Suede are back in the studio, Muse sued by sci-fi author, speculation over Adele's Bond role grows, Led Zep stage mysterious countdown... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 12 September
Suede are back in the studio recording a new album. "I've been loving it," explains Brett Anderson of their recent sessions. "Any album is brutally hard, and this one has been pretty hard. The first couple of months were us trying to get on the same wavelength, is this working, trying to develop the sound we wanted. A lot of the writing process for me is throwing stuff away, because you're finding out what you want to do. There was a lot of that, and we discarded quite a few songs. Early this year we started hitting on the sort of songs that we were aiming to write, and it's sounding really good now."
Muse are being sued by a sci-fi author who claims the band have copied his "cinematic science fiction rock opera". Charles Bolfrass filed a lawsuit in Manhattan claiming that the band's The Resistance takes its plot and artwork from his Exogenesis. The band have denied the claims in no uncertain terms, stating: "The claim is complete nonsense, and is categorically denied. It appears to be based on a screenplay which the band never received or saw, produced by someone the band has never heard of. It speaks volumes that the album in question was released a full three years ago, and yet this is the first that has been heard of these groundless allegations."
Speculation that Adele has recorded the theme for new Bond film Skyfall has increased after the singer was spotted at Abbey Road where the film's soundtrack is being put together.
Ring Starr has denied it's him drumming on recently discovered tapes from his old 60s band Rory Storm And The Hurricanes. "It's not me, that was done after I'd left to join the Beatles. I don't know who the drummer was but I hope that Rory fans enjoy it anyway," explained Starr. "The only two tracks I was on were recorded while we were in Germany in 1960, when we made a two track acetate, and for those of you in the digi world that is a-ce-tate, of Mailman bring me no more blues, a Buddy Holly song sang by Lou Walters and Fever, and I'd love to hear those tracks 'cause I don't have a copy."
Led Zeppelin have triggered a wave of fan speculation after posting a numerical countdown on their Facebook page. It's claimed the countdown could be anything from a new tour to (more probably) the release of their 2007 reunion show on DVD. It currently stands at 2, so not long to go...
The company that turned 2pac into a hologram for this year's Coachella Festival has gone bankrupt. Insert your own it was all smoke and mirrors joke here.
Listen to the soundtrack for new film The Master by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood in full now.
Check out an on the road diary from David Byrne and St Vicent's new joint tour.
James Murphy says he has no fixed plans for his first post LCD music project.
"The beauty is, I don't know [what I'm doing next]. That's kind of the amazing thing. It's the first time I've felt like that in a long time. There are songs that I want to make, but they're just because I want to make them. I don't have a label, and I don't have anything," he explained. "I can just make a song if I feel like it, which I am quite excited about. What I realised is that it's what the band was born out of: I had time to be creative and I had nothing to lose. And I think it would be terrifying and deeply counter intuitive to go back to that state of nothing to lose. But also a good idea... and interesting and fun and scary."
The Weeknd will officially release his free 2011 mixtapes as a single, paid for album.
Neil Young And Crazy will release a second album of 2012, Psychedelic Pill on 29 October. As the opening track, Driftin' Back is 27 minutes long, the album will be a double.
Russell Simmons has written an open letter to Jay-Z explaining why he's wrong over Occupy Wall Street and has given him some pointers about the movement.
Not that Jay-Z is shying away from politics, he and Beyonce are hosting a fund-raiser for Barack Obama's re-election campaign at the rapper's club 40/40 next week.
Watch Robbie Williams' new video for Candy.
Read our guest column from Coheed & Cambria's Claudio Sanchez on The Amory Wars, the concept that binds the band's universe.
Judas Priest are considering legal action of a Gap T-shirt that appears to resemble the cover of their 1982 album Screaming For Vengeance.
Check out Big Black Delta's Playlist for stargazing, including Scott Walker, Pulp, Salem and more.
Watch an exclusive session with Jake Bugg, at this year's Bestival.
Metal label Hydra Head Records is closing down after 17 years.
Today's Track Of The Day is is the exclusive from The Joy Formidable, it's their new single Cholla
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 12/09/2012
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