Amy Winehouse's inquest to be reheard, Lostprophets singer charged with child sex offences, new album updates... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 19 December
The inquest in Amy Winehouse's death is to be reheard, Camden Council have announced. The investigation into the singer's death will be conducted again after an it was discovered that the original coroner did not have the correct qualifications for the role. Suzanne Greenaway was appointed to the role in 2009 by her husband but was forced to step down in November when it emerged she did not have the required experience. The inquest in to Winehouse's death will be heard again at St Pancras Coroners Court on 8 January. The original verdict last year was death by misadventure.
The House Of Love will release a new album, She Paints Word In Red, on 1 April. It's the first time Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers have worked together in over a decade. "It was great to be recording again, and everything went to plan and gelled from the onset," explained Chadwick. "Terry and I have got back to our original working relationship, with a few healthy quarrels thrown in still!" The album features new material apart from a new version of PKR (Purple Killer Rose) "which we reworked because I felt we didn't do it justice last time".
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been charged with sexual offences against children and is due to appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court today. "The 35-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children," a police spokesperson explained. "In order to assist their investigation, South Wales Police has named the man as Ian Watkins, a member of the rock group Lostprophets."
Palma Violets have named their debut album 180. The record, due for release on 25 February, is named after the number of their house in Lambeth where the group have staged gigs.
Edwyn Collins will release new album, Understated on 23 March. Here's the first track from it, Too Bad (That's Sad).
Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard was robbed at gun point in Nashville. The singer, along with members of new band Clear Plastic Masks, were sitting outside a friend's house in the city when they were held up by two teenage boys. No one was injured and the robbers made off with a few dollars and mobile phones.
Watch Jack White making an appearance in hipster comedy Portlandia.
Patti Smith is planning a follow-up to her 2010 memoir Just Kids. The singer says the latest edition will focus more on her family, after her first book focused on her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and her early days in New York.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have confirmed their new album will be out in the spring, promising "DNA upgrades" and "spontaneous evolution".
Dave Grohl has directed Soundgarden's new video for Crooked Steps.
Astronomers have called for Queen guitarist Brian May to take over from the late Sir Patrick Moore as the presenter of The Sky At Night. The BBC is yet to confirm whether the series will continue following Moore' recent death.
The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones will play a joint Sleigh The UK tour next year. The bands will hit the road next Christmas, kicking dates off at Sheffield's O2 Academy on 18 December. Tickets are on sale for £20 until 31 January.
Today's Track Of The Day is Indians with Magic Kids
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 19/12/2012
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