Top 20 News Stories – Nov 10th

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Arctic Monkeys have admitted that they’d let Miles Kane join the band full-time if he asked. Speaking to NME, Turner admitted that Kane has never broached the subject of becoming the fifth full-time Monkey – but the band themselves have talked about the possibility “a few times”.

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Kasabian have revealed that the stage set for their UK arena tour will resemble a giant orange. Tom Meighan said: “Serge and Aitor Throup, who did our album artwork, and a guy called Nick who’s a fucking genius at lighting, came up with it. It’s going to look great. The idea that the stage will react to fans will be cool. It’s never been done.”

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Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has said he wants to make a movie about Oasis’ story. The singer, who is currently working on his first movie The Longest Cocktail Party, with his 1 Productions company, is keen to shoot a warts and all biopic. He told The Sun: “Sometimes, when we’ve had a few drinks, we sit about telling stories and talk about putting them in an Oasis film. I’d be up for that.”

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The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has revealed that the band are planning to rehearse in a London studio later this month. Richards told Rolling Stone magazine: “We’re just going to play a little together, because we haven’t played for three or four years. You don’t necessarily want to rehearse or write anything – you just want to touch bases.”

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Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds To Mars and Bruno Mars were the big winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Belfast earlier in the week (November 6). Gaga won four awards in total, taking home the Best Song and Best Video prizes for her single ‘Born This Way’ as well as the awards for Best Female Act and Best Fans.

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Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has hit out at critics of his band and rejected claims that the Leicester rockers have “gone tame”. Speaking to the Daily Star, Meighan said that he doesn’t believe his band “get the credit we deserve” and said that he couldn’t understand why any fans of his band wouldn’t like the tracks on ‘Velociraptor!’.

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Florence And The Machine have scored their second albums chart Number One after ‘Ceremonials’ went straight to the top spot last Sunday (November 6). The Florence Welch-fronted band shifted 90,000 copies of the LP in a week to knock Coldplay’s latest LP ‘Mylo Xyloto’ down to Number 2, according to the Official Charts Company.

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Frankie Cocozza was axed from The X Factor for boasting about taking cocaine, according to reports. The Sun claims that the reality show contestant broke one of the show’s ‘golden rules’ by discussing his use of Class A drugs in front of production staff.

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