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Happy Mondays Plan Festive Homecoming

Happy Mondays Plan Festive HomecomingThe baggy heroes to play a Christmas special

Paul Weller's Wild Wood Gets Deluxe Treatment

Paul Weller's Wild Wood Gets Deluxe Treatment21 demos plus never before released tracks are included on two-disc set

CUT of The Day: Mamas And Papas Do The Beatles

CUT of The Day: Mamas And Papas Do The BeatlesThey cover a classic from Rubber Soul

Brian Wilson Premieres Brand New Song Cycle

Brian Wilson Premieres Brand New Song Cycle'That Lucky Old Sun (A Narrative) is accompanied by 60s Beach Boy classics

Neil Young Sets 20-date US Tour

Neil Young Sets 20-date US TourAs 'Chrome Dreams II' hits the shops

Pearl Jam To Release Italian Concert Film

Pearl Jam To Release Italian Concert FilmThe grungers first DVD since 2003's 'Live At The Garden'

CUT of The Day: Britney Vs Britney

CUT of The Day: Britney Vs BritneyThe most talked about VMA gig in years Vs the bombastic show of '99

Led Zeppelin Reunion Show Is Definitely Go

Led Zeppelin Reunion Show Is Definitely GoThe date will be known this week

Madness Star Extols Virtue Of Frozen Peas

Madness Star Extols Virtue Of Frozen PeasSuggs stars in Birds Eye advert, see it here

Oasis Release Second Trailer From Live DVD

Oasis Release Second Trailer From Live DVDSee another snippet from 'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' here

Pocupine Tree Add December Dates

Pocupine Tree Add December DatesThe psychedelic prog rockers to now play seven headline shows

Klaxons See Sales Surge By 500%

Klaxons See Sales Surge By 500%All 12 Mercury Prize nominees benefit from the award's exposure

McCartney To Play The Roundhouse

McCartney To Play The RoundhouseSecond Camden venue in a year, the Beatle joins the Electric Proms bill

Kevin Ayers To Make Rare Instore Appearance

Kevin Ayers To Make Rare Instore AppearanceThe psychedelic genius to sign copies of his new album next week

CUT of the Day: Jesus and Mary Chain - Clip Special

CUT of the Day: Jesus and Mary Chain - Clip SpecialAhead of their one-off London show tonight - check out these

Floyd Musicians Jam With David Gilmour For DVD Premiere

Floyd Musicians Jam With David Gilmour For DVD PremiereRobert Plant also attended the Leicester Square bash last night

Anthony Hegarty Speaks About Dylan Cover Version

Anthony Hegarty Speaks About Dylan Cover Version'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' appears on Todd Haynes' soundtrack

Brian Wilson Hopes To 'Bring Sunshine' To UK

Brian Wilson Hopes To 'Bring Sunshine' To UK'That Lucky Old Sun' to premiere in London this week

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Rarities Released

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Rarities ReleasedThe 90s punk rock'n'rollers put out a Jukebox of hits and bits

Tributes To Tenor Pavarotti Pour In

Tributes To Tenor Pavarotti Pour InElton John, Bono and Sting all pay homage to the singer

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Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...