This month in Uncut

This month in Uncut

Eric Clapton, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Bob Dylan and Shane MacGowan all feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated August 2014 (Take 207) and out today (June 24).

Clapton, on the cover, reflects on his past, looks back on his friendship with JJ Cale, and reveals his future plans – “the road has become unbearable,” the guitarist says.

Jim Reid and Alan McGee discuss The Jesus And Mary Chain’s resurgence, including their upcoming Psychocandy tour, their recent South American tour and the possibility of new material in 2016.

Meanwhile, Allan Jones concludes his fascinating, in-depth look at Bob Dylan’s turbulent 1980s, and Shane MacGowan takes Uncut out for a very long night to discuss The Pogues, his new songs and his plans for a new fitness regime.

John Mulvey travels to New Orleans to meet Hurray For The Riff Raff’s talented lynchpin Alynda Lee Segarra, while John Oswald explains how he put together the Grateful Dead’s epic “Dark Star” mash-up, Grayfolded.

Echo And The Bunnymen take us through the making of nine of their classic albums, while First Aid Kit reveal the albums that have soundtracked their lives so far.

Mike Watt tells the story of punk heroes the Minutemen, while Soundgarden recall writing and recording their alternative hit, “Black Hole Sun”.

Loudon Wainwright III answers your questions about his musical offspring, M*A*S*H and his favourites of the songs he’s written.

We review new albums by Tom Petty, Morrissey, John Hiatt, Reigning Sound and Jenny Lewis, and reissues and archive releases from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The The, Monty Python and Pink Floyd, among others.

We catch Prince, Ben Watt and The War On Drugs live, and review the latest films, DVDs and books.

Our free CD, After Midnight, features 15 tracks, including cuts from The Phantom Band, Bob Mould, John Hiatt, John Fullbright, Loudon Wainwright III and Willie Watson.

The new Uncut, dated August 2014, is out now.

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Editor's Letter

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.