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The week in pictures - Part 2 (March 22, 2008)

  • New York art-punk band Les Savy Fav will release a digital-only live album on April 29. 'After The Balls Drop' features 15 tracks recorded at the band's new year's eve 2007 show held at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • A four-hour remix of Radiohead's song 'Videotape' is to be released, fittingly, on VHS video with accompanying visuals. The remix is by James Rutledge, who used to be in the Dakota Oak trio and has remixed the likes of Foals and Bloc Party in the past. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Coldplay have finally named their new album, which will be released on June 16. The record, the band's fourth, will be called 'Viva la Vida' â

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  • Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan has claimed that his band have bagged tour support slots on a supposed future tour with Led Zeppelin. Although McKagan was not forthcoming with any specific dates or plans for such a tour, he said that his band â

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  • Kate Nash and Roisin Murphy have joined the line up for Germany's Melt Festival. The pair join previously announced headliner Bjork. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Madonna has announced that she will release her forthcoming album 'Hard Candy' via mobile phones a week before it hits stores. The pop star, who previously refused to allow iTunes release her music, will make seven tracks from the new album available to Vodafone customers beginning April 21 -- a week prior to the album's April 28 global release. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Reverend And The Makers have announced that they will play their first-ever shows in the US this spring. Jon McClure and company have scheduled gigs in New York and California surrounding their appearance at the Coachella Festival on April 25.

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  • Adele, Kate Nash, Amy Winehouse and Katie Melua could come together to form a supergroup. The female artists, whoâ

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  • Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros and Interpol will headline the Latitude festival in Suffolk. This year's event runs between July 17 and 20. The three bands will play on the Obelisk Arena.

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  • Openly gay REM frontman Michael Stipe recently said that he believes it is important for public figures to be open about their sexuality. The 48-year-old singer has long been candid about being gay, having been named in Out magazine's 'Out 100' list of gay celebrities in 1995, and describing himself as a queer artist in a 2001 interview with Time magazine. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Ting Tings will appear in an episode of interactive Bebo drama 'Sofia's Diary'. Katie White and Jules De Martino will appear in an episode screened on the social networking site available between March 31 and April 4. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Verve will headline an Eden Project gig in Cornwall on June 27. The gig will come two nights before the band play a headline slot at the Glastonbury festival.

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  • Nine Inch Nails followed in Radioheadâ

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  • Kurt Cobain is to be "honoured" with his own training shoe this year. The Nirvana frontman is to get a limited edition Converse shoe bearing his name, lyrics, writing and signature to mark the brand's 100th anniversary, reports Brand Republic. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Backstage at the SXSW festival this year Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell interviewed Lou Reed. In the video Reed discusses performing his album 'Berlin' live, and the film that was made as a result of recording five of his shows. Pic: Faith-Ann Young

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  • Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz has revealed that he tried to commit suicide couple of years ago. In an attempt to take his own life Wentz took an excessive amount of prescription anti-depression drug Ativan. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Busta Rhymes was sentenced to three years' probation this week for assaulting a fan and his former driver. The Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was given the sentence by a New York judge who warned him to stay out of trouble. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Supergrass busked in London this week. The band's Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey revived their Diamond Hoo Ha Men personas and played as a duo at the Royal Festival Hall. Pic: Patricia Board

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  • The Raconteurs - the group featuring Jack White and Brendan Benson - are rush releasing their second album for next week (March 25). The band have announced that their second LP, entitled 'Consolers Of The Lonely', will be "available everywhere" from Tuesday.

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  • Fucked Up caused a riot on a bridge at 4am in Austin, Texas, last week. Pic: Jo McCaughey

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