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Monday, 10 December
Yeah Yeah Yeahs made their live return at the weekend, playing a tiny benefit gig at the Union Pool in Brooklyn on Saturday night. The band played one new song at the show to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy charity Waves 4 Water, entitled Despair which is believed to feature on their forthcoming album due out in the spring. Check out a picture gallery via the link.
The BBC Sound Of 2013 poll has published its long list this morning. The annual rundown of "taste-makers" tips for next year has named 15 acts including Haim, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula, Palm Violets and Savages. For the full list and a guide to this year's acts listen to Huw Stephens' podcast below. The winner will be announced on 4 January.
James Murphy is recording with Arcade Fire for their next album, the band's manager has confirmed. However it's not clear whether their collaboration will make the final album as the group apparently have plenty of tracks to choose from. "They write too many songs -- that's a good problem to have," explained management. "There's around 35 songs with Arcade Fire, two albums-worth for sure."
Phoenix have finished recording their new album. The follow-up to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is expected to be released in April.
The Los Angeles Police Department had to apologies to the Notorious BIG's family for not informing them before they released the rapper's autopsy. Officers released the 23 page document to the public in hopes it would generate new leads into the case last week, but blamed an "administrative error" for not telling Biggie's family first.
The Rolling Stones played the first of their US 50th anniversary shows at the Barclay's Center in New York last night. The band's first ever gig in Brooklyn, Mick Jagger joked about Jay-Z's residency at the same venue, and recent documentary showing him riding to the venue by train. "We rode the subway here," the singer explained as they took the stage. "I sat next to a guy named Jay Zed. I mean Jay-Z!"
Meanwhile the group have confirmed they will play the Hurricane Sandy benefit gig at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin, Kanye West and more are already confirmed to play.
Gwen Stefani joined husband Gavin Rossdale onstage to perform a version of Bush's Glycerine together on Saturday night.
Psy has apologies for an anti-US rap her released eight years ago. The Gangnam Style rapper once declared: "Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture" on a song reacting to the Iraqi war. "The song I featured on... was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and... was part of the overall anti war sentiment shared by others around the world at that time," he said in a statement. "While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words."
Pulp played their final scheduled UK gig on Saturday, a homecoming at Sheffield Arena. The band's first show in the city since 2002, Jarvis Cocker told the crowd: "Even now, I still get scared when we play Sheffield. So thanks for coming and being so nice to us." Pulp now play the Coachella Cruise after which they have no more dates planned.
Scott Walker has curated a film series. The singer has selected a several pictures for Curzon Cinemas which can be downloaded as part of their On Demand service.
Mexican-American singer Jennie Rivera was killed in a plane crash on Saturday night. The Latin singer died after her private jet crashed following a gig in Monterrey, Mexico.
Paramore have decided that their fourth album, due out on 9 April, will be self-tiled. A single, Now, will precede the record though a release date is yet to be confirmed.
Leonard Cohen will play the London O2 Arena on 21 June, tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am (GMT).
Gabrielle Aplin has topped the UK singles chart with her The Power Of Love cover, while Olly Murs remains on top of the album countdown.
Today's Track Of The Day is Jodie Marie with The Night Before Christmas
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 10/12/2012
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