Thom Yorke reveals Brian May inspiration, Kraftwerk banned from China, Bieber blows out Frank Ocean... Music News Daily
Tuesday, 2 April
The world has an unlikely source to thank for the initial inspiration behind Radiohead, it seems... Queen's Brian May! Speaking in a radio interview with actor Alec Baldwin, Thom Yorke admitted it was the guitarist who first got him into music. "I started playing guitar when I was seven. I sat down and said I was going to be Brian May," he explained, adding that he event tried to emulate May by building his own instrument. However how long the Queen indebted band will continue is not certain. The singer said he "frequently" thinks Radiohead might be finished, although admitted that he feels this more than the rest of the band, hinting they're keen to keep going. Listen to the interview in full.
Promoters AEG will defend themselves against a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's family by arguing the singer himself was responsible for his own demise. Lawyers are likely to examine all aspects of the late singer's life in court, including the case brought against him for child molestation for which he was acquitted. The hearings start today in the US and are expected to last for months.
Queens Of The Stone Age played a new song, My God Is The Sun, at the Brazilian leg of Lollapalooza. Watch now (via Stereogum.com).
Kraftwerk have been denied a visa to play in China because of the group's participation in a Free Tibet concert in 1999. The band, who were due to headline a festival in April, never actually played the Washington DC charity show due to a storm, but were billed for the fundraiser.
Listen to Haim's cover of The Strokes I'll Try Anything Once.
Watch five short films created in collaboration for the V&A's current David Bowie is... exhibition.
Former French first lady Carl Bruni-Sarkozy has sung about Mick Jagger on her new album. The song by the former model, At Keith And Anita's Place, talks about spending a day with the singer and his bandmate Keith Richard and has caused some controversy in France.
Watch new 'music videos' created by harvesting people's posts on Twitter's video arm Vine. Some impressive programming there.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds were joined onstage by Sharon Van Etten at their show New York's Beacon Theatre on Saturday. The singer initially support the band before returning to the stage to sing backing vocals.
Here's The Flaming Lips' new video for their Heady Fwends collaboration with Bon Iver, Ashes In The Air.
An autographed copy of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's has sold for $290,500 at auction.
Check out Ty Segall's cover of T Rex's The Motivator, taken from the Californian's Ty Rex EP for Record Store Day.
Frank Ocean has announced a show at London's O2 Academy Brixton on 9 July. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Justin Bieber played an April Fool on gossip website TMZ.com, telling fans on Twitter that the site's free phone tips number was his personal number. As Beiber has 36 million plus followers and TMZ is required to foot the cost for each call, it could end up being an expensive prank.
Meanwhile Bieber apparently rejected a song written for him by Ocean and Tyler, The Creator.
Former guitarist Mick Taylor says he would be keen to join up with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury this summer.
Check out A$AP Rocky's remix of Jessie Ware's Wildest Moments.
Producer Phil Ramone, who worked with the likes of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and more, winning 14 Grammys in the process has died. He was 79.
Garbage will release a new album 2014.
Warpaint have announced a UK tour. The shows kick off at Leeds' O2 Academy on 27 October, with tickets going on sale this Friday.
Today's Track Of The Day is Yeah Yeah Yeahs with Sacrilege
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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