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News Digest - Tuesday, October 9

Oasis With less than 24 hours to go until Radiohead fans get their hands on their personally priced copy of the band’s new LP, In Rainbows, industry rumours abound that Oasis are now set to follow Thom Yorke et al into the ‘download for free’ arena with their next album release.

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The band, who are currently without a major record deal following the end of their six-album tenure with Sony, have already decided to dip their toes into the digital domain with their upcoming single, Lord Don’t Slow Me Down (set for download only release on October 21).  Stay tuned to MOJO4MUSIC for more from the Oasis camp.

Yoko Ono is in Iceland today for the official unveiling of the Imagine Peace Tower. The tower consists of a giant beam of light and is situated on Videy Island in Reykjavik. The surrounding land will be filled with over half a million messages (placed in capsules) from across the globe. The tower will be lit each year between John Lennon’s birthday (October 9) and the anniversary of his death (December 8). For more, head over to www.imaginepeace.com.

Watford’s premiere noiseniks Gallows, are to join forces with East London rapper Lethal Bizzle for a new recording of The Ruts 1980 punk classic Staring At The Rude Boys. Tentatively titled, Staring At The Rude Bois, the lyrics have been reworked by Bizzle and Gallows’ frontman Frank Carter. The track will be released on November 19 on CD and 7” vinyl. Click below to take a very chucklesome look back at the state of punk in London, circa 1983:

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