The week’s most viewed news stories (16 July)

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Beady Eye have filmed a video in which they cover the classic ballad 'Blue Moon' to advertise Manchester City’s new home kit. The video shows frontman Liam Gallagher kissing the badge on the new shirt of his beloved football team, before he and Beady Eye launch into a rendition of the club’s anthem. Click here to read the full story.

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Dave Grohl halted his show last night to throw an unruly fan out of the Foo Fighters' moshpit. Upon spotting the man Grohl said, “You don't fucking fight at my show you asshole. Hey motherfucker look at me, get the fuck out of my show right now.” Click here to read the full story.

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Frank Carter has revealed that he told his bandmates in Gallows over email that he would be leaving the band. He said: "I haven't been happy for a long time and the difficulties we've had pulling new music together was the realisation that now wasn't the right time for Gallows, not with me singing anyway." Click here to read the full story.

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Lady Gaga's official YouTube channel has been suspended after a copyright claim from a Japanese media company. The bizarre row centres around footage that she posted of her appearance on a TV show called SMAP X SMAP. The 10-minute performance featured a medley of songs from her new album, 'Born This Way'. Click here to read the full story.

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NME.COM readers have reacted with delight at the news that The Black Eyed Peas have announced that they are going on indefinite hiatus. The 'My Humps' group announced their decision during a gig at Alton Towers earlier this week, but also said that they intend to return at some point. Click here to read the full story.

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Ticket-holders who were entering Morrissey's gig at Middlesbrough Town Hall were searched in case they were carrying any meat products, according to reports. The former Smiths man is an extremely strict vegetarian but this is the first time he has insisted that gig-goers be searched for meat. Click here to read the full story.

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Xzibit has launched an attack on 'planking' and implied that it has racist connotations. The rapper argued that the craze - which sees people lie down in unusual places and post a picture online - is "not funny" as it has origins in the slave trade. Click here to read the full story.

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Pete Doherty played a 'freedom gig' in London this week (July 9). The Babyshambles man took to the stage at the Blues Kitchen in Camden to celebrate being released early from prison on Tuesday (5).

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Radiohead have debuted two new songs online – watch the session in full here. The band, who recently released their new album 'The King of Limbs', played the new tracks 'The Daily Mail' and 'Staircase' as part of a session for Nigel Godrich’s 'From the Basement' website.

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Blink-182 have debuted their new single 'Up All Night', which you can listen to here. The track, which is taken from their first LP since the 2003 debut, features guitarist Tom DeLonge on lead vocals and is more reminiscent of the darker edged rock on the trio's fourth album 'Take Off Your Pants And Jacket' then any of their earlier material.

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Robbie Williams has apparently emailed Noel Gallagher to apologise over the latest chapter in the long-running spat between the pair. The Take That man suggested that the ex-Oasis leader could "lick his arse" at one of the band's 'Progress' tour dates at Wembley Stadium earlier this month (July 1) but has since been in contact to apologise.

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