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This week in The Ticket – and your plugs

The Libertines: ahead of the band’s (alleged) £1.5 million reunion gigs, Lauren Murphy runs the rule over the act who were once considered the most influential band in Britain. Blink 182: Mark Hoppus tells Tony Clayton-Lea about the growing pains …

Fri, Aug 20, 2010, 09:00

   

The Libertines: ahead of the band’s (alleged) £1.5 million reunion gigs, Lauren Murphy runs the rule over the act who were once considered the most influential band in Britain.

Blink 182: Mark Hoppus tells Tony Clayton-Lea about the growing pains of the 25 million album selling punk rock band.

Take 2: with the cinemas bursting at the seams with remakes of every description (and redos of Footloose, Red Dawn, My Fair Lady and Straw Dogs to look forward to), Joe Griffin gives his guide to when to remake and when to let it lie

Plus: reviews of music releases from Philip Selway (CD of the Week slot for the Radiohead drummer’s solo debut “Familial”), Magic Kids, Skream, Jamaica, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, “The Last Airbender” soundtrack, Matthew Dear and others, and new movies on the block including Salt, Marmaduke, The Expendables, The Illusionist, Pyjama Girls and Mother.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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