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Queen, Radiohead and Pete Doherty - this week's most-read news stories

  • Queen's 'We Are The Champions' has been found to be the catchiest song ever written, according to new scientific research. Scientists at Goldsmiths University conducted new research into what makes a song memorable and compiled a list of the ten "catchiest" songs of all time.

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    Added: 18 Apr 2011

  • Mick Jagger, Trent Reznor and Blink-182 have all paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died yesterday aged 56. Jobs died after losing a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was one of the first to offer a tribute to Jobs, simply tweeting: "RIP Steve Jobs."

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    Added: 06 Oct 2011

  • A message from Gorillaz character Murdoc hints the band could be coming to an end. A message posted on the animated musician's Twitter page simply reads: 'Gorillaz are TEN. Ten years old, eh? T.E.N. What’s that stand for? The End is Nigh…!' Earlier in the evening, another message read: '...A small toy trumpet to herald a big announcement. Think I’ll be blowing that tomorrow.'

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    Added: 13 Dec 2010

  • A sex tape featuring legendary rapper Tupac has apparently surfaced online. According to US gossip website TMZ, the tape was shot in 1991 and is in the possession of someone who is planning to release it online. According to the report, the tape features Tupac walking into a room with his pants down to his ankles and pulling an unnamed women toward him, who then begins performing oral sex.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2011

  • Lyrics from classic songs from the likes of Muse, Green Day and Radiohead have been turned into artwork and are on display as part of an exhibition to celebrate 200 years of Warner/Chappell Music. The exhibition is currently taking place at the StolenSpace gallery in east London, with all the prints on display also available for sale.

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    Added: 04 Oct 2011

  • Lady Gaga is "in talks" to tour with Queen as their singer, according to reports earlier this week (October 6). According to Queen guitarist Brian May, who collaborated with the singer on her recent single 'You & I', Gaga is someone who the band have approached to front them in the future.

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    Added: 07 Oct 2011

  • Alex Turner has revealed that if he could make an album with anyone, he would like to work with Josh Homme again. He said: "He obviously produced most of our last album. I'd love to get back in the studio with him at some point."

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    Added: 04 Apr 2011

  • Noel Gallagher has admitted that he wished he'd met Kurt Cobain before he died. The former Oasis man said he had lots in common with Cobain. "I wish I'd met Kurt Cobain. I always had an affinity with him. He was left-handed, blue-eyed, a Gemini, loved The Beatles like me. I would have loved to have shot the fucking shit with him," he said.

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    Added: 05 Oct 2011

  • Tony Bennett revealed that Amy Winehouse knew that she was in trouble and was not going to live. Speaking to The Daily Show, Bennett said that she “knew that she was in a lot of trouble, that she wasn't gonna live. It wasn't drugs, it was alcohol till the end."

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    Added: 25 Mar 2011

  • Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes suffered an onstage attack during the band's gig in Salt Lake City earlier this week (October 3). The singer, who was performing with the band on their current US headline tour, became angry when bottles and other objects were thrown from the crowd and called for those who threw them to either leave or come onstage and address him personally.

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    Added: 11 Jun 2011

  • Kaiser Chiefs have admitted their recent choose your own album campaign has backfired because fans still don't know it's even out. Bassist Simon Rix said: 'The publicity around the 'choose your own version' overshadowed the CD so much that still no-one knows it's out.'

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    Added: 27 Jun 2011

  • Pete Doherty will not face charges over a robbery that took place in Germany earlier this year after police ruled that he was too drunk to have taken part. The former Libertines man had admitted that he had smashed the window of a shop in Regensburg, Germany, but had denied that he then stole a guitar and records from the shop, despite its owners publically accussing him of doing so.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • Bruce Springsteen is said to be releasing a new album called ’Arcade At Night’ on November 8. Springsteen recorded the album with the founding members of the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, David Sancious and Roy Bittan.The record is said to feature 12 new songs, in addition to a bonus track titled ’Bigger Than Life’.

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    Added: 21 Sep 2010

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has revealed further details about Thom Yorke's forthcoming 'Atoms For Peace' album. Flea said the trio started working on a record after they toured under the name last year. "At the end of the tour we went into a studio for three days and just jammed – totally improvising."

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    Added: 07 Oct 2011

  • Radiohead have announced a London event to celebrate the release of their new remix album 'TKOL RMX 1234567'. The band, who are currently in New York for two live shows, will celebrate the album's release at London's Corsica Studios next Tuesday (October 11).

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Radiohead have said they sympathise with protestors who stormed Wall Street last week. The band, who were forced to deny reports they were planning to play a gig in support of the protests last Friday (September 30), told NME that the rumour "got out of control". However, bassist Colin Greenwood said that they certainly "understand" the protestors' anger at the financial system.

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    Added: 07 Oct 2011

  • Courtney Love has revealed Kurt Cobain tried to kill himself three times before he succeeded in 1994. Love said that his suicide wasn't the first time he'd tried to end his life. "He tried to kill himself three times!" she said, adding heroin addict Cobain had also overdosed on several occasions.

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    Added: 02 Sep 2011

  • Mick Jagger has confessed to spending too much time on Facebook, and too little time playing music. He said: "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. It's easy to keep in touch with people, some of whom I wish I'd never kept in touch with. But there they are on Facebook! You can spend a lot of time on that when you should be doing something else."

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    Added: 07 Oct 2011

  • Barack Obama has spoken out about his first encounter with Lady Gaga and admitted he found the meeting "intimidating". The president made the comments while addressing an audience at the annual Human Rights Campaign Gala. He told the predominantly gay and lesbian crowd: "I held some productive bilateral talks with your leader. She was wearing 16-inch heels. It was a little intimidating."

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    Added: 07 Oct 2011

  • Gorillaz are set to release a 15-track collection of their singles, videos and remixes to mark their 10th anniversary as a band. 'The Singles Collection: 2001-2011' will be released on CD, CD and DVD, vinyl and a special edition seven-inch box set on November 28.

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    Added: 05 Oct 2011