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Orange Juice: “If anything became too smooth, Edwyn Collins liked to fuck it up”

Edwyn Collins has just performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London as part of this year’s Meltdown festival – here, in a fascinating feature from Uncut’s April 2010 issue (Take 155), the tale of Collins’ Orange Juice is told by the man himself alongside the group’s other members. Get ready for a tale of wilful perversity, vicious in-fighting, pant-wetting on TV and how Edwyn Collins “traded in all our equity for a funny bassline”… Words: Alastair McKay ___________________

Triple Agent

Plodding tale of Russian spy in Paris

The Station Agent

In a New Jersey backwater, Fin (Peter Dinklage), a dwarf fed up with the way the world reacts to him, moves into the derelict train station he's inherited and tries to ignore offers of friendship from a lonely snack-van man (Bobby Cannavale) and a divorced artist (Patricia Clarkson). Tom McCarthy's gem has something like the drift and precision of early Jarmusch—nothing much happens, except life.

The Rolling Stones to headline Roskilde Festival

The Rolling Stones have been confirmed as the third headliners of Denmark's Roskilde festival. They join previously announced headliners Arctic Monkeys at the festival, which takes place from June 29 to July 6, 2014. A statement from the festival's organiser says they have been pursuing the Stones for some time. "For years, we have dreamed of the moment when we got the opportunity to reunite The Rolling Stones with the Orange Stage at Roskilde Festival," says head of programme Anders Wahrén.

Edwyn Collins – My Life In Music

Deluxe reissues of all of Orange Juice’s seminal albums are out on February 3 – to celebrate that, this week’s archive delves back to November 2007 (Take 126), when the band’s frontman (and, of course, successful solo artist) takes us through the records he L.O.V.E. loves… Interview: Stephen Troussé

R.E.M to release Green 25th Anniversary Edition

R.E.M are to release a deluxe, 25th anniversary reissue of Green. The reissue will include a remastered version of the band's 1988 album accompanied by a live live disc taken from a November 10, 1989 show in Greensboro, North Carolina, the penultimate date of the band's Green World Tour. Sleeve notes will be written by Uncut's editor, Allan Jones. Green was R.E.M’s sixth studio album and their first for major label Warners. It includes the breakthrough singles, “Stand” and “Orange Crush”.

Bruce Springsteen joined onstage by Tom Morello and Social Distortion’s Mike Ness in California

Bruce Springsteen was joined onstage by Mike Ness of Social Distortion and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine at his show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Orange County near Los Angeles (December 4).

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