Arcade Fire in the studio, Macca says Yoko didn't split Beatles, Hurricane Sandy stops New York gigs, Timberlake says sorry for homeless wedding video... Daily Hot List
Monday, 29 October
Arcade Fire have begun work on a new album, but don't expect to hear it too soon. "We're not that far into a record, but we've been working for a few months now," explains drummer Jeremy Gara. "We are under no pressure from record labels or management or whatever to do anything on any sort of schedule. We're just working. We have no deadlines." Late next year is the current ETA.
Folk-soul singer Terry Callier has died aged 67. The artist, who released several influential albums between 1968 and 1979 and went on to work with the likes of Massive Attack, Beth Orton, Paul Weller and more after he was rediscovered in the 1990s, was reportedly found dead at his home on Saturday.
Gary Glitter has been arrested and bailed by police investigating Jimmy Savile abuse claims.
Paul McCartney has told David Frost in a new interview that Yoko Ono did not break-up The Beatles. "She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up," he insisted.
Rihanna has reportedly brought Adele a babygrow featuring the logo: "My mum is a rockstar" to mark the birth of the British singer's first child last week.
The majority of gigs in New York were cancelled last night due to the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy on the city in the next few days. The cancellations are expected to continue today when the storm hits land.
Madonna was booed when she encourage fans to vote for Barak Obama onstage in New Orleans on Saturday night.
Watch the new video for M83's Steve McQueen.
Justin Timberlake has been forced to apologise for a video created by his friends that marked the singer's wedding to Jessica Biel and featured homeless people congratulating the couple like they were old friends. The singer insisted it was not shown at his wedding and he didn't know anything about the "silly, unsavoury video", adding his friends had experienced a "lapse in judgement".
Fuzzbox's Jo Dunne has died, aged 43. The guitarist in the all-girl group passed away from cancer on Friday, in hospital in Birmingham.
Memorabilia owned by The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood and his ex wife Jo was sold at a two day auction in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Johnny Marr is to join Dinosaur Jr for one night only. The guitarist will play with the band in New York on 1 December to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album You're Living All Over Me.
Foals will release new album Holy Fire in February.
Read an interview with David Byrne on his recent book How Music Works.
Lil Wayne was forced to make an emergency landing in his private jet after suffering a health scare. The rapper has "seizure-like symptoms" while flying and was taken to hospital after he made an unscheduled stop in Texas. He has since been discharged blaming "a severe migraine and dehydration" although he had to make another stop in Louisiana.
Plan B says he was £40,000 in debt as he released second album The Defamation of Strickland Banks. "People see you on film posters and they see your album out," he noted. "They see your videos and think you're making money. A massive misconception."
Morrissey has been forced to postpone his US tour as his mother is ill and has been admitted to hospital in the UK.
Labrinth gained his first solo Number 1 as Beneath Your Beautiful, featuring Emeli Sande, went straight to the top of the UK singles chart. Taylor Swift meanwhile has her first Number 1 album in the UK with Red.
Today's Track Of The Day is Adam Green and Binki Shaprio with Here I Am
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 29/10/2012
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