Thom Yorke announces Atoms For Peace LP, Dave Grohl film set for Sundance, Kaiser Chiefs man quits, Noel Gallagher signs up bands for Teenage Cancer Trust... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 5 December
Thom York has announced the details of his side project Atoms For Peace's debut album. Amok will be released on 25 February and he added that he expects the new group to play live next year. "I'm still reeling from being on tour for much of the year but we are planning to get together and play etc next year! We're figuring all that out right now," he wrote. "Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads I know not for certain... which is what is nice about it."
Dave Grohl's documentary about recording studio Sound City will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. "As a first time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City," said Grohl of his directorial debut. "Being included in this group of artists is a true honour, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity, and passion for art. I am over the moon!" Here's the trailer.
Nick Hodgson has announced he is leaving Kaiser Chiefs. "I can confirm I have left Kaiser Chiefs after 15 spectacular years. I'm moving on. I wish the rest of the band the very best!" the drummer tweeted yesterday, while lead singer Ricky Wilson wished him the best replying: "The door is on the latch and the key is under the mat..." adding, "We've all had a while to get used to it - we've got a bunch of shows next year and things are sounding great in the studio".
Noel Gallagher has recruited a host of acts, including his former Britpop rivals from Blur, to play Teenage Cancer Trust shows next March. The former Oasis man will be supported by Damon Albarn & Graham Coxon (23) while Kasabian (22), Primal Scream (22), Ryan Adams and Beth Orton (19), Russell Brand and Noel Fielding (20) and Rizzle Kicks (24)
will also play the Royal Albert Hall. Gallagher is filling as curator for the annual gigs next year as patron Roger Daltrey will be on tour.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards say they enjoy a love/hate relationship with each. "Sometimes I despise the man, others, I love that man so much. It's like your brother. I never had one, so he's my brother. That's the way it is, bless his heart," explains the guitarist, however the singer refuses any comparisons to a married couple. "People say the stupidest things and that's one of the dumbest because it's completely different from being married when you work with someone," he declared. "I work with Keith and I've known him for a long time."
Jay-Z has posted a short documentary about his recent residency in New York - for which he rode the subway to attend on one occasion - online. Have a look.
Dan Aykroyd is reconvening The Blues Brothers to mark the 20 years since the opening of their first House Of Blues venue this week.
The Killers have been announced as the final headliners for next year's T In The Park. They join Mumford & Sons and Rihanna in topping the bill at the festival which will take place between 12-14 July.
Further afield, Blur, Morrissey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Underworld will headline Mexico City's Vive Latino Festival between 14-17 March.
Listen to Memory Tapes' remix of Tame Impala's Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.
Tom Morello says Rage Against The Machine may never play live again.
Read an extract from Tony Fletcher's Smiths book A Light That Never Goes Out, on Morrissey and Marr's first ever meeting.
Green Day's Tre album is streaming in full.
Watch a video interview with Willy Mason, and follow the link to hear his new album in full.
New Order have announced they will release their long delayed Lost Sirens collection early next year. The album, out on 22 January, will bring together unreleased tracks recorded for 2005's Waiting For The Sirens' Call.
Watch The Eels new video for Peach Blossom.
Ryan Adams has contributed a new recording of song Shining Thorough The Dark for Judd Apatow's new film This Is 40. The singer-songwriter also makes a cameo in the movie.
Beach Fossils will release new album Clash The Truth on 11 March. Here's the first song from it, Careless.
Darwin Deez is set to return with new album Songs For Imaginative People on 11 February. He will head out on a UK tour which kicks off on the same day in Brighton.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Neighbourhood with Let It Go
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 05/12/2012
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