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Stone Roses to reform for 21 gigs

The Stone Roses could be on the verge of re-forming for a tour 20 years after their celebrated debut album.

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Last week, buzz around Glastonbury 2009 gathered steam with the news that Bruce Springsteen will top the bill on Saturday night - quite a coup, though will The Boss be able to match up to these legendary Glasto performances?

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Glasvegas win new music award

Glasvegas were today named winners of Xfm's New Music Award for their self-titled debut album.

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In the early days of the Strokes, Nikolai Fraiture was so self-evidently the best-looking member that you wondered why he was not their lead singer.

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Heston Blumenthal is usually regarded as the most mild-mannered of our leading super chefs, so I do hope one of the subjects of his latest foray into television hasn't been left badly bruised.

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Sergeant, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

"Thanks to all the familiar faces," was how Sergeant singer Nick Mercer signed off from this show, "and a few new ones, as well." The quartet are from Glenrothes in Fife, less than an hour's drive north of Edinburgh, so this Edge festival gig fell somewhere between a big deal and a local show.

Snapshots of fame: The Sunshine Bores the Daylights Out of Me

A treasure trove of photographs of rock royalty lay hidden for years. Now, fans can rediscover them at a new show, says Charlotte Cripps

The 5-minute Interview: Ian Brown, Musician

'I wasn't sure I'd make it... until I heard the first Stone Roses LP'

The Music, ICA, London

"This is a song called 'Drugs'," frontman Robert Harvey announces to cheers from long-term fans, here to get their fix of post-Stone Roses danceable rock and mindless hedonism. Instead, they get a new number that is more equivocal. "You've got to give them what they want," Harvey snarls with surprising venom.

Red lines: Robert '3D' Del Naja's massive attack on the art world

Away from music, Massive Attack's Robert '3D' Del Naja has become a sought-after modern artist

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