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The week's most viewed news stories (March 12)

  • Arctic Monkeys have named their new album 'Suck It And See', and will release it on June 6th. The band's fourth album, produced by James Ford at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, features 12 new songs including 'Brick By Brick' (which you can listen to here). Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • Lady Gaga has given a rare insight into her pre-fame, drug-filled past in a new book, 'Everyone Loves You When You Are Dead', written by Neil Strauss. "My apartment was covered in cocaine and cockroaches," she revealed. The book will be published on May 5 in the UK. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • Mumford & Sons are set to tour the US on a vintage train for one week in April, stopping to play six gigs in California, Texas and Louisiana. Also touring with the band are Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, on what the bands are calling The Railroad Revival Tour. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 10 Feb 2011

  • The Strokes debuted new song 'Life Is Simple In The Moonlight' on 'Saturday Night Live', after being introduced by teen singer and actress Miley Cyrus. The band also performed 'Under The Cover Of Darkness', the first single from the album. Click here to read the full story and watch videos of the performance.

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  • Gross ticket sales for Green Day's 'American Idiot' musical dropped by almost $1 million (£620,000) after Billie Joe Armstrong left the cast (replaced by AFI's Davey Havok). The report added that those kind of box office figures in New York, where the musical is showing, usually lead to shows closing. Click here to read the full story.

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  • Glasvegas declared they are all "well looked after" following reports of James Allan's 2009 overdose. They cancelled what was set to be the first appearance at the US Coachella festival that year. At the time they said he suffered from "exhaustion and dehydration", but recently revealed that he overdosed. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood gave an update on the band's plans following the shock release of their new album 'The King Of Limbs' last month. He told BBC 6Music: "We're recording at the moment, Radiohead. We're rehearsing a bit and just playing and making music and trying to work out what to do really." Click here to read the full story.

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  • In this week's gossip news, Charlie Sheen was quoted saying Amy Winehouse can match him in the partying stakes. "Amy Winehouse was pretty radical," he explained of her shenanegans over the past few years. "She was partying Charlie Sheen-style." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • Morrissey has announced UK tour and ticket details for June. Joined by Flats, Brother and Mona, the gigs are scheduled to take place shortly before Morrissey headlines Hop Farm Festival in July. Click here to read the full story and to view a full listing of tour dates.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • Liam Gallagher revealed that he "seriously" likes Lady Gaga. He said: "She's the only one out there who's got balls. I like her. She can play instruments. She can sing. She can dance. She's weird. She's shocking people. I like her. I like the Gaga, man." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • The View's new album 'Bread And Circuses' is streaming in full on NME.COM now. The four-piece's third studio album, which has been produced by Youth, is released officially on Monday (March 14). Click here to read the full story.

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  • Phil Collins apologised for his success after quitting music for good, due to his poor health. The ex-Genesis drummer said he was unsurprised he drew so much criticism during his career. "I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that," he told FHM. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 07 Mar 2011

  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke made a rare public appearance on Wednesday (March 9), DJing in Los Angeles. The frontman took to the decks at the Low End Theory dubstep club in the US city, spinning tuned by Burial, Kraftwerk, Modeselektor, Squarepusher and Major Lazer. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 10 Mar 2011

  • Lily Allen has asked her fans, via Twitter, to not watch her new TV show 'Lily Allen: From Riches To Rags'. The singer wrote: "I am inclined to ask you not to watch it because quite frankly I am embarrassed." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 11 Mar 2011

  • Corey Taylor said the chances of Slipknot recording a new album without late bassist Paul Gray are slim: "I don't see it happening. And if it does, it'll be way way down the line." They have announced that founding member Donnie Steele, who left in 1996, will play live on their summer tour as a replacement. Click here to read the full story.

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  • Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr died, aged 44, on Tuesday (March 8). He was found dead in a house in Salt Lake City, Utah by police, after someone had telephoned the force to notify them of the death. The official cause of his death is unconfirmed so far. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 09 Mar 2011

  • According to The Sun, disgraced pop star Gary Glitter managed to get an audition on 'The X-Factor'. According to witnesses at the audition at London's O2 Arena, fans recognised Glitter queuing and then started shouting abuse at him. Bosses at ITV, however, believed the man was not actually Glitter. Click here to read the full story.

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  • The Strokes' Nick Valensi has described the recording process for his band's new album 'Angles' as "awful". "I won't do the next album we make like this," he told Pitchfork.com. "No way. It was awful – just awful. Working in a fractured way, not having a singer there." Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 10 Mar 2011