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  • You used to get it in your fishnets/Now you only get it in your nightdress: Yes, the brilliant “Fluorescent Adolescent” will be the next Arctic Monkeys single. As if there was any doubt…(NME)

  • Alex Turner wants hot Monkey love with Beyoncé?(MTV)
  • Pete Doherty may sue the Gatecrasher festival, which advertised his appearance without actually booking him. Fans thought he had simply snubbed the show, but he wasn’t asked in the first place.(NME)
  • Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray, could find himself the owner of a $14 million Somerset manor owned by a long-lost relative.(Reuters)
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain confirm that they are back together for good and will release a new album.(NME)
  • Popjustice has launched its own “Not Radio” station.
  • Alexis Petridis is in search of good remakes of Sgt. Pepper songs.(Guardian)
  • Calvin Harris talks to The Guardian about what life was like befor he became the It music producer and songwriter. “I’d been working in the fruit-and-veg section in Marks and Spencer and they wanted to promote me to head of the department…I went to a fruit conference with the heads of all the other Scottish stores, and got to taste some delicious mangoes, so I thought, ‘This isn’t all bad.’ Then my publishing came through and I left. My boss was really angry, she goes, ‘Where will I get a new fruit-and-veg man?'”
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor will support George Michael on his UK tour.(Mirror)
  • England captain John Terry tells The Times he’s not bovvered by David Beckham‘s return to the team. “It’s great to have him back and I think we all feel that, from what he’s brought to training so far and also just having him around the place. As I’ve said before, it’s not just about one captain and a vice-captain [Gerrard]. Becks can bring something to the pitch, to the training pitch, to the squad, as Stevie G can, as Lamps [Frank Lampard] can. We’ve got big characters throughout the squad and everyone is entitled to give their opinion. It’s about all of us.”
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.