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Tuesday, 9 October
Adele's Bond theme collaborator, producer Paul Epworth, says the pair went out of their way to produce a timeless song for Skyfall - even deliberately working film series' well-known musical motif into their track. "Thankfully we found something that seemed to find something that captured the mood perfectly," he explained. "We managed to weave the Monty Norman Bond theme harmony into some of the chords. That was definitely a conscious thing because I think there's a particular musical pallet, or chord, or mode, or whatever you call it, that is James Bond feeling." He admitted he'd had a head start on that front though, thanks to his time as a studio lackey. "Fifteen years ago I was a tea boy and tape op at Air Studios and I assisted on the Tomorrow Never Dies score recording and a David Arnold covers record of Bond themes," Epworth revealed, "so maybe I was steeped in it."
The Rolling Stones are rehearsing for shows in London and New York. Read Q's exclusive interview with Keith Richards now.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has declared that Pussy Riot "got what they asked for" following their conviction for hooliganism after staging a protest in a Moscow cathedral in March. The trio of singers will learn whether their appeal against their two year prison sentences will be successful later this week, but speaking on television the politician had little sympathy. "I have nothing to do with it," he said. "They got what they asked for... It was right that they were arrested, and the court's decision was right."
Lady Gaga visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he is currently claiming asylum last night.
Watch the video for Coldplay's Hurts Like Heaven single, which ties in with the band's forthcoming comic book adaptation of Mylo Xyloto.
Jay-Z is recording with Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean. It's unclear which project the sessions are for as yet...
...however, Jay-Z is clearly not in a hurry. The rapper took the subway to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday as he wrapped up his eight night residency at the new venue.
Bjork is to release a remix version of album Biophilia on 19 November called Bastards. The record features collaborations with the likes of Death Grips, These New Puritans, Hudson Mohawke and more.
Watch The Vaccines' new video for I Always Knew, featuring Dree Hemingway - daughter of Manhattan actress Mariel and great grand-daughter of Ernest.
Noel Gallagher and Kasabian-endorsed club night This Feeling celebrates its sixth birthday this month with a host of nights across the UK. The Coral will be DJing at nights in Southampton (12 October) and London (13), while dates are also planned for Edinburgh (19), Glasgow (20) and Manchester (26).
Rihanna is launching her own sent called Nude. Guess what's she's wearing in the advert she posted online? That's right: underwear.
Watch David Blaine getting electric shocks via keyboard played by Pharrell Williams and Andrew WK (just don't ask us why...)
Ellie Goulding kicked off this year's Q Awards Gigs on Friday. Here's a report from the show and an audio interview with the singer.
Listen to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's first album in ten years, Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! It's only four tracks long, but it's no EP.
Adam Ant says Michael Jackson inspired him to return to performing live. "I went to see [film] This Is It in London after Michael Jackson passed away. I sat there and thought, A lot of the performers are going," he explains. "Poly Styrene passed away, and a number of other musicians. There is only a certain time in your life when you can physically keep doing this. I'm pretty fit, and I thought, Now's a great time to get back on board."
Peter Gabriel was surprised onstage on Saturday night when actor John Cusack walked onstage during his opening song and handed him a boombox. The cameo referenced Cusack's role in 1989's Say Anything, when his character held a similar player aloft and played Gabriel's In Your Eyes in an attempt to woo back his ex-girlfriend. Watch below.
Here's this week's Singles Column, featuring new releases and the best track to have surfaced online in the last seven days.
Green Day have cancelled their appearance at the Voodoo Music Experience festival on 27 October. "Cancelling shows is something we rarely do," Tré Cool explained. "We never want to let our fans down, and we are grateful for all of you being understanding during this time." Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is undergoing rehab following an onstage "meltdown" last month.
The Stereophonics have released new track Violins And Tambourines, as a taster for their forthcoming album (no release date yet). The video, below, saw singer Kelly Jones make his directorial debut.
Listen to our exclusive stream of The Jim Jones Revue's new album The Savage Heart, a week before its release.
Foals have announced a host of intimate UK shows, kicking off at Sheffield's Queens Social Club on 28 November. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Today's Track Of The Day is Alt-J with Something Good 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 | 09/10/2012
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