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By Victoria Lindrea & Paul Glynn

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  1. Home time

    Glastonbury crowd
    Image caption: Yesssss!

    We're all done here for the day.

    Join us tomorrow when we will have all the reaction to the Hyundai Mercury Prize nominations at 11:00 BST.

    Your homework overnight, therefore, is to pick your favourite album of the last 12 months from a UK/Ireland artist.

    We've picked ours...

    Once you've done that scroll down to discover five things we learned from our chat with Lana Del Rey, which music videos have put put up the 'best fight against the system' and action and reaction from the wonderful Scott Walker Prom.

    Plus, find out which reality star a hungover Stormzy has agreed to record a collaboration with (like drinking from his own shoe, he may regret it).

    And despite yesterday's confusion, it's definitely the grime star's birthday today. Check him out below energy crew - doing what he does best.

  2. Hinds and Los Nastys share the love with a split single


    Now finally today, if you like both garage rock music and the Spanish capital, then this next post goes out to you.

    Madrid indie rock chicks Hinds and compatriots Los Nastys have celebrated their friendship with a new split release.

    Hinds have been busy stealing hearts across the UK festival scene again this summer and will continue to do so at Summerhall in Scotland and Green Man in Wales.

    They've covered Lost Nastys' punk track Holograma, and had their own song, Castigas en el Granero, covered right back at them.

    The band told Fader: "We decided to cover Holograma as a love message to Los Nastys.

    "You can't even imagine how thankful we feel about them. In some way, they made us begin this adventure."

    Los Nastys added: "We couldn’t be happier to be sharing a split single together."

    Check it out below.

    *Es muy bien.

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    *Hopefully you were listening when we learned Spanish with the two bands other rock 'n' roll amigos The Parrots, at The Great Escape.

  3. Cue the violins


    Or not, as the case may be...

    Divorces are known to break a heart or two but in one case in Japan, an extra 54 violins were left in tatters.

    A woman has been arrested for destroying her former partner's violin collection and 70 bows, all together worth 105.9m yen (£770,000).

    The 34-year-old suspect broke into his apartment in Nagoya and wrecked the instruments, police said.

    The incident took place in 2014 in the midst of their breakup but the woman has only just been arrested.

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  4. The Cribs 'don't care' if you like their new album

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    Video caption: The Cribs tells 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker about their new, Steve Albini-produced album

    As we told you earlier this week, Wakefield's finest, The Cribs, have a new album coming. Rock Star [Stuff] is out on 11 August and was produced by the legendary Steve Albini.

    The album will be the Jarman brothers seventh and was recorded live in just five days.

    Ryan Jarman told 6 Music's Elizabeth Alker about the high-energy recording process, the raw production and how its aimed at hardcore Cribs fans.

    "We've wanted to make a record like this for a long time" he said.

  5. Despacito singers slam Venezuelan President for hijacking song

    Daddy Yankee (left) and Luis Fonsi

    Last week it became the most-streamed song of all time, now the Latin American hit Despacito has had an additional, very public, but unwanted outing.

    Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have lashed out at the Venezuelan president, accusing him of hijacking their song for political gain.

    President Nicolas Maduro presented an altered version during his weekly television show on Sunday. The reworked lyrics promoted his plans for a controversial new citizens' assembly, which will be elected on Sunday to rewrite the constitution.

    Fonsi and Yankee have branded it "an outrage".

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    Video caption: Despacito: The Latin hit taking over the world
  6. Listen: Everything Everything live in session

    BBC Radio 1

    So if you haven't listened back to the Scott Walker Prom yet from last night, then we seriously recommend that you do (scroll down).

    That wasn't the only BBC live session last night though, as Manchester indie band Everything Everything performed live in the Radio 1 studios for Annie Mac.

    They played two tracks from their new album A Fever Dream, plus a Neil Young cover.

    Find out which one above.

    EE weren't Annie's only guests last night either.

    English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey wore his finest jumper for the occasion, which saw new song Mountain To Move selected as the Hottest Record in the world.

    Ideally you don't want to be wearing knitwear in the hottest record heats. Anyway, have a listen and see what temperature it leaves you at.

  7. Tears for Fears postpone final US shows

    Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears have announced they are postponing the final four dates of their US tour, citing a family emergency.

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    All four remaining shows - including three with Hall & Oates - were due to take place in California, including their final two concerts at LA's Staples Center this Friday and Saturday.

    We're wondering if Jeff Pearlman feels a bit of a chump now...but we're loving the picture.

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  8. Fred Durst & Gerard Way pay tribute to Chester Bennington

    Chester Bennington

    The music world was left in shock after Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead at his California home last Thursday.

    Many rock and rap stars, including his own band, have paid tribute to the 41-year-old singer. Now two more legendary frontmen have added their tributes.

    Firstly Fred Durst, of Limp Bizkit, who says the nu metal would never have "affected so many lives’" without Chester.

    Speaking to Variety, Durst said: "He had a way of making anyone he spoke to feel heard, understood and significant. His aura and spirit were contagious and empowering."

    Fred Durst
    Quote Message: If it weren’t for him and his voice and his words, this genre would never have reached the masses and affected so many lives.”

    Next up, My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, who said that he was "devastated" to hear about the death of the singer, who had such a profound effect on his own life.

    “[Chester] was actually at my wedding" he told Nerdist.

    "Not a lot of people were there because we got married super quickly at the end of the tour when half the people had gone home. So there were literally only 30 or 40 people there, and he was one of them.”

    Gerard Way

    He added: “His band and bringing us on tour, that changed my life. I met my wife. We have an amazing life now and a daughter. My memories of that period and meeting [wife] Linds again are tied into Chester and his band."

    Listen again to Daniel P Carter's recent interview with Chester and Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park about their latest album One More Light.

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    Video caption: Daniel P Carter speaks to Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington from Linkin Park.
  9. Why Rick Ross won't sign a female rapper


    Rick Ross

    Listen, there's no delicate way of putting this...

    Rick Ross apparently won't sign a female rapper to his Maybach Music Group because he wouldn't be able to resist her - carnally. And that's not good for business, says Ross.

    “I'm so focused on my business. I just, I gotta be honest with you. You know, she looking good. I'm spending so much money on her photo shoots...," Rick said, in a recent interview on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club.

    The end of his quote is unprintable here on MNL. So if you click on the link, consider yourself warned.

    Ross is a mentor on the new VH1 show Signed, which promotes new and upcoming artists.

    In 2013, he was dropped by Reebok after a verse on a remix of Rocko’s U.O.E.N.O was interpreted as pro-rape. At the time, he said: “To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologise.”

    Looks like it's time for another apology.

    Or maybe he could just find a cave. And stay there.

  10. Concert showstoppers: Pop's unimaginable props

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    A giant inflatable pig flies above Battersea Power Station in 2011, to celebrate the release of a Pink Floyd box set

    A flying pig, a giant paddling pool and a levitating hobby horse.

    They might sound like holiday entertainment for the kids, but they are in fact music's most outlandish stage props. Arwa Haider gets the lowdown on Miley Cyrus's giant tongue and the U2 prop that was a lemon in more ways than one.

    Seems a couple of bar stools and some sychronised choreography just won't cut it these days...

  11. Liam Gallagher: Foo Fighters invited me on stage at Glasto

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    Beats 1

    Foo Fighters

    Former Oasis and newly-solo singer Liam Gallagher has been looking back on quite a summer so far...

    The 44-year-old singer performed at Glastonbury under his own steam for the first time; he was also a late special guest at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester gig for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

    Liam revealed to Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe that Foo Fighter Dave Grohl had invited him to join the band on the Pyramid Stage for their Saturday night headline slot at Worthy Farm.

    He declined. Here's why...

    LG said: “He asked me to come on and do a song.

    “I said no, cos I need a bit of rehearsal. I know it’s cool and all that, but I need a rehearsal.”

    Fair enough, practice makes perfect.

    Liam Gallagher and Chris Martin
    Image caption: One Love

    The singer also confessed that he had apologised to Chris Martin backstage in Manchester, after having compared the Coldplay star to a vicar.

    All is now forgiven.

    He added: “I got in the dressing room and said ‘I apologise for everything I said before, I was being a ****head.’

    “[Martin] went; 'Nah, nah, nah, we love it.' So I’ve got a pass.”

    Liam sang Live Forever alongside the Coldplay frontman, with Chris adopting the Noel falsetto role.

    Noel Gallgher
    Image caption: Still no brotherly love

    Speaking of which...

    Of course, Liam wasn't about to let good air time pass without a dig at his big bro, and former Oasis bandmate, Noel.

    After acknowledging that the fact him and Noel don't speak anymore was "the saddest part" of their split, the Wall of Glass singer compared his brother's delivery of Oasis songs to that of country singer Dolly Parton.

    “If you want to come and hear Oasis songs done properly, come to my gigs.

    "Our kid’s doing them like Dolly Parton.”

    Dolly Parton

    Going solo Liam? What a way to make a living...

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  12. Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus to play Radio 1's Live Lounge

    Miley Cyrus/Jay-Z

    Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay's Chris Martin are among the artists lined up to play Radio 1's Live Lounge month in September.

    The BBC station is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of live shows every weekday from 1 to 29 September.

    Those signed up to play include The Killers, London Grammar, Rita Ora, Stormzy (hope and pray it's not a live Kem duet) and Harry Styles.

    As a nod to the station’s special birthday, the acts will play live versions of their own tracks as well as cover versions from across the last 50 years.

    The month kicks off with a concert from the Foo Fighters performing in their LA studio, and a Live Lounge Special will follow every subsequent Friday with - respectively - Pink, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.

    The month will come to an end with a concert played by an unconfirmed special guest.

    Jason Manford?

    See the full line-up here.

    Quote Message: From LA back to our studios in the UK, there is 50 great years of Radio 1 to celebrate with all of the artists and I can't wait for it to kick off! from Clara Amfo, Live Lounge host
    Clara Amfo, Live Lounge host
  13. Comedian Jason Manford to release debut album

    Jason Manford

    Who knew Jason Manford could sing? Turns out he's made an album of show tunes.

    Not that making an album is any guarantee of musicality. Just check out the other well-known faces that have turned to music. Because 15 minutes of fame is never enough - and if you can act, present or pout, you must be able to sing, right?!

    Still, at least Jason has his sense of humour to fall back on.

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    No pressure then Kem if this Stormzy collab ever happens...

  14. Great Scott: Last night's Prom in pictures

    The finale of the Scott Walker Prom
    Image caption: Get Behind Me for the finale

    Earlier we told you about the epic Scott Walker Prom that took place at the Royal Albert Hall last night, featuring the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Susanne Sundfør, John Grant and Richard Hawley.

    Scroll down the page for more info on that and how to listen again.

    In the meantime, here's some great images from a memorable musical mashup.

    Jules Buckley conducts the Heritage Orchestra at The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70) at the 2017 BBC Proms.
    Image caption: Jules Buckley conducts the Heritage Orchestra
    Jarvis Cocker
    Image caption: Jarvis Cocker does his best Scott
    Jarvis Cocker
    Susanne Sundfør
    Image caption: Susanne Sundfør steps up to the mic
    John Grant
    Image caption: John Grant indulges in a spot of Scott-eoke
    Richard Hawley
    Image caption: Richard Hawley brought his guitar along
  15. Kendrick, Katy and The Weeknd lead MTV's VMA nominations

    Kendrick Lamar
    Image caption: Humble

    MTV has announced its nominations for this year's Video Music Awards (that's the VMAs to me and you), with Kendrick Lamar scoring eight nods for the video to his track Humble.

    It's up for the coveted video of the year prize at the awards bash at the Forum in LA on 27 August.

    We can't embed the video here due to some bad language, but you can find it online. It's the one that begins with him humbly lying on a bed of money.

    Here's the shortlist for the main award

    • Kendrick Lamar - Humble
    • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
    • Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
    • DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) - Wild Thoughts
    • The Weeknd - Reminder

    Alessia Cara gets our vote - not that we have one - as her video (below), promoting a positive body image is the only one that isn't too sweary for us to show on MNL.

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    Previous winners have included the likes of Beyonce's (rather explicit) Formation, Taylor Swift for Bad Blood - featuring the aforementioned Kendrick - and Miley Cyrus for Wrecking Ball.

    Fun fact: The first award was won in 1984 by The Cars for You Might Think, which does not look remotely dated. Honest.

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    Meanwhile, Katy Perry (below) and The Weeknd follow Kendrick, with five nominations each.

    Ed Sheeran's Caste On the Hill is nominated for Best Cinematography. Remember the one where he drives home at great speed to lark about with his pals? That one.

    No gendered categories this year, such as best female video etc, as all artists are born equal...

    But there's an interestingly-titled new award in the form of Best Fight Against The System - for those artists that are sticking it to the man in their videos. For the record that would be Logic, The Hamilton Mixtape, Big Sean, our girl Alessia once more, Taboo and John Legend.

    We really hope whoever wins that one doesn't get up and thank their record label.

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    Katy Perry
    Image caption: High five
  16. Frank Sinatra's widow, Barbara, dies aged 90

    Frank and Barbara Sinatra, in 1995

    Which leads us seemlessly on to the sad news that Barbara Sinatra, widow of singer Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 90.

    The former model and Las Vegas showgirl passed away at home in Rancho Mirage, California, surrounded by family and friends, a spokesperson said.

    Mrs Sinatra wed Frank in 1976. She had been married twice before - including to Zeppo Marx, youngest of the Marx Brothers comedy team.

    A high-profile advocate for abused children, she and Frank set up the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center near Palm Springs, in 1986.

    The pair had been married for 22 years when Frank died of a heart attack in 1998, aged 82.

  17. Stormzy 'serious' about track with Love Island's Kem


    Stormzy says he is 'serious' about recording a song with Love Island winner Kem Cetinay.

    The grime star, who is a fan of the show, appeared on this year's Love Island to give some of the contestants rap advice during a talent competition.

    After Kem returned from Island on Tuesday, he tweeted: "Yo my g @Stormzy1 what you saying... track soon come."

    Stormzy replied: "Oiiiiii MAN LIKE KEMMMMMMM don't gas me. The legend is home."

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    In response, Kem suggested Stormzy 'come round mine asap clip abit of food, catch-up then get to writing'...


    Still, Stormzy clearly got the message. The rapper, currently on tour in Australia, and arguably still nursing his birthday hangover, replied: "Bro as soon as I'm back from Aus I'm coming to link you straight away, serious".

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you 'do a shoey' on your birthday.

    Regrets? I've had a few...but then again, too shoe to mention.

  18. Australian indigenous singer Dr G Yunupingu dies

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    Video caption: Australian indigenous singer Yunupingu dies aged 46

    One of Australia's leading Aboriginal musicians, Dr G Yunupingu, has died at the age of 46.

    The singer, born blind in the Northern Territory, became the highest-selling Australian indigenous artist ever.

    He died at Royal Darwin Hospital on Tuesday after enduring "a long battle with illness", his record label said in a statement.

    Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett led the tributes on social media, calling Yunupingu "a truly great musician".

    "Very sad news. Too young, so much left to give. Heart goes out to family," Garrett said, on Twitter.

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    The musician, who sang in English and in his native Yolngu language, performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in 2012.

    Hailed as 'the Australian voice of a generation', he had ongoing liver and kidney issues for some time, which had forced him to cancel a European tour.

    Yunupingu's family asked media outlets not to use pictures of him after his death in accordance with indigenous traditions.

  19. Songs of Scott Walker brought to life at 'magical' BBC Prom

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    The work of enigmatic US singer Scott Walker was re-imagined inside the Royal Albert Hall last night, with a memorable evening of music at the BBC Proms.

    Singers Jarvis Cocker, John Grant, Susanne Sundfør and Richard Hawley took it in turns - with the help of Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra - to belt out songs from the solo career of the man who helped soundtrack the 60s/70s.

    The show didn't start to 22:00 GMT but it seems from the comments below that it was well worth staying up late for on a school night...

    It was also simulcast live on BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music - so you can listen again here.

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    And given that It's (possibly) Raining Today, there's a whole load of other content from the avant garde singer to enjoy elsewhere on the BBC, as 6 Music Celebrates Scott Walker.

    Jarvis Cocker even made a Scott Walker mixtape for us all to enjoy, which was nice...

    Finally, in case you don't know who or what we're on about, then the brilliance of the man is explained here.

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  20. Eurovision 2018 to be held in Lisbon

    Portugal"s Salvador Sobral celebrates after winning the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017
    Image caption: Salvador Sobral's winning song was written by his sister

    Lisbon has been chosen to host next year's Eurovision song contest on 12 May 2018.

    It doesn't really come as any surprise - Graham Norton called it on the night, with his 'see you in Lisbon', after Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral clinched this year's contest with his sibling-penned ballad, Amar Pelos Dois.

    But it turns out that Lisbon "fought off strong competition" from four other Portuguese cities - namely Braga, Gondomar, Guimarães and Santa Maria da Feira - for the privilege to host the 2018 event, which reaches over 180 million viewers.

    Maybe it was the availability of cheap flights to the capital that swung it - or maybe it's those fabulous custard pies.

    Either way, it's the first time ever that competition will be held in Portugal, as Salvador’s win was the country’s first in their 53 years of competing.

    See below for how he did it.


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