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The Libertines – Hear An Exclusive Re-Recorded Clip From Classic Lost Song ‘Bucket Shop’

Yeah, so if you’re into The Libertines it’s undoubtedly A Good Thing that they’re back together again, especially since they don’t want to kill each other this time around. But what every die-hard fan really wants to know ahead of new album 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'’s September release, is whether they’ve come good - or butchered - some of the old classics which have been re-recorded to feature on the record’s deluxe version.

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The Dead Weather – New Album 'Dodge & Burn' Track-By-Track First Listen

Jack White may be done with playing live, for the time being at least, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down. The Dead Weather’s third LP has been in the works since 2013, and while the stop-start nature of its recording meant that the original plan of releasing it in two-track instalments has been abandoned, ‘Dodge & Burn’ is finally set for release later this month. Has the five-year wait between this record and 2010’s ‘Sea Of Cowards’ been worth it? Here's what we made of it, track by track...

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Dream Genie – Cuddle Up With This Life-Sized David Bowie Pillow

David Bowie is many things: a genre-shifting pop maverick. An aesthetic pioneer, with some of the most iconic and gloriously eccentric looks in modern music. A man capable of playing a Goblin King in the tightest leather pants known to man and a massive mullet while still looking effortlessly cool. But until now, his capabilities as a soft and snuggly place to rest your weary head have been unproved (unless you're Iman).

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Cat Power Talks Being Janis Joplin In A New Film About The Ballsy Blues Singer

Janis: Little Girl Blue will receive its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 13. Cat Power, aka singer Chan Marshall, tells NME about her involvement with the film, which sees her reading letters written by the legendary Texan blues singer, who died at the age of 27 in 1970. The film is directed by Amy Berg, who also directed 2012 documentary West Of Memphis

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Royal Blood Return Heavier And Mightier Than Ever With 'Hook, Line And Sinker'

Perhaps they got Jimmy Page to cast some arcane spell of heavy thunder on their instruments when he popped into their dressing room in New York, or maybe the road has hardened their sound to solid granite, but Royal Blood are starting to sound as mighty as a meteorite. New track 'Hook, Line And Sinker', which got its UK premiere at Reading Festival last weekend, opens with a riff rampage worthy of Zep themselves and a story to match – seems Mike Kerr has come across one of those cruel, stone-hearted seductresses with “a devil on one shoulder” who only ever seem to inhabit sultry blues rock songs and The Only Way Is Marbs. Naturally, he’s become “caught in the middle” and “a slave to your addiction”, heading down a rocky road that only ends in one place – strapped to a table in a Russian gangster’s secret basement operating theatre waving bye-bye to your kidneys while your new ‘girlfriend’ pockets her £250 fee. And heaven knows we’ve all been there.

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