Johnny Marr goes 'solo', Killers abandon gig/ nearly reunite New Order, X Factor out of Xmas No1 race, Trent Reznor for QotSA album, Bono meets the Veep... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 17 November
Johnny Marr will release his first solo album, The Messenger, on 25 February. The winner of this year's Q Hero Award made the album in Manchester and Berlin after living in Portland for an extended spell. "The underlying idea of the record is my experience of growing up in Europe," he said. "When you're away from your home city you're more compelled to write about it, whether that's because you're homesick or you've got more objectivity, I don't know. Growing up in the city influences you, and I've continued to see, stories and energy in it." Watch the video for the record's title track above.
The Killers were forced to abandon their show in Manchester last night after frontman Brandon Flowers lost his voice mid-set. The band are expected to reschedule the show. However as a sub-plot the band's dates in the city almost triggered a New Order reunion as both Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner were seeing them. "Backstage to say hi to the Killers & on dressing room door is Bernard Sumner?" tweeted Hooky last night. "He's doing Crystal tomorrow, Small world eh. Close but no cigar."
X Factor is reportedly dropping out of the Christmas Number 1 race this year and will not be releasing the winner's debut single to time in with the festive chart battle.
The Rolling Stones have hinted they will continue beyond their 50th anniversary shows later this year. "Without saying yes or nay, once this starts rolling, I can't see it stopping," suggested Keith Richards. "The band feels good about themselves, they still feel they've got something to offer. Obviously there are a lot of people out there who agree. We'll go along with it."
Trent Reznor says he's working on Queens Of The Stone Age's new album.
Watch the new video for Bjork's Mutual Core.
Bono met with vice president Joe Biden yesterday at the White House to "discuss global development, AIDS and fighting poverty."
The Flaming Lips have done a track by track version of King Crimson's 1969 album In The Court Of The Crimson King, entitled Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghost Of Dawn.
Super Size Me Big Mac eater Morgan Spurlock is to direct a 3D concert film for One Direction... seriously.
WU LYF say their song Heavy Pop has been used in a Toyota advert, that appeared in Belgium, without their permission. The group say the clip is "sexist" and are angry about the situation adding they have earned no money from it, although they did joke that they "wouldn't have minded so much if it was for a Lamborghini."
Beck explains why he's releasing his latest collection of songs a sheet music for people to interpret themselves in a new essay, explaining it's "an album that could only be heard by playing the songs."
Watch a clip of Led Zeppelin performing Kashmir from their new Celebration Day DVD.
Simple Minds will headline this year's Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh. The Maccabees, The View and Reverend And The Makers are also playing the New Year's Eve event.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Babies with Get Lost
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
11:56 AM | 14/11/2012
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