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This week's news in pictures (5 September 2009)

  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke has confirmed the release of a new 12-inch vinyl single set for release later this month. News of a Yorke single featuring two new compositions surfaced on Tuesday (September 1), with the frontman now confirming that a double-A side featuring the songs 'FeelingPulledApartbyHorses' and 'The Hollow Earth' are set for release. Pic: Danny North

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  • Lil Wayne has added another date at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo to his UK tour. The rapper will now play an extra gig at the venue on October 10. He is already playing two previously announced shows at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on October 7 and 8. To check the availability of Lil Wayne tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094. Pic: Ed Miles

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  • The Strokes' Julian Casablancas has revealed the cover artwork for his debut solo album 'Phrazes For The Young'. The sleeve, pictured on the right, features the frontman mixing old music equipment with new. On Casablancas' left is an antique guitar with a modern fretboard, while a digital gramophone is to his right. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattam

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    Added: 10 Aug 2009

  • Gogol Bordello have announced details of a new live CD and DVD to be released this November.'Live From Axis Mundi' documents the band's two sold-out nights at New York's Irving Plaza venue in 2007, and features a host of extras including rare tracks and videos. It is released on November 2. Pic: Guy Eppel

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    Added: 22 Jan 2009

  • Friendly Fires have admitted that they are more excited about the food at this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize ceremony than the award itself. The St Albans band are nominated to win the £20,000 cash pot for their self-titled debut album, and are up against the likes of Kasabian's 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum', Florence And The Machine's 'Lungs', The Horrors' 'Primary Colours' and La Roux's eponymous debut. Pic: Danny North

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  • Johnny Marr has said that he is "too busy" to reunite with his old band The Smiths for live gigs – but has not completely ruled out the possibility of his schedule freeing up to allow it to happen. The Cribs' guitarist has repeatedly said that he is not interested in reuniting with singer Morrissey, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. He even released a statement last December outlining that there was no truth in any Smiths reformation rumours. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke is reportedly set to release a second solo single this month featuring two new compositions. The frontman had already been announced as set to release a Mark Mulcahy cover, 'All For The Best', on September 7. Now Exclaim.ca is reporting that he will release a double A-side 12-inch single, featuring new songs 'Apart By Horses' and 'The Hollow Earth', on September 22 in the USA and Canada. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Ex-Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things frontman Carl Barat has released a statement confirming his plan to release a solo album next year. The singer/guitarist explained in the statement that he had been writing solo songs since Dirty Pretty Things split up last year, and outlined his intention to demo an LP over the coming months. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Muse have announced that they will play a gig in Paris on Tuesday (September 8) – but have not revealed details of the location. The band made the announcement on their official website Muse.mu, explaining that details of the show will be broadcast on Virgin Radio France at 8am (CEST) on the day of the show. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Flight Of The Conchords have announced details of their second album - and have also revealed that they will play live UK gigs next year. The comedy/music duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, will release 'I Told You I Was Freaky' on October 26. It will feature selected songs from the second series of the TV comedy show, which broadcast in the UK earlier this year. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Cribs have made their forthcoming new album, 'Ignore The Ignorant', available to listen to in full online before its official release. To hear the album in full, made available to NME.COM via music streaming site We7, click below. Users outside the UK can hear 30-second clips of each song. 'Ignore The Ignorant' is released officially on Monday (September 7). Pic: PA Photos

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  • Madness have announced a winter tour. Following on from filling in for Oasis after Noel quit the band at a Paris festival last week (August 28), the ska legends will tour the UK this December. To check the availability of Madness tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Liam Gallagher has allegedly spoken about Oasis' split and his plans for the future to an Italian waiter. Gallagher, who fled England for Italy's Lake Como along with bassist Andy Bell and their respective partners, is said to have spoken with waiter Vincenzo Della Corte while eating at the Villa D'Este hotel. Della Corte said Gallagher told him Oasis were "all over and there was no way he would get back with Noel". The singer then told him that "Noel has his style of music and he had his and they would be going their separate ways" (Daily Mirror). Pic: PA Photos

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  • Tickets for the 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals have gone on sale. A limited number of tickets are being sold at this year's prices. This year's event was headlined by Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings Of Leon. To check the availability of Reading And Leeds Festivals 2010 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Madonna's 'Sticky And Sweet' world tour has been named the highest-grossing for a solo artist ever. The tour, which finished in Tel Aviv this week (September 2), made $408m (£250m), according to promoters Live Nation. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Kings Of Leon brought Leeds Festival last weekend (August 30) and told fans they won't see them on English soil again "for a long, long time". Frontman Caleb Followill announced to the crowd at the Main Stage: "This is the last show we have booked in England for a long, long time, so I'm gonna get my buzz on. We're gonna miss you guys - we'll see you next year." Pic: PA Photos

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  • Pete Doherty will perform a Michael Jackson cover as part of David Gest's 'My Life! A Musical Concert Extravaganza' evening at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo this October, according to reports. Doherty, who has long hailed Jackson as an icon, will perform a rendition of the singer's 1982 track 'Human Nature' at the October 14 event. Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 23 Aug 2009