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The Week In Music News - 24/05/13

  • Daft Punk's former collaborator Romanthony has died. The house legend, who provided vocals on their smash hit 'One More Time', as well as 'Discovery' album track 'Too Long', was 46.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 20 May 2013

  • Queen guitarist and badger protector Brian May dubbed BBC talent show 'The Voice' "the ultimate insult to music." But he appeared to misunderstand the blind auditions, slamming the judges for "rudely sitting with their back" to contestants.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Oct 2011

  • Rapper Tim Dog has been accused of faking his own death by a woman he defrauded out of thousands in online dating scam. A Mississippi prosecutor believes her, and has issued a warrant for his arrest.

    Photo: Youtube

    Added: 24 May 2013

  • Arctic Monkeys delighted fans by unveiling a new song at their comeback show in California. 'Do You Want To Know?' is likely to appear on the band's forthcoming fifth album, due out this year.

    Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME

    Added: 20 Feb 2013

  • Chester Bennington is the new singer in Stone Temple Pilots. The Linkin Park frontman replaces Scott Weiland, and his first track with the band, 'Out Of Time', is now streaming online.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 18 Apr 2012

  • A photograph of a Jay-Z lookalike from Depression era America has led some people to speculate that the rapper may in fact have discovered the secret of time travel.

    Photo: Reddit

    Added: 14 May 2013

  • The Killers have covered The Strokes' classic 'Is This It'. The US rock love-in took place at the Vegas band's show at New York's Barclay's Center.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 17 Apr 2013

  • Muse sparked a public safety panic as they prepared for their show at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. The production is so lavish that onlookers thought that the venue was on fire.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 12 Nov 2012

  • Kanye West has apparently named his new album 'Yeezus', with rumours abounding of a June 18 release date. A provocative new track, 'New Slaves', was debuted last week via projections across 66 buildings around the world.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 09 May 2012

  • An all-new Beyonce track has finally surfaced. 'Grown Woman' was teased on a Pepsi advert recently, and has been a fixture on her world tour, The Mrs Carter Show.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 30 Apr 2013

  • Footage of a rare Smiths reunion show has emerged online. The show took place at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in 1988, exactly 365 days after the singer left the band to go solo.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 18 Apr 2013

  • Ray Manzarek of The Doors died, aged 74. The keyboardist passed away at 12:31pm May 20 at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 21 May 2013

  • The tributes were led by Billie Joe Armstrong, Krist Novoselic and Slash, who said: "The Doors represent the LA sound to me. It was the 1st band I remember hearing when I came from England; "Light my fire," I'll never forget."

    Photo: Press

    Added: 20 Sep 2012

  • Beady Eye unveiled the video for their new single 'Second Bite Of The Apple'. The track is the second single to be taken from forthcoming second album 'BE'.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 10 Apr 2013

  • Game Of Thrones fans will soon have less nudity to look forward to. One unnamed actress in the fantasy smash has had a clause written into her new contract insisting she will no longer have to take her clothes off.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 24 May 2012

  • David Bowie's former bass player Trevor Bolder has died at the age of 62. The 'Ziggy Stardust' musician was also a longtime member of Uriah Heep.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 May 2013

  • Justin Bieber's public hit back at the Billboard Music Awards. The 19-year-old pop sensation won Best Male, but then got a hostile reception when collected a second 'Milestone' Award.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 20 May 2013

  • The Clash have announced plans for a special new box-set in the shape of a boombox. The new collection will feature the band's first five studio albums, from 'The Clash' through to 'Combat Rock'.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 21 May 2013

  • Will Smith has been in the studio with Kanye West. The surprise news came after the pair were photographed together in Brazil, and now Smith has confirmed they have been "messing about" together.

    Photo: Hip Hollywood

    Added: 21 May 2013

  • Example married his girlfriend Erin McNaught in Australia. The rave singer tweeted a picture of himself and his new wife, a model who ha previously appeared in Neighbours.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 19 Aug 2012

  • Ke$ha has endured the wrath of the Parent Television Council after drinking her own urine on live TV, a "vile, disgusting move," they said.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 16 Mar 2012