Muse to bring "Kung Fu & dancing aliens" to UK tour, Bonehead claims Liam would reunite Oasis "tomorrow", Beck remixes Philip Glass... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 4 October
Muse are promising "all manner of crazy things" onstage when their arena tour kicks off later this month. "It's going to be crazy, hopefully amazing," explained drummer Dominic Howard of their production. "Basically we've built this huge upside down pyramid made out of LED screens so we can put visuals and videos on it... the screen can compress inside itself, turn into different shapes, it can come down and completely consume me on my drumkit! I'm probably going to start doing some Kung Fu at some point onstage, some dancing aliens, all manner of strange and crazy things but it will look cool!" The band's UK dates start in Glasgow on 24 October.
... Meanwhile conservative political pundit Glenn Beck has written the trio an open letter. The US commentator has expressed his admiration of the band's music and interest in conspiracy theories before, but was responding to frontman Matt Bellamy's recent comments that many many of those theories had been "hijacked" by the American right. "As uncomfortable as it might be for you, I will still play your songs loudly. To me your songs are anthems that beg for choruses of unity and pose the fundamental question facing the world today - can man rule himself?" he wrote. "Matthew, I realise that converts are pretty hard to come by when the stakes are so high and the spotlight so bright, but I thank you for singing words that resonate with man in his struggle to be free."
Paul Athurs, better know as Bonehead, claims that Liam Gallagher would reform Oasis "in a shot tomorrow", but Noel isn't interested. The guitarist doesn't say however whether he thinks it would be an original line-up reunion or not...
Gwyneth Paltrow is in negotiations to produce a musical based on the Go-Gos songs.
Read this week's Q&a interview with Beth Orton. We speak to the singer about new album Sugaring Season, almost giving up music, her views on Mumford & Sons and more.
British session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan has died, aged 71. The musician played on over a thousand tracks, including 55 Number 1s, on songs like Petula Clark's Downtown and What's New Pussycat by Tom Jones, throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Grey's Anatomy actor Eric Dane is suing Billy Cogran after claiming a tree that fell in the Smashing Pumpkins man's property almost killed his wife.
Little Dragon have explained why Kelly Rowland features on Big Boi's new track Mama Told Me, rather than them as originally billed. "The whole collaboration was an amazing creative experience. Unfortunately, business terms out of our control got in the way, and an agreement couldn't be reached in time for our version of the track to be released," they explained in a statement. "At least new friendships were made, and we want to wish Big Boi good luck with the album."
Listen to Bat For Lashes in session for 6music.
The Cribs tell us why they're so pleased Edwyn Collins has joined the bill for their Q Awards Gig on 20 October in London.
There is zero chance of an ABBA reunion - mainly because the band are actually quite proud of the fact they haven't fallen for the current trend. "We are the only group of that status that has never been reunited. I think that is cool," explained Bjorn Ulvaeus, who was speaking as it was announced an ABBA museum will open in Stockholm next year. "It is a strength for ABBA that you remember those young, ambitious, energetic people during the 70s rather than some feeble old folks who feel compelled to get up and play all the time."
Listen to Beck's 20 minute remix of Philip Glass' NYC 73-38, taken from forthcoming album Rework: Philip Glass Remixed, overseen by the singer (via Pitchfork.com).
Grease pair, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, are to release a Christmas album which will include a sequel song to You're The One That I Want, on 13 November.
The Maccabees, Noah And The Whale and Richard Hawley will all headline Mencap's annual Little Noise Sessions this November at St John-At-Hackney Church.
Chic, Deep Purple, Kraftwerk, NWA, Rush and Donna Summer are among the acts under consideration to be inducted into America's Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame this year. Fans can vote for the acts they believe should be honoured.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 04/10/2012
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