Prince releases new song plus he speaks about Gaga & co, "transfigured" Bob Dylan claims he "doesn't exist", Arctic Monkeys' mum confirms recording plans... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 19 September
Prince made a rare TV appearance on The View in the US this week (below), sporting a new afro. The singer, who confirmed he had vaults of unreleased material ("One day someone will release, I probably won't, I like writing new stuff"), expressed his respect for Bruce Springsteen and his dislike for Twitter. When asked for his opinion of current artists like Lady Gaga, Prince diplomatically suggested: "Different strokes for different folks... I make music rather than listen to it". Talking of which, he's released a new song ahead of three charity shows in Chicago later this month called R'n'R Love Affair.
Bob Dylan says he has been transfigured - the conversion of the physical form into spiritual - following the death of his namesake, Robert Zimmerman, a Hells Angels chapter leader who died in the 60s. "Have you heard of transfiguration?" Dylan asks "Well, you're looking at someone that's been [transfigured]... You can go and learn about it from the Catholic Church. You can learn about it in some old mystical books, but it's a real concept... So when you ask your questions you're asking them to a person who's long dead. You're asking them to a person that doesn't exist."
TV On The Radio and Deerhunter will curate next year's ATP festivals. TV On The Radio take charge on Weekend 1 (10-12 May), while Deerhunter, who will perform their three albums in full, are booking the bands for the second Camber Sands weekender (21-23 June).
Watch Werner Herzog's documentary about The Killers.
Samantha Cameron is a big fan of Azealia Banks' 212 according to the rapper who tweeted that she'd spoken to the wife of PM Dave about the tune. She probably doesn't listen to the decidedly NSFNUMBER10 lyrics...
A bootlegged but never officially released Rolling Stones documentary, Charlie Is My Darling, has been restored to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary. The film, which captures the band early on, will be screened at the New York Film Festival next week (29 September) before being released on 6 November.
The reformed Death From Above 1979 have written new material and they plan to perform it live this autumn. "[We] have been writing new songs and the only way we feel like we can make them any good is to go out and play them for people," explained the band's Sebastien Grainger. "We're going to throw our little muscle bound babies to the lions and see who survives. We tried just jumping into the studio, but the songs lacked spirit. They lacked life. So this tour is song CPR."
Rock'n'roll wedding special: The Black Keys' Patrick Carney tied the not with Emily Ward on Saturday in Nashville, while Annie Lennox married Mitch Besser in London on the same day
Listen to All Your Gold from Bat For Lashes' forthcoming album The Haunted Man.
Ryan Adams is produce and play drums on The Lemonheads new album.
Read our guest column from Bruce Foxton on recording with old Jam mate Paul Weller (and a host of other guests) for his forthcoming album Back In The Room.
Jeff Buckley the Dawson's Creek years? Here's a trailer for a new film about the singer starring Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley (including a blink and you'll miss it cameo from Kate Nash) and his father, Tim.
Meanwhile a film about CBGB starring Alan Rickman as club owner Hilly Kristal is now at the editing stage and should be released next year.
Listen to Duran Duran's John Taylor discussing his new book.
Win tickets to this year's Oxjam launch gigs featuring Graham Coxon, Hot Chip, TEED and Lucy Rose.
Arctic Monkeys are indeed recording in the US. The band put an end to speculation by fans that they are working on their fifth album by getting drummer Matt Helders' mum to announce they're in the studio on twitter.
Phew, N-Dubz are set to reconvene according to Tulisa...
Today's Track Of The Day is Coldplay with Paradise 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 | 19/09/2012
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