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Lady Gaga says she has written "like 50 songs" for forthcoming album ARTPOP in a twitter conversation with fans. She added of the volume: "I don't know what will rise to top, but that's how I wrote The Fame/The Fame Monster." The album is expected to appear as a regular album and as an app, with the singer indicating she would use the interactive element to release extra material following the album's release. "I'll release collabs regardless if they're on album or not, that's what's nice about app," she explained. "I can upload new material all the time."
The Killers are releasing their seventh consecutive Christmas single tomorrow. The track, in aid of charity (RED) as in previous years, is called I Feel It In My Bones and was recorded during a day off on the band's UK tour. It's pitched as a sequel to the band's 2007 festival single Don't Shoot Me Santa. Tune in tomorrow for more.
Watch video footage of Florence Welch joining The Rolling Stones onstage at the O2 Arena in London last week.
Dinosaur Jr celebrated the 25th anniversary of their second album You're Living All Over Me with a show featuring a host of special guests at New York's Terminal 5 on Saturday night. The band were joined onstage by Johnny Marr, Lee Ranaldo, Kurt Vile and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew among others, at various points across the night.
Pete Doherty says he had a frost relationship with Charlotte Gainsbourg who he co-stars with in his acting debut, Confession Of A Child Of The Century, which gets its London premiere this evening. Despite believing to have bonded with the singer/actress, he said he read her diary when she had "nipped to the loo" and found an entry attacking him. "It just all ended really weirdly," he set of their onset interactions. "She said: I spoke to my mum's friend and she said your hobby [drug use] is breaking up families. What kind of talk is that? I don't want to break up families. I'd like to make a family..."
Suede will play a one-off at London's Alexandra Palace on 30 March. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Beck says his new album, Song Reader, which is only being released as sheet music, is one of his longest because of the pressures of being in print. "I felt like, as a book, it needed to be more substantial: originally it was going to just be ten or twelve [songs]. But to be its own world it needed to be a bit longer," he explained. "I feel that if it was shorter it would be more in danger of becoming just one thing. This allows for it to have some songs that are old-timey, some that more modern, songs that are more melodic, ballads, and others that are just more experimental, or odd."
Paul McCartney has fulfilled a "personal ambition" by appearing in the final print edition of the Dandy, which is out on 12 December. The former Beatle will appear alongside Desperate Dan.
Metallica have posted up a "full trailer" for their Quebec Magnetic live DVD, out on 10 December. Meanwhile, having left Warner Music after 28 years the group have also formed their own label, Blackened Recordings, to handle this and all future releases.
A host of countries have announced they will not take part in next year's Eurovision Song Contest to save money. Portugal, Poland, Cyprus and Greece are out because of their own economic issues.
Stevie Wonder has called off a concert for a group who raise money for the Israeli military because of his role as UN Messenger For Peace. "I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere," the singer insisted following petitions for him not to play for Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces this week.
Das Racist have split up.
Madonna's Jean Paul Gaultier designed conical bra has sold for £48,000 at auction.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have collaborated with a host of acts for the soundtrack of new documentary, West Of Memphis, which focuses on the West Memphis Three who were falsely accused of murder and were freed last year of 18 years in prison. The pair not only have scored a suite for the film, they also appear with Johnny Depp and Henry Rollins on tracks, while music from Band Of Horses, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Eddie Vedder also features.
Meanwhile the pair, along with the rest of the Bad Seeds have posted We No Who U R, the first track from new album Push The Sky Away, online.
Jake Bugg, Bloc Party, Ellie Goulding, Happy Mondays, Blondie, The Farm and more have joined the line-up for next year's Isle Of Wight Festival (13-16 June).
Olly Murs has tooped the UK album and single charts.
Today's Track Of The Day is Haim with Don't Save Me
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 03/12/2012
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