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Kev Geoghegan & Paul Glynn

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  1. Peace out everyone

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    Recognise this little slice of heaven?

    The giveaway is the small pyramid-shaped cowshed in the corner.

    You're more used to seeing it like this...

    Glastonbury 2017

    Thanks to a fallow year at Worthy farm in Somerset, you can see what it's meant to look like minus nearly 150,000 people hanging out.

    That's all we have time for today but scroll down for new music from Marilyn Manson, Dua Lipa goes above and beyond for Father's Day, Johnny Marr tells the story behind one of the greatest ever football songs, SZA and Travis Barker share their health diagnoses, plus an MP just misses out on cool points by getting his picture taken with the wrong celebs.

    We'll be back with more Music News tomorrow including a Newbie Tuesday artist who you want to know about.

  2. #ComeOnEngland

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    Celebrity England footballer (not full international) Olly Murs is up for tonight's big kick-off.

    He led the three lions - mananged by World Cup opening ceremony star Robbie Williams - to Soccer Aid victory last week.

    Let's hope the actual England team can score the same result tonight.

    How many years of hurt now?

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  3. Man arrested after van drives into fans at Dutch music festival

    The collision occurred in the early hours near one of the festival camping sites
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    A man has handed himself in to police after a van ploughed into a group of people near a Dutch music festival, killing one of them.

    The 35-year-old man, who died in the early hours of Monday was a local festival volunteer, organisers said.

    Three other people were critically injured in the incident, hours after the three-day Pinkpop festival ended.

    Artists including Noel Gallagher, Jessie J and The Script were on the line-up.

    The 34-year-old man in custody is being held on suspicion of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.

    The organisation behind the festival said in a statement posted to Facebook that it was "deeply shocked" over the incident.

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  4. Tributes to The Cramps drummer Nick Knox

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    The 60-year-old, who was a long-term member of the influential NYC punk band, died on Friday.

    Fellow former members of the Cramps, including Miriam Linna - whom Knox replaced on drums - and guitarist Kid Congo Powers confirmed his death on social media.

    No cause of death has been reported.

    Born Nicholas Stephanoff, he joining singer Lux Interior and Poison Ivy in the Cramps in 1977 and remained with the band until Interior's death in 1991.

    "I last saw Nicky... last weekend, in intensive care at the Cleveland Clinic. It was heartbreaking, as I had spent a few great days with him at the end of April," Linna wrote on Facebook.

    Powers called him "Your friend and mine".

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  5. Listen to Boy Azooga in session

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    Welsh psych rockers Boy Azooga dropped by the BBC Radio 6 Music live room for a chat with Lauren Laverne.

    Frontman Davey Newington talked the DJ through the many various influences on their newly-released debut album, 1,2, Kung Fu, as well as performing two tracks, Jerry and Face Behind Her Cigarette.

    She could've had somebody's eye out with that thing.

    Listen above.

  6. Robert Smith on David Bowie's memorable Meltdown

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    Video caption: Robert Smith of The Cure talks about catching David Bowie's Meltdown headline show.

    Robert Smith of The Cure stood in for Iggy Pop on 6 Music on Friday night, to mark the opening of his Meltdown festival at London's Southbank this weekend.

    Every year the festival - now in its 25th year - hands over the reins to a particular artist, allowing them to select the bands on the lineup and Smith has invited the likes of the Manics and Placebo.

    Previous curators of Meltdown have included David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker and, last year, M.I.A.

    Listen above as Smith remembers Bowie's unique headline show at his own event in 2002.

    Listen back to the show in full.

  7. Nearly half of all women have experience unwanted sexual behaviour at festivals

    Music fans at Reading Festival

    That's 43% of women under 40 says new research.

    Overall, 22% of all festival goers have faced assault or harassment.

    YouGov surveyed 1,188 festival goers and the most common forms were unwelcome and forceful dancing and verbal harassment.

    Only 2% of festival-goers reported incidents to police.

    The festivals YouGov survey, which was commissioned by the Press Association, also found only 1% of women reported sexual assault or harassment to a member of festival staff, either before or after the event, although 19% of men did report their experience to staff.

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  8. Lil Yachty shares new cartoon video for Teen Titans movie

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    The rapper appears in cartoon form for the video from the new movie based on the animated kids series.

    Check it out above.

    If this works its way into your head, we bear no responsibility.

  9. Set your alarms Bey/Jay fans

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    Annie Mac will host a listening party tonight, playing the new album from Mr and Mrs Carter from 7pm.

    Alternatively, if you don't have a Tidal account, the new album has just made it on to Apple, Spotify and other streaming platforms.

    If you can't wait until 7pm - Dotty also played the LP on her 1Xtra breakfast show this morning.

  10. Kate Nash talks wrestling

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    Video caption: GLOW star Kate Nash talks to Mark and Stuart about how wrestling can be empowering

    The Foundations singer-cum-actress plays Rhonda 'Britannica' Richardson in the US comedy series, GLOW - Goregeous Ladies of Wrestling on Netflix.

    Kate told 6 Music DJs Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie about how wrestling can be empowering.

    “As a woman being told to take up space is rare,” she said.

    "I'm not on screen worrying about how I look, I'm worried about how my wrestling looks."

    Listen above.

  11. Would you have spotted undercover busker Christina Aguilera?

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    Xtina joined US chat show host Jimmy Fallon for another of his surprise performances on the New York subway.

    The pair performed her track Fighter and the Aretha Franklin classic, Think.

    The singer's unmistakable tones ensured that a crowd soon gathered.

    Watch above.

    They should try this on UK TV at a bus stop in actual York and see what happens (Shed Seven can replace Aguilera).

  12. MP almost gets it right...

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    Shout out to Barry Gardiner who was so excited about his backstage pass at Labour Live that he couldn't resist getting his picture taken with Clean Bandit.


    Clean Bandit

    In fairness to Baz, the two musicians he got his selfie with were violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason (brother of Sheku) and vocalist Yasmin Green - who do sometimes play with the Grammy-winners.

    And he's just one of a host of people who thought they were nabbing a snap with a celeb.

    Also on the bill at the Labour festival were the likes of Reverend and the Makers, Declan McKenna and one of our former Newbie Tuesday featured artists Sam Fender.

  13. Chris Cornell's daughter shares moving duet with her late dad

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    Thirteen-year-old Toni Cornell shared a recording of Nothing Compares 2 U, saying she missed the Soundgarden singer's love "every day".

    He was found dead of a suicide following a concert in Detroit last year.

    "You were the best father anyone could ask for," Toni Cornell wrote.

    Check out her cover of the Prince track, made even more popular by Sinead O'Connor, above.

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    Other stars who paid tribute to dad's on Fathers day on Sunday included Bruno Mars, who said: "The man that taught me everything I know. From the pinky ring down to the patent leather shoes but most importantly making music such a huge part of my life as a kid."

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  14. Lily Allen talks agoraphobia ahead of festival show

    Lily Allen

    In the latest episode of Backstage Pass, the pop star is speaking candidly about her mental health battles.

    "Three years ago, I wouldn't have got out the door," she says.

    "The three steps between my car and the front door of the studio was literally all I went outside for."

    The film sees her prepare for her solo show at the Mighty Hoopla festival in London (pictured above).

    There is some strong language but you can check out the 15-minute film at iPlayer.

  15. Blink 182 drummer gives health update

    No drumming till July

    Travis Barker

    The band had to postpone two shows in Las Vegas last week after they revealed drummer Travis Barker was suffering from blood clots in his arms.

    He has now posted an update, in the form of a doctor's note, which says he can't play drums for the rest of the month.

    He is apparently being treated with antibiotics and will be monitored for the next few weeks to determine whether he can return to the stage.

    "My life and health are my priority right now. I’ll be back as soon as I can be," he added.

    Get well soon Trav.

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  16. Relief all round as SZA says her voice is ok


    She made one of the best albums of 2017 and was, arguably, robbed of a Grammy but now SZA has assured fans that her voice is getting better.

    The singer shared message on social media several weeks ago, suggesting her hectic live schedule has left her voice "permanently damaged".

    Now she's shared an update saying that she has been working with an "incredible team of doctors and vocal technicians".

    "I’m blessed to say my voice is not permanently damaged and I’ve been working daily to get back."

    "Slowly but surely," she added.

    That's always been our philosophy at MNL.

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  17. Marilyn Manson covers Lost Boys classic

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    The glam metal artist has covered the song Cry Little Sister from the stone cold 80s classic horror flick about teenage vampires.

    The track was produced by his longtime collaborator Tyler Bates and includes the creepy choral backing singers.

    We're hoping that it doesn't precede a remake of the movie, no-one can touch the Kief as David.

    This summer, if you happen to be in the US, perhaps you can catch Marilyn in action with Rob Zombie on the Twins of Evil tour.

  18. Beyonce and Jay-Z release joint album: Everything is Love

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    It has been rumoured for a while but now it's here - Beyonce and Jay-Z have dropped a joint album.

    It's called Everything is Love and is only available to download on Jay-Z's streaming service Tidal.

    Bey made the announcement on stage in London as they thanked their fans for coming to watch their global tour.

    She said: "Because we love you all so much we have something special for you."

    A video was then played on the screens which ended with a black slate with the message 'ALBUM OUT NOW'.

    A six minute video was released alongside the album and you can find that on Bey's Instagram now, but there is a language warning.

    It's very elaborate in true Bey and Jay style and was filmed inside the Louvre museum in Paris.

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    Pop music's first couple also paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy during their first London tour date.

    The pair dedicated Forever Young to the 72 people who lost their lives in the fire exactly one year ago.

    During the track Jay-Z pointed to a green heart pin worn on his lapel to honour the dead.

    Watch some fan-shot footage below.

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  19. Dua Lipa's dad to host music festival

    And guess who is on the bill...

    Dua Lipa

    Sunny Hill Festival will take place in the Kosovan capital of Pristina - birthplace of the New Rules star's parents.

    The singer tweeted her pride over dad, Dukagjin, following his "dream" and confirmed that she will perform at the August event.

    "He had an idea to create a festival... with lots of international and home acts to really help put Kosovo on the map culturally.

    "See you there!"

    Mates' rates or free for family? That's the question...

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    As well as being father to one of the biggest pop stars on the planet right now, Dukagjin himself is a singing star back home.

    And here's another fun fact - he named his daughter Dua, as that means 'Love' in Albanian.

    In case you're passing through Southeastern Europe this summer, check out the full details below.

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  20. Eminem responds to 'gunfire' criticism


    The rapper's performance at Tennessee festival Bonnaroo a week ago caused a stir when fans complained over sudden gunshot-like sound effects being used after his track, Kill You.

    Some fans online said they were startled and others pointed out that it was possibly an insensitive move given the number of fatal shootings in the US this year alone.

    His manager had insisted that it was not an intentional gunshot sound effect.

    Now during his performance at Firefly Music Festival, an unrepentant Em posted the below message on the big screen.

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    Many fans online have now supported the rapper for his stance calling him "ruthless" and "an icon".

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    Others, however, were less impressed.