The week in pictures (February 9, 2008)


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


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


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.



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.


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


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


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



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


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.