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  1. Bye bye baby, baby goodbye

    In the immortal words of the Bay City Rollers, we are offski but scroll down to find out Spotify's song of the summer, the albums to get excited about this autumn, news on Green Day coming to the UK plus new music from Mel C and Craig David. Go on, you know you want to.

    See you tomorrow with all the winners and gossip from the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards plus more news that's too hot to handle.

  2. Drake (surprise) tops Spotify's most streamed tracks of the summer in the UK

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    Drake

    Drake’s One Dance has been revealed as Spotify's most-streamed song of the summer - which, according to the streaming service, ended on 31 August.

    Too Good, his collaboration with his said-to-be girlfriend Rihanna was second most streamed while her track with Calvin Harris, This Is What You Came For, rounded out the top three...

    1. Drake Featuring Wiz Kid & Kyla – One Dance
    2. Drake Featuring Rihanna – Too Good
    3. Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
    4. Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
    5. Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO – Cold Water
    6. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
    7. Chainsmokers Featuring Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
    8. Sia – Cheap Thrills
    9. Galantis – No Money
    10. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better

    Meanwhile Google Play’s summer survey, defined from 31 May-25 August, saw One Dance top globally while This Is What You Came For was the most streamed in the UK.

  3. Kid Cudi announces double album

    Kid Cudi

    "To hell with these 40 minute-long, tightly edited albums," said rapper Kid Cudi. Possibly*.

    He has announced on Twitter a new double album to follow up 2014's surprise album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon.

    No word on a title or a lead track yet, but he is clearly very excited...  

    *probably not.

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    In July, Kudi - real name Scott Mescudi  - joined the cast of hip-hop drama Empire, but has apparently since dropped out due to that old favourite... "creative differences".

    Ah well, TV's loss is clearly music's gain.

  4. The albums to get excited about this autumn

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    In honour of this week's back-to-school vibe, several music publications have been rounding up the big albums and gigs to get excited about as the cooler nights draw in. 

    This autumn's hot picks - according to The Observer's Kitty Empire - include new albums from Banks (30 September), AlunaGeorge (pictured above - 16 September). There's also that Oasis documentary (scroll down for more details), plus tours from Blossoms, Kano and Loyle Carner.

    Meanwhile NME has been compiling its Autumn albums to get excited about for a while, including Bastille (9 September), Jack White's Acoustic Recordings (9 September) and Wiley (TBA). 

    Consequence of Sound's 25 most anticipated albums includes new ones from Warpaint and Childish Gambino, while Pitchfork's guide includes M.I.A (9 September) and Bon Iver (30 September).

    Almost makes the end of summer worth it (almost)...

  5. Ward Thomas battle Jamie T for UK number one album

    Ward Thomas

    British country duo Ward Thomas and Jamie T are going head to head for this week's UK number one album. 

    According to the Official Charts Company, there are just 750 combined sales between them, with twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas in the lead with their second album Cartwheels. 

    Their debut album peaked at 41 and they'd be the first UK country act to ever top the chart. Jamie T's Trick is his fourth album, with the previous three all landing inside the top ten. 

    We'll find out who takes the top spot off last week's number one Barbra Streisand on Friday during Greg James' Radio 1 show.

    Jamie T
  6. Green Day are coming to the UK

    Green Day

    Green Day have announced several UK dates as part of a new tour to support their forthcoming 12th album Revolution Radio out on 7 October. 

    The US band - who recently shared the album's first track Bang Bang - will kick off the US and Canada leg of the tour in September and October before heading to Europe in January. 

    They'll be supported by The Inerrupters at the three UK dates which are...

    • 2 February 2017 - UK Leeds First Direct Arena
    • 6 February - Manchester Arena
    • 8 Feburary - The O2 London

    Visit their website for more details - tickets go on sale this Friday 9 September.

  7. Melanie C shares new video for Anymore

    It's a bumper day for Melanie C fans - after first debuting her new single Anymore on Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show (scroll down for her interview), the former Spice Girl has now shared the track's video too.

    It was first premiered on hipster-ish culture website i-D, suggesting a broad approach to the PR campaign, but you can also watch it below...

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    Anymore is the first taster from forthcoming album Version of Me, which is being released on the singer's own label Red Girl Records on 21 October.  

  8. Two Door Cinema Club: Gameshow is a fresh start

    Two Door Cinema Club

    Two Door Cinema Club say making their third album, Gameshow, felt like "a fresh start".

    "We took a break at the start of 2014," singer Alex Trimble tells Newsbeat.

    "That was time to get out of what we've been in for the last six years and reassess.

    "The way we looked at each other and the world has completely changed."

    Gameshow is the follow up to second album Beacon which went to number two in the UK in 2012.

    "We've always thought about it as a career rather than one big album," adds bass and keys player Kevin Baird.

    "When you play a festival you want to be able to pick from three albums of stuff and not be forced to play covers or something." 

    You can watch their recent Reading and Leeds performance of new single Bad Decisions below...

    Read more about the making of the album - due on 14 October - in Newsbeat's full interview

    The band also just announced a one off show in London next week at Tufnell Park Dome - their first in the capital since 2013. 

    Register for tickets on their website

  9. Everything Everything share new track

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    Everything Everything

    Everything Everything have released a new song as they prepare their next album.

    I Believe It Now has been used to soundtrack BT Sport's Premier League shows.

    In a tweet, the band said they were "soon heading underground to make album 4." 

    You can listen to a clip or go to a streaming service for the full song.

    Their last album Get To Heaven was released last year.

  10. Is there a new OutKast record on the way?

    OutKast

    The music press is full of speculation today that there could be a new OutKast album on the horizon, after rapper Gucci Mane revealed he'd been working with the Atlanta hip-hop group. 

    Big Boi and Andre 3000 haven't released a proper studio album since 2003 double LP Speakerboxx/The Love Below, but in a recent post on Snapchat discussing his forthcoming collaborations, Gucci revealed he'd been working with them...

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    Outkast reformed for a series of shows - including a Coachella headline slot - in 2014.

    Gucci was released from prison in May 2016 but had released a string of albums while behind bars for a series of charges including firearm and marijuana possession and disorderly conduct. 

    It could of course be a single Outkast track Gucci has been working on. Watch this space...

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  11. Zayn Malik cancels Dubai gig over 'extreme anxiety'

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    Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has told fans in the UAE that he does not feel "confident" enough to perform a show in Dubai.

    In an open letter, he apologised for not being able to attend the One Night Only show, which was due to take place on 7 October.

    "I have been working over the last three months to overcome my extreme anxiety around major live solo performances," he said.

    "I feel I am making progress but I have today acknowledged that I do not feel sufficiently confident to move forward with the planned show in Dubai in October."

    The singer pulled out of the Capital Radio's Summertime Ball in June minutes before his appearance.  

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  12. Trailer for Oasis documentary Supersonic released

    Oasis

    The trailer for the new Oasis documentary Supersonic has been unveiled, giving fans a look at some of the previously unseen footage of the band plus commentary from Liam and Noel Gallagher and their mum, Peggy.

    The film's directed by Matt Whitecross, who made The Stone Roses inspired feature film Spike Island, and is produced by Asif Kapadia who directed the award-winning Amy.

    Due in cinemas on 2 October, it documents the band's rise to fame in the 1990s up to their career pinnacle at Knebworth. 

    At a special preview screening of the film at Festival No 6 on Sunday, Whitecross said he could see the band - who split in 2009 - getting back together one day.

    "Neither of them have discounted the idea of getting back together," he said of estranged brothers Liam and Noel.

    "It will happen, I'm sure. The idea of never seeing them again for me is impossible."

    You can watch the trailer on YouTube although please be warned before you do that in true Gallagher style there are a few big old swear words in there.

  13. Craig David releases video for Sigala collaboration

    There are just a couple of weeks to go until Craig David caps his comeback with the release of his first new album in six years.

    Until then, he has shared the 360-degree video for his new single - Ain't Giving Up - a collaboration with London based producer Sigala.

    Craig said: “I’m back in that 16-year-old kid mode, hungry, passionate and making music that I’m truly proud of."

    Here's a white denim-clad Craig in action...

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    He added: "I want to deliver the music that people have been asking for, for so long, following my intuition and coming from a great place.”

    And his new album, coincidentally called Following My Intuition, is due on 30 September.

  14. Sia unveils new collaboration with Kendrick Lamar

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    Sia has unveiled new track The Greatest featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar.

    It's thought to be the first song from her new album We Are Your Children and it's on Spotify and Apple Music.

    There's also a new video which doesn't feature Lamar's verse or - true to form - the singer herself. 

    Instead longtime Sia collaborator Maddie Ziegler, 13, takes centre stage, donning the requisite wig for a dance routine around what looks like a dingy Oliver Twist-style workhouse...

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    Here's what fans are making of it so far...

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    To celebrate Radio 1 has been taking a look back at Sia's career highlights from making her security guards dance to her Carpool Karaoke.

  15. Fans pay last respects to late singer Juan Gabriel

    Juan Gabriel

    Music fans in Mexico have paid tribute to legendary singer Juan Gabriel who died last week at the age of 66.

    Fans lined the streets of Mexico City as the singer's ashes arrived from Ciudad Juarez, here he grew up, and were taken to the capital's Palace of Fine Arts.

    The prolific artist combined Mexican genres such as mariachi, ranchero and norteno music.

    Juan Gabriel

    Juan Gabriel, whose real name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez, died of a heart attack in California, days after performing to 17,000 fans at the Los Angeles Forum.

    He sold tens of millions of records and had his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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  16. Mel C debuts new track Anymore on Radio 2

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    Former Spice Girl Melanie C has debuted her first new material in five years on Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show.

    Anymore is taken from her new album Version of Me - recorded in Los Angeles, London and a garden shed.

    "Calling it a shed is not really fair," she admitted to Chris. "It's a little recording room at the bottom of the garden of one of the guys from Turin Brakes, so it's a little bit more refined than having a few rakes in it and a lawnmower."

    Mel said her new album is still recognisable but has moved on from her previous efforts.

    "I really wanted to do something different. I've always wanted to do something quite electronic. It's still pop, I'm a pop artist and I always will be, but it's nice to experiment. 

    "I feel like music's changed and it's good to evolve and my tastes have evolved." 

    Listen to the interview and a snippet of the track below...

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    Video caption: Melanie C tells Chris about the origins of her latest album and first material in 5 years
  17. Axl Rose and Duff McKagan give rare Guns N' Roses interview

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    For the first time since their unlikely reunion at the Coachella festival, the singer and bassist from Guns N'Roses have given a TV interview to a Brazilian channel.

    Axl Rose and Duff McKagan spoke to Globo TV ahead of the US leg of their Not In The Lifetime tour.

    Rose revealed he first contacted guitarist Slash late last year following Coachella's interest in bringing the band together. 

    "I had called [Slash] and he was on tour or something, and then we set up when we were gonna see each other, and I think something happened to both of our plans and that didn't happen," Rose said

    "And then eventually in October, we got together and we had a dinner at my house. And then Duff and I went and hung out right after that."

    Rose also discussed his 'other job' fronting AC/DC as a replacement for ailing singer Brain Johnson.

    "I'll do that as long as Angus [Young] wants to do it and as long as we can make it work. Guns is really supportive about it. I love that it's my job. I love that Angus is my boss."

    Watch the whole 15-minute chat

  18. Beyonce's doctor puts her on vocal rest

    Beyonce

    Even Beyonce has to pull a sicky once in a while, and the singer's now been put on vocal rest under "strict orders" by her doctor. 

    She's been forced to put tomorrow (7 September) night's show at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on hold until 7 October. 

    However a statement said Queen Bey - who celebrated her 35th birthday at the weekend -was expected to go ahead with her show in St Louis on Saturday 10 September, plus the remaining dates of the last leg of her Formation World Tour in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Nashville. 

    It added: "Live Nation and Parkwood Entertainment apologise for any inconvenience."

  19. Greetings

    Welcome along to Tuesday's Music News LIVE, where we'll be filling you in on the biggest music news stories and new tunes from around the world. 

    Coming up we've got a new collaboration from Sia and Kendrick Lamar, Guns N' Roses news, Mel C's new solo single and find out why Beyonce and Zayn Malik have both cancelled gigs.

    Catch up on yesterday's page for details of the newly named Freddie Mercury asteroid, the return of Emeli Sande and find out if Friday singer Rebecca Black can undo her crimes against music with her new track..