Foo Fighters to call it a day? Muse's Matt Bellamy becomes more rational, Pussy Riot appeal starts, Glastonbury talk headliners... Daily Hot List
Monday, 1 October
Foo Fighters' time could be up - or at the very least we won't be seeing them around for a long time - Dave Grohl has suggested. Speaking as the band played a free show in New York's Central Park on Saturday, the band's leader told the crowd the band have nothing more planned. "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this," he explained. "This is it, man. This is the show where we come out and play we as many songs as we can in a short period of time because honestly, I don't know when we're going to do it again and this is the perfect place to do it!" Watch Grohl's address above.
Muse's Matt Bellamy believes he's becoming more rational in his old age. Speaking about his past interest in more exotic ideologies the singer explained: "I was getting very drawn into obscure conspiracy theories. As time's moved on I've become far more rational and empirical and I've managed to focus on slightly more realistic, tangible things." He added that conspiracy theories have been "hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward right-wing libertarianism."
Pussy Riot's appeal against their two year conviction for hooliganism, following their March protest in Moscow's main cathedral, begins today. Both the Russian church and government have suggested the sentence should be reduced, but the three singers' legal team say they will not repent if it means they must admit guilt.
Interpol are set to release a tenth anniversary edition of their debut, Turn On The Bright Lights, on 19 November.
Emily Eavis said The Stone Roses will not be one of Glastonbury 2013's headliners during an twitter chat where she canvassed fans' opinions for next year's festival.
Listen to a new track by Josh Homme, co-written with Dave Sardy for film End Of Watch (via Stereogum.com)
The new Live Music Act comes into force today, allowing venues with a capacity smaller than 200 to stage music without a license.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are planning on making a jazz album together, following their collaboration on the latter's Duets II last year.
Meanwhile here's a review of the singer's parents' restaurant in New York. It's not good...
Jack White upset fans with a show less than 50 minutes long at Radio City in New York on Saturday night, causing an outburst on Twitter by fans who thought he'd only left the stage for an encore. He played for much longer at the same venue last night.
Kanye West is facing legal action over suggestions he used samples inappropriately. Though he cleared Hook And Sling, Part 1 by Eddie Bo for album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the track's rights holders are claiming he did not license its use correctly as it appears on Who Will Survive America? and his short film Lost In The World which was based on his song Runaway.
Andy Bell says an Oasis reunion should happen, but he doesn't think it's likely. "I think that life's too short for it not to happen. But, in reality, do I see it happening? At this point, no I don't," he explained. "The matter rests entirely with the two brothers. It probably should happen at some point but if they can't make it happen, no one should force them to."
Police were called after a fight broke out between Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and their entourages backstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday.
99 Problems, Obama re-election style...
George Michael has cancelled his Australian tour as he suffering from "major anxiety" following the pneumonia he contracted last year. He explained: "I seriously underestimated how difficult this year would be and although I was right to believe that the shows would bring me great happiness and that my voice would recover completely (I truly think that some of my recent performances have been my best ever) I was wrong to think I could work my way through the major anxiety that has plagued me since I left Austria last December."
Listen to Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich discuss his new band - no, not Atoms For Peace - Ultraista.
Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill got married at the weekend.
James Murphy reveals the soundtrack of his life... other when he did that on Losing My Edge of course.
It had to happen, Psy's Gangnam Style has topped the UK single chart. Mumford & Sons have the Number 1 album with Babel.
Today's Track Of The Day is Frank Ocean with Pyramids as we preview all of this year's nominees ahead of the Q Awards on 22 October
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 01/10/2012
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