joanne are appearing on All Star Mr & Mrs on ITV 1 tomorrow night.
Right this is just getting plane weird. After Fiona Apple alleged that police may have acted illegally while she was held in custody for possessing marijuana in Texas, the cops themselves have responded. Well, Sheriff Rusty Fleming has written the singer an open later declaring: "Two weeks ago nobody in the country cared about what you had to say, - now that you've been arrested it appears your entire career has been jump-started. Don't worry Sweetie, I won't bill you."
Hot List exclusive, here's Nine Black Alps new song My One And Only, from forth album Sirens out 8 October. The band hit the road for a UK tour that starts on 10 October at Glasgow's King Tuts.
Feist has won the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's Mercury, for Metals, beating the likes of Grimes, Cold Specks and Japandroids.
Listen to a stream of Muse's new album The 2nd Law, online now.
U2's Bono and The Edge attendied the London premiere of the new production of Jesus Christ Superstar on Sunday. So Spiderman hasn't put them off musical theatre.
A judge has order a further review into the community service and travel Chris Brown undertook following his 2009 assault on Rhianna to see if he has violated the terms of his probation. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said Brown's logs were "somewhat cryptic" and needed to be investigated.
Music is to be broadcast into the wilds of Scotland at night... as part of a new art event called The Dark - Outside. Those wishing to take part need to head to a car park near the Murrays Monument on the A712 on 6 October and tune to 87.7fm.
Vince Power, the promoter of festivals Hop Farm and Benicassim - and former boss of Mean Fiddler - is set to call in administrators according to reports.
Watch Lou Reed joining Metric onstage in New York (via Stereogum.com).
Check out dub lord Adrian Sherwood's 13 favourite albums, following the release of his own solo album Survival & Resistance.
There are question marks over the future of Kanye West's fashion line Dw by Kanye after he decided not to show a collection at Paris Fashion Week this year.
Mumford & Sons have announced a new UK and Ireland tour which kicks off in Dublin on 16 December. The "tour of two halves" will see the band mix their dates between theatres and arenas. Tickets go on sale at 9am (BST) on Friday.
Plus the band are in our new issue, out today, here's a little preview.
Sonic Youth have recovered guitars that were stolen form them 13 years ago. The instruments were spotted for sale by fans online.
Lady Gaga wasn't in the Mickey Mouse Club, but that doesn't stop her droppin' a bit of Disney. Watch her sing Beauty And The Beast's Be Our Guest.
Have One Direction ripped off The Clash's Should I Stay Or Should I go for the intro of their new single Live While We're Young? The punk band's fans think the guitar scraping is a tad similar to Strummer and co's efforts...
John Lydon has criticised the current round of Sex Pistol's reissue marking the 35th anniversary of the band's album, Never Mind The Bollocks... Insisting he is "keeping his distance from it", he suggested the releases were "killing the fucking spirit of the thing. This is not Kiss."
Graham Coxon played a gig in an Oxfam shop in London last night to help kick off the Oxjam music festival. Here's what he had to say about it and all the great things charity shops have delivered him over the years.
A "comprehensive guide on what to expect" from Scott Walkers Bish Bosch album, out 3 December, has been posted online.
Here's this week's Singles Colum with Professor Green, Missy Elliott and more.
Swedish House Mafia haven't quite called it a day. The band will stage "one last tour" across the globe between November and March next year. No UK dates as yet though...
Today's Track Of The Day is The Killers with Runaways as we preview all of this year's nominees ahead of the Q Awards on 22 October
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 25/09/2012
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