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  • Jay-Z has spoken out for the first time about shooting his brother at the age of 12. In an interview with The Guardian, he opened up about the shooting, which took place after his crack-addicted brother Eric stole his ring. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Carl Barat has given another update on how The Libertines' reunion could become an ongoing affair - saying he thinks the band will play "a few more" gigs. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Blink-182 have announced details of a UK arena tour for next summer. The reunited pop-punk band will play five shows on the tour, ending at London's O2 Arena on July 18. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Beady Eye are set to play their first live shows in March. Liam Gallagher's post-Oasis band will play six UK shows – two each in Glasgow, Manchester and London – on the tour, taking in mid-sized venues. They will also play dates in Belgium, France, Spain and Holland. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 09 Nov 2010

  • Axl Rose is suing Activision, the makers of the 'Guitar Hero' video games, for $20million (£12.6million). Rose claims that Activision fraudulently induced him into allowing them use of Guns N' Roses' 'Welcome To The Jungle' in 'Guitar Hero III', reports Reuters. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 14 Oct 2010

  • Coldplay have confirmed their first European festival dates of 2011.The band have been signed up to play the German Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park events, which both take place on June 3-5. Kings Of Leon will also play both festivals. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Primal Scream's seminal 1991 album 'Screamadelica' is set to be reissued next year - remastered by the band and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. The reissue will be out on March 7, in the 20th anniversary year of the record's original release. | Read full story on NME.COM

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  • Warpaint, White Lies, Carl Barat and Les Savy Fav are among the acts set to play NME Awards Shows in London next February. Head to NME.COM/gigs to check dates and buy tickets. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Noel Gallagher and Kasabian guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno are set to make the draw for the FA Cup Third Round this Sunday (November 28). The pair will make the draw on live TV, with the programme scheduled to go out on ITV at around 6pm (GMT). It is also being shown live online at Thefa.com. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 18 Oct 2010

  • Yoko Ono has spoken out in support of this year's X Factor contestants following their tribute to The Beatles. Hopefuls on the ITV reality pop show last night (November 20) performed songs by the Fab Four following the historic digital release of the band's catalogue on iTunes. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Rihanna has lifted the lid on her relationship with Drake. The singer said it didn't work out romantically between the pair because she was still recovering from her bust-up with former boyfriend Chris Brown. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • 'Hey Jude' has emerged as the UK's favourite song by The Beatles after the band's catalogue was added to iTunes this week. The Fab Four's music was finally added to the digital music store following the resolution of a long-fought trademark dispute between Apple and the band's label Apple Corps. | Read full story on NME.COM

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  • Cover your ears, X Factor oddball Wagner is reportedly set to sing Radiohead's 'Creep' this Saturday (November 27). The singer is stepping up to perform the song after bookies slashed the odds on him winning the show from 100-1 to 10-1 | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 24 Nov 2010

  • The Specials have announced details of a huge European tour for 2011. The band will hit the road from next September, playing 13 UK dates as part of the tour. They'll end it with a hometown show in Coventry on October 29 followed by a date at London's Alexandra Palace on November 3. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010

  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke has teamed up with the band's sleeve designer Stanley Donwood to try and create a human sculpture in Brighton on November 27. Yorke revealed the project, which is a collaboration with climate campaign organisation 350 Earth, on Radiohead's website. | Read full story on NME.COM

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    Added: 25 Nov 2010