This week’s news in pictures (5 July 2008)


Elbow’s Guy Garvey onstage at Glastonbury last weekend. The alt-rockers have announced an extra Manchester Apollo live date as part of their forthcoming UK tour, set to take place on October 30.
Pic: Andy Willsher


Kylie Minogue picked up an OBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace on Thursday (July 3). The singer was presented with the honour by Prince Charles. She joins a long list of musicians honoured by the palace, including Eric Clapton, Midge Ure and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
Pic: PA Photos


Joy Division and New Order drummer Stephen Morris has spoken to NME.COM about the recent theft of Ian Curtis’ gravestone. "I just don’t understand why anyone would do it," he said. "Maybe it’s someone who is a bit deranged – you’d have to be."
Pic: PA Photos


The Strokes studio shoot – Washington

The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. has said he is "excited" about the prospect of his band’s next album. The guitarist also explained that his solo work has not been to blame for the delay in the group reconvening. Hammond told The Independent: "We’ve spoken and now we’re going to meet at some point. It’s not my choice."

Pic: PA Photos


Slipknot have revealed a new set of masks in preparation for the release of their fourth studio album – pictured is drummer Joey Jordison’s new get-up.

The Des Moines band will release new album ‘All Hope Is Gone’ on August 25.