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Steve Marriott film in the works

Steve Marriott film in the worksQuadrophenia actor Phil Davis to direct...

Paul Weller announces 2015 UK tour of 'often missed' towns and cities

Paul Weller announces 2015 UK tour of 'often missed' towns and citiesTour begins on March 5 in Plymouth...

Brian May joins campaign for Asteroid Awareness Day

Brian May joins campaign for Asteroid Awareness DayThe Queen guitarist signs declaration warning of dangers from asteroids...

The Rolling Stones "devastated" by death of Bobby Keys

The Rolling Stones "devastated" by death of Bobby KeysKeith Richards also posts personal message of condolence...

Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys dies aged 70

Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys dies aged 70Saxophonist Bobby Keys, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, has died aged 70.

Fleetwood Mac to headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2015

Fleetwood Mac to headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2015Fleetwood Mac will headline the Isle Of Wight Festival 2015.

PJ Harvey reads 'The Guest Room' from her debut poetry book – listen

PJ Harvey reads 'The Guest Room' from her debut poetry book – listenVisit SoundCloud to listen to PJ Harvey reading 'The Guest Room' for The New Yorker, a poem taken...

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possessionAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and...

Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin front U2 for World Aids Day – watch the full performance

Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin front U2 for World Aids Day – watch the full performanceU2 performed a special concert in New York’s Times Square last night, with Bruce Springsteen and...

Stream Wilco's Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 Disc Three

Stream Wilco's Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 Disc ThreeWilco release two collections today [December 1] on Nonesuch Records. What's Your 20?: Essential...

Pete Townshend announces orchestral version of The Who's Quadrophenia

Pete Townshend announces orchestral version of The Who's QuadropheniaPete Townshend has announced details of a new orchestral version of The Who’s 1973 album,...

PJ Harvey to release her first poetry book, The Hollow Of The Hand

PJ Harvey to release her first poetry book, The Hollow Of The HandMusician collaborates with photographer Seamus Murphy after securing deal with publisher Bloomsbury...

Morrissey hits out at the Royal Family and former record label during London gig

Morrissey hits out at the Royal Family and former record label during London gigSinger also criticised meat eaters at O2 Arena gig...

Ray Davies: Kinks reunion latest

Ray Davies: Kinks reunion latestRay Davies has been discussing his current relationship with his brother, Dave, and the...

Wu-Tang Clan stream new album A Better Tomorrow in full – listen

Wu-Tang Clan stream new album A Better Tomorrow in full – listenThe album will be released on December 2...

The Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce appears in BBC Radio 4 play

The Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce appears in BBC Radio 4 play'My Dad Keith' will be broadcast tomorrow afternoon (November 28)...

Mark Kozelek: “The War On Drugs tweet, I write songs. That’s how it works”

Mark Kozelek: “The War On Drugs tweet, I write songs. That’s how it works”Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon speaks out about his feud with The War On Drugs in the new issue of...

AC/DC's Phil Rudd makes bizarre court appearance in New Zealand

AC/DC's Phil Rudd makes bizarre court appearance in New ZealandThe drummer is charged with threatening to kill and drug possession...

Sinéad O'Connor says Band Aid 30 critics should "shut the fuck up"

Sinéad O'Connor says Band Aid 30 critics should "shut the fuck up"The Irish singer was one of the artists featured on the charity single...

Pink Floyd's The Endless River is fastest selling vinyl album of the century

Pink Floyd's The Endless River is fastest selling vinyl album of the centuryPink Floyd's The Endless River, sold 6,000 copies in its first week of sales, the highest first-...

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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...