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15 Things NME Learnt This Week (08/11/2013)

  • Every day is a school day here at NME, and here's just some of the brand new information we learned this week. To kick us off, there's the fact that Huey Morgan ain't so Fun Lovin' anymore. But then answering inane questions posed by Rizzle Kicks might make us throw a tantrum too.

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    Added: 07 Nov 2013

  • All that singing and swaggering will take it out of you - Alex Turner came down with a bout of laryngitis shortly after the Arctic Monkeys' Mercury Prize performance, forcing the band to postpone a string of dates.

    Photo: Joey Maloney/NME

    Added: 08 Nov 2013

  • Speaking of taking it out of you, Brandon Flowers has recently confirmed that The Killers will be taking some time out following their greatest hits tour - although looking on the brightside, Mr Flowers himself will be working on a solo project.

    Photo: Ed Miles/NME

    Added: 08 Nov 2013

  • Ever watched 'High Fidelity' while a little bit out of it and decided you want to run your own record shop? If so, be careful on Ebay because there's one for sale - but it'll set you back a cool £300,000.

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    Added: 05 Nov 2013

  • Lady Gaga has had a big week. She's announced she's planning on performing in space, and, in even more out of this world news, has been hanging out with Dot Cotton.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 06 Nov 2013

  • This is what Marilyn Manson looks like without makeup. Who knew?

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    Added: 07 Nov 2013

  • William Orbit had this to say about Damon Albarn: "Put it this way, I’m not going to work with [Blur] again – Damon was really awful. That’s all I’ll say. Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t care to go back. I wouldn’t be hurrying back to do that album. I didn’t get paid! But, you know, I’m not the first." Classic Orbit fence-sitting.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 23 May 2012

  • Lou Reed's wife Laurie Anderson published a fittingly beautiful and moving statement about his death, including: "I have never seen an expression as full of wonder as Lou's as he died."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 08 Nov 2013

  • Dizzee Rascal has taken to Twitter to bite back at the hand that feeds: Radio 1. Even Wiley got involved, which is unlike the usually taciturn grime star.

    Photo: Jenn Five / NME

    Added: 13 Jul 2013

  • Geri Halliwell's comeback single in Australia sold just 393 copies. Melanie C was rumoured to have almost keeled over with envy.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 08 Nov 2013

  • Eminem has defended his use of the word 'faggot', saying that it's nothing to do with gay people and: "It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole." Hmmm.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 29 Aug 2013

  • Linkin Park have been announced as Download headliners playing their album 'Hybrid Theory' from start to finish, a move we can only assuming was solely the result of NME.com's recent 'Which Album Would You Like To See Played In Full?' poll.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 08 Nov 2013

  • Police in Brazil have charged Justin Bieber with illegally spraying graffiti in Rio de Janeiro, because it turns out Justin Bieber really, really wants to be Bart Simpson circa 1993.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 07 Nov 2013

  • Matt Healy from The 1975 has called Johnny Borrell 'a wanker'. In other news, Matt Healy's glass house recently completely shattered.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 30 Jun 2013

  • Stevie Nicks says Prince 'wanted a romance' with her. So, so sexy in the 80s, kinda less so now.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 08 Nov 2013