Thom York's new band get physical, Arthur's Day, Jay-Z to open new NY venue tonight, Neil Young on Kurt Cobain suicide note, Lil Wayne bigger than Elvis... Daily Hot List
Friday, 28 September
Thom York's other band Atoms For Peace have confirmed the physical release of their first single, Default (out now online). The track will come out on 12-inch via XL Recordings on 19 November. It will be accompany by B-side What The Eyeballs Did and an instrumental of the main track, while art collections will be pleased to know Stanley Donwood has contributed a foil-stamped sleeve design.
Last night Guinness marked the birthday of their founder, Arthur, with a series of gigs around featuring the likes of Primal Scream, Tom Jones and more. Here's some highlights from the first ever London event.
Jay-Z is kicking off an eight month residency at the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn, New York, tonight. The venue is the new home of the recently named Brooklyn Nets, so we're presuming there's a discounted season ticket in it for him... that and the fact he's a minor investor in the venue which will also stage Rihanna and Swedish House Mafia gigs in the coming months. "They'll [the staff] still ask my opinion on most things," the rapper explained of his involvement in running the hall. "I don't want that job, though... I have enough jobs."
Pete Townshend, who was arrested and then cleared of possessing illegal images of children in 2003, has explained his "insane" attempt to include the issue in his autobiography. "It's a product of success. I had experienced something creepy as a child, so you imagine, what if I was a girl of nine or 10 and my uncle had raped me every week? I felt I had an understanding, and I could help. What I did was insane," he said adding it was a misguided "white knight syndrome". The book, Who Am I, is released on 11 October.
Alanis Morissette has offered her support to Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong after he entered rehab following an onstage outburst last weekend. "I've always been an advocate and supporter of artists and Billie Joe to me - he deserves to be bowed down to," she explained. "He's been in this industry for a long time and so for him to experience the consequence of a system that kind of set it up for him to fail is a travesty to me." She even covered the trio's Basket Case.
Neil Young says getting quoted in Kurt Cobain's suicide note "struck a deep chord inside of me. It fucked with me". The Nirvana singer quoted Young's lyric "It's better to burn out than fade away" when he took his life in 1994. Writing about the incident in his forthcoming autobiography Waging Heavy Peace, the Canadian singer-songwriter said that he had tried to contact Cobain before he died: "I, coincidentally, had been trying to reach him. I wanted to talk to him. Tell him only to play when he felt like it."
The Beat's Dave Wakeling has paid tribute to the late Andy Williams, who died earlier this week, as the band cover of the crooner's Can't Get Used To Losing You For was their biggest hit, declaring: "Thanks, Andy, for all the years of pleasure your smooth, cool tubes have brought us."
Watch Grizzly Bear's new ice skating inflused video for new single Yet Again.
Axl Rose has issued a cease and desist order to stop photographer Laura London staging an exhibition called Once Upon A Time... Axl Rose Was My Neighbor. The pair lived near each other in the late 80s and London said she had snapped some of the singer's graffiti in the area, however a lawyer for Rose is claiming he "never spray-painted anything".
Apple may have to change the newer orange music logo on iPhones and iPods after they lost a trademark dispute with Myspace.
Meanwhile have the prices for Xbox's forthcoming music service have leaked? It's claimed the new system will change a £89.90 a year for unlimited streaming.
Crystal Castles will release their third album, III, on November 5. Here's Wrath Of God which will feature on the record.
Terry Hall doesn't like Mumford & Sons but he does like the idea of more Specials stuff.
America does though... love Mumford & Sons that is. As well as looking certs for a UK Number 1 album, the band are outselling BIEBER and Madonna this week and could rack up 600,000 sales of Babel in its first week.
Bad Brains' "classic line-up" will release a new album, Into The Future, on 19 November.
Lil Wayne has passed Elvis Presley as the man with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
M.I.A. would like to show you her forthcoming art book.
The Darkness have been touring with Lady Gaga, check out Justin Hawkins exclusive on the road diary.
Jessie J once tried to shoplift a hoodie with Shaggy's motto "it wasn't me" written on it, she has revealed in her forthcoming autobiography. Yes that's right, she is publishing an autobiography (!)
It might be a little early for you, but Tracey Thorn has posted the title track from her Christmas album Tinsel And Lights online...
Here's Ellie Goulding performing unplugged. Grab our new issue Q316 out now for an interview with the singer.
Fed up with the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame not recognising your local hero? Do what Canonburg, Pennsylvania, have done, they're starting a Pop Hall Of Fame because the Ohio institution overlooked their favourite son Perry Como.
Today's Track Of The Day is Plan B with Ill Manors 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 | 28/09/2012
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