This week’s news in pictures (4 Oct 2008)


1Boxing - Ricky Hatton Phto Call - Village Premier Hotel

Ricky Hatton holds tickets for his fight in Las Vegas during a photocall at the Village Premier Hotel, Manchester.
Boxer Ricky Hatton is set to recruit Oasis' Noel Gallagher to help him record a Christmas single. Hatton is set to record 'Hi Ho Ricky Hatton' â

2The Sex Pistols at Heathrow Airport

MAY 10TH: On this day in 1957, Sid Vicious was born. Sid Vicious (L) and Johnny Rotten, members of the controversial punk rock group The Sex Pistols, at London's Heathrow Airport before leaving for Luxembourg. As they walked to their aircraft, they hurled abuse at reporters and photographers.
The block of flats once lived in by Sex Pistols members Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious has reopened after receiving a £5 million makeover. Rotten and Vicious squatted in the Number 39 flat of the New Court building in Hampstead, London in the late '70s.


4Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles have revealed this week (October 3) how they used a getaway car to escape from Brighton police â


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Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson are recording a song set to appear on a tribute album to legendary producer Quincy Jones. Usher and Mariah Carey are also set to appear on the new album. The duo last worked together when they attempted to record the theme to the new James Bond film, 'Quantum Of Solace', only for Ronson to end the sessions due to Winehouse's alleged erratic behaviour.






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Jack White and Alicia Keys' video for the James Bond theme has emerged online this week (October 1). The pair teamed up on the song 'Another Way To Die', the soundtrack to the forthcoming new Bond film 'Quantum Of Solace', which is released nationwide October 31.


Dirty Pretty Things announced they have split up this week (October 1). In an exclusive statement to NME.COM the four piece â


Australian Nick Cave and his band Grinderman during the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, late Friday, July 4, 2008. The festival, which started in 1971, is the largest festival of culture and music in northern Europe. 190 bands will be playing during the festival, which began Thursday and ends Sunday. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Ditte Valente, Rockphoto) ** DENMARK OUT **
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are to curate the first Australian incarnation of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, which is scheduled to take place between January 9 and 18 in Mt. Buller, Sydney and Brisbane. Artists set to appear include Spiritualized, and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds themselves.


Elbow announced this week (September 29) that they will headline an arena show for the first time by playing London's Wembley Arena on March 14 next year. The announcement comes a month after Guy Garvey and co won the Nationwide Mercury Prize for their 2008 album 'The Seldom Seen Kid'.


Paramore are set to return with two new tracks on the soundtrack to a forthcoming vampire movie it was revealed this week (October 2). Teen horror flick 'Twilight' is set to be released in December and is directed by Catherine Hardwicke, adapted from the popular series of books.


Axl Rose of U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses performs on stage Thursday June 29, 2006, at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Thomas Lekfeldt) ** DENMARK OUT **
Guns N' Roses' long-awaited album 'Chinese Democracy' could be set for an exclusive release later this year. The album, the follow-up to 1993's covers album 'The Spaghetti Incident?', may come out exclusively through US retailer Best Buy, according to this week (September 27).

16New Order Hook

Peter Hook from the group New Order on stage at the Brixton Academy, London.
Peter Hook spoke out this week (October 3) about the last days of his former band New Order, claiming that a lack of communication had left the band "an empty shell". Speaking as part of BBC Radio 2's New Order week, the bass player spoke about how relations between himself and frontman Bernard Sumner had broken down.


Radiohead, Kylie Minogue and Coldplay were among the winners at the BT Digital Music Awards this week (October 1) held at a ceremony in the London Roundhouse. Thom Yorke's Radiohead won Artists Of The Year award, while Coldplay won the Best Rock/Indie Artists. NME.COM won the award for Best Digital Music Magazine too.

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