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


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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.


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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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Jah Wobble is in the new issue of Uncut (November 2012, Take 186), out now, talking about reuniting with his old PiL bandmate Keith Levene for a new album. To celebrate that news, here’s a piece from October 2008’s Uncut (Take 137) on the story behind Public Image Ltd’s explosive first single. “Some say it’s dub, but we all loved Wishbone Ash,” John Lydon tells us... Words: Nick Hasted

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The lavish boxset reissue of The Velvet Underground’s seminal debut is reviewed in the new issue of Uncut (November 2012, Take 186), out now. In this piece from the Uncut archives (August 2006, Take 111, to be exact), ex-Velvets sonic provocateur John Cale talks exclusively about the making of one of the greatest debut albums of all time.

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The new issue of Uncut, out today (September 21), features The Byrds, Neil Young, Siouxsie & The Banshees and LCD Soundsystem.


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“Have I ever played any song twice exactly the same?”
“No, Bob, no.”
“See? I don’t do that.”

Bob Dylan’s new album, Tempest, is reviewed by Allan Jones in the latest issue of Uncut (October 2012, Take 185) – in this week’s very special archive feature (from November 2008, Take 138), Uncut talks to the musicians, producers and crew who have worked with him from 1989 to 2006, where an unprecedented glimpse of the real Dylan emerges – a genius who works at night, makes producers smash guitars in frustration, obsesses over Al Jolson, and never, ever repeats himself.


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James Murphy reveals what his life is like following the end of LCD Soundsystem, in the new issue of Uncut, out on Friday (September 21).


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The unhinged story of Siouxsie & The Banshees’ A Kiss In The Dreamhouse album is told in the new issue of Uncut (dated November 2012), out this Friday (September 21).


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The tumultuous making of The Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers is examined in the new issue of Uncut (November 2012), out on Friday (September 21).

David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn are all interviewed about this pivotal period, 1967-68, in the band’s history, which left only Hillman and McGuinn remaining from the original five-piece.

Talking about being sacked during the sessions, Crosby tells Uncut: “As for Notorious, it was, for me, obviously much better that I left.


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Such has been the drooling media focus on Kate Bush this week, it might be tough to imagine British music journalists listening to anything else these past few days. I'm not, in fairness, exempt from the hysteria: here's...