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The Making Of… Metallica’s Enter Sandman

Metallica headline Glastonbury this weekend, and “Enter Sandman” will most likely be a highlight of their set. So we delved into the archive, back to Uncut’s March 2007 issue (Take 118), to discover how the group created The Black Album’s anti-lullaby. Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and producer Bob Rock spill the beans to Stephen Dalton…

Brian May leads thousands on anti-badger culling march

Brian May led thousands on a march through London yesterday (June 1) to protest the UK Government's planned badger cull. The guitarist opposes the culling of badgers, which authorities say is necessary to combat bovine tuberculosis (TB), and submitted a petition with 234,000 signatures to Downing Street demanding the scheme be axed. Speaking at the demonstration, organised for the day before culling is due to start in west Gloucestershire and West Somerset, Brian May told reporters: "If the Government don't listen to us today the pressure will still be there.

Watch Joanna Newsom cover Sandy Denny’s “The North Star Grassman And The Ravens”

Joanna Newsom has recorded a cover of Sandy Denny's 1971 song, “The North Star Grassman And The Ravens". Newsom recorded the song in November as part of a promotional campaign for Wren, the Los Angeles-based fashion collection of Melissa Coker.

The Sixth Uncut Playlist Of 2013: hear Mikal Cronin, Retribution Gospel Choir, Jennie O, Library Of Sands, 3rd Eye Foundation…

An unintended consequence of the My Bloody Valentine release: plenty of plays this week for “Straight Outta Compton”, following directly after “m b v” in my iTunes library. As you can see, though, it’s been an amazing few days for new music, and consequently I’ve added plenty of links so you can hear Mikal Cronin, Library Of Sands (to recap: Naynay Shineywater from Brightblack Morning Light), Jennie O (produced by Jonathan Wilson), and Retribution Gospel Choir’s amazing “Seven” (featuring Nels Cline, and especially recommended to fans of “Psychedelic Pill”).

U2’s The Edge launches Hurricane Sandy relief fund

U2's The Edge has announced that his Music Rising charity has launched a Hurricane Sandy relief fund. The guitarist founded the group, alongside Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and producer Bob Ezri, to provide musical equipment and financial support to musicians, schools and community organisations affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The group has now shifted its attention to those who have been worst affected by Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed lives across the tri-state area of the United States of America in October 2012.

Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney play Sandy benefit in New York

The 12-12-12: Concert For Sandy Relief took place last night (December 12) at Madison Square Garden in New York, with Sir Paul McCartney performing with Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs to play Hurricane Sandy benefit show

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have confirmed that they will play live as part of a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York next week. The band, who recently hinted at being close to finishing their next album, will play a tiny show at Williamsburg bar Union Pool on December 8. They will be joined on the bill by Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, performing with the group Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band. All money raised at the event will go to Waves for Water's Hurricane Sandy relief initiative.

The Gaslight Anthem unveil Hurricane Sandy relief support video – watch

The Gaslight Anthem have paid tribute to their homestate of New Jersey in the video for their track "National Anthem". The video - which you can watch above - shows images of the devastation which befell the East Coast of the United States, including New York, when Hurricane Sandy hit last month. The video is accompanied by a message from the band, which reads: "Stay strong, Jersey. Love, The Gaslight Anthem."

Bruce Springsteen to play Hurricane Sandy benefit show

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are set to perform at a benefit concert to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The native rockers of New Jersey, one of the US States worst affected by the superstorm, will be joined by other rock and pop stars including Billy Joel, Sting and Christina Aguilera for the live one-hour show to be broadcast on NBC. Money raised from the concert, which has been titled Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, will go towards the American Red Cross charity and will be hosted by Today presenter Matt Lauer.

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