The Sunday Preview: Rock

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Madness (Wembley Arena, 081-900 1234, Tues-Wed; Brighton Conference Centre, 0273 202881, Thurs; Cardiff Ice Rink, 0222 224488, Fri; Manchester G-Mex, 061-832 9000, Sat). Brit- pop's loveable uncles indulge in a well- deserved second childhood.

Morrissey (Newcastle City Hall, 091- 261 2606, tomorrow; Manchester Apollo, 061-236 9922, Tues; Glasgow Barrowlands, 041-226 4779, Wed; Bristol Colston Hall, 0272 223682, Fri, London Alexandra Palace, 081-365 2121, Sat; London Astoria, 071-434 0403, Sun). This is the whinger laureate's chance to put the dodgy politics and no-show disasters of the summer well and truly behind him.

Deicide (Manchester International 2, 061-273 8834, Wed, London Astoria, 071-434 0403, Thurs). The unacceptable face of Satan metal - they mean it] Animal rights activists have sworn to avenge the wrongs that lead singer Glenn Benton claims to have done to goats, so a lively evening is in prospect.

Keith Richards (London Town & Country, 071-284 0303, Thurs and Fri). Unfeasibly sprightly rock lifestyle survivor steps out to promote his current album Main Offender. Beyond age; beyond fashion; beyond the understanding of medical science.

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