Brit Awards apologise for shushing Adele, Nick Cave explains Grinderman 'reformation', David Cameron refuses to stop liking The Smiths... Music News Daily
Wednesday, 20 February
The chairman of the Brit Awards, Universal executive David Joseph, has admitted the event "wronged" Adele last year by cutting off her acceptance speech. "How can you take an artist who has made the biggest cultural impact musically this country has seen globally for some time and cut her off in the middle of her speech?" he asked. "I very much to this day question what was happening in that [TV] control booth. I can hint something is going to happen this year to rewrite that wrong." The 2013 Brit Awards take place tonight.
Nick Cave has explained the reasoning behind Grinderman "reformation" to play this year's Coachella festival. Although The Bad Seeds' spin-off band only went on hiatus a couple of years ago as Cave and co switched back to their original formation to record latest album Push The Sky Away (released this week), their garage incarnation will "reform" to play the Californian event in April. "Every other shitty band is doing it," reasoned Cave of the booking in a Twitter Q&A with fans, "why not someone who's actually good?"
The Pastels will release their first album in 15 years. Slow Summits is out on 27 May, here's a preview.
The likes of My Morning Jacket, Train, Evan Dando and Sharon Van Etten are contributing to a John Denver tribute album. The Music Is You is released in 2 April.
Beck's cover of David Bowie's Sound And Vision with a 100 plus band - arranged by his dad - has reappeared online, this time with a snazzy interactive, 360 degree sound, video.
Watch Johnny Marr talking to John Doran, from our friends The Quietus, about The Smiths and more.
Meanwhile David Cameron says he will not stop liking The Smiths despite the guitarist's insistence that he should. "I have now got both Johnny Marr and other members of the band saying I'm not able to listen to the Smiths," explained the Prime Minister after Johnny Marr again voiced his disapproval of the old Etonian liking his former band. "When I've got the full set, even then I'm afraid I will go on listening to them."
Jenny Lewis has hinted that Rilo Kiley, who release rarities collection RKives in April, could record together again, explaining: "I just tend to think in my life you can never shut the door on anything: an ex-lover, a bandmate, a song - there are so many songs that I didn't want to play for so many years but then they kind of come back around and they become relevant again."
Frank Ocean says he is "ten, 11 songs" into his next album. "It's another cohesive thing," he added of the follow up to last year's Channel Orange, "bordering on a concept record again."
Read an interview with Yo La Tengo.
Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and Mumford & Sons are among the acts playing the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester Tennessee. The festival, which will also feature Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, R Kelly and more, takes place 13-16 June.
David Bowie will release a limited edition seven-inch single featuring The Star (Are Out Tonight) and Where Are We Now? for Record Store Day on 20 April.
Former track of the day, The Virgins' Flashback, Memories And Dreams, has got a video. The song is taken from the band's new album, Strike Gently, which will be released in Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records in 18 March.
Noah And The Whale have announced a UK tour which will kick off on 27 April at Bournemouth's O2 Academy. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am (GMT).
Kings Of Leon and Beyonce are rumoured to be headlining this year's V Festival.
Steve Mason has announced two UK shows. The former Beta Band leader will play Manchester's Gorilla on 10 April and London's Village Underground the next day.
Today's Track Of The Day is Muse with Supremacy ahead of their Brit Award performance tonight
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
12:00 PM | 20/02/2013
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