This month in the revamped Uncut!

The new, revamped Uncut, which hits shelves on February 28, features David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Buzzcocks, Feist and a look at the history of Sun Studio.

Lambchop – Mr M

Using a Sinatra cut-up technique, and inspired by Vic Chesnutt's tragic death, Kurt Wagner and co's latest is a dark gem...

David Bowie was ‘screaming and crying’ while recording ‘Ziggy Stardust’ opener ‘Five Years’

David Bowie broke down in tears while recording his first and only take of 'Five Years', the opening track on 1972’s seminal album 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars'.

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold posts new solo song

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold has posted a new demo song online - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen. The bare acoustic track, 'Olivia, In A Separate Bed', finds the singer in mournful mood, seemingly lamenting the loss of a girlfriend and apologising for his behaviour. The song seemingly corroborates a handful of Tweets recently posted by Pecknold, in which he suggested his relationship with his girlfriend had broken down due to touring and recording commitments with his band. He has since deleted the messages.

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: ‘Lou Reed found ‘Lulu’ criticism difficult’

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has revealed that Lou Reed found the criticism of their 'Lulu' collaboration "difficult" to take. Veteran rocker Reed teamed up with the metal legends to release the album, which is based around German dramatist Frank Wedekind's 1913 play about the life of an abused dancer, in October last year. He later claimed that Metallica fans had threatened to shoot him because they had been so unhappy about the LP.

James Blake: ‘My new album will sound more aggressive and clubby’

James Blake has said that his new album will sound "more aggressive" and "clubby". The singer, who released his self-titled debut album in February last year, told Spinner that he had started sessions on the follow-up and predicted that it would embrace a different sound.

Stephen Street: ‘I’d love to make a new album with Blur’

Producer Stephen Street has said he would to love make a new album with Blur. Street, who was responsible for producing several of the band's LPs including 'Modern Life Is Rubbish', 'Parklife', 'The Great Escape' and 'Blur', said he hasn't been approached but it would be great to be asked. He also confirmed that William Orbit has produced the track 'Under The Westway' which Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon unveiled earlier this week. Scroll down and click below to hear the track.
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