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Bob Dylan responds to plagiarism claims

Bob Dylan has responded to claims which state he has plagiarised other artists and authors' material. Rolling Stone asked Dylan about accusations that he previously 'quoted' Junichi Saga's 1991 book Confessions of a Yakuza and the 19th century poetry of Henry Timrod, but didn't 'cite his sources clearly'. Dylan said: "Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff."

Richard Hawley and Plan B favourites to win this year’s Mercury Prize

Plan B and Richard Hawley have emerged as the favourites to win this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize wth odds of 4-1 each. The shortlist of the 12 'Albums Of The Year' chosen by an independent judging panel were announced yesterday afternoon (September 12) at London's Hospital Club. The final award for the £20,000 prize will be announced on November 1. Alt-J were previously named as the odds-on favourite for the 2012 prize by bookmakers, but their odds have now slipped to 5-1.

Alan McGee set to bring back Creation Records?

Alan McGee says he is "seriously considering" bringing back his iconic Creation Records. The pioneering label, whose rosta included Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, Felt and Super Furry Animals, was disbanded in 1999.

The Horrors’ Faris Badwan sets up record label with Cat’s Eyes partner Rachel Zeffira

The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan and his Cat's Eyes collaborator Rachel Zeffira have announced that they are setting up their own record label. RAF Recordings' first release will be Zeffira's solo debut LP The Deserters, which will be released on December 10. The Deserters was written and produced entirely by the Canadian multi-instrumentalist and features an all-star east London cast including krautrockers Toy and SCUM’s drummer Mel Rigby. You can listen to the first track to be taken from the album, 'Break the Spell', below.

Brett Anderson: ‘The new Suede album is a cross between ‘Dog Man Star’ and ‘Coming Up”

Suede frontman Brett Anderson has said that the album he and the band are currently recording sounds like "a cross between bits of Dog Man Star and bits of Coming Up." Speaking to The Quietus, Anderson explained that their sixth album, "doesn't sound anything like" their last LP, 2002's A New Morning, but has more in common with their second album, released in 1994, and their third, which came out in 1996.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse reveal track listing and release date for Psychedelic Pill

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have revealed the track listing and release date for Psychedelic Pill, their second album of 2012 following Americana. According to Rolling Stone, the album will be released on October 30 in double-CD and triple-LP formats.

The Velvet Underground lose copyright claim over iconic banana symbol

A New York judge has rejected part of a lawsuit brought by the The Velvet Underground against the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the use of the iconic banana symbol from their 1967 album The Velvet Underground And Nico. In January this year, the defunct 1960s band filed a lawsuit seeking to block its iconic Andy Warhol-designed banana being used on covers for iPads and iPhones after reports that they had agreed to license the design for a series of cases, sleeves and bags.

Long-lost Sex Pistols demo “Belsen Was A Gas” emerges online

A long-lost demo of the Sex Pistols' controversial track "Belsen Was a Gas" has emerged online - watch it above. The track, about the Nazi concentration camp, was written by Sid Vicious prior to him joining the band. With added input from Johnny Rotten, it became part of the band's live set from 1977. However, only live versions and a post-Rotten 1978 recording with Ronnie Biggs on vocal had previously existed.

Led Zeppelin post video teaser ahead of expected announcement of O2 concert DVD

Led Zeppelin have posted a video teaser ahead of the expected announcement that they will be releasing a DVD of their 2007 reunion concert at the O2 Arena. Scroll down to watch the video. The band reunited to play the Ahmet Ertegun concert in December 2007 at the O2 arena in London, but a DVD of the much sought after gig has never been released. The video reveals very little and simply features the band's four runes logo with the noise of cheering crowd in the background.

Three people killed after coach returning from Bestival crashes into tree

Three people have been killed and a number of others seriously injured after a coach returning from Bestival overturned after crashing into a tree last night (September 10). The 51-seater coach was going north on the A3 road in Surrey when the crash happened near the Hindhead Tunnel at 11.50pm (BST) last night. According to BBC News, the coach veered off the carriageway between the tunnel and the Thursley exit and hit a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
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