Rolling Stones releasing new songs, Starship guitarist dies, Rufus Wainwright marries, Paul McCartney to get French honour, new Black Keys video... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 5 September
A new greatest hits collection from The Rolling Stones will feature two new songs, Gloom And Doom and One Last Shot. Grrr! will be released in November as part of the band's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Starship's Mark Abrahamian has died aged 46. The lead guitarist collapsed after a show on Sunday and died of a heart attack.
Chuck D believes more non mainstream acts deserve prime time exposure after Public Enemy's Harder Than You Think went into the UK singles charts at 11 this week after being used in a Channel 4 campaign to promote their Paralympics coverage. "If these exposure areas would expose more artists and better songs, then these reactions would be natural, instead of a company that just hogs up the air, forcing a lot of meaningless songs down people's ears," he suggested. "The thing about the UK, they blasted it through television. So that shows the power of being able to have opportunity on major media - even more so than the strength of the song."
Early recordings by Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, Ringo Starr's first band, have been rediscovered after 50 years. The tapes date from March 1960, two years before the drummer joined The Beatles, and were found in the basement of Storm's sister, who is also the mother of drum'n'bass DJ Adam F. They will be released as part of an album later this month.
Here's a new video from The Black Keys for Little Black Submarines.
Rufus Wainwright has married boyfriend Jorn Weisbrodt in a "fast and furious" ceremony. The pair tied the knot at their Montauk home before heading out to celebrate.
Guns'n'Roses are selling off a bunch of kit they no longer need, including guitars, drums and a mixing desk.
The whole of David Byrne and St Vincent's collaborative album, Love This Giant, is streaming online.
One Direction have been allowed to keep their name after settling a lawsuit with an American punk group who had it too. The parties have settled for an undisclosed amount and One Direction (punk) will now be known as Uncharted Shores.
The V&A museum in London will stage an exhibition on David Bowie between 23 March and 28 July next year. Here's a preview of what will be on show.
Hacker group Anonymous say they are targeting Evanescence after claims emerged that singer Amy Lee and manager Andrew Lurie forced a user of fan forum EvThreads to sign a contract stopping him from reporting cyber bullying on the site. It's claimed these could include child pornography offences after British MP John Hemming highlighted the the site in a parliamentary petition. The band are yet to comment.
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Plan B has explained why what convinced him to star in the new Sweeney film. "As soon as I heard there was a gun fight in Trafalgar Square I had to be in the movie," he said. "They've got new technology where you can fire blanks without making any noise. You can't just go around London firing guns. People get scared."
Israel staged its own mini version of SXSW at last week's Jerusalem Music Conference. Here's a look at the region's music scene.
Today's Track Of The Day is Professor Green with Avalon (Featuring Sierra Kusterbeck)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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