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Gorillaz lead Glastonbury

Gorillaz will replace U2 as a headline act at next month's Glastonbury festival. The band, whose esoteric stage act features a combination of holograms and cartoon characters, has agreed to the spot a day after the U2 frontman Bono announced that his band would pull out because he needed to recover from a back injury. The band has also postponed 16 shows on the North American leg of its tour.

Mark Steel: Labour's leadership candidates are all against the war now

There's an honourable tradition in the Labour Party of bravely standing against an unjust war – as long as the war ended several years ago. So, one by one, Labour's leadership candidates are announcing their opposition to the invasion of Iraq, just in time for it all to end. Labour leaders did a similar thing after the Vietnam War, and the First World War, and at the moment they all support keeping the army in Afghanistan, but I bet they haven't a good word for the Second Crusades, which is the main thing.

Hundreds join rally to save BBC's 6Music

Indie kids and ageing rockers come together outside Broadcasting House to protest against closure of the pioneering digital station

Caught in the Net: It's 2.54, but it's Creeping on

New London duo 2.54 have been getting attention for their song "Creeping".

Observations: Na na, hay hay: the countryside comes to those 'rural' music festivals

Despite the fact that most summer festivals take place outdoors, in a field somewhere in the middle of the countryside, they are very rarely thought of as being at one with nature. But, this year, they really are. For the first time at Glastonbury, which starts on Wednesday, the National Trust will have an Outside Inn, where people can swap the sound of ear-splitting music for soothing birdsong or gentle rolling waves.

Albarn: Blur will record new songs

Blur's frontman, Damon Albarn, has revealed that the band are planning to record more new songs. The Britpop pioneers, whose revival last summer drew huge crowds, created intense interest when their first new song for seven years, "Fool's Day", was sold through independent record shops in limited numbers last month.

The revolution that killed Soho's record shops

Long before it featured on the cover of the best-selling Oasis album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? London's Berwick Street was a mecca for any self-respecting record collector.

More Blur material on way, vows Damon Albarn

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has revealed plans for the band to record more new songs.

Album: The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards (Warner)

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Album: Kate Nash, My Best Friend is You (Polydor/Fiction)

Talk of Nash's new Riot Grrrl-inspired direction has been greatly exaggerated.

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