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Oasis, Kurt Cobain, Blur, Winehouse – NME.COM’s biggest stories of 2008

Check out the top ten stories you've been reading this year

From Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner covering The Strokes with Lightspeed Champion in January, through Noel Gallagher and Jay-Z’s feud over Glastonbury in the summer to the recent ‘Hallelujah’ battle between ‘X Factor’, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen 2008 has been a busy year for music news.

Now with just a few days of the year left, we present the most popular NME.COM stories of 2008 – as read by you. Onstage attacks, big band reunions and even a bottle of bleach have made the Top Ten. Relive 2008’s most read moments again:

1.Russian officials try to outlaw emo as a danger teen trend.

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2.Online hoaxers trick the world – well bits of it – into believing Lil Wayne has been shot dead.

3.Oasis’ Noel Gallagher is attacked onstage at the Canadian V Festival.

4.Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker narrowly escapes with his life after being involved in a plane crash.

5.Amy Winehouse goes blonde – briefly.

6.Guns N’ Roses finally finish ‘Chinese Democracy’. Were we dreaming? Remarkably, no.

7.Blur tell NME.COM exclusively that they are reuniting next year.

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8.Oasis announce summer Stadium tour with Kasabian, The Enemy – and a storming press conference from Noel Gallagher (watch the video from it again now).

9.Kurt Cobain’s ashes are stolen from the Nirvana frontman’s widow, Courtney Love.

10.AC/DC announce their plans to return with a 2009 stadium tour.

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