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Kurt Cobain, Kiss to enter Rock and Roll hall of fame

This weekend the music world marked twenty years since Kurt Cobain took his own life. On Thursday the man who became the face of grunge will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside 70s glam-rockers Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens.

Also today, the return of Michael Jackson some five years after the singer's death. Sony have been let loose on the King of Pop's back catalogue and have come back out with Xscape an album released in May which will include eight brand new tracks.

Plus former Red Hot Chilli Pepper's guitarist John Frusciante sent his album up into space, we'll tell you why....

By Mark THOMPSON , Nicola HEBDEN , Jade BARKER

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2015-02-25 rock music

Music Show: Blur, Scorpions and The Rodeo

Our critic Mark Thompson talks to Eve Jackson about the week's music news, including Blur’s return and the Scorpions at 50. Their French pick of the week is Parisian...

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2015-02-24 culture

German rock band Scorpions 'return to forever', 50 years on

Notorious for thrashing out rock and roll anthems and serenading fans across generations with timeless power ballads, the Scorpions have been conquering the world of rock for the...

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2015-02-20 culture

Marisa Olson's parallel universe

From auditioning for American Idol to trying to bring old electronic devices back to life, she experiments with contemporary culture in the name of art. Her work has been...

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2015-02-19 culture

Violetta: Argentinian TV sensation comes to Paris

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2015-02-18 culture

Film Show: 'American Sniper' and 'Red Army'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the movie many people have been taking aim at, the Oscar-nominated Iraq war biopic "American Sniper". They also discuss the...

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