The week in pictures (February 9, 2008)

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Snoop Dog has had his ban from entering the UK lifted this week. Pic: PA Photos

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Blur announced this week they have no plans to reform, much to their fans’ dismay. Pic: Redferns

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Beastie Boys are set to headline a special benefit concert in New York City next month. The band will play the Music Has Power benefit to raise funds for the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), a leader in innovative music therapy treatments and research.

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The White Stripes have announced the release of their very first Spanish-language single – a new version of their current hit ‘Conquest’. The band will release ‘Conquista’ under the name Las Rayas Blancas (The White Stripes in Spanish) in the US on February 19.

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Girls Aloud invoked the wrath of planet indie this week with their controversial track ‘Hoxton Heroes’. Pic: PA Photos

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Kings of Leon shot at T In The Park last year. They’ll be playing Glasto this year on the Friday (June 27), headlining the Pyramid Stage. Pic: Sonia Melot

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A supergroup featuring Paul Weller, Beth Ditto and The Enemy had their charity track ‘Consequences’ premiered this week. Pic Tom Oxley

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Amy Winehouse will perform by satellite at Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony after being refused a visa to enter the USA. Pic: Tom Oxley

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Arcade Fire have put a interactive video version of the first track from their 2007 album ‘Neon Bible’ on their website. The mini black-and-white film for ‘Black Mirror’ gives viewers the option of toggling layers of the track, including Win Butler’s vocals and the band’s guitars, on and off.

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