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Patti Smith and Philip Glass To Read Poetry Together

Patti Smith and Philip Glass To Read Poetry TogetherThe special London event is to mark Glass' 70th birthday

New Prince Album Details Revealed

New Prince Album Details RevealedThe global superstar's 24th album is out next month

Arcade Fire Confirm UK Arena Tour

Arcade Fire Confirm UK Arena TourThe Latitude festival headliners will return in October

Ash Call Time On Albums

Ash Call Time On AlbumsTwilight will be their last LP, as they become first band to record singles only

Brett Anderson To Play Special Acoustic Gig

Brett Anderson To Play Special Acoustic GigSee the former Suede man in the Union Chapel next month

Klaxons On The Road Again

Klaxons On The Road AgainFans get first dibs on tickets tomorrow

The White Stripes To Blitz Canada This Month

The White Stripes To Blitz Canada This MonthDan Sartain joins the duo on 21-date tour

Ryan Adams Premieres New Material In London

Ryan Adams Premieres New Material In LondonEasy Tiger pleases fans, in a stripped down affair

Wilco Issue Defence Over VW Ad Music

Wilco Issue Defence Over VW Ad MusicThe band hit back at criticism over US car commercials

Weller And Eno Guest On New Robert Wyatt LP

Weller And Eno Guest On New Robert Wyatt LPThe first album for Domino is in three Acts

Jools Holland Headlines Cutty Sark Benefit

Jools Holland Headlines Cutty Sark BenefitLulu and Ruby Turner also to appear at new Greenwich venue

Babyshambles Confirm The View As Support

Babyshambles Confirm The View As SupportThe boys are out on an arena tour this November

Peter Gabriel Heralds Arrival Of Rock

Peter Gabriel Heralds Arrival Of RockThe musician to play at stone sculpture unveiling at the Eden Project

Marc Bolan 30th Anniversary Gig Planned

Marc Bolan 30th Anniversary Gig PlannedMarc Almond, Visconti and more to pay tribute to T-Rex frontman

Grinderman To Support The White Stripes In NYC

Grinderman To Support The White Stripes In NYCNick Cave's sideproject also announce one off London show

Happy Mondays To Tour Again In September

Happy Mondays To Tour Again In SeptemberShaun Ryder and co have got a taste for the straight life (!)

Creation Records founder Alan McGee Brings Death Disco To TV

Creation Records founder Alan McGee Brings Death Disco To TVFirst episode to feature Carl Barat’s indie supergroup of Chavs

Manic Street Preachers Announce Second Tour

Manic Street Preachers Announce Second TourThe Winter tour follows the release of their Autumnsong single

Iron Maiden Broadcast Live From Download

Iron Maiden Broadcast Live From DownloadOnly days to go till the greatest Rock festival in the UK

Devendra Banhart Confirmed For Green Man Festival

Devendra Banhart Confirmed For Green Man FestivalThe folk hippy joins Joanna Newsom and Robert Plant in the Brecon Beacons

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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...