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Liam Gallagher has backed out of a pledge to appear on the X Factor

'I'd rather appear on Loose Women' - Liam Gallagher makes X Factor U-turn

Liam Gallagher says he has had a change of heart after pledging to perform on The X Factor.

Robbie Williams with his Ivor Novello award in 1990; and the recovered statuette inset

Could it be Robbie's? Mystery of 'stolen' Ivor Novello award found in Croydon skip solved

Did Cher lose a top songwriting award on a wild night out in Croydon. Or did Robbie Williams sell his for scrap? The mystery of a missing Ivor Novello award, which was found by police in a discarded scrap heap, has been solved.

Album: Miles Kane, Don't Forget Who You Are (Columbia)

It's not happening.

Liam Gallagher has slammed Daft Punk, claiming he could have written 'Get Lucy' in an hour

Liam Gallagher slams Daft Punk: 'I could have written Get Lucky in an hour'

Daft Punk may have sold over 600,000 copies of their number one single “Get Lucky” but Liam Gallagher is not taken by the song, claiming he could have written the song “in an hour”.

Ivor Novello 2013 winners list in full

Following is a full list of winners:

There was drama in Dubai when Justin Bieber was grabbed by a fan

Don’t bring me down: a brief history of stage-side shoves from Noel Gallagher to Justin Bieber

There was drama in Dubai on Sunday night when Justin Bieber, the tantrum-prone popstrel, was grabbed by a fan. He came from behind while the Beebs was singing “Believe” at the piano and tried to embrace him. But a minder hurtled across the stage and wrestled him to the ground, knocking the piano off the dais. It was initially unclear whether the teen dreamboat was underneath – fans could be heard shrieking “Justin! Justin! Oh my gahhhd…” – but soon he could be seen skipping across the stage, out of harm’s way.

Neutral Milk Hotel have announced five gig dates

How to re-form your cult indie rock band

Besides those with key dead members, almost every big musical act of the last four decades – with a handful of exceptions such as The Smiths and The Jam – has re-formed.

Britpop rivals Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn perform together for cancer charity

Their Britpop rivalry was legendary, but Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have put their musical differences aside to perform together in aid of a cancer charity.

Forget Bowie...cult figure Bonehead returns 14 years after quitting Oasis

His return may not quite match the frenzy which greeted David Bowie’s comeback but 14 years after quitting Oasis, Bonehead, the band’s original guitarist, is to release his first album.

Frankie Boyle performing at Give It Up for Comic Relief

Comic Relief apologises for Frankie Boyle's dead Queen jokes at charity gig

Comic Relief has apologised to its supporters after Frankie Boyle caused controversy at a charity gig with a string of gags about the Queen.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand, Duchess Theatre, London

You know when Russell Brand is in town. Outside the Duchess Theatre in London’s Theatreland are trucks and trailers denoting that this is no ordinary event.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher: I spend most of my time sitting around being bone idle

Noel Gallagher says he has enough new material for three new albums but can not be bothered to record them.

Kelly Jones of Stereophonics

Stereophonics, Electric Brixton, London

This brand of dirge-rock can feel like being drenched in cheap lager at the end of a Rod Stewart tribute night

Ronnie Wood and 'Godlike genius' Johnny Marr perform together

'Everyone likes to be liked' says Johnny Marr of NME 'god-like genius' award

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will be deemed a "god-like genius" tonight, but while the musician said it was nice to be appreciated, it was really all about the music.

The new Madness album, Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da. Artist Sir Peter Blake is to appear on the record sleeve, after years of creating striking images for artists such as The Beatles, The Who and Oasis.

Sir Peter Blake to feature on Madness album 'Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da'

Artist Sir Peter Blake is to appear on a record sleeve, after years of creating striking images for artists such as The Beatles, The Who and Oasis.

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