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20 most viewed news stories of the week (May 5)

  • Kasabian have spoken about their plans for the follow-up to 'Velociraptor!' and have "loads of stuff written", according to frontman Tom Meighan. He said: "I think Sergio's got loads of stuff written already. I imagine he has because he never stops writing. So I can't imagine when we're going to record a record, not at the moment, probably next year sometime."

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    Added: 06 Jan 2012

  • Liam Gallagher gatecrashed Manchester City's press conference after their victory over arch rivals Manchester United earlier in the week (April 30). The Beady Eye singer, who'd been at the game, which City won 1-0, arrived in the press room ahead of City captain Vincent Kompany and proceeded to entertain all the waiting journalists.

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    Added: 06 May 2011

  • Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way Ball' world tour kicked off in Seoul earlier in the week (April 27) amid controversy. Authorities in the South Korean city had implemented a strict adults only policy, banning anyone under the age of 18 from attending the first night of the mammoth 110-date tour. The age restriction was imposed after a ratings board deemed the performance un-suitable for children.

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    Added: 03 May 2012

  • Foster The People teamed up with The Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard in London earlier in the week (April 29) for a cover of Alabama Shakes' single 'Hold On'. Announcing the track frontman, Mark Foster told the crowd: "Seen as though it's our last night, we're going to do something different tonight, we're going to do a cover. Welcome onstage Luke Pritchard."

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    Added: 03 May 2012

  • Arctic Monkeys have spoken about their plans for the follow-up to 'Suck It And See' and have hinted that their next album may be filled with faster songs. Bassist Nick O'Malley said: "We've not really got any songs for it at all, so it's difficult to say what the record will be like. But we're enjoying playing sort of fast songs at the minute, so maybe that'll be an indication."

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    Added: 16 Apr 2012

  • Grimes began to believe her music was a "gift from God" during the recording of her fourth album 'Visions, which was released in March through 4AD, in an interview with The Guardian. She said: "Once you hit day nine, you start accessing some really crazy shit. You have no stimulation, so your subconscious starts filling in the blanks. I started to feel like I was channelling spirits."

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    Added: 01 May 2012

  • Kanye bilebe it? Kanye West has been "putting the finishing touches" to Justin Bieber's new album 'Believe'. The pair were snapped working together in a New York studio by Bieber's bodyguard Kenny Hamilton, confirming reports that they were collaborating on the pop squirt's album.

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    Added: 03 May 2012

  • The Killers have announced that they will be headlining this summer's Sziget festival in Hungary. The Las Vegas band, who are currently working of their fourth studio album, join the likes of The Stone Roses, Placebo, The xx, Wild Beasts and The Vaccines in playing the event, which runs from August 6–13, with The Killers closing the show on the final night (August 13).

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    Added: 07 Jul 2011

  • Kylie Minogue is to play a special headline slot at BBC's Proms In The Park on September 8. The 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' singer will be backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra at the show in London's Hyde Park, with support from classical group Il Divo and tenor Alfie Boe.

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    Added: 03 May 2012

  • Biffy Clyro have revealed the title of their new studio album, which is the sixth of their career so far. The album, which is a double LP, will consist of two records, one titled 'The Land At The End Of Our Toes' and another titled 'The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones'. The band have spent the last year working on the album and have recorded it in Los Angeles.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Courtney Love has not had control of Kurt Cobain's image since 2010, according to reports. The Fix claims to have obtained documents that show Love agreed to step down as acting manager of the business responsible for Cobain's publicity rights, End of Music LLC, after receiving a $2.75 million loan from the trust fund of pair's daughter Frances Bean in 2010.

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    Added: 10 Dec 2010

  • The Prodigy have revealed the working title for their new studio album. The record, which is the follow-up to their 2009 effort 'Invaders Must Die', has been given the working title 'How To Steal A Jet Fighter', the band's mainman Liam Howlett told NME. Speaking about the new album in this week's NME Howlett promised that the band's sixth studio LP would be "heavier and darker".

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    Added: 09 Jun 2011

  • Blur's Alex James as likened himself to a monk after he revealed he's started making beer at his farm. The bassist is no stranger to venturing into the food and drink world, having been a cheese-maker for a number of years, and has now created his own brewery. James told The Sun: "I’ve basically become a monk – I make cheese and now I’ve started making beer. It’s the monk’s life."

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    Added: 18 Feb 2011

  • NME.COM users have reacted to Lana Del Rey's performance on The Voice over the weekend, opinion is split down the middle. Del Rey performed 'Blue Jeans' on the BBC1 reality show on Sunday (April 29) and immediately provoked a strong reaction across all social media.

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    Added: 30 Apr 2012

  • Black Sabbath have announced an intimate show for next month. The band, who will headline this summer's Download Festival along with The Prodigy and Metallica over the weekend of June 8-10, will play a small show at Birmingham's O2 Academy on May 19 to warm up for the festival. The show will be the metal legends' first since they reunited with their original line-up late last year.

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    Added: 30 Apr 2012

  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich debuted new songs from their Atoms For Peace supergroup during their DJ set at an LA club earlier in the week (April 27). The duo, who play in the band alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco, played the new songs during their set at Transmission LA: AV Club.

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    Added: 16 Apr 2012

  • Blur and Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn has invited Noel Gallagher to collaborate with him later this year. The singer said: "Well, why not? He should come on the Africa Express train in September. That’d be a nice chance to collaborate."

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    Added: 28 Mar 2012

  • Liam Gallagher of Beady Eye has said that he'll move back to Manchester if his football team Manchester City win the Premier League. London resident Gallagher made the comment when speaking to radio station Talksport about the Manchester City v Manchester United match which is took place earlier this week (April 30).

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    Added: 26 May 2011

  • Alabama Shakes' frontwoman Brittany Howard has spoken about how her life has changed since her band have become more well known. Howard told The Scotsman: "I’d like to be able to tell you that life for the Shakes is no different from what it was a little while back. But I’m not going to pretend it’s not a whole lot more surreal."

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    Added: 04 May 2012

  • Tenacious D are streaming their new album 'Rize Of The Fenix' online in full, go to NME.com to listen to the record. The duo, who consist of actor Jack Black and comedian Kyle Gass, will release the album on May 14. The album is the follow-up to 2006's 'The Pick of Destiny' and the band's 2001 self-titled debut.

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    Added: 06 Feb 2012