Thom Yorke announces side project plans, MTV VMA results, Kings Of Leon man on 'soundtrack' project, Black Keys in sessions, Q Awards... Daily Hot List
Friday, 7 September
One Direction picked up three prizes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards. The boy band took home Best Pop Video, Best New Artist and Most Share-Worthy Video. Coldplay (pictured) picked up Best Rock Video for Paradise, while Rihanna won Video of The Year for We Found Love.
Here's a run down of the ceremony's best moments as Pink, Frank Ocean and Lil Wayne were among those to perform live.
More importantly (;-) the shortlist for the 2012 Q Awards was announced yesterday - cast your vote now.
Thom Yorke has announced plans for his side project Atoms For Peace. "You may have heard that I have a new project called Atoms For Peace. The name comes from some shows of The Eraser that happened a couple of years ago with Mauro [Refosco], Joey [Waronker], Nigel [Godrich] and Flea," he wrote, explaining an album will be released next year. "We got a big buzz from them and discovered loads of energy from transforming the music from electronic to live, and so afterwards, we carried on for a few days in the studio and decided to make it a loose, on-going thing. Immersed in the area between the two... electronic and live." Here's their first single Default.
Read an interview with Felt, Denim and Go-Kart-Mozart legend, Lawrence.
Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill says his new project with Mona's Nick Brown, Smoke And Jackal, came from the pair's attempt to soundtrack and imaginary movie. "We wanted to create a soundtrack," he explains. "That's the kind of vibe we were both going for." He added while there were no plans to perform live currently, the band is not a one off: "I think at least we will go back and do another EP at some point. It might not be this year. It might not be next year. Us being friends, it's bound to happen again."
Cee Lo Green is developing a sitcom about a musician who tries to juggle fame and family life. Curb Your Gnarls Barkley?
Members of Pussy Riot have posted a video online thanking the likes of Madonna, Bjork, Green Day and their supporters generally over the recent trial of three of their singers.
The doctor who treated Slipknot's Paul Gray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter over the death of the bassist and seven other patients who overdosed. Daniel Baldi was charged after it was claimed he prescribed the "high does prescription narcotics" that killed Gray.
The Black Keys have spoken more about their plans to follow-up El Camino. Frontman Dan Auerbach says the duo have been in the studio recently and while sessions weren't the most focused they got "some ideas down and started the ball rolling."
Author Zadie Smiths interviews Jay-Z... who shockingly for a hip-hop artist turned up on time for their chat!
Of Montreal will release a 17 track rareities compilation called Daughter Of The Cloud in October.
Azealia Banks has written a song that may appear on Lady Gaga's next album, ARTPOP, which is due out next year.
Local Natives discuss their new album which was co-produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.
The organisers of Bloc 2012, the London electronic festival which was called midway through its first day earlier this summer, have blaming the venue London Pleasure Gardens, who have since gone into administration, for the cancellation. Organisers say ticket holders can request refunds via their banks.
Dave Stewart has hinted that a musical based on Eurythmics songs could be on the way. While ruling out a reunion for the time being ("Never say never") he explained: "I have this idea of putting them [songs] all together in a theatrical piece in the not too distant future."
Read our guide to next weekend's (14-16 September) Festival Number 6 which is taking place in the village where they shot The Prisoner in the 60s and features New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized among others.
Green Day have spoken about the illness that forced frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to go to hospital in Italy earlier this week. "Billie came down with heavy, heavy dehydration; it was like severe dehydration, influenza, and it was just a really, really bad situation," explained bandmate Mike Dirnt. "He woke up in the morning and it was bad. Let's put it this way, if you're in your hotel room and you're vomiting profusely, it's not fun. So what are you going to do? It's hard to sing while you're puking."
Today's Track Of The Day is Ladyhawke with Sunday Drive
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 07/09/2012
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