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This week's news in pictures (13 September 2008)

  • Devendra Banhart's new side project Megapuss have revealed details of their debut album and a West Coast tour, on which they're set to be joined by Little Joy, the side project by The Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti. Megapuss is a collaboration between Banhart and multi-instrumentalist Greg Rogove. Pic: Pieter Van M Hattam

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  • The nominations for the 13th annual MOBO awards have been announced. 'American Boy' singer Estelle is up for five awards, including Best UK Female and Best Song, whilst Dizzee Rascal is in line for Best Song for his Number One 'Dance Wiv Me'. The Music Of Black Origin ceremony, set for London's Wembley Arena on October 15, will be presented by The Spice Girls' Mel B and Run DMC's Rev Run. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Elbow have won this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize for their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid'. Guy Garvey and co released the album, their fourth, earlier this year to critical acclaim. The five-piece received the award at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Pic: PA Photos

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  • AC/DC have announced details of a US and Canadian tour. The rock veterans will hit the road in support of their new album 'Black Ice', which is released on October 20. The stadium shows, which include two dates at New York's Madison Square Garden on November 12 and 13, are expected to be followed by further dates next summer. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Coca Cola is using The Raconteurs and White Stripes man Jack White's James Bond theme for a new global advertising campaign. White has collaborated with Alicia Keys on the 'Quantum Of Solace' song 'Another Way To Die', which is an homage to the Bond movie franchise's highly-stylised pre-credit sequences. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • Bookmakers Ladbrokes have made Glasvegas slight favourites to hit the Number One slot in the UK Album Charts on Sunday (September 14) with their self-titled debut album, ahead of Metallica's new release 'Death Magnetic'. The bookmaker puts 'Glasvegas' at 4/7, while 'Death Magnetic' is close behind at odds of 5/4 to hit the top spot. Pic: Danny North

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  • Brooklyn's foremost psychedelic indie-rock outfit, MGMT, return this November for their biggest UK tour to date. Following the release of their sophomore album 'The Chemistry of Common Life', Canadian sextet Fucked Up will headline shows in London on Nov 7 and then Oxford, Stoke and Sheffield, before ending their 13-date tour on Nov 19 in Manchester. Head to Seetickets now for tickets. Pic: Pamela Littky

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  • Lauded New Yorkers Vampire Weekend round off their September US tour with ten UK shows this autumn. Kicking off in Birmingham on Oct 20, the quartet will call at Sheffield, Glasgow and Liverpool. The band play Cardiff on Sept 10, followed by Nottingham, Dublin, Galway and then Leeds on Oct 10. For tickets for ATP and The Melvins' headline dates head to Seetickets.com now. Pic: Guy Eppel

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  • Kanye West has been arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport, according to an airport spokesperson. LAX spokesman Marshall Lowe said that the rap star and his road manager were taken into custody after West got into a scuffle with a commercial photographer and damaged a camera worth more than $10,000.

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  • Arctic Monkeys are set to release a live DVD, 'Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo', on November 3. The DVD was filmed at the Sheffield band's gig at the Manchester Apollo on December 17 last year, the last date of their world tour. It is directed by 'The Mighty Boosh' and 'The IT Crowd' actor Richard Ayoade. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • Noel Gallagher has spoken for the first time about the onstage assault he suffered while playing the V Festival in Toronto on Sunday (September 7), stating he felt like he'd been sparring with boxer Ricky Hatton after the attack. Look out for next week's issue of NME for a special Oasis giveaway featuring two exclusive video interviews with the band, video instructions on how to play Oasis' 1994 debut single 'Supersonic' and much more. Pic: Big Pictures

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  • 'Monkey: Journey To The West', the opera created by Gorillaz team Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, is set to be performed in its own purpose-built theatre in London. Monkey's World will be created in the Meridian Gardens next to the O2 Arena. The opera will be staged between November 8 to December 5.

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  • REM guitarist Peter Buck's signature guitar has been stolen from the stage after a gig at the Finnair Stadium in Helsinki, Finland, this week (September 9). The band are appealing for information on the whereabouts of the black Rickenbacker 360 guitar, which Buck has used consistently since the band's debut 1982 EP 'Chronic Town'. Anyone with any information is urged to phone (001) 706 3536689. Pic: PA Photos

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  • U2 guitarist The Edge presented Peter Gabriel with Amnesty International's 2008 Ambassador of Conscience award at a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in London this week(September 10). The award was given to Gabriel in recognition of his work for human rights. The Edge is a past winner, as is Nelson Mandela and Mary Robinson. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Elbow man Guy Garvey is planning to collaborate with The Last Shadow Puppets after the band's Nationwide Mercury Prize win on Tuesday (September 9). Garvey told The Daily Star that he and bandmate Craig Potter are planning to hook up with Alex Turner and Miles Kane to work on new material. Pic: PA Photos

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  • DMX was extradited this week (September 10) from Miami, Florida to Phoenix, Arizona, sheriff's officials announced today. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is accused of failing to appear in Maricopa County Superior Court to face drug charges. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Bloc Party have exclusively revealed to NME.COM that their next single will be called 'Talons'. Released on October 20, the track doesn't feature on the band's recently released download album 'Intimacy'. Watch the video now at www.nme.com/artists/bloc-party. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Biffy Clyro have begun writing songs for the follow-up to last year's 'Puzzle' album, saying the tunes are influenced by horses and former labelmates The White Stripes. Frontman Simon Neil claimed that the new material contains some of his band's heaviest riffs to date, and added that the Scottish three-piece had brought keyboards into the mix too. Pic: Guy Eppel

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  • Paul McCartney has said he will ignore campaigners who are calling for him to cancel his first ever gig in Israel. Protesters have asked The Beatles man to reconsider playing the Tel Aviv gig later this month over the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip blockade. McCartney has refused to cancel the show, set for Hayarkon Park on September 25, telling the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper: "I do what I think, and I have many friends who support Israel." Pic: PA Photos

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  • HeartsRevolution will play five London shows in four days later this month. The duo will play a series of club gigs across the capital between September 19-23. The band are famed for previously touring in an ice cream van rather than a tour bus. Pic: Tom Oxley

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