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Gruff Rhys shortlisted for book award for American Interior

Gruff Rhys shortlisted for book award for American InteriorGruff Rhys has been shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize for his book American Interior. Rhys has...

Yes’ Jon Anderson: “Punk didn’t affect us. I was a punk, The Who and The Kinks were punks, so there was always punk music”

Yes’ Jon Anderson: “Punk didn’t affect us. I was a punk, The Who and The Kinks were punks, so there was always punk music”Yes take us through the making of their classic albums in the new issue of Uncut, dated September...

New proposal suggests all albums worldwide be released on a Friday

New proposal suggests all albums worldwide be released on a FridayTalks that could see albums across the globe released on the same day each week are underway, with...

Neil Young offers shares in PonoMusic

Neil Young offers shares in PonoMusicNeil Young is hoping to raise at least $2.5m on the Crowdfunder site for his PonoMusic venture by...

The Cure's official photographer to release book featuring unseen photos of band

The Cure's official photographer to release book featuring unseen photos of bandThe Cure's official photographer will release a new book featuring never-before-seen and rare...

Neil Young film confirmed for festival screening

Neil Young film confirmed for festival screeningA Director's Cut of Neil Young's 1982 film, Human Highway, is to screen at this year's Toronto...

David Bowie retrospective exhibition heads to new destination

David Bowie retrospective exhibition heads to new destinationDavid Bowie Is - the retrospective exhibition first shown at London's V&A in 2013 – is to head...

Portishead to reissue 20th anniversary edition of Dummy

Portishead to reissue 20th anniversary edition of DummyPortishead are to reissue their 1994 album Dummy to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Bristol...

Fugazi's first demo to be released

Fugazi's first demo to be releasedFugazi are to release their first demo, nearly 30 years after recording them. The news was broken...

Bob Weir cancels all upcoming concerts

Bob Weir cancels all upcoming concertsBob Weir has cancelled his forthcoming tour itinerary, according to a report on Rolling Stone. Bob...

Leonard Cohen to release new album in September

Leonard Cohen to release new album in SeptemberLeonard Cohen is reportedly releasing a new album to coincide with his 80th birthday. The album,...

Paul McCartney scores computer game

Paul McCartney scores computer gamePaul McCartney has worked on the score for a new computer game called Destiny. McCartney has also...

Van Morrison to release lyric book

Van Morrison to release lyric bookVan Morrison is to release a book of his lyrics, Lit Up Inside, on October 2. The 230 page book,...

Morrissey reportedly dropped by record label

Morrissey reportedly dropped by record labelAccording to a post on quasi-official Morrissey fansite True To You , the singer and his label...

Eric Clapton announces new tour doc

Eric Clapton announces new tour docEric Clapton has announced a new tour documentary for release later this year. Planes, Trains And...

Mick Jagger, David Gilmour, Bryan Ferry urge Scotland to stay in the UK

Mick Jagger, David Gilmour, Bryan Ferry urge Scotland to stay in the UKMick Jagger, David Gilmour and Bryan Ferry are among a list of more than 200 famous faces who have...

Richard Russell: “Damon Albarn and I were booked to go back into the studio with Bobby Womack later this year”

Richard Russell: “Damon Albarn and I were booked to go back into the studio with Bobby Womack later this year”Producer and XL head Richard Russell pays tribute to the late Bobby Womack in the new issue of...

Willie Nelson's hair up for auction

Willie Nelson's hair up for auctionA pair of Willie Nelson's braids will be among the more than 2,000 items going up for auction from...

Morrissey appears to criticise his record label in fansite update

Morrissey appears to criticise his record label in fansite updateMorrissey has appeared to criticise his record label, Harvest Records, with the singer hinting at "...

Authorised book of Nick Drake's life and work announced

Authorised book of Nick Drake's life and work announcedA new authorised book of Nick Drake’s life and work is due to be published by John Murray in...

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...