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News round up in pictures this week

  • Babyshambles made it through an entire set this week in Paris, playing 19 songs to an exuberant crowd. Pic: James Quinton

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  • My Morning Jacket are putting the finishing touches to their next album, due out in June. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Weight loss product company Slim-Fast have offered Eminem the chance to be an ambassador for the product. Reports from various sources have suggested that the rapper has gained a lot of weight recently, prompting the company to get in touch. Pic: PA Photos

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  • George Michael has signed a multi-million pound publishing deal with Harper-Collins to write his autobiography. The book is promised to be a â

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  • While Robbie Williams threatens to hold back his next album from troubled record label EMI, the company has found what to do with the last one. One million unsold copies of 'Rudebox' are to be sent to China to be used in road surfaces. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Foxy Brown has asked to be released from jail to treat an ear problem that she believes could jeopardise her hearing and singing career. The rapper is currently serving a year-long prison sentence in a New York jail for assaulting two nail salon stylists and violating terms of her probation. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Kaiser Chiefs are set to release a series of brand new EPs and downloads in 2008, as they strive to break free of the conventional album release cycle. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • It was revealed this week that Tina Turner's ex-husband Ike Turner died from a cocaine overdose, according to a report issued by a California medical examiner. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Panic At The Disco ditched the exclamation mark from their name this week, but they're keeping the full stop in the title of their second album 'Pretty. Odd', due out in March.

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  • This week The Verve joined the long list of artists making a stand against EMI's proposed job losses by threatening to hold back their next album. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • As part of this week's NME's Albums Of 2008 feature, CSS revealed details of their "rawer" new album. They're halfway through recording it in Brazil. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • A Roxy Music DVD anthology spanning the decade between 1972-1982 is due to be released in the US next month. It came out in the UK in late 2007. Pic: www.photoshot.co.uk

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  • Radiohead wowed fans at an uber-exclusive gig this week in east London. A few hundred watched it live and thousands more on the webcast from home. Next week's NME has the full report. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Klaxons turned their back on 'new rave' this week, announcing that their new album will enlist the help of producer Focus (Dr Dre, The Game) and will lean more on their prog influences. Pic: Pieter Van M Hattem

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  • It was leaked on the internet this week that Coldplay are set to call their new album 'Prospekt'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Amy Winehouse shouted â

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  • 'The Weakest Link' is apparently planning to reignite Britpop rivalry by inviting members of Blur and Oasis to compete against each other, and against members of Suede, Pulp and Elastica. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • Eels frontman Mark 'E' Everett played an intimate show in London this week to launch his new book, 'Things The Grandchildren Should Know'. He was joined onstage by The Who's Pete Townshend, who read a segment. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Lily Allen confirmed this week the sad news that she's suffered a miscarriage. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Legendary country singer Dolly Parton is set to play Austin's South By South West festival. The star will play the Texan new music shindig on March 14. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Brit Award nominee Kate Nash delivered her very first Los Angeles performance this week for a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Elbow have just announced the release of their new album, due out in March. When they were recording they shared the studio with Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent! Pic: James Quinton

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  • It was revealed this week that The Rolling Stones were set to ditch their record company EMI when their contract expires in May.

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