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  • The Cure’s 14th studio album (a double disc of 33 songs) delayed again after band leader Robert Smith admits he’s having trouble “writing lyrics.” How about something about grey cats, spiders, hanging gardens? The album is now set to come out in May of 2008, fully two years after its initial release date. (Contact Music)

  • Amy Winehouse enters hospital for “exhaustion”; reports suggest she suffered a drug overdose, but is still saying “no” to rehab. (NME)

  • Winning the UK Observer’s “Best Cover Versions Ever” poll: Kate Bush? (Observer Music Monthly)

  • The Beastie Boys played Brooklyn last night… for the first time ever? Finally, they can, er, catch up on their sleep. (Brooklyn Vegan)
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