This week's news in pictures ( 24 January 2009)

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The Prodigy have been announced as the first headliners for this year's Isle Of Wight festival. The band, who release new album 'Invaders Must Die' on February 23, will play the headline slot on the festival's Main Stage on June 12. Other acts confirmed for the same of the festival include The Ting Tings, Basement Jaxx and Pendulum. Photo: Andy Whitton

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This week's news in pictures ( 24 January 2009)

American musician and label owner Taylor Deupree has accused U2 of copying one of his album covers for their new record. The Irish band's sleeve for 'No Line On The Horizon' features the same image as Deupree's 2006 album 'Specification. Fifteen'. Both covers are based on a photograph by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.

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The nominations for the 2009 BRIT Awards have been announced, with Coldplay and Duffy getting four nominations each. Both are nominated for British Album and British Single, and Coldplay have been nominated for British Group and British Live Act. Duffyâ

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Kanye West and Fall Out Boy headlined the Youth Inaugural Ball at the Hilton Washington this week (January 20). The first couple made an appearance at the hot ticket event while making the rounds of the 10 inaugural balls on the night that Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President Of The United States. Photo: PA Photos

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Franz Ferdinand played the first Shockwaves NME Awards Show of the year this week (January 20). The band, who were supported by Of Montreal, played a 15-song set featuring a host of new tracks to a packed out crowd at London's Heaven. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie has approached Glasvegas' James Allan to record a cover of a song by Suicide. Gillespie heard that fellow Glaswegian Allan is a big fan of the legendary 1970s band, and asked him whether he'd be interested in recording the cover, which may appear on a commemorative EP series marking Suicide frontman Alan Vega's 70th birthday. Photo: Dean Chalkley

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Lily Allen is set to play at this year's Glastonbury festival. The singer told NME.COM that she is set to perform at the Somerset bash on the Friday night (June 26) of the festival. "I love playing Glastonbury," she said. "Am I playing this year? Umâ

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BRIT Award nominee Seasick Steve has revealed he is set to work with Jack White. Speaking at the BRITS nomination party, the 67-year-old confirmed he was collaborating with The White Stripes mainman. "I'm meeting up with Jack White to record soon, so things are going very well indeed," he said. Photo: Andy Willsher

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The validity of newspaper reports claiming the likes of Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson were on a terrorist death list have been questioned after it was claimed a "terrorism expert" was planting comments to back up his stories. Stories suggesting high profile Jewish targets were been assembled by terror groups appeared on January 7, following the beginning of Israeli military action in the Gaza region.

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A user posting under the name 'David Bowie' has left a message on social networking website Twitter saying that the star is recording new material in Berlin. In the late '70's Bowie record three of his most popular albums - 'Low', 'Heroes' and 'Lodger' - in the city. The albums are now collectively known as his 'Berlin Trilogy'. The Twitter post says: "Cheers from a snowy Berlin! Working on some new material!" Photo: PA Photos

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Arctic Monkeys have revealed that they have nearly completed their forthcoming third album. Frontman Alex Turner said he was "thrilled" with the band's efforts so far, and said he hoped to release the follow-up to 2007's 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' this summer.

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Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Herth will play a solo gig at the Lancaster Library on May 23. The gig is part of the Get It Loud In Libraries gig series, which will see the likes of Frankmusic and Rosie And The Goldbug play shows at the venue in the coming months. See Myspace.com/getitloudinlibraries for more. Photo: PA Photos

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Oasis have revealed that Reverend And The Makers, Twisted Wheel and Rhys Ifans' band The Peth will play support slots for them at their forthcoming stadium gigs. Reverend And The Makers will support the band alongside The Enemy and Kasabian at Oasis' shows at the Sunderland Stadium Of Light (June 10), Edinburgh Murrayfield (17) and London Wembley Stadium (9, 11, 12).

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Fall Out Boy will perform a special version of the theme to 'The Simpsons' on an episode to air this Sunday (January 25). The band, who are named after a character from the animated series, will play their version of the song during the end credits of the episode which features the voice of actress Emily Blunt, reports okmagazine.com. Photo: Andy Willsher

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A spokesperson for Rod Stewart has refuted rumours that the newly-reformed Faces are set to tour this year. This week (January 22) it was reported that Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea had joined the band on bass duties, while guitarist Ronnie Wood had previously said the band were finalising tour dates. Photo: PA Photos

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A conservative parents' group is protesting Britney Spears' new single, 'If U Seek Amy', claiming it is indecent for US radio stations to broadcast it during peek hours. The Parents Television Council, a non-profit organisation with a mission "to promote and restore responsibility to the entertainment industry", says that airing the pop star's song between 6:00am and 10:00pm "would violate the broadcast indecency law". Photo: PA Photos

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The actor who played Gollum in Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Ring''s films is set to play Ian Dury in a forthcoming biopic of the iconic singer's life. Andy Serkis, who also starred in Jackson's 2005 remake of 'King Kong', said filming for the production is set to begin in April. Photo: PA Photos

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