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The week's most viewed news stories (21 May)

  • Lady Gaga brought BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle to a spectacular close on Sunday (May 15). The singer was wheeled onstage in a coffin by backing dancers and emerged wearing a prosthetic pregnant stomach, before beginning her set with 'Born This Way'. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Pete Doherty has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. The Libertines man appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday (May 20) to hear his sentence. The verdict came after a police investigation into the death of his friend, filmmaker Robin Whitehead in 2009. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Tyler, The Creator has stepped into a new spat with Tegan and Sara over apparently homophobic lyrics. Sara Keirsten Quin from the Canadian duo wrote a blog post on their site Teganandsara.com taking issue with the provocative nature of the Odd Future leader's rhymes. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 26 Apr 2011

  • Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill has married his girlfriend Lily Aldridge. The pair married in secret last Thursday (May 12) at the luxurious San Ysidor Ranch in California, after a three-year romance. Followill said simply, "it was a perfect day." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 16 May 2011

  • Liam Gallagher and Johnny Marr have both been celebrating Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City in the FA Cup final on Saturday (May 14). Gallagher spoke to satellite broadcaster ESPN after the game said he was "made up" about the result. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Arctic Monkeys played a surprise show at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle at 1pm (GMT) on Saturday (May 14). The band played a 12 song, 45 minute set, which featured two songs from their new album 'Suck It And See', including new single 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 16 May 2011

  • Muse will return with a potentially "softer" album next year, the band have revealed. Drummer Dominic Howard and bassist Chris Wolstenholme spoke about at this afternoon's (May 19) Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in London, where they won the International Achievement award. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Biffy Clyro are set to release a new live DVD, 'Revolutions: Live From Wembley' on June 27. The DVD was recorded last year at the Wembley Arena on December 4 last year. The standard version release will feature 19 songs, while a double CD/DVD version will feature 25. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • 'Rave On', a Buddy Holly cover song that The Strokes' singer Julian Casablancas has recorded for a new tribute album to the 1950s icon is now available online. The frontman has recorded the track for a new compilation, which is titled 'Rave On Buddy Holly' and will be released on June 28 in the US. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Paul McCartney is set to release a covers albums in early 2012. The Beatles man recorded the album in Los Angeles and has said it is comprised of covers from the "pre rock" era. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 17 May 2011

  • Mark Ronson has opened up further about how he "nearly died" while producing the new Black Lips album 'Arabia Mountain'. Ronson was hospitalised during sessions for the record after they ate raw liver sashimi at a Japanese restaurant to prepare for recording the track 'Raw Meat'. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 14 Mar 2011

  • Rihanna has told fans to "calm down" after she started following Chris Brown's tweets. A fan on asked her via the site if it was a sign the two would be reconciled, which led Rihanna to tweet: "It's fucking Twitter, not the altar! Calm down." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Dannii Minogue has quit The X Factor after four years on the show’s judging panel. The singer has cited her commitments as part of the judging panel on Australia’s Got Talent, which is filmed throughout June and July, as the reason for her departure. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Paramore have announced their first European appearance since the departure of guitarist Josh Farro and his drummer brother Zac. The band will headline the Rock For People festival in the Czech Republic, with the event set to take place on June 2-5. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 24 Jan 2011

  • Morrissey has hit out at The Queen, declaring her position on the throne as anti-democratic and likening it to that of Colonel Gaddafi. The stinging attack comes in an article written for Irish publication Hot Press to coincide with the monarch's state visit to Ireland. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler published his new autobiography Does the Noise In My Head Bother You? yesterday (May 18) - and it contains plenty of new revelations about the frontman's colourful past. Among the revelations was Tyler's admission that he'd tried gay sex, but just "didn't dig it." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 19 May 2011

  • My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way has said the band let their single 'Sing' be featured on Glee in order to "do some damage" to the world of pop music. Way said the band had penned pop songs for their album in order to be "subversive." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 03 Dec 2010

  • The Who's Pete Townshend will release his long-awaited memoir Who He? next year. Townshend was cautioned by police in 2003 during its writing after accessing child pornography on the internet. When questioned by police about the material he cited researching for the book as his reason for doing so. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011

  • Lady Gaga has opened up about her high school years, admitting she was bullied and felt "worthless." Speaking in The Guardian the singer, who releases her second album 'Born This Way' a week tomorrow (May 23), said she believed her experiences in high school shaped the person she is today. Click here to read the fully story.

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    Added: 13 May 2011

  • Chat show hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan have said they believe Liam Gallagher burgled their house in the early 1990s. According to the Daily Star, the pair believe the Beady Eye frontman broke into their home while they slept when they were living near Manchester almost 20 years ago. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 May 2011