ZZ Top are set to release 'La Futura', their first new album in nine years, on September 10.

The legendary guitar band's new album is their fifteenth studio LP, and has been produced by Rick Rubin and Billy Gibbons of the band. It is made up of 10 tracks and was recorded at Foam Box Recordings in Houston and at Shangri La Studios in Malibu.


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John Paul Jones has revealed that his latest project shares some live similarities with Led Zeppelin.


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Nick Cave sheds light on his script and soundtrack for the movie Lawless, and the future of the Bad Seeds, in the new issue of Uncut, out on Friday (August 24).


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Country music legend Willie Nelson was forced to cancel a fundraising gig in Denver yesterday (August 19) after he was admitted to hospital with "breathing problems".

The singer, who has released over 200 albums and has won seven Grammy Awards during his lengthy career, was scheduled to play at a charity event for the Dumb Friends League in Colorado, but had to scrap the commitment and be taken to a nearby medical facility for checks instead.


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British filmmaker Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, has died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles.

Scott, 68, was seen parking his car and jumping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge over Los Angeles Harbor at 12.30pm local time on Sunday (August 19). According to official sources quoted in the Daily Breeze, Scott leapt "without hesitation".

A suicide note was found inside Scott's car, a black Toyota Prius, said US Coast Guard Lt Jennifer Osburn. A representative from the LA County Coroner's Office told the BBC: "We have no reason to believe it was not a suicide."


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Pizza Hut and Home Depot have denied that they produced adverts that used songs by The Black Keys without their permission.

In June of this year, Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, as well as producer Danger Mouse, submitted a lawsuit alleging that Pizza Hut and its advertising agency used "significant portions" of 'Gold On The Ceiling' in an ad for Cheesy Bites Pizza while Home Depot used the track 'Lonely Boy' in an advert for power tools.


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Animal Collective are currently streaming their brand new album, 'Centipede Hz', ahead of its official release.

The Baltimore band don't release their 10th studio LP until September 3, but fans can hear the LP now at www.radio.myanimalhome.net – the band's online radio station which they launched last month. You can also watch the video for their new single 'Today's Supernatural' by clicking at the bottom of the page.


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The Fall and The Undertones are to play a gig in honour of late Radio 1 DJ John Peel.

Both bands will perform at Epic Studios on October 10 as a launch event for the new John Peel Festival Of New Music.

The show will also see Peel favourites Bearsuit and Dingus Khan play before the three day festival itself kicks off in earnest with over 50 acts performing across 10 venues across the city from October 11-13.


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This month’s issue of Uncut (September 2012, Take 184) features Joe Strummer on the cover – inside is an in-depth exploration of his secret history, after The Clash split up to his redemption in the late ’90s. To complement this, our archive feature this week finds Strummer looking at the demise of The Clash – from their epic Sandinista! album to their bitter disintegration. This excerpt is taken from a longer piece in the September 1999 (Take 28) issue of Uncut. Words: Gavin Martin

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John Fogerty’s show supporting Bruce Springsteen at London's Hyde Park is reviewed in the new issue of Uncut, out now (dated September 2012). So, for this week’s archive feature, we delve back to March 2006 (Take 106), when the Creedence singer, guitarist and songwriter talked Uncut through all of his legendary band’s singles. Interview: Bud Scoppa

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Some logical excitement here this week about the impending Leonard Cohen and Aphex Twin albums; in the event you've missed it these past couple of days, you can hear Cohen's superb "Almost Like The Blues" further down this blog.

Worth noting, though, some strong...