Coldplay play "last big show for three years", Paul McCartney joins Hillsborough single, new Prince video, Sister Ray names albums of 2012... Daily Hot List
Friday, 23 November
Coldplay do not expect to tour for the next three years, the band announced onstage in Australia. Speaking during their show in Brisbane on Wednesday, Chris Martin told the crowd that - save for their New Year's Eve gig with Jay-Z in New York - the group will be taking a break from large gigs. "This is the last big show for three years or so," he announced. "I don't want to stop."
Paul McCartney has joined the line-up for the Hillsborough campaign's charity single. The cover of The Hollies' He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is favourite to Christmas Number 1 and features the likes of Robbie Williams, Mick Jones and now the former Beatle. The track is being put together by members of The Farm and Guy Chambers. Grab the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday, for an exclusive report on the song.
Friendly Fires are to headline a suicide awareness concert in London following the death of Adam Connolly, flatmate of the band's Jack Savage. The gig will take place at XOYO on 12 December.
Lil Wayne will release new album I Am Not A Human Being II in February.
Q is the party! Don't believe us? Well take Rihanna's word for in this clip filmed on her #777 tour plane... here's our man Andrew Perry manning pop's frontline.
The Flaming Lips say their 15th studio album is nearly finished. "To me it's kind of like Embryonic meets The Soft Bulletin in a weird way, where it's like super lo-fi, there's a lot of atonal stuff," explained the band's Steven Drozd, "there's also some, for lack of a better word, pretty melodies. But it was all done very quickly."
Flying Lotus associate, pianist and composer Austin Peralta has died aged 22. A cause of death has yet to be announced.
Watch Prince's first video in three years for single Rock And Roll Love Affair.
Menswear's debut album Nuisance has gone platinum 17 years after its release. The band's drummer turned BBC 6music presenter Matt Everitt joked he earns £83 a year from the record's royalties.
A former Hollywood screenwriter is planning to bring a film about INXS frontman Michael Hutchence to the screen.
London record shop Sister Ray has named its staff's top albums of 2012. Tame Impala's Lonerism has topped the poll ahead of Ty Segall and First Aid Kit. Jack White, Beach House and Dexys also feature in the top 20.
Rage Against The Machine have posted a previously unreleased demo for Auto Logic online ahead of the release of the 20 Anniversary edition of their debut album next week. Listen via the link.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Mary Onettes with Evil Coast
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
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