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The week's music news in photos (12/07/13)

  • Durex have distanced themselves from the reported Daft Punk condoms, claiming they are not an officially licensed product. Reports emerged earlier this week of the 'Get Lucky' merchandise, which was believed to have been manufactured in conjunction with Durex.

    Photo: Twitter/Diplo

    Added: 10 Jul 2013

  • Lady Gaga has confirmed that her new album 'ARTPOP' will be released as part of an app in November. The pop star confirmed the release date of her eagerly awaited third album via her Facebook page.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 02 Oct 2012

  • Babyshambles have returned with new single 'Nothing Comes To Nothing'. The track will be released on August 26 and is the first to be taken from the band's third album 'Sequel To The Prequel', which is due out on September 2.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Feb 2013

  • Mumford & Sons called their Olympic Park gig 'shitloads better than Glastonbury'. The band headlined their own one day festival at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on July 6. They told the 60,000 strong, hometown crowd that they were far better than the audience at Worthy Farm.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 01 Jul 2013

  • The director of M.I.A.'s documentary says he 'would rather die' than complete the project. Director Steve Loveridge urged MIA's label Interscope to "wake up" after posting the five-minute long trailer to his personal Tumblr page.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 22 Dec 2010

  • The Rolling Stones returned to Hyde Park 44 years after their iconic performance there. The band brought hits, fire and guests to the first of two huge gigs in the London park. A montage of footage from that original Hyde Park show played out on the big screens, which wrapped around the entire stage, before the band appeared at 8.30pm.

    Photo: Jenn Five/NME

    Added: 09 Jul 2013

  • Jay-Z released his new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail', revealing the artwork by placing it next to the actual Magna Carta.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 05 Jul 2013

  • Liam Gallagher would rather 'shoot himself in the balls' than take Robbie Williams' advice. The claim follows Williams critique of Beady Eye's latest album 'BE', in which the former Take That man claimed the record would be better if it had some actual choruses.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 04 Jun 2013

  • Elton John's cancelled summer tour will reportedly trigger an insurance payout approaching £10 million. Earlier this week the singer announced he has been forced to pull all his summer tour dates, including a massive concert in London's Hyde Park due to take place on Friday 12 July, after being diagnosed with appendicitis. Elton has since said he feels "so lucky and so grateful to be alive".

    Photo: PA

    Added: 23 Sep 2011

  • The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards said their show at London's Hyde Park would be like "a full circle being drawn". The band last played the central London park in 1969 shortly after the death of their bandmate Brian Jones. Jagger famously wore white and read from Shelley’s poem Adonaïs, and hundreds of white butterflies were released in Jones' memory at the gig.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 29 Jun 2013

  • The Courteeners played two huge homecoming shows at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl, and were visited by Debbie Harry.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 08 Nov 2012

  • Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a new album, single and tour. The band will release their 11th studio album, 'Rewind The Film' on September 16. Recorded in the band's own studio in Cardiff, Rockfield in Monmouthshire and Hansa in Berlin, it features guest appearances from Lucy Rose, Cate Le Bon and Richard Hawley.

    Photo: Press

    Added: 08 Jul 2013

  • Kings Of Leon played a career-spanning set last night at Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland, including new track 'It Don't Matter' from forthcoming sixth album 'Mechanical Bull'.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 08 Jul 2013

  • Jay-Z handed a 16-year-old the chance to produce a track on his new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. According to The Sun, Canadian teenager Ebony Oshunrinde, who is known as WondaGurl, is credited on the LP for her work on the track 'Crown'.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 03 Jul 2013

  • Johnny Borrell has reportedly said he is "sure there were times when [he] was obnoxious" during his career with Razorlight. The singer, who is soon to release his first solo album, 'Borrell 1', has long faced criticism for his high opinion of his own talent.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 14 Jul 2011

  • Morrissey has revealed he nearly died earlier this year in an interview with Chilean newspaper La Tercera. The singer was forced to cancel a host of live dates in January 2013 due to ill health. At the time he was suffering from a bleeding ulcer, double pneumonia and a throat condition called Barrett’s oesophagus.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 03 Nov 2011

  • Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner has reacted to the comments made about his accent during their Glastonbury headline set. He said: "It’s not intentional!"

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 30 Jun 2013

  • Stars including Ringo Starr, Calvin Harris and Slash were among the artists lining up to congratulate Andy Murray on becoming the first male British Wimbledon champion in 77 years.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 08 Jul 2013

  • Rihanna was booed on the second day of Roskilde festival after she arrived 30 minutes late for her set.

    Photo: Carsten Windhorst

    Added: 19 Nov 2012

  • Hudson Mohawke criticised Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail', saying: "This record could've came out 10 yrs ago and no one would've batted an eye lid." Elsewhere, Flying Lotus wrote: "I keep gettin hyped on these big records hear em and always end up sayin merrrr."

    Photo: Press

    Added: 03 Jul 2013