Glastonbury Festival sells out in record time, Blur announce new date, Radiohead in session, The National get Obama hate mail, To Kill A King exclusive... Daily Hot List
Monday, 8 October
Next year's Glastonbury Festival sold out in record time yesterday. All the tickets for the 2013 event went in 1 hour and 40 minutes. "We're genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people who would like to come to the Festival, and we dearly wish we could have you all along," explained organisers, Michael Eavis and daughter Emily, in a statement. "Sadly, that just isn't possible, which means a significant number of people have missed out. Tickets were being sold throughout the morning - but demand simply outstripped supply. If you were one of those who managed to get a ticket, then we look forward to welcoming you to Worthy Farm in June. If not, then there is likely to be a resale of returned tickets in the spring, and your registration will also remain valid for future Glastonbury Festivals - so we hope to see you down here at some point." No acts have been announced for Glastonbury 2013 yet.
Blur say they will play more shows next year. Confirming they will headline 2013's Rock Werchter festival in Belgium and Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Porto, the band suggested the dates will have an international feel: "Hope to travel in 2013 to play to more of our lovely fans who we haven't seen for a while. Don't know where yet, we'll tell as soon as we do."
Mike Love insists he did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys following the conclusion of their 50th anniversary dates. "I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He's my cousin by birth and my brother in music," he declared, adding that: "The plan was always to go back to our respective lives post the 50th anniversary run... I'm wondering if we'll all get to do this again or if this is it. I'm standing proud that we came together, put our differences aside and made this tour happen."
Muse performed on Saturday Night Live, joined by The Dap-Kings horn section.
Watch Radiohead's Austin City Limits live session.
The National say they have received hate mail for their public backing of Barack Obama's re-election campaign. "I know we've gotten responses from people [who] don't like the fact that we've taken a position on it, and I don't actually think artists or musicians necessarily have a responsibility to do that," explained singer Matt Berninger. "But in our case, the five of us... talked about it and we were like, Yeah, it's worth it, for sure."
Watch Arcade Fire performing new song, Crucified Again, at the Partners In Health 25th birthday party in New York.
Jack White is releasing a live album, plus seven-inches featuring demos for album Blunderbuss, via The Vault subscription service run by his Third Man Records' label.
Here's a gallery some rare photos of Beatles fans from 1964.
Hot List exclusive, here's To Kill A King's new video for Howling.
Madonna has reportedly abandoned plans to wear in a costume that mixed a traditional Muslim bridal costume with a US soldiers uniform for her next video.
Deadmau5 has rubbished claims in a Forbes Highest Paid DJs list that he's made $11.5m. "It's bullshit. I had to call my manager and say, Yo! Where's the other 10?" he explained. "Sure, we've seen $20 million in the past two years, but that's gone back into the studio, into tours - they cost up to $10 million alone. It's money in, money out for all of us, but the list makes us look like a bunch of overpaid dicks. The cool thing about it, though, is that it says, Invest in this shit because it's hot, to the idiots with more money than all of us put together. It's a self-propelling stupidity that's now influxing big industry money into the previously small EDM market."
Check out The Ravonettes performing live on Letterman.
Muse are Number 1 in the UK album charts with The 2nd Law, while Rihanna has topped the singles countdown with Diamonds. Adele's Bond theme Skyfall is at Number 4 despite only going on sale on Friday.
Today's Track Of The Day is Radiohead with Bloom (live) as we preview all of this year's nominees ahead of the Q Awards on 22 October - plus you have until 5pm (BST) to cast your vote
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 08/10/2012
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