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Neil Young recruits Bruce Springsteen, David Crosby, Jack White to help him launch Pono

Neil Young recruits Bruce Springsteen, David Crosby, Jack White to help him launch PonoNeil Young launched his high quality digital Pono music player and service yesterday (March 11) at...

U2 deny pushing next album back to 2015

U2 deny pushing next album back to 2015A spokesperson for U2 has denied that the band have pushed back the release date of their 13th...

The Stooges recording new album without Iggy Pop

The Stooges recording new album without Iggy PopThe Stooges are recording an album of material without Iggy Pop. The line-up of James Williamson,...

Neil Young confirms more solo shows

Neil Young confirms more solo showsNeil Young has confirmed a pair of solo shows. Young, who is due to play four solo shows in Los...

Roddy Frame announces details of new album Seven Dials + previews track

Roddy Frame announces details of new album Seven Dials + previews trackRoddy Frame has announced details of new album, Seven Dials. Seven Dials will be released on AED on...

Neil Young to sell PonoPlayer music device through Kickstarter

Neil Young to sell PonoPlayer music device through KickstarterNeil Young will debut his new digital audio format Pono at South By Southwest tomorrow [March 11]....

David Bowie announces Record Store Day releases

David Bowie announces Record Store Day releasesDavid Bowie will release two limited edition picture discs on Record Store Day next month. The...

Watch trailer for HBO's Bruce Springsteen documentary

Watch trailer for HBO's Bruce Springsteen documentaryThe first trailer for HBO's forthcoming Bruce Springsteen documentary has been revealed. Scroll...

Morrissey announces title and release date for new studio album

Morrissey announces title and release date for new studio albumMorrissey has announced details of his new studio album. A post on the quasi-official fansite, True...

Win tickets to see Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Hyde Park

Win tickets to see Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Hyde ParkNeil Young And Crazy Horse will headline this year's Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time event...

Greg Dulli: “No doubt about it, having sex with a stripper under the stage during an Aerosmith set is the most rock thing I’ve done…”

Greg Dulli: “No doubt about it, having sex with a stripper under the stage during an Aerosmith set is the most rock thing I’ve done…”Greg Dulli discusses the return of The Afghan Whigs in the new issue of Uncut, dated April 2014 and...

Watch Julian Casablancas preview new solo album

Watch Julian Casablancas preview new solo albumJulian Casablancas has given a sneak preview of his new solo album. Click below to watch now. The...

The Black Keys, Afghan Whigs, War On Drugs, Parquet Courts announced for Latitude Festival

The Black Keys, Afghan Whigs, War On Drugs, Parquet Courts announced for Latitude FestivalThe Black Keys have been announced as the final headliner for Latitude Festival 2014. The band...

The Rolling Stones rumoured to be planning European tour dates for summer 2014

The Rolling Stones rumoured to be planning European tour dates for summer 2014The Rolling Stones are rumoured to be in the process of booking European dates for summer 2014....

David Bowie 'offers to write new songs with Oscar winner'

David Bowie 'offers to write new songs with Oscar winner'David Bowie has reportedly offered to write new music with Claudia Lennear, a former backing singer...

Watch My Bloody Valentine, Sufjan Stevens, Mogwai, Built To Spill, in All Tomorrow's Parties doc

Watch My Bloody Valentine, Sufjan Stevens, Mogwai, Built To Spill, in All Tomorrow's Parties docMy Bloody Valentine, Sufjan Stevens, Built To Spill, Mogwai, Lightning Bolt and Mercury Rev are...

Lennon and McCartney's "Help!" piano up for auction

Lennon and McCartney's "Help!" piano up for auctionThe piano played by John Lennon and Paul McCartney while filming Help! is up for auction. The pair...

The Rolling Stones play "Silver Train" live for the first time in 40 years

The Rolling Stones play "Silver Train" live for the first time in 40 yearsThe Rolling Stones this week performed a track that last appeared on their setlists more than 40...

Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté announce collaborative album

Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté announce collaborative albumToumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki have announced details of a new album and accompanying UK tour...

The Smiths launch new interactive timeline on website

The Smiths launch new interactive timeline on websiteThe Smiths have launched a new, interactive timeline on the band's official website. Called 'The...

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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...