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It was only a matter of time. Having spent the past few years studiously affecting an onstage posture of sullen indifference, Noel Gallagher has finally come out and admitted that he's bored with being a rock star. He's not the first rocker to find that the attractions associated with money, cocaine, groupies and adulation pall after a while. Andy Gill stifles his yawns to see if there are any interesting alternatives for the moody one.

Science: Men with our thoughts on their minds

Our minds work the way they do because we have inherited our ancestors' genes, and the brain is an organ designed for computation. Steven Pinker explains his determinist vision to Jerome Burne, while Steven Rose argues that it's all a bit more complicated than that.

Hendrix gets the blues (plaque, that is)

Pop stars from the past four decades gathered in London yesterday for the unveiling of a blue plaque to the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

Montserrat's deserted capital is engulfed by volcano's fire

Plymouth, historic capital of the British colony of Montserrat, appeared headed for total destruction yesterday after a second day of volcanic eruption.

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Steven Berkoff, mad dog of stage and screen, is about to be unleashed on vinyl. John O' Reilly meets pop's new pin-up

GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR

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'Tommy' rocks to a halt as audiences dwindle

Tommy, the West End musical which brought stardom to a shelf-packer at Tesco, brought The Who back into the limelight, and which saw two of the show's principal performers get married, is to close.

It's time to swing back to the Sixties

Good old fiftysomethings like Jagger should get back in harness and fight for the heady, idealistic values of a better time

Who are you?

Tonight, what's left of The Who play `Quadrophenia' at Earls Court. It's enough to make you weep - or smile.

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Just look Who's at the gig with Eric

Eight young unemployed people who have been on a rock music course for one week, will play on the same bill as The Who, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan before 150,000 people in Hyde Park, London, this weekend.

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Rock of ages still has the ability to shock

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Rock on Tommy

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