Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne shuts down airport with grenade, Yeah Yeah Yeahs plan album, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor to join Stones live, Beck recording... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 21 November
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coye accidentally shut down Oklahoma City on Monday because he had a grenade in his luggage. "It was an actual grenade that was now missing its explosive parts and painted gold. I just threw this gold grenade in my bag and had not quite thought about it," explained the singer, who picked up the souvenir at a party the night before. Unfortunately airport security were less than impressed. "The bomb squad guy came out, and once he comes out, there's two weeks of paperwork that has to be filled out," said. Coyne. "Everybody could immediately tell what it was. But it's too late - the merry-go-round had to go its whole way around before you could get off." The singer apologised for delaying other travellers ("I would agree that it was stupid of me") but added he'd done nothing illegal so wasn't totally to blame.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs say they will release a new album in the spring.
A row has erupted between Pussy Riot and their legal team, with band members accusing their lawyers of caring more about their personal fame than their legal responsibilities.
Amy Winehouse's father says he will unveil a statue of the singer at the London Roundhouse on 14 September 2014. He also plans to stage a "Live Aid type concert" in her honour on the same day.
Listen to Biffy Clyro's new single Black Chandelier, from forthcoming album Opposites, out early next year.
The National have contributed a new cover of 1924 song I'll See You In My Dreams for an episode of Boardwalk Empire.
Fiona Apple has cancelled her South American to care for her dying dog Janet, who suffers from Addison's disease. "I can't leave her now, please understand," wrote the singer. "If I go away again, I'm afraid she'll die and I won't have the honour of singing her to sleep, of escorting her out."
Watch The Rolling Stones' video for new song Doom And Gloom. Meanwhile the band have told fans to get to their O2 Arena shows (25 and 29 November) for an 8pm start and have announced Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor will be appearing as special guests.
Beck says he's working on finishing a new album that he started in 2008. "I'm trying to carve out some time from all the production work I'm doing to finish those songs before they become records from a lost era," he explained. "It's going on a half decade at this point."
Rihanna apologised for apparently shunning the press pack she brought with her on her #777 tour. The singer finally spoke to the press, 30 minutes before her charter plane landed in New York, explaining: "I know you guys got barely any dirt, but I had to be good. I still sound like shit. It's impossible to spend time with everybody, and I'm sorry I didn't. Usually I will be partying back here, balls to the wall. But I had to pay attention and take care of my health since I was on the plane all the time."
Watch an "infomercial" for Sufjan Stevens' Christmas boxset Silver & Gold.
Frank Ocean says current label Def Jam actually signed him twice. Having not supported him with funds when he signed to them under the name Lonny Breaux, they approached him again when he started releasing as Christopher Francis Ocean. However this time it cost them: "I Just told them, Give me $1m if you want the next album!"
Watch the video for Dexters new single Recover.
Coldplay have promised the title of their next album will "much easier to pronounce" than Mylo Xyloto.
The Cult's Billy Duffy says he gave his friend "Stephen Morrissey" his first break fronting a band.
Today's Track Of The Day is Villagers with Nothing Arrived
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 21/11/2012
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