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Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park, Courtney Love - the week's biggest news stories

  • Nicki Minaj has deleted her Twitter account Twitter.com/NickiMinaj after a disagreement with some of her followers. She wrote of her decision to quit: "And that's exactly why I'm paying the barbz dust right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh (Shaking my damn head) - don't cry for me Argentina. Like seriously, only so much a person can take. Good fucking bye."

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    Added: 20 Apr 2012

  • Arctic Monkeys have debuted their new track 'Electricity' online, go to NME.COM to hear it. The track was released as the B-Side to the band's new single 'R U Mine?' on special purple vinyl for Record Store Day.

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    Added: 20 Apr 2012

  • Blur have announced that they will be releasing 65 previously unreleased tracks as part of a huge reissue later this year. The Britpop icons will re-release each of their seven studio albums on July 30 as a boxset. The collection will come with 65 previously unreleased tracks, over 130 rarities, three DVDs, a collectors' edition book featuring rare and unseen photos.

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    Added: 20 Apr 2012

  • Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson has revealed that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had recorded a whole album's worth of solo demos before he died in 1994, which no-one has ever heard. Erlandson said: "He was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his 'White Album'. That's really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different people."

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    Added: 20 Feb 2012

  • Arctic Monkeys, Enter Shikari and Graham Coxon are among the artists who've revealed the records that changed their life in the new issue of NME. Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner chose Shirley Bassey's 'Big Spender', which he owns on vinyl, while his bandmate Matt Helders named The D4's '6twenty'.

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    Added: 13 Apr 2012

  • Axl Rose was booed at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame when his name was mentioned by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. The Guns N' Roses singer snubbed the event in Cleveland, Ohio after claiming he doesn't feel "wanted or respected" by his former bandmates, who attended to be inducted.

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    Added: 18 Apr 2012

  • Radiohead and actress Emma Watson were amongst the crowd watching hotly-tipped Chicago duo Wild Belle at a party near Coachella festival. Playing with a full five-piece band and watched by members of Metronomy, Radiohead's Colin Greenwood and Emma Watson, their set also included a cover version of The Troggs' 'Our Love Will Still Be There'.

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    Added: 16 Apr 2012

  • The 'mystery man' Katy Perry was seen holding hands with at Coachella on Sunday is Florence And The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, NME can reveal. The pair were spotted in the crowd while Rihanna performed during Calvin Harris' set at the Californian festival, leading tabloid newspapers to question the identity of Perry's new squeeze.

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    Added: 19 Apr 2012

  • Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are reportedly planning to take the hologram of Tupac, which took to the stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out on tour. The lifelike hologram appeared during the rappers' joint headline set at the California festival, which also saw guest performances from Eminem, 50 Cent and Warren G.

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    Added: 19 Apr 2012

  • Frank Turner got a new tattoo during his gig at London's Wembley Arena earlier in the week. The singer-songwriter, who was headlining the 12,500-capacity venue with his band The Sleeping Souls, broadcast the backstage inking on screens at the venue after closing the main portion of the set.

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    Added: 20 Apr 2012

  • Dave Grohl has been back in the studio with former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic and Garbage's Butch Vig. The trio are rumoured to be working on the Foo Fighters frontman's new documentary on Sound City Studios, where Nirvana's seminal album 'Nevermind' was recorded. Announcing the hook up on his Twitter page, Vig wrote:"spent today recording with Dave, Krist and special guest!"

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    Added: 22 Sep 2011

  • The cast of Glee are to cover Green Day, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen in forthcoming episodes. The cast of the show will offer up their own unique renditions of The Boss' classic 'Glory Days', the punk trio's ballad 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' and Dylan's 'Forever Young' in future episodes.

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    Added: 13 Jan 2010

  • Courtney Love has apologised to her teenage daughter, Frances Bean, for claiming Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl tried to seduce the 19-year-old. On Twitter she wrote: "Bean, sorry I believed the gossip.. Mommy loves you."

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    Added: 19 Nov 2010

  • Jack White is streaming his debut solo album 'Blunderbuss' online via iTunes. Visit iTunes.com to hear the record. The album isn't formally released until Monday (April 23), but can be heard in full now. The record features a total of 13 tracks and has been produced by White himself. It will be released on the singer's own Third Man Records/XL Records.

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    Added: 02 Apr 2012

  • The Hives have lashed out at bands reforming. Speaking to Daily Star, frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist said : "It’s sad when we see other bands at festivals who just look back to their good old days. What’s the point of that? Each record has to be better than your last, surely?"

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    Added: 12 Mar 2012

  • Pixies are giving away a new free EP from their official website. The EP consists of four live tracks which were recorded during the band's set at Coachella in 2004 and is available to be downloaded now from Pixiesmusic.com.

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    Added: 22 Mar 2012

  • Editors have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Chris Urbanowicz. The band have posted a lengthy statement, which says that the guitarist had left "in a decision entirely based upon future musical direction" and that Urbanowicz's departure is "entirely amicable".

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  • Noel Gallagher has said that Oasis' hit single 'Live Forever' is the song that changed his life. Speaking in a video which you can see on NME.COM Gallagher responding to the question, "What was the song that changed your life?" by simply answering "When I wrote 'Live Forever'."

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    Added: 20 Apr 2012

  • Dan Auerbach, frontman of blues duo The Black Keys, has said in a new interview that he and drummer Patrick Carney "didn't want to be rock stars". Auerbach said: "We don't have expectations or dreams, because those will always just bite you in the ass. The only way we got through was by keeping our expectations very low. We didn't want to be rock stars."

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    Added: 15 Apr 2012

  • Linkin Park have debuted the first single from their fifth studio album online. You can hear the track, which is titled 'Burn It Down' on NME.COM. The track is the first to be taken from the band's new album 'Living Things', which is due for release on June 25 in the UK and June 26 in the US. The record is the follow-up to the band's 2010 fourth album 'A Thousand Suns'.

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    Added: 18 Apr 2012