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Hasta Mañana amigos*

Justin Bieber (centre) trains with Barcelona
Neymar Jr

...as they say in Barcelona.  Just ask Justin if you don't believe us.

Join us on Wednesday for more Music News LIVE.

Until then scroll down for news of Bieber's training session with Neymar and the lads, plus reaction to the re-opening of London mega-club Fabric and some sad news from the Inspiral Carpets camp.

*Translation: See you tomorrow friends.  

Mos Def allowed to leave South Africa

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Almost a year after he was detained at a South African airport, rapper Mos Def has been told he can finally leave the country.

Mos, also known as Yasiin Bey, was arrested and prevented from leaving for using the wrong passport.

He had been been living there since 2013 but was accused, along with his family, of overstaying on their visas.

He has since apologised and now authorities have declared him an "undesirable person" who will not be allowed back.

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James Corden to host American music awards The Grammys

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Now we've seen him mingling with his mega-famous musical mates on The Late Late Show and cruising around town with them in Carpool Karaoke... but now British actor and comedian James Corden is set to host US music's great and good at The Grammys.

The 59th annual music awards take place at the Staples Center in LA next February and the Gavin and Stacey star seems suitably chuffed to be taking over from LL Cool J as the master of ceremonies.

He said: "I am truly honoured to be hosting the Grammys next year.

It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night."

Here's some of the reaction to the Recording Academy's announcement that they are to put 'Smithy' in charge in on the night.

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Kesha the female trailblazer

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Kesha is to be honoured with a Women in Music Trailblazer award by Billboard at its 11th annual event in New York on 9 December.

She follows in the footsteps of artists like Madonna, Shania Twain and Halsey.

"By combining artistic fearlessness with unbounded creative energy," said spokeswoman Janice Min, "Kesha has continually pushed the limits of what was once thought possible in pop music."

She called her a "force on stage, an inspiration in person and a true trailblazer."

The singer, who has not released any new music in more than three years during a lengthy legal dispute with her label Sony and former producer Dr Luke, could be about to share some new material.

In a statement to Buzzfeed last month, Sony Music said: "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases.

"We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon."

Fancy having a brew with Bono?

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Well if so then today could be your lucky day.

The U2 frontman is offering fans the chance to join him and Hollywood actress Julia Roberts for a cup of char.

All you have to do in return is donate $10 to his charity RED, which raises funds to fight AIDS.

Other possible Red Shopathon experiences for sale (to coincide with World AIDS Day on 1 December) include a private concert from the Irish rockers.

Wonder if Bono has his tea With or Without Suuuuu... gar?

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Laura Mvula to compose music for Shakespeare

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Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula is to compose a new score for a Royal Shakespeare production of Antony & Cleopatra.

Twice Mercury-nominated Laura studied composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire and this will be the first time she has composed for a professional theatre production.

The production, directed by Iqbal Khan, will run from 11 March – 7 September.

Bruce O’Neil, the RSC's Head of Music said: "Shakespeare’s plays are full of music, and its importance as part of the theatrical experience in Stratford is reflected in a fine tradition of composing talent that goes back to the opening of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1879."

Ah yes, 1879, the year Engelbert Humperdinck became the first winner of the Mendelssohn Award.

Not that Englebert Humperdinck... 

Peter Doherty back with new track Kolly Kibber

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After helping to re-open the Bataclan in Paris last week, Libertine Pete Doherty has followed that appearance up by releasing a new track online.

The singer-songwriter is heard lamenting that he "doesn't want to end up like Kolly Kibber" in the new track, which is most likely named after the character from Graham Greene's Brighton Rock.

The 37-year-old has previously described the novel as one of his all-time favourite books.

He'll also perform an acoustic set at London’s Rough Trade East on 5 December, three days after the release of his forthcoming second solo album, Hamburg Demonstrations.

Could this be Pete's most-mature record yet? Or just a (Baby) shambles.  Stay tuned.

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Chance the Rapper's 'very special prayer' for Kanye West

Chance The Rapper came into Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge today where he extended a "very special prayer" to "my big brother" Kanye West.

Kanye was taken to hospital in LA on Monday (scroll down for more) and his fellow hip-hopper wished him a happy thanksgiving for Thursday.

Good to see he's got his bro's back.

Chance The Rapper sends big prayer to Kanye West

The full set will be available on the BBC I Player later.

T in the Park 'in talks' about event in Glasgow

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Scotland's biggest music festival, T in the Park, could stage a separate event in Glasgow.

DF Concerts are behind plans for a non-camping music festival in July 2017.

The three-day event would take place about the same time as T in the Park, which is currently staged at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire.

Last year T featured The Stone Roses and Calvin Harris among its headliners.

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott to stage Hull stadium gig

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Former Beautiful South bandmates Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are to stage a stadium concert as part of Hull's City of Culture celebrations next year.

They will play Beauty in the East at Hull's KC Lightstream Stadium on 3 June 2017.

Heaton and Abbott will perform their own material as well as songs from their former band and The Housemartins, which Heaton was a member of in the 1980s.

They released two albums together since 2014.

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Sweet surprise waits for 'mummy' Adele at the end of her tour

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Adele has played more than 100 shows over 10 months and is due a well-earned rest, at least until her extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand kicks off next year.

Sharing a banner made for her by her little boy Angelo, she said: "I bloody smashed it, even if I do say so myself. You lot have been incredible, every night you've been so beautiful, loving and engaged.

"My band and my crew you made the whole thing turn. And my beautiful family made it easy for me to do."

Awwww...

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Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill dies at 44

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Craig Gill, the drummer with Madchester-era indie band the Inspiral Carpets has died at the age of 44. 

Keyboard player and BBC Radio Manchester DJ Clint Boon tweeted the sad news:

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Guitarist Graham Lambert added: "Gone but will never be forgotten. Love you Craig Gill. Rest peacefully."  

The band had a top twenty chart hit with the song This Is How It Feels in 1990.

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...and in other The Weeknd news

The Canadian R&B star has announced that a 'visual piece' titled Mania will accompany his new album Starboy, which is due out on Friday.

He tweeted an 18-second teaser for the film, directed by Grant Singer who made the videos for Can't Feel My Face, The Hills and Starboy.

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Watch Panic! At the Disco cover The Weeknd (and a bit of Rihanna)

Panic! At the Disco chose to cover Starboy, The Weeknd's collaboration with Daft Punk in the Radio 1 Live Lounge

You can check it out below.

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As a bonus, they even treated presenter Clara Amfo and listeners to an impromptu bit of Rihanna.

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Anastacia reveals cancer scars in new cover shoot

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Out of Love singer Anastacia has revealed her mastectomy scars in a new cover shoot.

The 48-year-old pop star, who appeared in the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing, has fought breast cancer twice and she told Fault Magazine that she is starting to finally feel like herself once again.

She said: 'Every little thing that I’m doing, including Strictly was me trying to reclaim a little piece of my femininity that cancer stole from me."

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My scars are part of my journey and a reminder of all the things I went through with my mastectomy."

She added:  "Doing Strictly and this shoot, I feel like I’m finally becoming the woman that I was again."

Good for you Ana.

Sir Rodney Stewart hit by the throat bug and cancels show

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Gravel-voiced soul singer Rod Stewart has cancelled his show at The O2 in London this evening, due to a throat infection.

The show is now being moved to 12 December under doctors' orders who have advised a few days rest before Rod can resume the tour on Friday 25 November.

Rod Stewart with a sore throat, what on earth could that sound like?

Deadmau5 hits on an unusual marketing tool... slagging his own album

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Canadian superstar DJ Deadmau5 has hit on a brilliant way of generating some controversy ahead of his new album - by slamming it on Twitter and even saying it was "rushed / slapped together".

The new album W:/2016ALBUM/’ is due out on 2 December.  

In a series of bizarre, and occasionally profane tweets, he told followers: "I mean... hey, if you like it i wanna like it too, just don't."

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When asked by one fan, why he put it out if he didn't like it, Deadmau5 aka Joel Zimmerman answered: "COZ I GOT ****** MAD BILLS." 

No such thing as bad press, especially if you generate it yourself, we guess.

Father John Misty releases politically-charged new track

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Former Fleet Fox Father John Misty has shared a new highly-political piano ditty online.

In the new track, Holy Hell, Father John aka songwriter Joshua Tillman, references the “highly effective rhetoric” and the "perverts who get off on it.”

Whoever could he mean?  Listen below

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Kylie releases a new Christmas single

It's too early right? Is it too early? Well, there is only 32 days to go until Christmas and Kylie has announced a Christmas single.

At Christmas is one of six new songs on the Snow Queen Edition of Kylie Christmas which comes out on Friday.

She also performs the classic Only You with James Corden. Yup.

Here is the new one. 

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...and the diminutive popster was speaking to Chris Evans on Radio 2's Breakfast Show this morning about what you get for a woman who has everything:

Kylie tells Chris about her festive shopping and brand new single 'At Christmas'.

Bieber trains with Barca

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Now we knew he was a chart-topping, heart-breaking, money-making, bad boy pop star...but now we know that Justin Bieber has also got a cracking left peg on him too.

That's after FC Barcelona released footage of the Canadian singer showing off some "mad skills" in training with the likes of Neymar and Rafinha in the Catalan capital.

See Bieber banging in some goals below.

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Before he got too big for his new boots however, Barca winger Neymar brought the Canadian back down to earth with this crunching challenge.

As if to say... 'I'll show you, Justin'. 

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Bieber plays in Barcelona tonight and Madrid manana.

Wonder if Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema and co will be as accommodating?

'It's true. You saved Fabric,' say owners

After a high profile campaign, which saw people donate more than £300,000 to an appeal fund to keep London super-club Farbic open, Mayor Sadiq Khan announced yesterday afternoon that is it to re-open its doors.

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In a Facebook post, the club confirmed it had won back its licence, adding: "We owe everything to our supporters. We really would not be here today without your unparalleled support and generosity. 

"Without the strength of your backing this would not have happened. You saved fabric."

The club shut following the deaths of two clubbers from drugs and was criticised by the police for its drugs policy, with the owners countering that it had worked closely with the Met.

In a court hearing, Islington council accepted 32 new conditions, forward by Fabric’s owners.

They include a ban on under 19s, a new ID scanning system on entry to the club, enhanced searching procedures and controls. and life-time bans for anyone found in possession of drug or trying to buy drugs in the club.

The new London 'night-time czar', comedian Amy Lamé, was among the first to congratulate the club.

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Kanye West sent to hospital in Los Angeles

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US rapper Kanye West has been taken to hospital in LA, following an emergency services call, according to reports in the US.

A police spokesperson told the BBC they had received a "disturbance call" on Monday afternoon, but did not name the singer.

Kanye yesterday cancelled all remaining dates on his current tour after abandoning a Sacramento performance at the weekend after three songs and following a 10-minute rant aimed at the likes of Jay Z and Beyonce.

And last week he angered sections of his own crowd by telling them that he hadn't voted in the presidential election, but had he done so, he would've voted for Donald Trump.  

Neither Kanye nor his representatives have made an official statement about the incident but we'll bring you more on that as and when we have it.

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Ruby Tuesday

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Morning all...did you get through Monday in one piece?  Well its over now and we're well on our way through another week of Music News LIVE.

Stick with us today for the latest news on Kanye West, updates on the re-opening of London super-club Fabric and see Justin Bieber show off some silky footy skills with Neymar and the Barca boys (that's FC Barcelona to non-football fans).

And check out yesterday's music news including the best bits from the American Music Awards and more from the likes of Beastie Boy Ad-Rock, Drake, Metallica and new music from The xx.