The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Jack White unveiled his new solo single 'Love Interruption' online. The ex-White Stripes man is releasing the track as a seven-inch single next Tuesday (February 7), ahead of the release of his debut solo album 'Blunderbuss' on April 23. Produced by White at his own Third Man Studio in Nashville, the single comes backed with non-album B-side 'Machine Gun Silhouette'.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

The Ting Tings have revealed that they've gone out of their way to avoid "cheap, nasty hits". The band release their second album on February 27, asked about whether any of the songs on their new album would become big hit singles, the band said they would rather "puke on their own feet" than sit alongside the likes of David Guetta on radio playlists.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Eminem is facing a $9 million (£5.7 million) lawsuit from a homeless man over the 'Born Of Fire' commercial he filmed for car company Chrysler. Pieck claims that he was having dinner with Christina Aguilera when Aguilera called Eminem. He then claims that Aguilera handed him the phone and that he then gave Eminem the idea for the 'Born Of Fire' commercial.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Frances Bean Cobain has said that the drug addiction of her mother, Courtney Love, led to the death of two of her pets. IN new ebook from Thefix.com called Courtney Comes Clean the now 19-year-old claimed that her cat died after becoming entangled in Love's possessions such as piles of rubbish, boxes of paperwork and piles of fabrics.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Lana Del Rey has said she is unchanged by her growing fame and still has the same babysitting job. She said: "I still have the same babysitting job. I babysit twice a week. When I'm here… that's what I do, because it's something I've been doing for a while. But I've been travelling a lot."

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Foo Fighters have unveiled the video for their new single 'These Days', go to NME.com to watch the promo. The video was shot during the band's recent tour of Australia and New Zealand, and is largely comprised of live footage.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Madonna has shrugged off complaints that her live shows are too expensive and told her fans to "work all year" so they can spend their money on gig tickets. She said: "Start saving your pennies now. People spend $300 (£190) on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together and come to my show. I'm worth it. "

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Ringo Starr has insisted that there is no rivalry between him and Paul McCartney, even though they are both releasing albums within a week of each other. He said: "In all honesty, we had dinner just after Christmas together and I didn't know he had one coming out," he said. "I didn't know that it was going to come out within weeks of each other."

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

New Order have added second shows in Manchester and London to their April UK tour. The band will play two hometown shows at Manchester's O2 Apollo on April 26 and 27, two shows at London's O2 Academy Brixton on May 2 and 3, and gigs in Birmingham and Glasgow on the tour.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Happy Mondays have confirmed that they will be re-uniting with their original line-up and will tour in May. Backing singer Rowetta Satchell has now confirmed that the band will undertake a month-long tour in May and that the reunion includes their full original line-up.

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A police report has suggested that Leslie Carter died of an overdose of prescription drugs. The body of the 25-year-old, who was sister to Backstreet Boys singer Nick and solo star Aaron Carter, was found next to prescription drugs Olanzapine, Cyclobenzaprine and Alprazolam. The drugs are used for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and anxiety.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

MIA has confirmed that she will be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj at the halftime show at the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis on February 5. Speaking to Zane Lowe, the UK rapper and singer said: "Yes, I'm going to the Super Bowl… I'm gonna be performing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj... If you're gonna go to the Super Bowl, you might as well go with America's biggest female icons."

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

A German set of urinals, which have been designed in the shape of the pair of lips that feature as The Rolling Stones logo, have drawn criticism from feminist campaign groups. The urinals, have been put in the Rolling Stones fan museum, which is soon to open in the small northern German town of Luechow.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Jack White has spoken publicly about the release of his debut solo album, 'Blunderbuss', which will hit the shelves on April 23. White said: "I didn't really even think of recording under my own name for a long time, I thought 'I've got the rest of my life to do that"

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

The guitar solo from The Beatles' 1969 hit single 'Here Comes The Sun' has been discovered after 43 years. The solo, which failed to make the final cut of George Harrison's major contribution to The Beatles' 11th studio album 'Abbey Road', was found by Harrison's son Dhani, Beatles' producer George Martin and his son Giles during a visit to the studio which gave its name to the album.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Two tracks from Radiohead's back catalogue are to be reworked into classical compositions. Steve Reich, the world renowned minimalist composer, has announced that he will be reworking 'Everything In Its Right Place' and 'Jigsaw Falling Into Place' as part of a piece called 'Radio Rewrite'.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

The Darkness have posted a brand new track online which is titled 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us', which will also be available as a free download from The Darkness' official website Theactualdarkness.com.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Noel Gallagher will release the first new material from his collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous next month. The former Oasis man, will put out the track, titled 'Shoot A Hole In The Sun', as the B-side to his latest single 'Dream On'. Due for release on March 12, the single is being put out on Gallagher's own Sour Mash label.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Ed Sheeran took the top spot in the Official UK Album Chart at the expense of Coldplay last Sunday (January 29). The singer's debut album '+' is just ahead of Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto', which is up one place to Number Two. Adele, who topped the chart last week, is down two places to Number Three, with Bruno Mars at Number Four and Rizzle Kicks at Number Five.

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The week's 20 biggest news stories (4 February)

Lana Del Rey has hit back at criticism of her performance on Saturday Night Live and claimed that "people don't have anything nice" to say about her music. Del Rey's told Rolling Stone that she hadn't been unhappy with her performance. She said: "I actually felt good about it. I thought I looked beautiful and sang fine."

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