Eminem to headline UK festival, The xx announce big outdoor gigs, watch Daft Punk & more in The Simpsons, Black Keys glad they weren't successful till 30... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 11 December
Eminem has been announced as the first headliner for next year's Reading And Leeds Festivals. The event takes place next year between 23-25 August, with Deftones and Alt-J already announced for the bill. More acts will be confirmed soon.
Trent Reznor says he is collaborating with Beats By Dre on a new music streaming service called Daisy which will bring a "layer of intelligent curation" - both human and via algorithm - to helping users find new music selections.
The xx have announced a series of Night & Day gigs they will headline next year. The band will perform above a yet to be announced curated line-up of acts at three locations across Europe: Lisbon Jardim da Torres de Belem (5 May), Berlin Spreepark (18) and London Osterley Park & House (23 June). Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Complaints about online ticket fraud and scams have increased over the last few years, according to a report. Action Fraud, the UK national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, say complaints jumped from 600 in 2010 to 7000 last year. 3000 complains have been made so far this year.
The Black Keys put their success down to being late developers. "The luckiest break we ever had was not to have any major success until we were both over the age of 30," explained Patrick Carney. "We spent eight years watching other people's mistakes. So when it came for us, we didn't say, Now it's time to take a vacation. It was like, Now we have to work harder."
Watch Daft Punk, or rather one of their robot costumes on Disco Stu, making a cameo on The Simpsons.
In fact the clip above comes from a new episode that brings Homer and co face to face with US indie band The Decemberists. Here's their moment in yellow.
UK rapper says he is eternally grateful to actress Judy Dench who sported one of his baseball caps from his label - also called Dench - while doing Bond promo. "I was worried she was going to slag me off. It was crazy, man," he said. "When she started saying in her posh voice that her grandchildren wore T-shirts saying DENCHGANG on them it had me in stitches."
Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton has died aged 61. He had been suffering from cancer for the last two years.
Big Boi has insisted a new Outkast record will happen. Though refusing to be drawn on details he indicated he and Andre 3000 will record again together, declaring: "When It's ready, 'yall will know!"
Check out SBTRKT's recent 50 minute set at the Boiler Room in London. He even wore his mask all the way through.
Beck has suggested that his next album may feature much longer songs than he's known for. "I've been experimenting with doing these extended versions that are 10 or 20 minutes long, where I can let the song go into some other place," he said of his recent work. "It's like building a house and letting all the rooms open. Obviously, there are certain rooms that are more interesting than others, but it's about letting the sonic ideas stretch out... Being able to take musical ideas through every iteration is attractive to me. Granted, not everyone's going to want to listen to that, but it should exist."
Today's Track Of The Day is Eugene McGuinness with Cinema Paradiso
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 11/12/2012
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