This week's news in pictures (22 November 2008)

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Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has revealed behind-the-scenes details of the infamous bass-throwing incident at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, when he failed to catch his instrument after tossing it in the air. In his weekly blog for Seattle Weekly Novoselic said that before the performance there was backstage drama between Kurt Cobain and Axl Rose, after Cobain's wife Courtney Love joked with Rose that he was the godfather of their new baby Frances Bean.

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Ex-Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus has suggested that the pop-punk group could reform in the near future, after splitting up in 2005. The singer also discussed the recovery of the band's drummer Travis Barker, who recently suffered injuries in a plane crash in which he was one of just two survivors. Photo: PA Photos

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Take That have written a new song, 'How Did It Come To This', which fans are speculating is about the plight of Amy Winehouse. The song, set to feature on the band's new album, 'The Circus', features lyrics that seem to allude to the life of the troubled singer, described as "a girl in Camden Town". Photo: PA Photos

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Placebo are set to play a gig at an ancient temple called Ankgor Wat in Cambodia on December 7. The band will perform at the MTV Exit concert, which is aiming to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking. It will be the first ever rock gig at the historic site.

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Singer Ashlee Simpson has given birth to a baby boy, which she and her husband, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, have named Bronx Mowgli. The baby weighs 7lbs 11oz (3.5kg) and is 20.5 inches long. Photo: PA Photos

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Guitarist Slash â

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Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey, BB King, Celine Dion and John Mayer are among the artists set to perform at the first-ever Grammy Nominations Concert. The event is scheduled to take place on December 3 at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast on CBS television that night. Photo: PA Photos

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Crystal Castles, My Morning Jacket, Blonde Redhead and Patti Smith are among the acts who will perform shows in New York City on New Year's Eve this year. A Place to Bury Strangers recently announced an intimate show at Mercury Lounge that night, while across the water in New Jersey, Yo La Tengo will headline the new venue Wellmont Theatre. Crystal Castles will ring in 2009 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg, while Blonde Redhead will take over Terminal 5 in midtown. Photo: Tom Oxley

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Rage Against The Machine's 1992 hit 'Killing In The Name' has sparked complaints â

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Coldplay's Chris Martin has suggested that he plans to split up the band at the end of 2009. The frontman told the Daily Express that his decision was based on his view that bands should call it a day before they get too old â

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Klaxons have told NME.COM that they are aiming to finish recording their second album before Christmas, release it in early 2009 then "play every festival possible" in the summer. The London band said that they were planning on touring the world after the release of their next effort, which will feature the songs 'Moonhead' and 'Valley Of The Calm Trees' and will be produced by James Ford, who produced the group's 2007 debut, 'Myths Of The Near Future'.

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Radiohead have announced a handful of tour dates in 2009. The band are set to play shows in Latin America in March. In addition to performing at Mexico City's Foro Sol on March 15 and 16, the band will headline the Cristal en Vivo Festival on March 27 in Santiago. Photo: PA Photos

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The most popular karaoke songs for 2008 have been revealed. Robbie Williams nabs the Number One spot with his 1997 single 'Angels', while Amy Winehouse's Mark Ronson-produced cover of The Zutons' song 'Valerie' is at Number Two. Photo: PA Photos

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Bloc Party have announced the release of a new single, 'One Month Off'. Taken from their latest album 'Intimacy', the single will be released on January 26 next year, set to coincide with the London band's forthcoming UK tour. Photo: Andy Willsher

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The Doors' Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger will be on hand to celebrate what would have been frontman Jim Morrison's 65th birthday at one of the singer's famed Los Angeles hangouts. The event will take place at Barney's Beanery on December 8 and will be broadcast live by LA radio station KLOS. Photo: PA Photos

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Kanye West, Lykke Li and Santogold have joined forces to collaborate one track a that will appear on NASA's forthcoming debut album, 'The Spirit Of Apollo'. The track is titled 'Gifted' and is the last song to be recorded for the project, which also features collaborations by Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Olâ

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Tom Jones pulled a huge crowd when he busked in front of the Royal Festival Hall in London this week (November 19). Sporting shades, a blue coat and a pair of black flares the singer performed a mix of rock 'n' roll songs and his own tracks flanked by an acoustic guitarist throughout. He played both 'It's Not Unusual' and 'Great Balls Of Fire' twice. Photo: PA Photos

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Orbital have reformed after five years and will headline the Big Chill 2009. The dance duo, whose split after their last gig headlining the Other Stage at Glastonbury in 2004, will head up the line-up for the Eastnor, Herefordshire bash, which will take place on August 7, 8 and 9 next summer. Photo: PA Photos

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Glasvegas were surrounded by police officers wielding guns this week (November 21) in Munich after their tourbus sparked a security false alarm. The band's spokesperson has told [b]NME.COM[/b] that at around lunchtime their tour bus pulled up in the centre of town, only for a troupe of gun-wielding policemen to board the bus and search the band members. The band were in the German city in preparation for a gig at the [b]Atomic Café[/b] venue. Photo: Dean Chakley

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