Rolling Stones play 50th anniversary show in London, Gangnam Style most watch video ever, Rihanna tops charts, listen to Flaming Lips radio play, WU LYF split... Daily Hot List
Monday, 26 November
The Rolling Stones played the first of their 50th anniversary shows at London's O2 Arena last night. Joined onstage by former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor during the show, the band performed a hit-laden set. "What a year it's been for British celebrations," Mick Jagger told the crowd. "There was the Queen's Diamond Jubilee... We didn't do that. The Olympics... We didn't do that. James Bond's 50th anniversary... And we didn't do the song for that either! But I'm so glad that we're here and that you're here." Wyman played bass on It's Only Rock and Roll and Honky Tonk Women, while Taylor played on an extended version of Midnight Rambler. Mary J Blige (Gimme Shelter) and Jeff Beck (I'm Going Down) also guested. The band play London again on Thursday before heading to the US.
Rolling Stones O2 Arena gallery
WU LYF - winners of best new band at the 2011 Q Awards - appear to have called it a day. The band posted a new song, Triumph, online over the weekend with a letter from frontman Ellery Roberts to his bandmates indicating the group was over, declaring "WU LYF is dead to me". However in the group's typically mysterious fashion, not only has there been no official confirmation, the track and messages have since been taken down.
Psy Gangnam Style is officially now the most watched video on YouTube, having passed Justin Bieber's Baby which was released in 2010. The Korean rappers has had around 803,761,000 views since the clip was posted in July, while the teen idol has a mere 803,732,000... of course they're both still up there so don't bet against some RSI-inflicted Bieber fans fighting back.
The Stone Roses will headline next year's Isle Of Wight Festival on 14 June.
Paul McCartney says he's a fan of Kanye West and Jay-Z - and is just happy the rappers know who he is. "With Kanye, I'm always so excited that he knows who I am and he's come up. I'm a fan of his," he explained. "I never know what to say. They were just saying, Hey man, you're really a Knight! Their perspective on that, as Americans, for them a knight is like Sir Lancelot. It's always funny as I'm just Paul, one of the guys."
Download a radio play featuring The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear and friends. Entitled Wayne Coyne's Human Head-Shaped Tumor, the new collaboration with Dave Egger's McSweeny's publishing house, tells the surreal tale of what happens when a head grows out of the singer's leg and features a host of new or adapted songs, including a special 'head' version of Do You Realize?
Check out some of the more outrageous stories from new Ginger Baker documentary Beware Of Mr Baker in a slide show from director Jay Bulger - including the time he heard his own death announced on the radio because, "Somebody had been using his name to get laid and died.".
Watch the video for Jessie Ware and BenZel's track If You Love Me.
Andrew WK has been invited by the US State Department to be a cultural ambassador. The rocker will visit the Middle East to "promote partying and positive power."
The Who's former co-manager Chris Stamp died on Saturday aged 70 after suffering from cancer. Stamp, who worked with Kit Lambert, also started Track Records in 1966 with Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze as their first release.
Read Sasha Frere-Jones's essay on Riot Grrl and its prime move Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna on the eve of the band's records being reissued.
Watch Hot Chip's new video for Don't Deny Your Heart.
Former Factory Records band Minny Pops play the Lexington in London tonight at an event which will also feature the live premiere of Ian Rankin's first single, a short story read by actor Craig Parkinson (who played Tony Wilson in Control). Tickets are still available.
Glasveags say their next album, out next year, will be called Later... When The TV Turns To Static. Grab the new issue of Q, out tomorrow, for a studio report.
[PIAS] Recordings are to celebrate their 30th birthday next month by re-releasing a host of records on vinyl and via iTunes by the likes of Sigur Ros, Crystal Castles, Mogwai, Grace Jones and more.
Rihanna's Unapologetic has topped the UK album charts. It's her third Number 1 on the trot equally Madonna's record. The top single is Olly Murs' Troublemaker.
Today's Track Of The Day is Johnny Marr with The Messenger
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 26/11/2012
More Photos Of:
The man who books the August festival has put together an audio guide to this year's bill
Amy Gravelle provides a musical guide next week's (11-16 March) festival in Austin, Texas
The producer reveals how he recruited the Hitmaker for his debut album Glow (out 10 Mar)
The German band showcase the artists and songs that inspired their latest album Close To The Glass
As The Black Keys join the bill, tThe man who runs the Suffolk festival gives Q his guide to 17-20 July event
He's put down his Tubular Bells and written for Q about the powers behind his new record Man On The Rocks