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10 Excruciating Lip-Synching Disasters – From Iggy Azalea to Red Hot Chili Peppers

It is the year 2015 and so no one is surprised that musicians sometimes sing along to pre-recorded vocals. Perhaps the occasion calls for this dark art. Would you want to bounce around onstage while keeping in key? Us neither. But that doesn't make it any less funny when miming goes wrong. From Lady Gaga to Red Hot Chili Peppers, here are some memorable lip-sync disasters through the ages. To make this an interactive feature, have a friend read it out while you move your lips in time with the words.

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Rihanna – 8 Things We Know About Her Long-Awaited New Album 'Anti'

The three years since 'Unapologetic' have been the longest gap in Rihanna's discography so far – in the seven years between exploding out of pop anonymity in 2005 and 2012, she released an album a year. Has this unusually long gestation period been a result of wanting to create something totally different on upcoming eighth album, or mere burnout? We'll find out soon enough – having revealed the artwork to the album this month, release is clearly imminent. Here's what we know about it so far...

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What PJ Harvey's Portentous New Songs Tell Us About Her Much-anticipated Album

Back in 2011, NME awarded PJ Harvey's last album Let England Shake 10/10, and called it her "most affecting and impressive work so far". Needless to say, we're pretty excited about the forthcoming follow-up, reportedly due next year. Polly played 10 of its tracks at a recent gig at London's Royal Festival Hall, at which she launched her book of poetry, The Hollow of the Hand, a collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy. Clips of two of the songs, 'Ministry of Social Affairs' and 'Chain of Keys', have surfaced online and here's what they might tell us about the upcoming album…

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