This week's news in pictures (20 June 2009)

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This week's news in pictures (20 June 2009)

Courtney Love has revealed that Smashing Pumpkins man Billy Corgan plays guitar on forthcoming new Hole material. Exclusively playing the tracks from the forthcoming Hole album 'Nobody's Daughter' to NME.COM, Love said that Corgan, who has been involved in the 'Nobody's Daughter' project since 2005, plays the guitar riff on the rocky song 'Samantha'. Photo: Andy Willsher

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This week's news in pictures (20 June 2009)

Ladyhawke has announced a plan to stage a one-off charity gig for one fan and their friends. The gig will take place on August 26 in an as-yet unannounced London venue, and will see Bombay Bicycle Club play a support slot. The singer, aka Pip Brown, will perform for a fan and their chosen guestlist in aid of SunSmart's 'Skindividual' initiative, which aims to encourage young people to protect their skin from too much UV. Photo: PA Photos

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Mariah Carey is set to star in a play in London's West End next spring. The singer is believed to have held a series of talks with a theatre producer, who has offered her a £15,000-per-week contract. An anonymous source told the Daily Mirror: "Mariah's done a bit of acting in her time but nothing on this scale." Photo: PA Photos

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This week's news in pictures (20 June 2009)

Blur have spoken about the possibility of writing new material - and have revealed that they have already been jamming original music with each other since reuniting. The four-piece, who will be closing Glastonbury with a headline set on June 28, haven't written together the sessions for 2003's 'Think Tank', when Graham Coxon, who left the band during the recording, only contributed to one song - 'Battery In Your Leg'. Photo: Paul Postle

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Jack Penate has said that listening to The Smiths' song 'Accept Yourself' helped him sort out his all-or-nothing approach to his second album, 'Everything Is New'. The songwriter revealed that the track, the B-side of the Manchester legends' 1983 single 'This Charming Man', helped him deal with his old attitude. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Kate Nash has revealed that a new collaboration between her and Metronomy may see the light of day this summer. The 'Foundations' singer said that that the handful of tracks she has recorded with the band won't be terribly easy to spot, however, as they wouldn't be released under their current guises. Photo: PA Photos

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Beck has enlisted a group of friends to form the ‘Beck & Friends Music Club’, with which they will re-record entire albums in one-day sessions and post a track a week on Beck.com. The Record Club will be a regular meeting of various musicians to record an entire album in one day. A single album will be chosen to be covered, with nothing rehearsed or arranged ahead of time.

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Jack White's new band The Dead Weather made their Los Angeles debut at the Roxy Theatre on June 17. The band played to a packed house that included Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, Danger Mouse, Boom Bip, Har Mar Superstar and actor Benicio del Toro. Photo: PA Photos

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Paul McCartney is to write new songs for the soundtrack to an animated film adaptation of one of his children's books. The film will be named 'High On The Clouds', and will be an adaptation of the ex-Beatle's 2005 book of the same name. Photo: PA Photos

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Elly Jackson of La Roux has answered back to detractors of the band who have dismissed the duo's sound as an unreconstructed throwback to the '80s. The 'In For The Kill' singer accepted that there are elements of classic acts The Human League, Heaven 17, Blancmange and Simple Minds in their music, but was adamant that there is more to the band than that. Photo: Tim Cochrane

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Three former members of Evanescence have regrouped as new act The Fallen, with singing duties provided by 'American Idol' finalist Carly Smithson. Dublin-born Smithson came sixth in the seventh series of 'American Idol', in 2008. Photo: PA Photos

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The Twang have revealed that they were initially sent back into the studio to re-record their forthcoming second album. The Birmingham five-piece said initial sessions in Spain for 'Jewellery Quarter' with producer Youth, who produced The Verve's 'Urban Hymns', weren't up to scratch - and their label B-Unique sent them back to the drawing board.

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Lollapalooza 2009, which runs August 7-9 at Chicago's Grant Park, has revealed its daily schedule. White Lies, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists and Of Montreal will kick things off on Friday, with Kings Of Leon and Depeche Mode playing competing sets at the end of the night.Day Two features Arctic Monkeys, TV On The Radio, Santigold, Glasvegas and headliners Tool and Beastie Boys. For tickets and to view the complete schedule, visit lollapalooza.com Photo: PA Photos

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Klaxons have put back their forthcoming second album until 2010. NME.COM broke the news that the London band were re-recording parts of the follow-up to their 2007 debut 'Myths Of The Near Future' after initial versions were rejected by their label.Now, despite having nearly 30 songs at their disposal, the band said they are still looking for a producer to finish the new record following work with James Ford, who also produced their debut. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Kings Of Leon have announced that they are launching their own record label. The imprint is a joint venture with Los Angeles-based music publisher Bug Music, and will allow the Followills to sign and develop artists with the company.The first album to be released on the new label will be 'Some Kind Of Salvation' by fellow Tennessee band The Features, who toured the UK and the US with Kings Of Leon in 2007. Photo: Dean Chalkley

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Muse have announced that their next album, 'The Resistance', will be released on September 14. Matt Bellamy and co made the announcement on their official website, Muse.mu.'The Resistance', which will be the band's fifth studio effort and the follow-up to 2006's 'Black Holes And Revelations', was recorded in Italy, and will be released in time for the band's forthcoming arena tour. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Blink-182 are close to completing their first song since the punk pop trio went on a hiatus in 2005. The band are currently finishing off new track 'Up All Night', which they're planning to complete in time for the start of their US tour, which kicks off on July 23 in Las Vegas. Guitarist Tom DeLonge said: "It's got a little bit of (Pink) Floyd, a little bit of Rush, a little bit of Blink in there. It's crazy, but it somehow sounds exactly like where we left off (in 2005). It's an amazing song." Photo: PA Photos

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The White Stripes have announced plans to release a film documenting their 2007 Canadian tour. The Detroit duo are to unveil "revealing" handheld camera footage of the band on the road throughout their jaunt which saw them play every province in the country. A release date or title for the project is yet to be revealed. "When we started, we just didn't know what we were doing, so we just said, 'Film everything, see what happens'," Jack White told Canadian Press. Photo: Dean Chalkley

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