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The Band's Garth Hudson To Play Two Intimate Shows

The Band's Garth Hudson To Play Two Intimate ShowsThe admired musician also to appear at the rescehduled Truck Festival

Bo Diddley Is Back In Hospital

Bo Diddley Is Back In HospitalRock'n'roll pioneer has had a heart attack

CUT of The Day: Sam Cooke Gangs Up With Muhammed Ali

CUT of The Day: Sam Cooke Gangs Up With Muhammed AliBBC TV footage of the pair singing 'The Gang's All Here'

Springsteen Announces US and European Tour

Springsteen Announces US and European TourFirst shows with the E Street Band since 2002 include's London's O2

Carling Weekend: Reading Festival Over For Another Year

Carling Weekend: Reading Festival Over For Another YearArcade Fire, Devendra Banhart and Klaxons rock our world by the Thames

Manchester Music Festival Co-Founded By Tony Wilson To Go Ahead

Manchester Music Festival Co-Founded By Tony Wilson To Go AheadIn The City takes place next month, and there's still time to apply for a gig

Foo Fighters To Play Arena Tour

Foo Fighters To Play Arena TourFollowing V Festival headline, Dave Grohl and co return to UK

Smashing Pumpkins Bring Third Day Of Reading To An Electrifying Close

Smashing Pumpkins Bring Third Day Of Reading To An Electrifying CloseThe Hold Steady and Klaxons also pull off thrilling headline sets

Klaxons Chaos Closes Reading NME/Radio 1 Stage

Klaxons Chaos Closes Reading NME/Radio 1 StageThe New Rave Londoners' headline show proves incredibly popular

The Hold Steady Bring Their Bar Room Party To Reading

The Hold Steady Bring Their Bar Room Party To ReadingSpringsteen-esque songs wow devoted crowd despite clashing set time with Smashing Pumpkins and...

Smashing Pumpkins Wow Reading With A Progtastic Set

Smashing Pumpkins Wow Reading With A Progtastic SetBilly Corgan closes this year's festival with an amazing light show

Devendra Banhart Brings His Rock Set To Reading

Devendra Banhart Brings His Rock Set To ReadingTwo lucky audience members also get brought onstage to play

Devendra Banhart Kicks Off Reading Festival Final Day

Devendra Banhart Kicks Off Reading Festival Final DayPsych-folk figurehead previews new album on sunkissed Thames cruise

RHCP close Reading Saturday Night With Aplomb

RHCP close Reading Saturday Night With AplombCalifornia funk brings a night of epic rock to a close

Arcade Fire Stomp Through To Triumph At Reading

Arcade Fire Stomp Through To Triumph At ReadingWin and Regine Butler steal festival's Saturday night

Dinosaur Jr Show Us How Its Done

Dinosaur Jr Show Us How Its DoneThe original guitar slackers ramp up Reading

Reading Festival Second Day Heats Up

Reading Festival Second Day Heats UpSun is out in force for Eagles of Death Metal and The Shins, ahead of headline sets by RHCP and...

Reading Opening Day Draws To A Close With Razorlight

Reading Opening Day Draws To A Close With RazorlightKings Of Leon and The Gossip triumph

Jimmy Eat World Preview New Songs At Carling Weekend

Jimmy Eat World Preview New Songs At Carling WeekendThe rockers to play two sets at each site, they talk us through new album exclusively here

Band Of Horses Complete Second Album

Band Of Horses Complete Second AlbumThe Seattle indie act

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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...