This week's news in pictures (10 January 2008)

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A series of Norwegian podcasts which had been set to feature all 212 recorded songs by The Beatles have been taken offline due to legal issues. Norwegian website Nrk.no had been posting a series of podcasts originally broadcast in 2001 which featured The Beatles' songs, plus commentary about them. Photo: PA Photos

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Courtney Love's new album has received $30 million in sponsorship from a range of businesses, the "head administrator" of the singer's MySpace page has claimed. Among the companies involved in the long-awaited album, called 'Nobody's Daughter', are a "well-known tequila brand" and a "prominent hygiene and menstrual company", according to the former Hole frontwoman's blog. Photo: PA Photos

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Foals have made three snippets of new material available for fans to download free to give a taster of their forthcoming second album, which they are in the process of writing. The semi-instrumental music clips, available to download now at MySpace.com/foals, were recorded by frontman Yannis Philippakis, who wrote on the blog that he hoped the music would give fans an insight into the band's recording process. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Organisers of the last ever night at the London Astoria venue say they want The Who and Kasabian to perform. The central London venue is due to be demolished after hosting its final party on January 15, to make way for the Crossrail project that will install a new train line linking the capital's east and west. Photo: Jo McCaughey

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An anonymous hacker has reportedly hacked into Britney Spears' official Twitter account, leaving an obscene message. Earlier this week (January 5), a posting on the pop star's Twitter page read, "HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my vagina. Its about 4 feet wide with razor sharp teeth." Photo: PA Photos

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What is reported to be Eminem's forthcoming new single, 'Crack A Bottle', has appeared online. Unfinished versions of the song had previously appeared on the internet, but now the completed version is available to listen to at Aceshowbiz.com. Photo: PA Photos

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Jay-Z has announced that he will play a concert on the eve of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in Washington DC. The controversial Glastonbury 2008 headliner will perform on January 19 at the intimate Warner Theatre, which seats less than 2,000, reports the Associated Press.

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Four free tracks from The Raconteurs' set at Bonnaroo 2008 are to be made available this Sunday (January 11), courtesy of the festival. One song will be available to everyone, while the other three can be downloaded by members of the free-to-access Bonnaroo Community. The songs that will be available are: 'Consoler Of The Lonely', 'Old Enough', 'Blue Veins' and 'Top Yourself'.

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A member of rapper Asher Roth's band has spoken about how he helped to restrain a man who claimed he had a bomb during a flight to Los Angeles' LAX airport this week (January 7). Members of Roth's band are alleged to have helped hold the unnamed man down until the plane landed safely.

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Lily Allen has declared she does not condone drug use, after it was claimed comments she made in an interview endorsed cocaine. The singer has been the subject of a flurry of online reports saying she was condoning use of the drug, and even incurred the wrath of anti-drugs campaigners.

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Ron Asheton, the guitarist and bassist with The Stooges, was found dead this week (January 6). He was 60. Asheton was found at his home in Ann Arbor, according to police. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed, although initial reports suggest that Asheton died of a heart attack. Photo: PA Photos

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Phish have announced that they will reunite for their first tour in five years this summer. Trey Anastasio and company will kick off their tour with two nights at New York's Jones Beach June 4 and 5. They'll then play dates in cities including Asheville, North Carolina and St Louis, Missouri before wrapping things up with two shows in Wisconsin. Photo: PA Photos

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The MBE that John Lennon returned to The Queen in 1969 has been found in a royal vault. The star was awarded the MBE along with the rest of The Beatles in 1965, but later decided to send it back as a form of protest. Photo: PA Photos Photo: PA Photos

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