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This week's news in pictures (9 August 2008)

  • Ian Brown is set to play a one-off show this month. The former Stone Roses singer will play Newcastle Academy on August 22. Pic: Dean Chalkley

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  • The Enemy played their first-ever gig in Los Angeles to a sold-out crowd at the Troubadour on Wednesday (August 6). The Coventry trio confidently ran through nearly all of the tracks on their debut album 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns', which was released in the US earlier this week. Pic: Guy Eppel

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  • Snoop Dogg has co-written the title track and starred in the video for a forthcoming Bollywood film. The video for 'Sing Is King' features the rap star dressed in 1970s disco garb and a jeweled turban alongside Indian movie star Akshay Kumar. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is working on a memoir. The legendary rocker, who has fronted the hit-making band for decades and has been in and out of rehab, will publish the as-yet untitled memoir in 2009 with Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, reports the Associated Press. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jay-Z has rapped about Oasis' Noel Gallagher live on stage - dissing the guitarist and mocking his hit, 'Wonderwall'. The rapper delivered the lines during a show at New York's Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (August 6). Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Rolling Stones will release a special Collector's Edition DVD of their Martin Scorsese-directed film 'Shine A Light on November 10. The package will include four new songs and a backstage documentary featuring rehearsal and rare archive footage.

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  • The Automatic will play a tiny free live show at the London Old Blue Last venue on Tuesday (August 12). The capacity of the venue is 120. Admission will be granted on a first-come first-served basis. Support will come from Haunts and Viva Machine. Pic: Michael Clement

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  • Dizzee Rascal, Black Kids, Simian Mobile Disco, Happy Mondays and De La Soul are among the acts announced to be playing shows as part of the upcoming season of Manchester Warehouse Project gigs. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Following rumours that the band had fallen out, Australian three-piece Wolfmother issued a statement on Thursday confirming that they've split up. In the statement the band's record label, Universal Music Australia, said that their split was down to "longstanding frictions". Pic: PA Photos

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  • Iron Maiden had a guitar stolen after a gig in Athens last Saturday (August 2). The band have appealed for information on the white Jackson Stratocaster, which bears guitarist Adrian Smith's signature and carries the serial number 8467. The metal giants are offering a signed tour jacket and letter of thanks from Smith as a reward. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Verve's Richard Ashcroft has said that he plans to return to recording solo material, despite his reformed band headlining festivals and releasing their first album('Forth') in 11 years. Ashcroft told Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 that he had no plans to ditch his solo career, but reformed The Verve because he thought it would be "a shame" to leave the band dormant after they split for the second time in 1999. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The forthcoming new album by Morrissey has had its release postponed until 2009. The record, titled 'Years Of Refusal', had originally been slated for a September release. However, a spokesperson for the former Smiths singer told Billboard that it will now be released in early 2009. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem

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  • A string of acts including REM, Pearl Jam and My Morning Jacket have petitioned for the candidates in the US Presidential election to debate in New Orleans about Louisiana coastal wetlands restoration and hurricane recovery. OK Go, Jackson Browne and Trent Reznor are also among the acts to sign the petition. Pic: Danny North

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  • Bat For Lashes and Dandy Warhols are among the bands covering The Cure on a forthcoming tribute album. 'Perfect As Cats: A Tribute To The Cure' is due out worldwide on October 28 and also features Cure covers by Army Navy, Hecuba, Voyager One and Kaki King.

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  • A tape recording of The Beatles that was recently discovered by a man in his father's Liverpool attic has sold for $23,000, it was announced this week (August 5). The tape, which features John Lennon and Paul McCartney bursting into fits of giggles as they try to finish 'I'll Follow the Sun', was sold to an internet bidder by Cameo Auctioneers. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Enter Shikari have announced a new UK tour â

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  • The Police have played what is believed to be their last ever gig. The band concluded their reunion tour at New York's Madison Square Garden on Thursday (August 7) and there are currently no plans for the three-piece to continue. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Fucked Up have announced details of another UK tour. The Toronto hardcore band, who begin a tour of the UK in Bedford on August 18, will hit the road again in November. Pic: James Quinton

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