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The week's most viewed news stories (4 June)

  • Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' scored the biggest first week sales of the year so far to end Adele's reign at Number One in the albums chart on Sunday (May 29). Gaga claimed the top spot after shifting over 215,000 copies of the album. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 02 Jun 2011

  • Arctic Monkeys are streaming their fourth studio album 'Suck It And See' online. The album isn't officially released until Monday (June 6), but you can hear it now, in full, by heading to the band's official website. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 02 Jun 2011

  • Coldplay are to release a brand new single 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' this Saturday (June 4). The band revealed the news on their official website and streamed the new track from Friday (June 3). They have also put up the single's lyrics and artwork. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 31 May 2011

  • Liam Gallagher has said he has no time for Bob Dylan, dismissing the folk legend as "a miserable cunt." Speaking to The Times, the Beady Eye frontman said: "People go nuts for him, but he doesn’t really do it for me." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 25 Mar 2011

  • Gil Scott-Heron has died at the age of 62. The influential musician and poet - often given a 'Godfather Of Hip-Hop' nickname he rejected - passed away in New York's St Luke's Hospital on May 27, reports BBC News. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 29 May 2011

  • Pulp made an impressive return to the live scene at Primavera Sound in the early hours of Saturday (May 28) in Barcelona. Taking to the main San Miguel Stage at the Spanish festival, frontman Jarvis Cocker led the band through a hit-packed set. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 01 Jun 2011

  • Frank Turner is streaming his fourth studio album exclusively on NME.COM ahead of its official release. 'England Keep My Bones', which is the follow-up to the former Million Dead frontman's 2009 effort 'Poetry Of The Deed', was recorded in London with producer Tristan Ivemy. Click here to read the full story and stream the album.

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    Added: 16 May 2011

  • Cheryl Cole was axed from the judging panel of the US X Factor after spending too much time sat in her hotel room eating digestive biscuits, a tabloid 'source' has claimed. The Girls Aloud singer was replaced on the panel by Nicole Scherzinger. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 03 Jun 2011

  • Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme has revealed that the band will start working on their new album without the help of singer Matt Bellamy. With Bellamy currently taking a break, bassist Wolstenholme told The Sun that he would be writing new material for the LP on his own. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 10 Sep 2010

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O's cover of Led Zeppelin’s 'The Immigrant Song' has been released online. The cover version has been reworked by Nine Inch Nails maestro Trent Reznor as part of his new score for the US remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Click here to read the full story and hear the song.

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    Added: 02 Jun 2011

  • Pop singer Sean Kingston was hospitalized in Miami and was reported to be in a "critical condition" after a jet skiing accident in which he collided with one of the city's bridges. The 21 year-old, along with one other female passenger, was rushed to hospital on Sunday night (May 29), according TMZ.com. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 31 May 2011

  • Courtney Love has admitted that she became addicted to heroin after attending a party at actor Charlie Sheen's house. Speaking with rehabilitation-focused magazine The Fix, the Hole frontwoman said that her battle with the drug began during a party at Sheen's mansion. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 14 Mar 2011

  • Scientists in Australia have discovered that great white sharks behave in a much calmer manner when they are played AC/DC tracks. Matt Waller, a chartered boat operator in Southern Australia, has been conducting research into how music affects the behaviour of great white sharks. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2011

  • A news story claiming rapper Tupac Shakur was "alive and living in New Zealand" was posted on the rolling US news channel PBS on Monday (May 30) morning. The rapper was shot and killed in 1996 and his murder remains an open investigation for the FBI. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2011

  • Johnny Borrell has said he considered changing his band's name from Razorlight after the departures of guitarist Carl Dalemo and bassist Björn Agren earlier this year. Gus Robertson and Freddie Stitz were drafted in to replace the duo in January, with David 'Skully' Sullivan Kaplan continuing on drums. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 03 May 2011

  • Kaiser Chiefs have released their new single 'Little Shocks' online. The track is the first to be taken from the band's fourth album, which they have spent the last year recording. Click here to read the full story and hear the song.

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    Added: 10 Jan 2011

  • Arctic Monkeys' new album 'Suck It And See' has been deemed "too rude" by some American supermarkets and will be sold with a sticker over the title. The band, speaking to XFM, said a number of major US supermarkets had told them the album's title was "rude and disrespectful". Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 20 Apr 2011

  • Weezer have recorded a cover of Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android'. The band played the cover live for the first time at a gig at Atlantic City's Borgata Events Center on May 27. Click here to read the full story and watch a clip.

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    Added: 19 May 2011

  • Amy Winehouse has completed her third album, but its release is set to be delayed after the singer was readmitted to rehab, according to reports on Sunday (May 29). The People says that sources at the singer's record label told them about the delay. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 28 Jan 2011