Comedy stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, aka 'The Mighty Boosh', are the first artists to be announced for this year's Big Chill festival, alongside Norman Jay and Thievery Corporation.
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Sean Combs, previously known as Puff Daddy/P Diddy, hosts 'R&B Live' in New York City. Artists performing included Naughty By Nature and Danity Kane.
Lily Allen is set to feature in a new cartoon which is set to be aired at this yearâ
Amy Winehouse was moved to a hospital recently for a night, after beginning a stint in drug rehab. According to her father, Mitch Winehouse, his daughter was moved to the hospital and put on a drip because she was dehydrated after vomiting. Pic: PA Photos
Madonna has been named as the highest earning women in pop music. The singer scooped Â£36.2m between June 2006 and June 2007, beating Barbra Streisand into second place by a cool Â£6.1m. Shakira raked in Â£19.1m, Beyonce Â£13.5m and Christina Aguilera Â£10m. Pic: PA Photos
Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about his recent â
Sam Riley has won the Rising Star Award at this year's Richard Attenborough Film Awards for his portrayal of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The former 10,000 Things singer starred in the biopic 'Control', directed by former NME photographer Anton Corbijn.
Neil Diamond is the first artist confirmed to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival. He fills the traditional Sunday afternoon 'veteran' slot. Pic: PA Photos
Morrissey was forced to postpone two of his London Roundhouse shows this week after losing his voice. Pic: Guy Eppel
Liverpool Sound City will have the launch party for their four-day South By South West-style music conference and festival on February 14 at Liverpoolâ
Cat Power played her sole UK date of her current whistlestop tour to mark the launch of new covers album 'Jukebox' in London this week. Pic: PA Photos
The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour kicked off at Belfast's Mandela Hall venue, with a typically incendiary headline performance from The Cribs. Pic: Andy Willsher
The Kooks bassist Max Rafferty left the band permanently, while the remainder of the group announced a UK arena tour around the release of new album 'Konk'.
The Enemy's Tom Clarke branded Arctic Monkeys "dull", causing a battle of words on NME.COM -with fans taking both bands' sides. Head to our messageboards now to have your say. Pic: Guy Eppel
Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg announced that he will host the Snoop Bowl, a youth football game to be held in Arizona the day before the Super Bowl. Pic: PA Photos
New Wave legends The Stranglers announced that they will perform at this year's Isle Of Wight Music Festival, headlining the new Big Top. Pic: PA Photos
Elbow are to preview songs from their new album 'The Seldom Seen Kid' at London's Porchester Hall on February 12.
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Foals played a secret gig in Oxford last week, previewing material from forthcoming album 'Antidotes'. Pic: Tim Cochrane
Moby busked outside Sloane Square tube station in west London, playing a greatest hits set. Pic: PA Photos
Pete And The Pirates played at Levi's Ones To Watch night at London's Borderline on Tuesday January 29. Support came from the hotly-tipped Let's Wrestle. Both bands are expected to achieve great things in 2008.
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Fans wanting tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival need to register between now and March 14. To do so, you need to head to www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk and submit your details.
The model whose naked body adorned the cover of The Strokes' 2001 debut album 'Is This It' spoke about it for the first time this week. She claimed the shot was totally spontaneous. Pic: Dean Chalkley