Rare and unseen images for new Springsteen photographic exhibition

A new exhibition of Bruce Springsteen images will showcase a selection of rare and unseen photographs of the Boss caught in his breakthrough years. Springsteen: The Turning Point 1977 - 1979 features images taken by Lynn Goldsmith, and runs at the Proud Galleries, Chelsea, from July 12 - 29. The period covers the Darkness On The Edge Of Town album and the subsequent 1978 tour of north America, up to the first recordings of The River. Bruce Springsteen next plays in London at Hyde Park Calling on July 14.

Flaming Lips to replace Erykah Badu in controversial video?

Wayne Coyne has revealed that he wants to replace Erykah Badu with Amanda Palmer in the highly NSFW video to "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The controversial Flaming Lips clip shows Badu and her sister naked and in a bath of what appears to be blood and semen. It appeared online earlier this month before being removed a day later. Badu claimed that she felt "violated" by its contents and insisted that Coyne should have sent the video to her for approval.

Charlie Watts to release album

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is to release an album with his other band, The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie. The album, Live In Paris, is released next week by Eagle Records. Recorded in September 2010 at the Duc Des Lombards jazz club in Paris, the album mixes originals alongside blues and boogie woogie standards, including "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66", which the Stones recorded for their debut album in 1964. The A, B, C & D Of Boogie Woogie features Axel Zwingenberger, Ben Waters, Charlie Watts and Dave Green.

Mark Kozelek – Album By Album

Sun Kil Moon’s excellent Among The Leaves is Uncut’s lead review in the new August 2012 issue, out now. In this feature from September 2010 (Take 160), Mark Kozelek looks back over the highlights of his recording career, from Red House Painters to his current wrestling-indebted incarnation. Words: Graeme Thomson –––––––––––––––––––––––––

An Audience With… Brett Anderson

This month’s issue of Uncut (dated July 2012) features Suede recalling the writing and recording of their debut single, “The Drowners” – so it seemed a good time to revisit frontman Brett Anderson’s An Audience With… from Uncut’s December 2010 issue as this week’s archive feature. Expect questions and answers on Damon Albarn, Brett’s obsession with art and The Great War, and the lure of East London’s kebab shops… Interview: John Lewis –––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Laura Marling confirms she has finished writing her new album

Laura Marling has revealed that she has finished writing her new album and plans to release it in early 2013. Marling, who is currently touring across North America in support of her third album A Creature I Don't Know, has said that she has completed the writing of its follow-up and is now recording it with producer Ethan Johns.

Damien Hirst calls the Stone Roses “more important than Picasso”

Damien Hirst has said he believes The Stone Roses are more important than Picasso. Hirst, who is Britain's richest living artist with a fortune estimated at £215 million, is one of a host of celebrities to have contributed their memories of The Stone Roses ahead of their hugely anticipated shows at Manchester's Heaton Park this weekend. Writing in the gigs' official programme, which will be onsale at all three of the shows, Hirst simply writes: "The Stone Roses are more important than Picasso."
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