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15 Things We Learned This Week

  • Daft Punk were spotted at LAX without wearing their space helmets after cleaning up at the Grammy Awards. The incident showed them to be razor-shy, middle aged French hipsters, rather than the green faced aliens we always assumed they were. A sad day for disco-funk.

    Photo: TMZ/Youtube

    Added: 30 Jan 2014

  • Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor was not a happy bunny after having his performance with Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham at the end of the Grammys broadcast was cut. He tweeted a cheery 'fuck you' to organisers before slamming his bedroom door and refusing to come down for dinner.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Jan 2014

  • OutKast announced the first UK dates of their epic, globe-spanning summer festival tour, confirming spots at Bestival and Wireless. Bestival also announced their fancy dress theme; Desert Island Disco. Wonder if the shy and retiring Big Boi and Andre 3000 will bother getting involved...

    Photo: PA

    Added: 13 Jan 2014

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining Biffy Clyro on the bill at this summer's Isle of Wight Festival. It's their only UK show for the year, so if you, like Anthony Kiedis, are addicted to the shindig, you'll know where to be on June 14.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 04 Nov 2011

  • The founding father of 20th century folk music Pete Seeger passed away at the grand old age of 94 on January 27. He was great uncle to Jamie MacColl of Bombay Bicycle Club, who made a touching tribute to NME about Seeger's musical and political contribution.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 28 Jan 2014

  • Over 100,000 people in the United States have signed a petition that calls to deport Justin Bieber to his native Canada. Once a petition has that many signatures, the White House has to review it, which hopefully should give Barack Obama a bit of a laugh.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 21 Jan 2014

  • Suede, who will play a Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall on March 30, have revealed that they are currently writing a new album. However, fans of bum-slapping glam pop will have to wait until 2015 to hear it as Brett Anderson says it won't be ready until then.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

    Added: 27 Feb 2013

  • Despite rolling around in lovely big piles of cash and having the kind of career that most people would trade a limb for, Susan Boyle has apparently applied for a job in a bookies in Blackburn. What are the odds!

    Photo: PA

    Added: 17 May 2012

  • Macklemore told Kendrick Lamar that he should have won the rap awards at this year's Grammys. And just to prove what a modest, nice guy he is, we found out this information as Macklemore himself shared on Instagram a private text message to Kendrick saying as much.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 27 Jan 2014

  • The last remaining members of The Beatles played together this week in LA at tribute show celebrating 50 years since making their US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Maroon 5, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran also took part - we're sure it's just what George Harrison and John Lennon would have wanted.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 29 Jan 2014

  • Metronomy debuted a host of new songs from their fourth album 'Love Letters' at their teeny tiny comeback show in Brighton. Suffice to say, every one was a banger. Welcome back, gang.

    Photo: Ben Cannon/NME

    Added: 25 Aug 2012

  • Motley Crue have announced plans for a farewell tour, signing a contract that bans them from ever playing live again after 2015. Which means they'll have to sue themselves if they ever play 'Girls, Girls, Girls' again.

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    Added: 09 Jul 2009

  • Well this was unexpected. This week previously unheard electronica recordings by Elliott Smith emerged. Who could have guessed that LA's most morose singer-songwriter was considering doing a Skrillex?

    Photo: PA

    Added: 29 Jan 2014

  • Lady Gaga announced her UK ArtRave arena dates this week. She'll be bringing her bras made of seaside flotsam and dancers in various orgasmic states to these shores in October.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 21 Jan 2014

  • Shoegaze legends Slowdive are reforming to play Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona this summer. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and The National are also playing on a bill that's shaping up to be one of this year's best.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 29 Jan 2014