Green Day Bille Joe Armstrong heads to rehab after onstage outbust, Radiohead man to miss out on Oscar again, new Scott Walker album, Metallica ask fans to pick live film set, Beth Orton on motherhood...
Monday, 24 September
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Green Day frontman Bille Joe Armstrong is to seek treatment for substance abuse, following an onstage outburst at weekend. The singer lost it at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday - see the video above - when told he had to cut his band's set short after one song. Following his outburst, which saw him smash his guitar, a spokesperson for the band announced that Armstrong had apologised to organisers for his behaviour and he would seek treatment, although they gave no details. It's unclear if this will impact on Green Day's scheduled US tour in November.
Ironically the Green Day frontman had managed to offend Bon Jovi before he'd even taken the stage at iHeartRadio, after saying that playing with the veterans was his worst ever show, not that guitarist Richie Sambora remembers them. "I have no idea what happened with that, I actually don't recall them opening for us," he explained. "I'm sorry he had such a bad time."
It looks like Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood's The Master score could be overlooked for an Oscar. As with his work on There Will Be Blood, he has apparently repurposed some of his own existing music for the soundtrack which makes him ineligible for a nomination.
Scott Walker will release a new album called Bish Bosch on 3 December, and, er, that's all we know for now...
Hankies at the ready, LMFAO have announced they are splitting. The duo say they "have been doing this for too long" and are heading off in "different directions".
Trent Reznor's new band How To Destroy Angels - which includes his wife - have signed a record deal with Columbia and will release an EP this November and an album in the spring.
Pussy Riot's lawyers, speaking at a New York conference on Friday, have claimed the band's battle is not a legal one but a political fight. "In this case, we as lawyers don't separate ourselves from our defendants," Mark Feygin explained. "This is not a question of law, but a question of political struggle. We understand that this may sound a bit unnatural to the jurists here, but please make allowances for the fact that we're dealing with an authoritarian government here. This is the only way that we can insist on civil rights."
Actor James Franco has a Motown-influenced band called Daddy. They have a spoken word single Love In The Old Days. Have a listen.
Lady Gaga's former assistant Jennifer O'Neill, who is suing the singer for unpaid overtime, claims her former employer has no right to privacy because she exposes herself in "all manner of bizarre and intimate ways for the world to see every day". The case will go to court later this year.
Watch the video for Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Black Mold, plus read our interview with the main man himself.
Beth Orton says that motherhood has transformed her as an artist, "Nancy [her daughter] was a big ending and a big beginning for me. I think when you have a child, it takes you a while to realise how selfish, how self-involved you have always been, then gradually it does unpick you and there comes a point where you sort of stop fighting for your own corner, and give into it.," she explained. "It melts away any artifice. Well for me it did, anyway. I was a single parent. And it was quite a shock on every level..."
With Universal's takeover of EMI getting approval from EU regulators on Friday, Eamonn Forde looks into what it will mean for both labels and the "homeless" artists now signed to them.
Metallica will release a new live DVD from 2009 shows in Quebec City before the end of the year. The band filmed two gigs in Canada and are inviting fans to pick the setlist they want to see as the main feature in a vote. The polls close later today.
Manson to Manson. Charlie, the convicted murder, has written Marilyn, the singer, an open letter from his cell. It doesn't really make a whole lot of sense though...
Dave Hill, who is a US comedian and is not in Slade, has written us a guest column explaining all this in an attempt to end the confusion... that said, he would actually like to be Slade...
Online Korean rapping viral K-Pop phenomenon Psy has been kept off the Number 1 slot in the UK singles charts despite Gangnam Style climbing 13 places last week, by The Script who hung for a second week at the top yesterday. Psy is Number 3. Meanwhile, The Killers have topped the album charts with Battleborn.
Plan B, Django Django and Sam Lee will play a Barclaycard Mercury Prize gig at London's LSO St Luke's on 10 October in support of War Child. Tickets will be sold via ballot system that can be registered for until 10am (BST) tomorrow morning.
Fiona Apple spoken onstage in Houston about her arrest last week in Texas for possessing marijuana, claiming in a long, slightly confused address to her fans that some of the police may have acted illegally. It doesn't appear she is taking any action for now though but she's "encoded" her evidence...
Today's Track Of The Day is Noel Gallagher with Everybody's On The Run as we preview all of this year's nominees ahead of the Q Awards on 22 October, oh he's on the cover of our new issue too, which hits shops tomorrow...
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 24/09/2012
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