Cowell, Eggs, Stone Roses! This Week's Biggest News

  • Still the most popular news story of the week on NME.com: The Stone Roses played tracks unheard in the UK since the 1990s at the Finsbury Park gig. Elephant Stone', 'Going Down' and 'Breaking Into Heaven' were all aired during the London shows.

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    Added: 10 Jun 2013

  • M Night Shyamalan reveals he ghost-wrote She's All That. The After Earth director let slip in an interview with Movies.com that he secretly penned the flick, starring Freddie Prince Jr, which was released in 1999, the same year as his breakout movie The Sixth Sense.

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    Added: 11 Jun 2013

  • Average festival goer prefers to get drunk and take drugs than watch bands, a new 'poll' 'discovered'. Apparently 25% of people have had sex with a stranger while at a festival.

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    Added: 06 Jan 2012

  • Liam Gallagher has described the music of One Direction's Harry Styles as "shit" - but said he was impressed by the boyband member's rock'n'roll lifestyle. Gallagher added: "If you write a good song and you're just a stiff and a square then you can just fuck off in my book. At least Harry is having a good time, right?"

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    Added: 04 Jun 2013

  • Nile Rodgers has revealed that he bemused Madonna in the '80s by failing to crack on to her. The Chic legend produced Madonna's 1984 album 'Like A Virgin'. However, the singer was apparently surprised when Rodgers chose to keep their working relationship strictly professional. "I was standing at an elevator when she goes, 'Why don't you want to fuck me?'", Rodgers recalled.

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    Added: 12 Oct 2012

  • Kings Of Leon have confirmed that they will release their sixth studio album 'Mechanical Bull' this September. The band have revealed that the follow-up to 2010's 'Come Around Sundown' will be released on September 24 and was recorded with longtime producer Angelo Petraglia in their studio in Nashville.

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    Added: 20 Mar 2013

  • Simon Cowell was pelted with eggs during Britain's Got Talent final. Contestant Natalie Holt threw eggs at talent-show boss in live final "to make a stand". Cowell, meanwhile, was seen at the side of the stage afterward smoking a cigarette, we assume, to calm his nerves.

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    Added: 12 Apr 2011

  • Mumford and Sons postponed three US tour dates this week after bassist Ted Dwane was discovered to have a blood clot on the surface of his brain. He's now been discharged from hospital. Get well soon, Ted.

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    Added: 16 Apr 2013

  • Disclosure posted a full statement on Facebook, defending themselves against the online outcry which met their performance at Wembley over the weekend. The chart-topping duo played the event with their decks unplugged and without wearing headphones, causing the a Facebook group to accuse them of pulling a 'David Guetta', in reference to the French DJ who allegedly mimes some of his DJ sets.

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    Added: 05 Jun 2013

  • Richard Hawley has explained that he turned down 'a lot of money' to play Glastonbury Festival because the event has become "meaningless". The singer says corporate festivals are 'nasty and not what I'm about'.

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    Added: 10 May 2012

  • Liam Gallagher reveals he has tinnitus like brother Noel. "I learned to live with it a long time ago. I put up with it – I just talk really loudly over it. I'm proud of it. Anyone who doesn't have ringing in their ears can fuck right off," the Beady Eye frontman said.

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    Added: 08 Sep 2011

  • Michael Jackson's ghost tells Lionel Richie's ex-wife he 'accidentally' killed himself, heard a court. The CEO of AEG Live delivered a bizarre testimony concerning the comments of a medium during the ongoing trial in which Michael Jackson's family are seeking £26 billion in damages against AEG Live, accusing the promoter of negligence which contributed to Jackson's death.

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    Added: 09 Aug 2011

  • Queens Of The Stone Age covered Robin Thicke's hit single 'Blurred Lines' in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. In the Queens Of The Stone Age version, frontman Josh Homme can be seen using a pill bottle as a shaker. He is accompanied by Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita on the stripped back version of the track.

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    Added: 27 Jun 2011

  • Tyler, The Creator reported to Australian police after woman claimed he verbally abused her onstage. 24-year-old blogger Talitha Stone is a member of the Australian feminist group the Collective Shout, who had previously launched a campaign to end the rapper's tour of the country and have him deported.

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    Added: 26 May 2011

  • Liam Gallagher has revealed he is interested in reforming Oasis in 2014 to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album 'Definitely Maybe'. Despite being the frontman of Beady Eye and admitting he is not on speaking terms with brother Noel, Liam said there is "unfinished business" with Oasis and that he would even reform the band for no financial reward.

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    Added: 04 Jun 2013

  • Emergency call reveals the details of Paris Jackson's suicide attempt. Michael Jackson's daughter is said to be 'physically fine' and undergoing medical treatment following suicide attempt.

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    Added: 03 Apr 2013

  • Ringo Starr will reveal unseen Beatles pictures in new book 'Photograph' The e-book will be released on June 12 ahead of a physical release in December.

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    Added: 19 Sep 2012

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly being lined up to appear in Avengers 2. The actor, who reprises his role as Dave Lizewski in the Kick-Ass sequel in August, is in the frame to play Quicksilver.

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    Added: 17 Apr 2012