Patti Smiths says Twilight couple would have worked for Just Kids biopic, Rolling Stones for Glasto? Led Zep's plant worried about himself up... Daily Hot List
Friday, 12 October
Patti Smith has suggested that Twilight pair, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, could have played her and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the film adaptation of her book, Just Kids. "I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting," she explained. "There's something in his eyes. And Robert was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She's not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic." Smith said that she has not made much progress on the script, and indeed told Q earlier this year that she's not rushing the project, adding that she wanted to cast "unknowns" in the lead roles.
It's been claimed that The Rolling Stones will headline next year's Glastonbury Festival. Reports quote "a source" saying: "there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it."
Yekaterina Samutsevich, the member of Pussy Riot freed by a court earlier this week, insists the band will continue to stage protest concerts. "We are not finished," she declared. "We have to somehow get round the authorities to deceive them in some clever way."
Rihanna has named her seventh album Unapologetic. The record, which features the singer topless on the cover, is out on 19 November.
Robert Plant admits he was worried about becoming a parody of himself at Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion gig. "It would be precocious of me to walk to the front of the stage and take on a kind of rock singer pose, at that time in my being - and that's five years ago," he said of why he chose to stand within the middle of the band. "I could only send it up, and I don't want to do that." Read the full interview with the band via the link below.
Check out The Black Keys and RZA's collaboration for the soundtrack of latter's directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fists (via Rollingstone.com).
Listen to Steve Lamacq's star-studied Roundtable singles review including Jarvis Cocker and England Cricketer Graeme Swann.
Madonna dedicated a song during her set in Los Angeles earlier this week to 14 year-old Mala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban gunman for advocating women's education in Pakistan.
Here's a report of a "shirtless" Morrissey playing New York's Radio Music City Hall earlier this week. Plus his interview on The Colbert Report this week...
Lianne La Havas has been forced to cancel nine dates from her UK tour due to "serious illness". It has not been confirmed what the singer is suffering with, only that she has been in hospital.
Jon Spencer is not enjoying Noel Gallagher's solo career - but doesn't mind what he's got to say. "Noel Gallagher: what's the fucking point? Who wants to hear some tired Beatles rehash? I don't get it," declared the Blues Explosion leader. "But he is very funny in interviews." Plus Q's interview extended interview with Spencer.
Here's Two Door Cinema Club's new video for Sun.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor have declared the music business "a miserable pigpen" in a rare interview, they said: "It's like watching millionaires piss on cherubs. The money makers hate the fucking kids and treat them like chattel, milk them like cows, and lead them from waypoint to waypoint like frantic shoppers on dollar days. For the most part, you deal with privileged fools who are entirely insecure. They hate their jobs, love the money and want more. Somehow a whole lot of starving heifers keep coming back to that trough for more. Somewhere inside they know that the milk is poison but they can't stop drinking." Oh and there's no Hunter Thompson-esque, "but there is a bad side" in case you were wondering...
Guest column - Never meet your heroes? What about supporting them, by Idlewild's Rod Jones.
Gary Barlow has hinted that Take That will begin working on a new record at the end next year, ending his involvement in The X Factor after this series.
Watch Nina Nesbitt covering Ain't No Sunshine in this week's Old Vinyl Factory Session.
Elton John lost a libel action against The Times after his name was included in two articles entitled, The Secrets Of Tax Avoiders, in June. The singer said the pieces suggested he was engaged in "immoral" activities, but a judge ruled they could not be interpreted in that or any other defamatory way.
Here's a preview of Scott Walker's forthcoming album, Bish Bosch, out in December.
Nelly was detained in Texas after police searched his tourbus. It is reported drugs, including heroin, and marijuana and a firearm were found on the vehicle. One of the passengers on the bus was arrested, while the rapper and five others were released.
Column - Why pop needs a losing streak
Listen to Bat For Lashes covering covering Rihanna's We Found Love, via the link.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 12/10/2012
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