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Monday, 10 September
Coldplay starred in the Paralympics closing ceremony last night, which brought to a close the London 2012 games. Not only did the band perform a set in the Olympic Stadium, but their music featured throughout the closing party. Chris Martin and co's performance saw them joined by Jay-Z and Rihanna, before organisers handed other to the next hosts, Rio in Brazil.
The closing ceremony as it happened
Paul McCartney joined Damon Albarn onstage during the final Africa Express show of their UK tour by train. Collaborating with the Blur man, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Super Furry Animals Gruff Rhys and musicians from across Africa, the band performed songs by Wings during the show at Granary Square in London.
Thom Yorke DJed several parties in New York over the weekend. As well as playing for a Rag & Bone party as part of Fashion Week, he also appeared at the Museum Of Modern Art's Warm Up event, DJing with Nigel Godrich. The pair dropped three new tracks by their band Atoms For Peace during the set.
After R.E.M. sent Fox News a letter telling them to stop playing Losing My Religion during reports, the former band got a bit of a snotty reply from the network: "FOX News Channel's use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday's edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we're always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix." Yeah R.E.M. stop trying to use Fox for free publicity, you're cutting in to Mitt Romney's time...
The xx are set to perform with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra next week. The group join the likes of Richard Hawley and Ren Harvieu for the gigs at Spa Bridlington. "We want to use this opportunity to use the orchestra in an interesting way," explained Romy Madley-Croft. "There's a lot of space in our music and we don't want to fill it."
The tracklisting - and guests - for Kanye West's forthcoming Cruel Summer album has emerged online, with Pusha T, Chief Keef, John Legend, Raekwon and more set to feature.
Black Eyed Peas were the soundtrack when EL James wrote the sex scenes for her for novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. Now there's a claim to fame.
Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste admits it's quite hard not to notice when super fans Jay-Z and Beyonce attend their gigs. "You start to get really nervous and then you are like Fuck it, I have a lot of people that want to see a good show, not just them so I should be just as nervous as any show and you ultimately just even out and try your best," he explained, "but I will say the fact that they stood on these chairs or something and were quite visible from stage didn't make it any easier to ignore the fact that they were there."
Bruce Springsteen's three hour plus show in Chicago on Friday night boasted guest spots from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello. Watch the former performing Atlantic City with The Boss below.
A bible that was given to Elvis Presley by his aunt and uncle in 1957 sold for £59,000 on Saturday.
Check an exclusive extract from the brand new edition of Simon Goddard's new Mozipedia, The Encyclopedia Of Morrissey & The Smiths.
Jack White, Flaming Lips, Guns'N'Roses and Neil Young And Crazy Horse are set to play the annual Bridge School Benefit organised by the aforementioned Mr Young.
Watch Andy Burrows' new video for Because I Know That I Can.
The Vaccines topped the UK album charts last night, while Two Door Cinema Club achieved their best chart position coming in at Number 2. Ne-Yo has the Number 1 single with Let Me Love You.
Led Zeppelin's 2007 London O2 reunion show may finally set for release according to hints tweeted by manager Peter Mensch.
Today's Track Of The Day is David Byrne & St Vincent with Who
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 10/09/2012
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