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  • The Spice Girls made their live comeback this week at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Nirvana release new DVD Unplugged

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  • Nirvana release new DVD Unplugged

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  • Nirvana's legend has grown since frontman Kurt Cobain's tragic death in 1994 - the release of 'Unplugged' on DVD will be received rapturously by fans the world over. Pic: Redferns

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  • Nirvana in the studio preparing for what would become a legendary 'Unplugged' performance. Pic: Redferns

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  • Nirvana's reputation is set to grow even more with 'Unplugged In New York''s DVD release - the intensity of the soon-to-be-dead Cobain's performance even now is still talked of in hushed tones.

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  • Nirvana performed 'Polly' from 'Nevermind' on the evening - a song that Bob Dylan later said showed Kurt Cobain had "heart".

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  • As well as Pat Smear, Nirvana's guests on the night include cello player Lori Goldston and Meat Puppets stars Chris and Curt Kirkwood.

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  • A rare smile from Cobain on the evening. The star was in the midst of a crippling heroin addiction, and would commit suicide just six months later.

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  • Nirvana were joined onstage in New York by Pat Smear on guitar - he was a semi-permanent member of the group on the 'In Utero' tour. He now performs the same function for Grohl's band Foo Fighters.

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  • Nirvana's 'Unplugged In New York' DVD release follows on the from the release on DVD of 1994's clip compilation 'Live! Tonight! Sold Out!'

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  • Nirvana's 'Unplugged' performance was filmed on November 18, 1993 at Sony Studios in New York City.

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  • Cobain's performance on the evening so moved Neil Young the rock legend paid tribute to it in his autobiography 'Shakey'.

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  • The set did include many of Nirvana's big hitters, including 'Come As You Are, 'On A Plain' and 'All Apologies'.

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  • So intense was Cobain's performance on the closing song, the band's cover of Leadbelly's 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night?', that they would not do an encore, feeling they couldn't top what they had just done.

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  • Nirvana performed many covers during their 'Unplugged' set, including songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Leadbelly, and three by one of Kurt Cobain's favourite bands, The Meat Puppets.

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  • Around the time of their 'Unplugged' performance, Nirvana were on a world tour promoting their recently released follow-up to 'Nevermind', the abrasive and often harrowing 'In Utero'.

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  • Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' performance has passed into legend, even though the setlist did not contain their biggest hit, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

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  • Nirvana's legendary 'Unplugged In New York' performance from 1993 is to be made available on DVD from this Monday (November 19).

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  • Nirvana's 'Unplugged In New York' album was released in autumn 1994, a year after the performance, and six months after Kurt Cobain's suicide.

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  • The Who, seen here in their early days, have now earned a reputation as one the world's most influential rock acts, and the latest news from the camp suggests their will be another new album soon.

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  • The Who's new 'Amazing Journey' DVD chronicles the band's incredible story, which has now spanned five eventful decades.

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  • The Who scored a massive success in 1973 with the 'Quadrophenia' album, which inspired the classic 1979 movie starring Phil Daniels and, er, Sting.

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  • The Who shortly before Moon's tragic death. The drummer's exploits are recounted in the awesome biography 'Dear Boy'.

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  • The Who entered a lean period in the second half of the 70s - although Pete Townshend penned the 1978 hit single 'Who Are You' after an evening out drinking with the Sex Pistols.

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  • The Who's frontman Roger Daltrey settled into the bare-chested 'rock god' role after the success of the concept album 'Tommy' in 1969.

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  • The Who kicked off the 70s by conquering America with the 'Who's Next' album, which was salvaged from a project Pete Townsh3end called 'Lifehouse'.

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  • When The Who's bass player John Entwistle passed away in 2002, the band were left without their original rhythm section. But Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have soldiered on, releasing new album 'Endless Wire' in 2006.

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  • FACT: Animal from 'The Muppets'' energetic style of playing was based on The Who drummer Keith Moon. Moon died aged 32 in 1978 from an accidental overdose.

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  • The Who's bass player John 'The Ox' Entwistle was see as the 'quiet man' of the group - he died of a heart attack in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2002.

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  • The Who's 60s stage show was regarded as one of the best, loudest and most volatile in the world, with Townshend's windmill-style guitar theatrics becoming his trademark.

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  • The band's popularity grew after they scored a Number Two hit in 1965 with 'My Generation', which they still play live despite the 'Hope I die before I get old' line.

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  • The Who's early success came about as a result of their attachment to the mod scene in London, and they soon drew big crowds to their regular shows at The Marquee in the city's West End.

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  • The Who's drummer Keith Moon was one of rock's most flamboyant and eccentric characters, though bandmate Pete Townshend also confirmed that he could be a "pain in the arse".

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  • The Who's manager Kim Lambert, flanked by drummer Keith Moon (left) and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, helped the band to their early success. He died aged 45 in 1981.

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  • The Who, whose singer Roger Daltrey is pictured here, saw their amazing journey begin back in the 60s, when they were originally known as The High Numbers.

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  • The Who had a string of hits in the 60s, including the classics 'Substitute', 'Pictures Of Lily', 'I Can't Explain' and 'Pinball Wizard'.

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  • The Who's guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend penned all of the bans classic songs, and is credited by many as being the innovator of the 'concept' album.

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  • The Who's amazing journey has taken in death, destruction, drugs, alcoholism, in-fighting and era-defining music - and, incredibly, they are still around, headlining Glastonbury Festival in June 2007.

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  • The Who continue to be an enormous influence on today's big rock outfits - the likes of Oasis, The Enemy and Kasabian.

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  • Full details of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 are revealed in this week's NME. Tickets for the jaunt are on sale now exclusively through NME.COM.

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  • Bloc Party pose for the cover of this week's NME - as well as an in-depth interview with the group, we're giving away remixes of their new single 'Flux'. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Bloc Party frontman Kedle Okereke - in this week's NME, he reveals the passion for dance music which inspired new single 'Flux'. Four remixes of the track come free with this week's issue. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • New Young Pony Club play at the MTV European Music Awards 2007 - read a full review of the show in this week's issue. Pic: David Bornschelier

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  • This week's issue of NME, on sale now, comes with an exclusive Bloc Party giveaway - get remixes of their ace new single 'Flux'. Inside, read an in-depth interview with the band conducted during their recent trip to Iceland.

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  • In this week's NME, read the definitive review of The Killers' new rarities album 'Sawdust'. Other artists under the microscope this week include Jay-Z and Daft Punk.

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  • So Kele loves dance music and is taking his band Bloc Party in that direction, but what do the rest of the band think of this development? Find out in this week's issue of NME, on sale now. And get a free four-track remix of the single free!

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  • Read the incredible story of Tim Harrington, leader of fast-growing cult band Les Savy Fav, in this week's NME, on sale now.

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  • In the live section of this week's NME, get the definitive report on The Verve's sensational live comeback. And we check out New Young Pony Club's after-party set at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

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  • In this week's issue of NME, we take a peek at Noel Gallagher's secret diary, which contains details of the Oasis leader's masterplan, including an alternative tracklisting for the band's classic 1994 debut album 'Definitely Maybe'.

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  • In this week's issue of NME, we took a look back at Nirvana's classic 'Unplugged' show from 1993, which is about to be made available on DVD for the first time.

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  • So why do The Cribs and Klaxons worship at the feet of Les Savy Fav? Fin dout in this week's issue of NME, on sale now at all good newsagents. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem

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  • Laura Marling is the main artist featured in this week's Radar section of NME, on sale at all good newsagents now. Pic: Mark Eilbeck

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  • The Killers' rarities album 'Sawdust' is reviewed in this week's NME, on sale now at all good newsagents.

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  • Jay-Z's new album 'American Gangster', inspired by the movie of the same name, is reviewed in this week's issue of NME, on sale now at all good newsagents.

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  • Ipso Facto live in London - find out how the 'creatures of the night' got on when sharing a bill with Effi Briest by reading the definitive review in this week's NME. Pic: Tim Cochrane Pic: Tim Cochrane

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  • Effi Briest live in London - find out how the all-female New Yorkers got in the UK capital by reading the definitive review in this week's NME. Pic: Tim Cochrane

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  • Dizzee Rascal at Joe Lean backstage at Oxford Academy after one of the shows on their recent tour - you can see how they both fared by reading the definitive live review in this week's NME. Pic: James Quinton

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  • The Shockwaves NME Awards tour line-up has been announced, and the bill includes Does It Offend You Yeah? See the full line-up in this week's issue of NME, on sale now at all good newsagents. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Bloc Party onstage at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik - while we were there we had an in-depth chat with them, which you can read in this week's NME. And then you can listen to our ace free Bloc Party CD! Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Do you like Bloc Party's new direction? Not all of the band are sure...find out what's going on in this week's NME, on sale now at all good newsagents. And check out our exclusive remix CD of 'Flux'. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Foo Fighters at Glasgow November 11 Pic Danny North

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  • Gerard Way Leader of the Black Parade, Way turned MCR into a mega band and got hounded by the tabloids for â

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  • My Chemical Romance onstage in Newcastle during their current UK tour. The boys''Black Parade' jaunt has now stretched to well over a year. Pic: Danny North

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  • Did you know that My Chemical Romance's name is taken from a book by Scottish author Irvine Welsh? Not 'Trainspotting', though. We have no idea if he is a fan. Pic: Danny North

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  • Emo with a bad attitude - My Chemical Romance onstage in Newcastle during their current UK arena tour. Pic: Danny North

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  • We'll give you a pound if you can tell us what Gerard Way's favourite colour is. Pic: Danny North

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  • My Chemical Romance's four-date UK arena tour takes in Newcastle (as picture), Aberdeen, Sheffield and ends at London's O2 Arena on November 15. Pic: Danny North

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  • My Chemical Romance recently filmed a DVD as their alter ego band The Black Parade in Mexico City. It will be released next year. Pic: Danny North

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  • It's been emo-tional for this lot - My Chemical Romance fans wtach their favourites onstage in Newcastle. Pic: Danny North

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  • My Chemical Romance's UK tour wraps up later tbhis week, but they are strongly rumoured to be headlining UK festivals next year, though nothing is confirmed. We'll keep you posted though. Pic: Danny North

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  • Did you know Gerard Way formed My Chemical Romance a week after 9/11, the attacks giving him an impetus to do something positive with his life? True story. Pic: Danny North

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  • My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome To The Black Parade' album went under the working title 'The Rise And Fall Of My Chemical Romance'. Maybe next time... Pic: Danny North

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  • He did it his, erm, Way - My Chemical Romance onstage in Newcastle on their current UK tour. Pic: Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters onstage at Glasgow SECC (November 11) on their UK arena tour. Dave Grohl and his trusty cohorts are promoting new album 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace'. Pic: Danny North

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  • Dave Grohl, onstage with his band Foo Fighters in Glasgow (November 11), has a special affinity witgh Scotland. His old band Nirvana had a huge Scottish following - and a Scottish tour manager. Pic: Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters have established themselves as one of the world's premiere good time live acts. The band are on a UK arena tour after headlining V Festival in the summer. Pic: Danny North

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  • On their current UK tour, Foo Fighters, seen here in Glasgow on November 11, are performing new album tracks, as well as a host of classic singles, including 'Monkey Wrench' and 'Everlong'. Pic: Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters, including on-off member Pat Smear, onstage in Glasgow. Smear also joined Nirvana onstage during their truncated 'In Utero' tour of 1993/94. Pic: Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters, currently touring the UK, will almost certainly return next summer after becoming a festival perennial. Pic: Danny North

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  • Dave Grohl looks every inch the scary rock god onstage in Glasgow. But as well all know, he's like a big teddy bear. Pic: Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters, currently touring the UK, will almost certainly return next summer after becoming a festival perennial. Pic: Danny North

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  • Tattoo you - Dave Grohl onstage in Glasgow during his band Foo Fighters' current UK tour. Pic: Danny North

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  • The mane attraction - Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl onstage in Glasgow. The tour includes two nights at London's O2 Arena on November 17 and 18. Pic Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, onstage in Glasgow, was joined buy his mum during the band's headline slot at the V Festival in Staffordshire in August. Pic: Danny North

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  • Foo Fighters have moved back into the rock arena after their acoustic jaunts of 2006. Bet Dave Grohl didn't shake his hair around as much then, eh? Pic: Danny North

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  • The Breeders are to make their live comeback at a charity gig on December 4 in Chicago. The band, led by Pixies star Kim Deal, are working on a new album with producer Steve Albini, due for release in 2008.

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  • Queens of the Stone Age got thrown out of a rehab clinic within seconds of playing their first song, 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer', at a special gig. The sole lyrics to that song mention seven narcotics - repeatedly.

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  • Indie legends My Bloody Valentine have announced details of their first UK tour since 1992. The shoegazing legends will play in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

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  • My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero dropped out of the band's current tour (because of a family illness), leaving the band with just three current full-time members. Drummer Bob Bryar is having to sit dates out because of a wrist complaint. Pic: Pamely Littky

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  • Kanye West was left devastated after mother Donda died this week aged 58, reportedly after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

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  • Jay-Z scored his tenth US Number One album with 'American Gangster', meaning he has dran level with Elvis Presley. But he's got a bit to go before can overtake The Beatles, who reached the summit 19 times. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Amy Winehouse infuriated fans at a gig in Birmingham, where she was booed after turning her performance into a tribute to her jailed husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Pic: WENN

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  • Radiohead revealed the CD artwork for new album 'In Rainbows'. The current download-only LP gets a physical release on December 31.

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