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Big Star’s ‘September Gurls’ “inspired by Slade”

Big Star’s ‘September Gurls’ “inspired by Slade”Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, producer John Fry and engineer Richard Rosebrough recall the...

Interpol trapped on tourbus for over 40 hours in snowstorm

Interpol trapped on tourbus for over 40 hours in snowstormInterpol are trapped on their tourbus after being snowed in on the journey to a gig in Toronto.

Soul singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

Soul singer Jimmy Ruffin diesThe soul singer Jimmy Ruffin has died.

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood says sessions for new album are at the 'fumbling' stage

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood says sessions for new album are at the 'fumbling' stageRadiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has given an update on the progress of the band's next album.

Patti Smith: "I like Pope Francis and I’m happy to sing for him"

Patti Smith: "I like Pope Francis and I’m happy to sing for him"The punk singer likens those who've criticised her Vatican engagement to "fools"...

Bruce Springsteen launches archival concert download service

Bruce Springsteen launches archival concert download serviceBeginning with 2014 tour shows...

Ride confirm reunion and announce 2015 tour

Ride confirm reunion and announce 2015 tourUK, European and North American dates in 2015...

Neil Young and Can tracks to appear on Jonny Greenwood's Inherent Vice soundtrack

Neil Young and Can tracks to appear on Jonny Greenwood's Inherent Vice soundtrackPaul Thomas Anderson film will be released in UK cinemas in January 2015...

John Lydon reveals he spent £10,000 in two years downloading iPad apps

John Lydon reveals he spent £10,000 in two years downloading iPad apps"I just wanted to up the ante. And like an idiot I didn’t check myself," says singer...

Sinéad O'Connor calls U2's iTunes album release "almost terrorist"

Sinéad O'Connor calls U2's iTunes album release "almost terrorist"The singer also claims she 'had a fist fight' with Prince...

The Who announce Hyde Park show for 2015

The Who announce Hyde Park show for 2015Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr will support on June 26 date...

Damon Albarn joined by Graham Coxon and Brian Eno at Royal Albert Hall gigs

Damon Albarn joined by Graham Coxon and Brian Eno at Royal Albert Hall gigsPlus De La Soul and more...

Neil Young urges fans to boycott Starbucks

Neil Young urges fans to boycott StarbucksSinger-songwriter angered by company's decision to align with genetically modified food company...

Watch David Bowie's video for "Sue (In A Season Of Crime)"

Watch David Bowie's video for "Sue (In A Season Of Crime)"Song taken off Bowie's upcoming compilation album Nothing Has Changed...

Keith Moon's drumkit to be auctioned

Keith Moon's drumkit to be auctionedOne of Keith Moon's earliest drum kits is due to be auctioned....

Jesus and Mary Chain announce further Psychocandy gigs for 2015

Jesus and Mary Chain announce further Psychocandy gigs for 2015They will play a run of shows in February to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary...

Phil Collins: “I can’t play drums anymore, so a classic-lineup Genesis reunion is never going to happen”

Phil Collins: “I can’t play drums anymore, so a classic-lineup Genesis reunion is never going to happen”As a new boxset chronicles Genesis’ whole career, Uncut travels to New York to try and make sense...

Jimi Hendrix's rare instrumental studio recordings returning to vinyl

Jimi Hendrix's rare instrumental studio recordings returning to vinylHear My Music will be double album of Hendrix's instrumental records...

Bruce Springsteen criticised for playing "anti-war anthem" at Veteran's Day concert

Bruce Springsteen criticised for playing "anti-war anthem" at Veteran's Day concertSinger criticised for playing "Fortunate Son"...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce new single

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce new single10" vinyl due later this month...

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The 43rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...