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After the rush of Christmas albums and deluxe repackagings, it remains a thin time for music. But that's all set to swerve in a more exciting direction. First up are albums by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and Ed Harcourt, both out on Monday. As a new year's gift to the fans, Malkmus's sixth studio collaboration with the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, is being streamed in full on Amazon. Pepping up a weak month for gigs, they start their UK tour on 13 January, reaching London's Forum on 16 January.

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Former chart star Charlotte Church has been chosen to deliver an annual lecture to the radio industry in honour of late broadcaster John Peel.

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Helicopter engine stake sold by Rolls

It's no more than a sprinkling of controversy. But what does it say about Alastair Cook’s captaincy?

With their late-night antics, the England cricket team have made the mistake of handing the moral high ground to Australia

The News Matrix: Friday 16 August 2013

Dave Lee Travis faces 11 sex charges

Gig prices: There might be rich punters up in First Class, but it still looks like the Titanic

Gap in UK society between rich and poor – means sufficient punters won’t blink at any price from promoters or touts, while the majority are excluded.

The Beatles made it into The Feeling's 12-minute medley of British rock’s greatest achievements

The Beatles and Blur - but no Oasis or Rolling Stones - for the Queen's 12 minutes of British pop

The Feeling will perform the medley at Buckingham Palace this weekend

Wimbledon 2013: Mikhail Youzhny finds length to hit back against Vasek Pospisil

The experienced Russian Mikhail Youzhny, a potential fourth-round opponent for Andy Murray, was in danger of going out at 2-4 in the fifth set against Vasek Pospisil, but after some careless hitting he found his length at just the right time to come through 6-2, 6-7, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend of The Who

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One of the most telling moments of this 40th anniversary revisit to The Who’s best-known album Quadrophenia came in one of the least likely locations, amidst the video montage which accompanied martial instrumental “The Rock” on the three circular screens hanging behind the band.

Ginger Baker in ‘Beware of Mr Baker’

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Drummers are axiomatically the madmen of rock, but there's never been a mad drummer quite like Ginger Baker, subject of this hugely enjoyable documentary profile. It gets off to a magnificent start, with a scene of the 73-year-old Baker attacking the film's director, Jay Bulger, with his walking stick – and just gets better.

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