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Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Liam Gallagher - this week's biggest news stories

  • Foo Fighters have unveiled a new gay porn spoof ahead of their US tour entitled 'Hot Buns'. The promo features the band members dressed as long-haired and bearded truckers sitting in a cafe. Dave Grohl and co then dance together nude, in a public shower, to the 1982 Queen song 'Body Language'.

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    Added: 02 Sep 2011

  • Lady Gaga performed as her male alter ego Jo Calderone at last night's (August 28) MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) (VMAs). The singer collaborated with Queen guitarist Brian May on a version of her recent single 'Yoü And I' at the ceremony, which was held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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    Added: 02 Sep 2011

  • Metallica and Lou Reed have spoken about their collaboration album 'Lulu', which is set for release on October 31. 'Lulu' was originally set to be Reed's musical adaptation of German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1913 play about the life of an abused dancer, but has now become a joint project with Metallica.

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    Added: 02 Sep 2011

  • A father in Northumberland has decided to call his newborn son Tommy Will.i.am, after the Black Eyed Peas musician. As reported by The Daily Mirror, Ian Clark, 36, has already named one of his daughters Maggie Maisie Lady Gaga.

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    Added: 02 Sep 2011

  • Jack White has joined forces with the Insane Clown Posse to record a tune called 'Leck Mich Im Arsch', which apparently translates as 'Lick Me In The Arse'. Hear it here.

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    Added: 31 Aug 2011

  • Sales of Beyonce's fourth studio album '4' have risen sharply since it was made public that the singer is expecting her first child. The singer chose her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) to announce that she is pregnant, telling the crowd during her performance of 'Love On Top': "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me".

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    Added: 02 Sep 2011

  • The Strokes and Pulp both co-headlined Reading Festival last night (August 27), and fans have been giving their verdicts on NME.COM and beyond about who they think was best. Initial comments coming in at Facebook.com/nmemagazine have shown NME.COM users championing both bands fairly evenly.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • Beady Eye will enter the studio to begin work on their second album in February "whether people like it or not", frontman Liam Gallagher has said. The singer has said that the band, who announced a new set of UK live dates yesterday (August 30), have more than enough material written for the follow-up to 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' and have their minds set on turning it around quickly.

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    Added: 17 Jun 2011

  • Members of the Outlawz, the hip hop collective and group founded by the late Tupac Shakur, have confirmed that they did smoke the rapper's ashes. In an interview with Vlad TV, Young Noble and EDI Mean revealed that they smoked the dead star’s ashes at a memorial event for the star which was held on a beach.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2011

  • The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has filmed an advert for French perfume Azarro. The commericial, which features a close up of Casablancas singing to camera, before he jumps into a rabid crowd, is currently being shown on French television.

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    Added: 01 Sep 2011

  • Kasabian have announced plans for a special concert in New York to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Leicester band are set to play a rooftop gig in the US city for the anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11.

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    Added: 13 Jun 2011

  • 'If I Had A Gun', a new track from Noel Gallagher's debut album 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' has been posted online. Click here to hear it.

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    Added: 29 Jul 2011

  • Manic Street Preachers have announced a huge one-off show at London's O2 Arena for later this year. The Welsh trio will headline the 20,000 capacity venue on December 17 and have told NME that they will be playing each one of the 38 singles which make up their new compilation 'National Treasures' as part of the live set.

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    Added: 11 Jul 2011

  • Early writing sessions for The Strokes' new album have felt like marriage therapy, according to bassist Nikolai Fraiture. The New York band, who co-headlined the Reading And Leeds Festivals with Pulp over the weekend (August 27 and 28), admitted relations were strained during the making of their latest album 'Angles'.

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    Added: 30 Aug 2011

  • Eminem apparently requested expensive koi carp on his rider prior to his appearance at Tennent’s Vital festival in Northern Ireland last week. The rapper asked for a wooden pond to be built in his backstage area and filled with the high end aquatic creatures, which can cost anything from £200-600 each.

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Thomas Mars, frontman of Phoenix, has married Sofia Coppola at a private ceremony at Plazzo Margherita, a villa in Bernalda, Italy owned by the Coppola family. The pair have two children together, Romy, 5, and Cosima, 1 and first met when Coppola was working on the soundtrack to her 1999 film The Virgin Suicides.

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    Added: 30 Aug 2011

  • Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is set to fly one of the first flights out of New York after hurricane Irene hit the city, reports the Press Association. The singer, who has held a pilot's license for many years and who regularly flies for chartered airline Astraeus, will fly 200 passengers from Newark airport in New Jersey to Reykjavik in Iceland for airline Icelandic Airways.

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    Added: 28 Mar 2011

  • Liam Gallagher has reiterated his threat to sue his brother Noel over remarks the guitarist made about Oasis' 2009 split. A report in The Sun last week suggested that the legal wrangle was now done and dusted, with a 'source' claiming that the upset caused to siblings' mum Peggy led Liam to have a "moment of realisation". However, Liam declared: "It's not over yet."

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    Added: 28 Aug 2011

  • Metronomy's remix of Lady Gaga's new single 'You And I' has been posted online, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to hear it. The band have followed in the footsteps of Wild Beasts, who released their version of the track last week.

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    Added: 08 Aug 2011