New BBC Amy Winehouse boxset coming, Beatles set for vinyl reissue, Fiona Apple arrested, Kayne West DOES hang out with CIA chief... Daily Hot List
Friday, 21 September
A three-disc Amy Winehouse boxset will be released on 12 November. Amy Winehouse At The BBC, which features early sessions, TV appearances, interviews and some unreleased footage and material, will be out in November. The release also features a documentary called Amy Winehouse - The Day She Came To Dingle.
One person who won't be rushing out to buy the new Amy Winehouse release is Portishead's Geoff Barrow, who found himself defending himself after criticising the singer in an interview. Having just released a second album with other band BEAK>, Barrow said of the late singer: "By the end of it, had become just a comic character of herself and how she sang. I saw her with an electric guitar in a little pub in Bristol and people were going, that's amazing but it wasn't all that... It seemed fake, but because there was a massive drug problem you couldn't say it was fake, but her actual voice was fake. She had a real life with a fake voice." The comments trigger an angry response from Winehouse fans, forcing Barrow to clarify his remarks on twitter, explaining: "I'm sure she was a lovely caring talented person - I didn't know her. Very sad that she passed away - but I never dug her vibe."
Noel Gallagher is on the cover of our new issue, out later today on iPad and in shops on Tuesday. Check out the cover now.
Neil Young says he gave up drink so he could write his new memoir, Waging Heavy Peace. "I did it [drinking] for 40 years," he said. "Now I want to see what it's like to not do it. It's just a different perspective." Read the full interview with Young via the link.
Iron Maiden and Rammstein are to headline next year's Download Festival, which takes place 14-16 June, 2013. Tickets go on sale next Friday.
The Beatles back catalogue will be re-issue on vinyl on 13 November, according to new retail listings.
Fiona Apple has been arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas for possessing marijuana after police searched her tourbus. She was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
Apple is not alone with her tourbus/police difficulties, here's 15 more musicians who have been stopped in Texas.
Watch Band Of Horses performing live on Letterman, plus read our interview with the band.
The members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot who are still free and their legal team, are to receive a LennonOno Grant For Peace in New York from Yoko Ono.
He rapped about him on new record Cruel Summer, but apparently Kanye West did actually meet former CIA Director George Tenet. However a spokesperson for the spy master explained the pair didn't discuss their Maybachs, as West raps, but "bumped into each other" outside a New York building. "They chatted briefly," explained the hip-hop Deep Throat. "The next thing you know, it's recorded history."
Cee Lo Green's Christmas album will include The Muppets, Christina Aguilera and an album cover featuring him being driven around in a limo by a reindeer, of course.
A skateboard designed by Beastie Boy's Adam Yauch two months before he died is being auctioned for charity by the Tony Hawk Foundation. Paul McCartney and Tom Petty are also taking part, with boards featuring their handwritten lyrics up for sale too.
Listen to New Order discussing the possibility of new material next year.
With a new solo album out next month, American Alt icon Ken Stringfellow talks us through some of his favourite moments on record, including R.E.M., Big Star and The Posies.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder has attacked US presidential candidate Mitt Romney for saying 47 per-cent of the country feel like they're victims. "It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population," he declared, adding that if it wasn't for government training scheme to become a security guard he couldn't have been a struggling musician back in the 1980s. "It was that job that allowed me to also afford the guitars and tape recorder and microphones I needed to let me afford keep working on music," he explained. "It was also the job I reluctantly left to move up to Seattle for less pay, in order to join a band. It all worked out."
Watch Dirty Projectors' new video for About To Die.
A song that samples Nick Clegg apologising for breaking the Liberal Democrats pledge on not bringing in university tuition fees will be released as a charity single after the politician granted its creators permission to use his part via twitter.
Willy Mason has announced he will release a third album after signing to Fiction. Carry On is out on 3 December.
EU regulators have approved Universal's takeover of EMI. The larger major has had to sell off various elements of its operations to get the deal through.
Today's Track Of The Day is Django Django with Default as we preview all of this year's nominees ahead of the Q Awards on 22 October
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 21/09/2012
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