Led Zeppelin’s DVD of their O2 reunion show, Celebration Day, is reviewed in the new issue of Uncut (December 2012, Take 187), out now – as a companion piece, here’s another look at an enlightening, in-depth interview with Jimmy Page, from Uncut’s May 2005 (Take 96) issue, taking in everything from Grammy Awards to what it’s like being the keeper of the Led Zep flame. Words: Nigel Williamson



The new issue of Uncut, out today (October 23), features The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Donald Fagen and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

The Stones are on the cover, and inside, Mick Jagger talks to us about the band’s new film, Crossfire Hurricane, their two new songs, and the future of the band.

The story of the group’s groundbreaking, debauched 1972 tour of the US in support of Exile On Main St is also told by the people who were there on the inside.


Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood answers your questions in the new issue of Uncut (dated December 2012), out on Tuesday (October 23).


Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen combs over his new solo album, his legendary band and his future in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2012, and out on Tuesday (October 23).

Fagen also discusses the perils of ageing, as well as why he believes women prefer his solo work to Steely Dan, in the interview.

Asked whether he considers his best work to be ahead of him, the keyboardist and singer says: “I do know I’m no longer interested in my past work. I’ll never listen to this album again.

“All of my past work, it’s garbage to me, see.”


The current issue of Uncut features a review of the lavish reissue of Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking So album – to accompany that, it seemed like a perfect time to republish this great interview with the man himself, from Uncut’s July 2007 issue (Take 122). Gabriel joins Uncut for a look at his glorious career, and at those remarkable costumes… “You could feel the horror,” he remembers. “I thought, ‘Oh, this is exciting!’” Words: David Cavanagh



Mick Jagger sheds light on The Rolling Stones’ new film, Crossfire Hurricane, in the new issue of Uncut (dated December 2012), and out on Tuesday (October 23).


Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels is in talks to direct a Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams.

Adams became attached to the project, titled Get It While You Can, back in 2010. Before Adams, Renee Zellweger had been lined up to play Joplin.


The story of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein is set to be told in a new comic book.


Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan has claimed that he "almost" killed himself several times.

In an interview on Last Call With Carson Daly, the frontman admitted that he had considered committing suicide "about three, four, seven times" but faith in God had stopped him from feeling "like a victim".

He said: "I almost killed myself about three, four, seven times. I literally started planning my death and what I would leave behind, and what I was gonna write. Three or four times in my life.


The Rolling Stones have hinted at the possible running order of their London dates in November with a hand-written setlist posted on Twitter.

The image, appearing to show a full setlist of Rolling Stones tracks, was posted online shortly before the band announced their two dates at the 02 Arena in November.

Most of the group's classic hits are featured, including 'Paint It, Black' and 'Honky Tonk Women', but new songs 'Doom And Gloom' and 'One More Shot' from forthcoming compilation 'GRRR!' are nowhere to be seen.



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