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By Kev Geoghegan & Paul Glynn

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  1. It's farewell...


    But never goodbye, for we will be back again bright and early tomorrow with more music news so hot out the oven that you'll need on a pair of gloves before you log on.

    Scroll back down for new music videos from the likes of TLC, Bjork and Norwegian newcomers Slotface, Haim explain their dinosaur obsession, we hear from James Blunt and Gary Barlow about Radio 2 in Hyde Park, plus Noel Gallagher's magnanimous gesture to the We Love Manchester fund.

    We'll leave you with this picture of Prince who would have turned 59 years old today.

    Until Thursday people...

  2. Kesha denied hug by Jerry Seinfield


    You know Kesha, we know Kesha, unfortunately comedian Jerry Seinfeld doesn't know Kesha...

    The US singer Kesha spotted one of her idols comedian Jerry Seinfeld being interviewed on the red carpet at the National Night Of Laughter And Song at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

    Naturally she went in for some human contact. She didn't get it...

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    We're not sure that she needed to ask a third time.

    Felt a bit forced, really.

  3. Sam Smith back in the recording studio

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    Here is your proof.

    The 25-year-old singer must have money on his mind.

    Could he be working on the follow up to 2014's In The Lonely Hour?

    Stay tuned.

  4. Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile and friends to make supergroup LP

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    Now, how's this for an indie supergroup kids...

    Woozy Philadelphia rocker Kurt Vile is to join forces with Aussie guitar girl Courtney Barnett and members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint for a US tour and album.

    If, like us, you're unlikely to make it to Boston or Austin just before Christmas then you'll be please to know their album is out later this year.

  5. Watch: New TLC video ft Snoop Dogg

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    We've heard their new single already, but now we can head to an old school American house party and drink directly from the keg with T-Boz and Chilli.

    Way Back sees TLC reminisce about the good old days of Prince, Marvin Gaye, James Brown and Michael J in a nostalgic smooth jam.

    Old school prankster Snoop Doggy Dogg even swings by for a glass of punch and to spit a few stanzas.

    The girls will be in trouble with their parents for sure though if the neighbours catch them dancing on the roof.

    TLC's self-titled new album is out on 30 June.

  6. David Bowie: Wife Iman pays tribute on their 25th wedding anniversary


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    David Bowie's widow Iman has posted a moving message on what would've been the couple's 25th wedding anniversary.

    Bowie died of cancer last year and his wife posted the above picture alongside the message: "I would walk forever just to be in your arms again. #bowieforever."

    The model and actress married Bowie in 1992 and the couple had one child together, Alexandria Zahra Jones, in 2000.

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  7. Five singers who've changed the way they eat for the better

    BBC Radio 1

    Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding

    So we hope you all had a hearty lunch today?

    You are what you eat as they say and I think we can all agree what a great show Ariana Grande and her friends like Miley Cyrus put on the other night in Manchester.

    Well, apparently they put their success down to eating better.

    As do fellow singers Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato and Haim.

    From veganism to diabetes, here's five stories of how music stars have changed what they eat for the better.

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  8. What connects Ibiza, Hyde Park and Ed Sheeran?

    BBC Radio 2

    Why, it's James Blunt of course.

    He's on the line-up for this year's Radio 2 in Hyde Park alongside the likes of Shania Twain and Stereophonics (scroll down for more).

    James is also supporting his mate Ed on his forthcoming UK tour and spoke to Radio 2's Chris Evans about it from his home near Ibiza Town.

    We told you so.

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    Video caption: James Blunt on playing Radio 2 in Hyde Park and supporting Ed Sheeran
  9. One Love Manchester playlist available now online

    One Love Manchester

    The entire set from Sunday night's One Love Manchester gig is now available to stream online.

    The playlist includes mini sets from the likes of Take That, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher and, of course, Ariana Grande - who has even tweeted about it.

    Youcan also stream the video clips from the likes of David Beckham, Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney.

    So get on the work wifi now if you can and you'll have a listening treat for the way home.

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  10. Young Fathers on their quest for independence...

    BBC 6 Music

    Edinburgh hip hop band Young Fathers have been chatting with Lauren Laverne on 6 Music about their re-issued double album Tape One/Tape Two.

    They were originally released prior to winning the Mercury Prize for their debut album Dead in 2014.

    Despite being an EP, Tape Two was named Scottish album of the Year. But it was a struggle to get it released the band told Lauren...

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    Video caption: Young Fathers speak about their new re-issued double album Tape One / Tape Two
  11. Donald Glover says next Childish Gambino record will be last

    The Huffington Post

    Donald Glover

    Actor, writer and musician Donald Glover, currently playing the young Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off film, has announced that he is retiring his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino.

    He announced the news at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City.

    "I’ll see you for the last Gambino album," he said at the end of his performance.

    Speaking to the Huffington Post, the Atlanta TV series creator said: "There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’"

    "You know, I like it when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that."

    He added that the character no longer feels "punk".

    "Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show," he explained. "I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore."

    He has released three albums, the latest Awaken, My Love!, was released last year.

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  12. Death From Above have ironically freezing hottest record

    BBC Radio 1

    Radio 1 DJ MistaJam spoke to Canadian dance punk duo Death From Above last night after they dropped the '1979' from their name.

    As the guys point out the 'hottest record' is "ironically called Freeze Me".

    You can listen to Jesse and Seb chatting to MistaJam and introducing their new tune above.

    Also on the show were "one of the greatest exports from Sweden ever!" ( of Zara... one of...) Little Dragon.

    They performed a session at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios.

    Listen above.

  13. M.I.A drops new track for 'my hardcore fans'


    The Meltdown Festival begins on Friday at London's Southbank Centre.

    This year's event has been curated by Sri Lankan/London rapper M.I.A and will feature the likes of the aforementioned Young Fathers (scroll down), Crystal Castles, Giggs and Soulwax.

    Ahead of the festival, the hip hop star just dropped a timely new track entitled Goals, which is dedicated to her "hardcore fans".

    "Thank you for your unfaltering dedication and support", she added, "You have given me a sliver of hope in humanity. Stay strong."

    She does however swear quite early on in the track so you'll have to find it for yourself.

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  14. Here's that Haim clip we teased earlier...

    You may recall from earlier today (scroll down if you haven't seen it) that Haim had a very unusual explanation as to why their new album has taken so long.

    Now you can hear it from their own lips below.

    We defy you all not to be humming this for the rest of the day...

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    Video caption: Haim explain how dinosaurs held up the follow-up to their debut album
  15. Ed Sheeran makes his Carpool debut with mouthful of Maltesers*

    Okay, we make that lunch so go get yourselves something tasty to eat, like Ed Sheeran did here.

    He's proved his mettle with a physical food-based challenge in the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.

    He also spoke about that time when he hit Justin Bieber in the face with golf club , why he feels most comfortable with a guitar, and he even improvises a new traffic related-song.

    Watch below and *other chocolatey snacks are available...

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  16. Bjork looks like a giant insect in her new video

    Björk has shared the new music video for her track Notget, taken from her 2015 album Vunicura.

    It's actually her second video for the track, after a VR version was released earlier this year.

    The singer and artist is due to play the Fuji Rock festival in Japan next month.

    The video is very beautiful and very weird and very below...

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  17. BBC Music Day: 10 unique moments happening across the UK

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    So it's BBC Music Day a week tomorrow people.

    The event is all about bringing together diverse musicians from a range of musical backgrounds and creating a UK-wide celebration of music, with all sorts of unexpected collaborations and surprising performances.

    Here's a quick rundown of 10 unique moments to keep your eyes (and ears!) peeled for, from Will Young and The Courteeners teaming up with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, to a cockerel orchestra of people in chicken suits playing kazoos in Liverpool.


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    Liam Fray from The Courteeners is pretty pumped.

    He posted the above picture of rehersals along with the caption:

    "Today was one of the best of most humbling experiences I've ever had. I had the absolute pleasure of rehearsing with bbc philharmonic for bbc music day.

    "A room full of great people sending shivers down the spine playing a few of our songs. Still can't get my head around it."

    Stay across all the happenings on social medai using #BBCMusicDay.

  18. Slotface: Video new for Nancy Drew

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    Fresh off the back of the Zara news (scroll down) we have some more news straight out of the Scandanavia for you now.

    Same part of the world but a very different vibe.

    Norwegian rockers Slotface - who you may remember from our coverage of The Great Escape festival - are back with a new video for their second single Nancy Drew, from their forthcoming debut album Try Not To Freak Out.

    We will try guys but we can't promise anything.

    Watch out for Nancy Drew above. Apparently she's sneaking around, checking up on you...

  19. The cultural impact of Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    BBC Music

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    Yesterday, we had a look at some of the most emotional moments from Sunday night's One Love Manchester gig.

    A huge part of the audience were reduced to quivering wrecks when Ariana Grande closed their show with a rendition of the classic song Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

    Since it was written by Harold Arlen and lyricist Yip Harburg in 1939, successive generations have found and loved their own version of the song., be it Judy Garland's original version of Eva Cassidy's acoustic cover.

    BBC Music have been having a look at the impact of the song.

  20. Noel Gallagher donates song royalties to Manchester fund

    Noel Gallagher

    The Oasis classic Don't Look Back In Anger has shot back up the charts this week after it was sung spontaneously by crowds at a vigil for the victims of the Manchester attack.

    Coldplay then covered it at the One Love Manchester gig, after The Courteeners earlier knocked out a rendition of the 1995 hit at their own Old Trafford Cricket Ground gig.

    Now, songwriter Noel Gallagher is giving all royalties from all new sales and streams of the track to the families of the victims.

    Oasis, along with other One Love Manchester performers, including Ariana Grande and Coldplay, have seen huge sales boost this week after the concert, according to the official charts company.

    Last night, Radio X DJ Gordon Smart defended the songwriter saying: “I’ve seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend.

    Quote Message: As soon as Don’t Look Back In Anger started to appear spontaneously at the vigils, he made sure all the royalties went to the families. That was before any gig was mentioned.”

    Noel's brother Liam, who sang another Oasis track Live Forever with Coldplay on Sunday night, later criticized his older sibling for not being in attendance, however Chris Martin thanked Noel for giving his "blessing and encouragement" to use the tracks.

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