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The French electronica duo were photographed while going through security

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Blues musician Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, who this year became the oldest person ever to win a Grammy Award, died at his Austin home yesterday at age 97.

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Russell Brand's marriage to Katy Perry is "ordinary".

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Boyle is nominated for a Grammy

Susan Boyle will take on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in a bid to bag a Grammy award, but said she does not expect to win.

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Susan Boyle will take on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in a bid to bag a Grammy.

The Skatalites - Ska legends

Maybe she was late, maybe it was malice. As Marguerita Mahfood grabbed her sequinned dress and ran out of her flat, she left her boyfriend sleeping. She was “Rhumba Queen” of Jamaica, he was Don “Cosmic” Drummond, the erratic trombonist in the island’s first ever supergroup. That night Don missed his gig, and later, apoplectic and unmedicated, he put four stab wounds in her chest.

Soul singer Solomon Burke dies age 70

Soul singer Solomon Burke, who wrote "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" and recorded the hit "Cry To Me" used in the movie "Dirty Dancing," has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. He was 70.

Ne-Yo - A leading light, content in the shadows

Ne-Yo may be one of R&B's most-wanted, but he's intent on steering clear of the media's intrusive glare.

Wyclef Jean is 'stressed' after Haiti ordeal

Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean has been admitted to hospital because of stress and fatigue following his unsuccessful attempt to stand for president in Haiti.

This one's for all the ladies in the house

Maroon 5 are huge but credibility eludes them. Gillian Orr asks Adam Levine, their frontman, if all the trite songs and videos about women might be to blame

Album: Robert Plant, Band of Joy (Decca)

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Can the Kings of Leon make the Features rock royalty?

Little known outside Nashville, this week the Features play to 50,000 people in London.

Dylan Jones: I put the pedal to the metal and nearly totalled my Bentley on my way back to Beverly Hills

Downtown Los Angeles is not known for much. I stayed at the old Biltmore Hotel there more than 20 years ago and it felt as though I was in a different city, a different state completely. On my first night in LA, I'd taken some friends to dinner in Hollywood and then cockily started driving back downtown, thinking it would take me 10 minutes.

Lennon's lyrics to go under hammer

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life", considered one of The Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, will go on sale in New York.

Shakira anger at immigration law

The Colombian singer Shakira visited Phoenix, Arizona, yesterday over concerns that a new state law cracking down on illegal immigration will lead to racial profiling.

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