The Rolling Stones have spoken out about taking drugs, and named Amy Winehouse as being in particular danger. Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were at the premiere in Berlin of Martin Scorceseâ
Tickets for Pete Doherty's forthcoming solo show at London's Royal Albert Hall sold out within 20 minutes of going on sale at 9am (GMT) last Saturday (February 16). The show, due to take place on April 26, will be the biggest solo gig the Babyshambles frontman has ever played. Pic Guy Eppel
Muse will headline the London Royal Albert Hall in April. The gig at the prestigous venue will be one of a series of events organised by The Teenage Cancer Trust. The band are also set to play big one-off gigs in the UK later this year, another in Dubai, and may play a series of shows in South America.
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Klaxons performed a 'Golden Skans'/'Umbrella' mash-up with Rihanna at the Brit Awards this week, but failed to pick up a prize. Pic: PA Photos
Kate Nash won the Best British Female award at the Brit Awards 2008 this week in London. Nash beat off competition from the likes of KT Tunstall and Leona Lewis. She's also due to take off on an NME tour of America in April. Pic: PA Photos
Kate Nash will return from her NME tour of North American to open this year's Glastonbury Festival. The star will kick off proceedings on the Pyramid Stage on June 27. Pic: Guy Eppel
The Horrors played to a rammed London Astoria last week (February 16) as part of the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows. It was their first show of the year. Pic PA Photos
Hadouken! have announced details of a new European tour, set to begin in Paris on March 22. The band will play seven dates on the continent, ending the jaunt with a gig at Amsterdam's Melkweg venue on March 31.
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Alex Turner and Miles Kane's joint band will be called The Last Shadow Puppets, the duo have told NME.COM. Their debut album together is out in April.
The Arctic Monkeys and The Rascals frontman have been working on a joint album since becoming friends when touring together.
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Amy Winehouse duetted with Mark Ronson at the Brits this week - her first performance since s pell in rehab. Winehouse later sang solo on 'Love Is A Losing Game'. Pic: PA Photos
Arctic Monkeys won Best British Group and Best British album at this year's Brits. They won both last year too. Pic: PA Photos
Beth Ditto and Jarvis Cocker released their duet of Heaven 17's 1983 hit 'Temptation' this week, after performing it together at last year's Shockwaves NME Awards. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Coldplay have completed recording on their eagerly-awaited fourth album, which is currently being mixed. The follow-up to 2005's 'X&Y' is due out later this year.
The album, the follow-up to 2005â
Crystal Castles played a brilliantly messy NME Awards Show this week. Catch the full review in next week's mag. Pic: Andy Willsher
Damon Albarn has confirmed his appearance at the forthcoming Africa Exprez gig in Liverpool.
It was long rumoured that the Gorillaz man would be present for the show at Liverpoolâ
Dizzee Rascal played a Shockwaves NME Awards Show this week, supported by Newham Generals. Read the NME verdict in next week's issue. Pic: Guy Eppel
Eels frontman E sent an invite to The Queen to come to their London gig this week. Pic: PA Photos
Eminem will publish his memoirs in a new book, 'Eminem: The Way I Am', on October 16. The tome, published by Orion Books, will feature unseen photographs of the rapper, as well as journal notes, hand-drawn art and lyric sketches, as well as a narrative and introduction written by the star.
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A band strongly rumoured to be Green Day in disguise are set to release their debut single. The punk trio are possibly behind the 1960s-sounding garage guitar group the Foxboro Hot Tubs, who are gearing up for a seven-inch single 'Mother Mary', as well as a full-length album. Pic: PA Photos
U2 front man Bono attending the premiere of the ground-breaking digital 3D movie 'U23D' in Dublin, Ireland. The dazzling film - which requires cinema-goers to wear special glasses and features a full live set from the band on stage in South America - is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer at U23Dmovie.com.