Missy Elliott returns with new songs (listen), Spike Lee's Michael Jackson doc, Madonna baiting or loving Lady Gaga (you decide) Bon Jovi's Jedi mind trick... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 18 September
Missy Elliott has finally returned to music, releasing two tracks featuring long term collaborator Timbaland. Triple Threat and 9th Innings are available via iTunes, but can be streamed now. According to reports, 9th Innings is about the state of the music industry, with Timbaland quoted as saying: "The music game is in a bad state, so we're in the ninth inning like World War II and we have to come in and try to salvage what's left of it."
Here's a round up of the 25 key points from Spike Lee's documentary marking the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad. Apparently the film reveals the true identity of Smooth Criminal's Annie (and if she's ok presumably)...
The music line-up for this year's BFI London Film Festival has been announced. Films for the "Sonic" section include Good Vibrations about the Northern Irish music scene and the influential record shop of the same name, The Secret Disco Revolution and Spike Island, a fictional account of The Stone Roses' 1990 gig. Sigur Ros and 50 years of The Rolling Stones on film will also be celebrated at the festival which takes place between 10 and 21 October.
Ben Fold Five have recruited the residents of Fraggle Rock for their Do It Anyway video, have a look.
Bobby Womack is set to perform in New York tonight with Damon Albarn and XL boss Richard Russell who produced his Bravest Man In The Universe album. The trio will appear at the SoHO Apple store and will also take part in a Q&A.
Usher and Shakira are to replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera - who are both releasing solo albums - on the next series of the US The Voice.
Could Madonna and Lady Gaga collaborating? With the pair currently said to be feuding it's hard to know whether to take Madonna's latest statement about her rival at face value, or see it as yet more provocation... anyway she's said of Gaga: "I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. And one day, very soon, we're going to be on stage together. Just wait."
Bon Jovi got Lucas Films to agree to let US duo Big & Rich call their new album Hillbilly Jedi by ringing up George Lucas personally on behalf of his friends.
Soundgarden will release their first album in 15 years. King Animal is out on 12 November. Here's a trailer for the record.
Plan B and Emeli Sande lead the way in the nominations for this year's MOBO awards.
George Michael has return to live action, kicking off UK dates in Birmingham. The show, his first since suffering from pneumonia, saw the singer take a pop at X-Factor declaring from the stage: "You could have stayed at home and watched the X Factor tonight. I may be 70-years-old but I can still do it - That might let people on to the fact that I actually watch the X Factor. I only watch it because my boyfriend likes it."
Check out this week's single round-up.
Arctic Monkeys could be recording another album at the Joshua Tree where they did parts of Humbug with Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, according to a claim on Twitter.
Concerto For Group and Orchestra by late Deep Purple man Jon Lord, will be released on 1 October. Bruce Dickinson, among others, features on the recording.
Here's The Black Out's video for new single Start The Party.
Manic Street Preachers are reissuing their debut album Generation Terrorists on 5 November. The new Legacy Editions include versions with a book, DVD and ten inch vinyl.
Today's Track Of The Day is Cheval Sombre's cover of The Walkmen's Red Moon
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 18/09/2012
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