Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Keith Richards for Johnny Depp’s ‘pirate’ compilation

A host of musicians are set to feature on a pirate themed compilation album, called Son Of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys. The album is being put together by Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Hal Willner and follows their similar 2006 effort, Rogue's Gallery.

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).

The 49th Uncut Playlist Of 2012 (watch Low, Nick Cave, Neil Young, Spacin’)

One of those rushed weeks, I’m afraid – it looks like I won’t be able to construct a Wild Mercury Sound 2012 chart ‘til next week now, if you can bear the agonising wait. Lots of links and clips to be getting on with here, though: please make sure you have a listen to the new Sun Kil Moon and Plush tracks, and check the clip that Neil Young scholars are claiming shows the first time he’s collapsed onto the floor and wiggled his legs in the air mid-solo.

Kraftwerk announce eight-night residency at the Tate Modern in London

Kraftwerk will play an eight-night residency at the Tate Modern in London next February. The iconic German electronic band will play a series of shows at the art gallery's Turbine Hall from February 6–14 in 2013. The gigs, which are called '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8', will take on the same format as the run of dates they played at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art in April of this year, and the shows they have confirmed to take place in their hometown of Dusseldorf next January.

Josh Homme: New Queens Of The Stone Age album “sounds like running in a dream”

Josh Homme has said that the songs he has recorded with Dave Grohl for the new Queens Of The Stone Age album "sound like running in a dream". The frontman, who recruited Grohl to play drums on the album after Joey Castillo left the band, was speaking to Zane Lowe as part of an interview broadcast on Radio 1 this week and opened up on how the new album sessions are going. Speaking to the DJ, Homme said: "I think this record is a little more lyrically vulnerable, but I also think it's sort of musically deeper and richer, and it's a little bit stranger."

Devendra Banhart announces release of new album ‘Mala’

Devendra Banhart is set to release his new album, Mala, in the Spring of 2013. Co-produced by Banhart and his guitarist Noah Georgeson, the album comes ahead of festival dates and a full tour, details of which will be released soon. Mala follows the folk rock artist's 2009 album What Will We Be - which was nominated for a Grammy for Banhart's self-designed artwork – and will be his first release on his new label Nonesuch Records. Mala is Banhart's eighth studio album. He released his debut LP, The Charles C. Leary, in 2002.

Former Talulah Gosh singer wins The Turner Prize

Elizabeth Price, former singer with 1980s indie band Talulah Gosh, has won The Turner Prize. Price scooped the prestigious art world prize last night (December 3) at a ceremony in London. Click above to listen to Talulah Gosh's 1986 single "Beatnik Boy". Twee-poppers Talulah Gosh formed in Oxford in 1986 and split in 1988. Their name came from an NME headline about Altered Images frontwoman Clare Grogan.

Thom Yorke confirms Atoms for Peace album release date

Thom Yorke has confirmed details of Atoms For Peace's debut album Amok, which is set for release on February 25. Atoms For Peace are the Radiohead frontman's side project with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, super-producer Nigel Godrich and percussionist Mauro Refosco.
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