This week's news in pictures (8 May 2010)

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This week's news in pictures (8 May 2010)

Morrissey has halted the broadcast of an unheard demo tape of him singing. According to Contact Music, the former Smiths singer has called in his lawyers to prevent the BBC from using the clip in a radio show about the producer Stephen Street.

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This week's news in pictures (8 May 2010)

Gorillaz have been confirmed to play a headline slot at this year's Benicassim festival. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's band recently headlined the Coachella festival in the US, after which they made their British live return performing with the likes of Bobby Womack, Mos Def and Shaun Ryder at the Roundhouse in London.

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Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she would find the prospect of playing Courtney Love in the upcoming Kurt Cobain biopic, as "interesting and intriguing". The actress/singer admitted that she was a "big fan" of the Hole singer, who is also a co-executive producer on the project, but wouldn't be drawn on if she had been approached for the role.

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Friendly Fires have admitted that they hope they aren't "going to do what MGMT did", in changing the direction of how their new album sounds. Currently working on the follow-up to their 2008 self-titled album, the group admitted they wanted to "steer well clear" of altering things too much.

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Poison singer Bret Michaels is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a brain haemorrhage last month, according to his doctors. Michaels has now been released from hospital in Phoenix, where he has been advised to rest for the next six weeks. He will also be examined every two weeks until he is fully fit again.

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Fucked Up have been added to the line-up for this year's GuilFest. Taking place at Stoke Park in Guildford on July 16-18, the hardcore punk outfit will join the likes of Orbital, Hadouken!, The Human League and Status Quo at the event.

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Antony & The Johnsons are set to release a joint album and book. 'Swanlights' will be out on October 4. The album will be available independently, while an edition with a 144-page book featuring writing, paintings, collages and photos by frontman Antony Hegarty will also be on offer.

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Pavement began the UK and Ireland leg of their 2010 reunion tour on Tuesday (May 4) by playing Dublin's Tripod venue. Stephen Malkmus and his band kicked off their world tour in New Zealand in March. They then played Glasgow on Wednesday (May 5) and are set to play a four-night run at London's O2 Academy Brixton, kicking off on May 10.

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Jack White has said he thinks his White Stripes bandmate Meg White has beaten her issues with anxiety, which forced the duo to curtail their last world tour in September 2007. Since then, the drummer has only made sporadic public appearances, and not played a full gig.

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Liam Gallagher is developing a film about the final years of The Beatles, according to reports. Although the former Oasis frontman has not yet spoken about his involvement in the project himself, Daily Mail reports that he has acquired the rights to The Beatles' so-called 'house hippy' memoirs written by Richard DiLello.

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Plan B, Hadouken! and Bowling For Soup are among the acts confirmed to play the Relentless NASS festival. Taking place at the Bath And West Showground in Shepton Mallet on July 9-11, the bash is this year to be twinned with the UK's first World Cup Skateboarding competition.

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Trent Reznor has announced that Nine Inch Nails are "not dead" - despite having seemingly played their last ever show in 2009. Talking to fans on Facebook, the frontman gave an update on the current situation of the band.

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Neil Young is recording a new album with producer Daniel Lanois - whose previous album production credits include Bob Dylan's 'Time Out Of Mind' and U2's 'Achtung Baby'.

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Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters has apologised after graffiti artists he commissioned to promote his forthcoming tour accidentally defaced an Elliott Smith memorial wall. Waters had asked the artists to erect wheat paste posters bearing an anti-war quote from President Eisenhower across American cities, in promotion of his tour of Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album 'The Wall'.

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Ian Brown has announced he will play an Ibiza Rocks gig on June 15. The Manchester legend joins the likes of The Courteeners, Biffy Clyro and Florence And The Machine, who will be playing shows this summer at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.

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