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The week's most viewed news stories (April 15)

  • Coldplay frontman Chris Martin covered Oasis's 'Wonderwall' at secret London pub gig on Wednesday (April 13). The gig was a benefit concert, curated by Simon Pegg, and also saw Martin play unreleased Coldplay track 'Wedding Bells'. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • The video for Lady Gaga's new single 'Judas' has been criticised by angry religious groups- despite the fact they haven't seen it. The singer is set to appear as Mary Magdalene with an actor taking on the title role. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 06 Apr 2011

  • Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders has said that the band are likely to set out on a UK headline tour in November. They're set to play summer festival shows as well as some homecoming Sheffield gigs. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 04 Apr 2011

  • Dave Grohl has said that making peace with his legacy with Nirvana helped inspire the new Foo Fighters album. He said he "owes everything to Kurt (Cobain) and Krist (Novoselic)", but needed to "find his own territory". Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 12 Apr 2011

  • The Cribs explained why guitarist Johnny Marr has left the band after nearly four years in the line up. The brothers said that fifth album sessions "weren't really working" with Marr. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 12 Apr 2011

  • Pete Doherty has been praised by the director of a new film he's starring in. Sylvie Verheyde who is directing the singer in Confessions Of A Child Of The Century said Doherty shows "emotional depth" in his role as an 19th century dandy. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • Simon Cowell has quit his post as a judge on the UK version of The X Factor. He is stepping away to concentrate on the US version of the show. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Dec 2009

  • The White Stripes' 2007 song 'Effect And Cause' has been used in a speech by US Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards to chide opposition politicians. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 04 Jan 2011

  • Radiohead have said that there will be no sequel to 'The King Of Limbs'. Ed O'Brien denied the rumours the band have a sequel ready to release. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 17 Dec 2010

  • Johnny Marr has left The Cribs after four years in the band. The guitarist said that he will be working on solo material and film soundtracks. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • Spotify has announced it will be cutting the amount of free music users can access without paying. From May 1 users who are not paid subscribers will now only be able to listen to 10 hours of free music per month. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • Rihanna and Britney Spears have revealed they are set to release a collaboration, a new version of 'S&M'. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 21 Oct 2009

  • Arctic Monkeys have released their new single 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair' online. It's the first single from their forthcoming album 'Suck It And See'. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 12 Apr 2011

  • Pete Doherty is facing prison again after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • Justin Bieber has incurred the wrath of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. The diminutive pop star allegedly refused to meet some of the country's children, who'd survived a rocket attack in Gaza. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 16 Dec 2010

  • Noel Gallagher and New Order's Peter Hook are among the musicians giving their support to a new hall of fame-style venue celebrating Manchester's musical history. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 05 Apr 2011

  • The White Stripes' final gig which took place on July 31, 2007 is set to be released as live album. 'Live In Mississippi' will be released on vinyl through White's Third Man Records. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • Misfits actor Robert Sheehan will not be returning for third series, it has been announced. His character Nathan will be replaced by a new member of the team called Rudy. Click here to read the full story.

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011

  • Coldplay fans are least likely to have sex on a first date according to a new survey by music-based dating website Tastebuds.fm. Click Edit Caption

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    Added: 15 Apr 2011