Rolling Stones leak festival plans, Tim Burton directs The Killers, Radiohead man denies he's waiting for end of the world, Frank Ocean plans novel... Daily Hot List
Monday, 17 December
The Rolling Stones have dropped a massive hint they will be playing next year's Coachella Festival. The band's official app briefly listed that the veterans will be at Californian event on 12 April before it was swiftly taken down. The 'Stones are strongly rumoured to be playing festivals next summer, with Glastonbury among those mooted.
Meanwhile the band concluded their run of 50th anniversary dates on Saturday night playing at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The Stones were joined onstage by a host of guests including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys among others.
Another week, another new video from The Killers. This time Tim Burton has directed Winona Ryder a clip for new single Here With me. Watch it now.
Plus the Las Vegas band have been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next summer's Isle Of Wight Festival. They top the bill alongside The Stone Roses and Bon Jovi at the 13-16 June event.
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood was forced to deny rumours that he had fled to Brazil to await the end of the world. He is in fact in Sydney rehearsing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, naturally.
Electronic duo Autechre will release their 11th album, Exai, on 4 March next year.
Madonna had the top earning tour of 2012, grossing $228,406,085 over 72 dates. She topped this year's round-up of live earnings ahead of Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters in second and third respectively.
Paul McCartney's collaboration with Nirvana duo Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, Cut Me Some Slack (above), will feature on the soundtrack of the latter's film about LA's Sound City studios. Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor and Pat Smear are among the other names lined-up to do the the music for Grohl's directorial debut.
However one man avoiding scoring work is Jack White, who will not be soundtracking the Lone Ranger film as previously suggested. The former White Stripe is now unavailable to work on the picture due to "scheduling conflicts".
Frank Ocean, who's Channel Orange has just been named The Guardian's album of the year and topped HMV's Poll Of Polls, has suggested his next project might not be in music. "I don't intend to stop making music. This isn't a faux retirement. It's no bullshit. I was just making music yesterday. But I do think - it would be fucking legendary if I just made Channel Orange last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014!" he suggested.
Drummer Willie Ackerman, who played with the likes of Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson, has passed away aged 73.
Listen to a new track from Foal's new album, Holy Fire, My Number.
Q Awards host Al Murray is to be a guest editor of Radio 4's Today Programme over Christmas. He takes charge on New Year's Day.
A host of musicians, including Bryan Ferry, Neil Tennant, Sting and more have written an open letter criticising Newcastle City Council's plans to complete cut their £2.5m arts budget.
Listen to Husky Rescue's Deep Forest Green EP.
X Factor winner James Arthur has the Number 1 single with Impossible, while Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox is the top album.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Prodigy with Firestarter
That's it for today. Due to staff holiday Hot List returns on Wednesday at noon.
12:00 PM | 17/12/2012
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