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Sting, Rihanna and Bruno Mars will perform together at the Grammys on Sunday night

Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting to perform together at the Grammy Awards

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After You: Pulp to release Christmas present single on iTunes

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Sonic Youth man Thurston Moore's latest project Chelsea Light Moving has been slowly gestating in the last year

Caught in the Net: Sonic Youth main man Thurston Moore moves to Chelsea

Chelsea Light Moving is the latest project from Sonic Youth man Thurston Moore. His new four-piece outfit has been slowly gestating in the last year or so, throwing out occasional songs and now emerges with some strong words: "The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn't support right-wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology." The onslaught begins on 4 March when they release their self-titled first album through Matador. Ahead of that they've sent out "Empire of Time", an attacking track from the LP with guitar tones, chimes and crunching riffs. Find it at ind.pn/13yxIOL.

Poll: Is this Yeah Yeah Yeahs album cover crazy good, or just crazy?

Album art has a mixed history. You've got "so iconic I'm not even going to hyperlink" on the one hand (Abbey Road, Thriller, Aladdin Sane), nightmare-fodder on the other (Jesus Use Me, anything collected by this guy). Now fans are fighting over which category the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' sleeve, for their forthcoming album Mosquito, falls in to. What do you think?

IoS album review: New Order, Lost Sirens (Rhino)

Consisting of eight tracks recorded in 2005 for Waiting for the Siren's Call, then kept in a cupboard while everyone decided what to do with them, Lost Sirens is the last New Order album to feature the bass and ego of Peter Hook.

Could Emeli Sandé be the first artist to grace the stage at the Olympic Stadium?

Concerts: Who'll re-christen the Olympic Stadium?

Today, Dennis Hone, the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, announced that the Olympic Stadium – currently the focus of a Kramer vs Kramer-esque tug of love as to who's going to look after it when memories of Mo have faded – could be hosting gigs by this July. With Hyde Park allowed to host only nine of its 13 usual big gigs, the Olympic Stadium will be hoping to compete with Wembley for London's big outdoor shows. So who might be the first to play there?

New year street party celebrations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Much-maligned national arts branding exercise the Year of Creative Scotland, whose promotional film played between acts, may or may not have had an influence on the choice of main stage bands performing at this year’s international tourism magnet Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but it’s been a long time – if ever – since the three-band bill was entirely comprised of Scots acts.

Northern Ireland: Third arrest over PC car bomb

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland have made a third arrest.

Pipe bomb found near Armagh police station

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in a village in Northern Ireland today after a viable pipe bomb was found near a police station.

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You have to admire artists that go with their instincts regardless of whether there's an audience waiting for them on the other side.

Petrol bombs thrown at police in continued North Ireland protests

Two petrol bombs were thrown at police in Northern Ireland last night but protests over the flying of the Union flag were largely peaceful.

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