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Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka banned from partying with Lil’ Wayne/Akon

Footballers not allowed to travel to USA for hip-hop bash

Oasis’ Noel Gallagher brands Status Quo ‘Help The Aged poster boys’ – Daily Gossip

The Strokes, Noel Fielding, The Pigeon Detectives – your music gossip stop

Lily Allen announces 2009 UK tour

Tickets for March shows to go on sale tomorrow

This week on NME Radio: December 1-7

Joe from Metronomy joins the Forum while Mongrel play a session

Miles Kane: ‘Illness was ‘blessing in disguise’ for Rascals UK tour’

Last Shadow Puppet happy to be ending year doing day job

This week’s releases: 1 December 2008

Singles and albums released in the UK this week

The Killers beat Guns N’ Roses to the top spot

'Day And Age' pips 'Chinese Democracy' to Number One

Michael Eavis: ‘Glastonbury will never lose its licence’

Event founder claims festival is too important

Amy Winehouse’s husband admits ‘dragging’ her into drugs

Blake Fielder-Civil said he was too weak to stop her

Britney Spears performs on ‘The X Factor’

Singer returns for her first UK TV appearance in four years

Live Earth India axed after Mumbai shootings

Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd and Black Eyed Pears all pull out

Noel Gallagher compiles iTunes compilation

The Doors, Elvis and Pink Floyd all feature

Wild Beasts tour next year – Ticket News

Yo Majesty and The Gutter Twins also head to the UK in 2009

The Count And Sinden’s Count goes solo – for one night only

Herve to DJ at free London club tonight (Nov 28)

London Metro club to shut due to Crossrail

Venue to shut its doors for last time in January

REM and Faithless film scoops award at film festival

'What About Me' wins best documentary at Red Rock

NME snapper and writer honoured at music press awards

NME.COM also picks up Best Digital Publication gong

Bestival 2009 fancy dress theme announced

Find out what garbs you'll need for the next bash

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Manic Street Preachers Thai festival cancelled

Bangkok 100 Rock festival pulled at the final hour