Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return with "new in an old school way" album, Dave Grohl: 'new QotSA LP is ridiculous', Amy Winehouse play cancelled, no new Blur songs... Daily Hot List
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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have announced they will return with new album Push The Sky Away on 18 February. Produced by Nick Launay, the album was recorded in the suitably plush settings of La Fabrique, a recording studio in a 19th century mansion in the south of France. "I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it's the Bad Seeds that transform them into things of wonder. Ask anyone who has seen them at work. They are unlike any other band on earth for pure, instinctive inventiveness," says Cave of the recording processes. "If I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren's [Ellis] loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat... I don't know, this record just seems new, you know, but new in an old school kind of way." The first track from the album, We No Who U R will be available digitally from 3 December. Watch a trailer for album below.
Dave Grohl says the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, for which he has rejoined the band to record, has no limits in terms of the recording process. "With Queens Of The Stone Age there were no boundaries with that band, there were no limits with them," he said of his previous collaboration with the band, 2002's Songs For The Death, addingthat spirit has continued. "It was like, if you did something insane, do it more. And honestly, the new Queens Of The Stone Age record, I'm playing drums on that, and I'll do something so completely ridiculous, I'll just go, There's no way that Josh [Homme] is going to let me do that. He'll say: Do that for 45 seconds, over and over again, that's become, like, the part of the song, now that is a big part of the song. That's the way they work."
It seems Andrew WK spoke too soon yesterday when he claimed he was about to bring peace and partying to the globe. The US State Department have withdrawn their offer for him to bring "partying and positivity" to the Middle East as a cultural ambassador declaring he was "probably not a best choice and didn't meet our standards." WK's reaction: "I'm just blown away. After a year of planning, the US State Dept just cancelled my Middle East trip because I'm too party."
A Danish theatre has cancelled plans to stage a play about Amy Winehouse after her father objected. Amy, written by 11 playwrights, was due to be staged in Copenhagen in January and was based on interviews, concerts and letters by the singer. Mitch Winehouse gave no reason for his objections but indicated they could not use the singer's music or image.
Watch HAIM's new video for Don't Save Me.
Elton John dedicate his show in Beijing to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The referencing of the artist who detained for nearly three months by the country's government, shocked the audience who are used strict controls over live performances, often censoring setlists.
Graham Coxon has ruled out the possibility of a new Blur album while chatting with fans on Twitter. When asked if there was a new record in the works he simply said "No".
Robbie Williams has announced a UK Stadium tour, which will kick off at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on 19 and 22 June next year. Tickets will go on sale on Friday at 9am (GMT).
Beyonce has revealed more details about the documentary she is directing... about herself. The film for HBO will be shown in the US on 16 February and mixes live performances with behind the scenes, private footage. The film will also look at the singer's childhood using Knowles family home movies.
Watch The Rolling Stones performing Sympathy For The Devil at Sunday night's O2 show.
Adele's 21 has dropped out of the Top 40 for the first time since the album's release in January last year... ravens will be leaving the Tower next.
Watch Darwin Deez video for comeback tack Free (The Editorial Me).
Justin Bieber was booed by football fans in his native Canada as he sung during half time during at The Grey Cup in Toronto.
Today's Track Of The Day is Bat For Last with Laura, grab our new issue out today for an exclusive interview
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 27/11/2012
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