NEWS Led Zep­pelin are no longer the favourites to head­line next year’s Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val, with book­ies hav­ing now in­stalled rap­per Ken­drick La­mar as favourite. Robert Plant re­cently joked that an­other re­union of the band was likely to take place only “

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Four mem­bers of Rus­sian punk rock­ers Pussy Riot were each sen­tenced to 15 days in jail af­ter in­vad­ing the pitch at the 2018 World Cup Fi­nal dressed as po­lice of­fi­cials while protest­ing to free the coun­try’s po­lit­i­cal pris­on­ers.

To co­in­cide with their lat­est Euro­pean tour, Black­berry Smoke re­lease a six-song acous­tic EP called The South­ern Ground Ses­sions on Oc­to­ber 26. It in­cludes five tracks from their lat­est al­bum Find A Light, plus a cover of Tom Petty’s You Got Lucky that fea­tures vo­cals from Amanda Shire.

A life-size bronze statue of Chris Cor­nell (pic­tured) is to be erected at the Mu­seum Of Pop Cul­ture in his home town of Seat­tle on Au­gust 29, the date of what would have been the Soundgar­den front­man’s fifty­fourth birth­day.

Great White have re­placed lead singer Terry Ilious with Mitch Mal­loy, once very briefly with Van Halen. Ilous, who spent al­most eight years with the band, said he was “dis­heart­ened at the abrupt end”, claim­ing that he was not in­formed of the de­ci­sion.

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