Mumford & Sons new songs sound like 'Elton John... or The National', Jay-Z upsets Robert DeNiro, new Kurt Cobain documentary, Rihanna track with Chris Brown leaks... Daily Hot List
Friday, 16 November
Mumford & Sons have started writing for their next album, the group have confirmed. "We had a little writing session the other day. The other guys were coming up with more ideas than I was," explained Marcus Mumford of their work so far. According to bandmate Ted Dwane, the new songs sound "sort of glory-days Elton John," while Winston Marshall suggests their new materials is "a bit like the National, and a bit like the Band, without doing either of them justice". The group also indicated they will look to use different instrumentation on the next record, but wouldn't go into details.
An angry Robert DeNiro reportedly confronted Jay-Z at a recent party for not returning his calls about a project for the Tribeca Film Festival. The rapper's excuse? He's more of a texting guy apparently...
Ian Rankin is to release a single. The author has written a spoken word short story, read by actor Craig Parkinson, called A Little Bit Of Powder which will be released by Tim Burgess' O Genesis label.
Courtney Love is working on a Kurt Cobain documentary with Brett Morgan, the man behind new Rolling Stones film Crossfire Hurricane. "We've been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now," he explained. "Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician, he was an incredible artist and filmmaker. So we are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography -- [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life."
Meanwhile check out a handwritten list of Cobain's 50 favourite albums.
Members of The Strokes and The Black Keys, along with Johnny Depp were among those who took part in a tribute concert for Tom Petty in Los Angeles this week. Here's a picture gallery.
Rihanna is touring the world by plane to play a seven concerts, in seven days in seven cities. She's got a host of journalists with her on her #777 tour - including a man from Q who will report back soon - but in the meantime here's a compilation of twitter updates from those onboard.
Meanwhile the singer's song with ex boyfriend Chris Brown, Nobody's Business, has leaked online. It will appear on her forthcoming album Unapologetic.
Tom Morello has denied reports that Rage Against The Machine are working on new music.
Former Coral man, turned film composer, Bill Ryder Jones has recorded a Christmas single with The Lost Brothers. St Christopher will be released in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust.
Yo La Tengo will release Fade on 14 January, the first album since 2009.
Watch Soulwax's homage to David Bowie.
Roger Waters will tour The Wall in the UK next year. He plays Wembley Stadium on 14 September, 2013.
Top new music podcast, All Back No Front, has returned after a little break. Here's the latest edition.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will release a new album in March. "It's taken us a long while getting back on our feet, but the time has come," the band explained in a statement.
Dinosaur Jr will kick off a UK tour on 30 January at Glasgow's Arches.
Today's Track Of The Day is Suuns with Edie's Dream
That's it for this week. More Hot List on Monday at noon.
12:00 PM | 16/11/2012
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