Fleetwood Mac release their first new material in 10 years

Fleetwood Mac have released their first new material in 10 years. The Extended Play EP is available now on iTunes. It contains four tracks - "Sad Angel," "It Takes Time" and "Miss Fantasy," penned by Lindsey Buckingham, along with "Without You," originally written by Stevie Nicks for Buckingham Nicks project. Buckingham had previously announced that the band would release new material a few weeks ago.

‘Blame it on Jack White…’ Introducing BP Fallon & The Bandits

The last time I had occasion to write about my old friend BP Fallon in Uncut was in March, 2010, when he’d just released his debut single, produced by Jack White and released by Jack’s Third Man Records as the first in the label’s new Spoken Word-Instructional record Series. “Fame #9” was backed with “BP Fallon Interview By Jack White” and “I Believe In Elvis Presley”, on which White played some viperish slide guitar, with The Raconteurs’ Patrick Keeler on drums. There was also a video, featuring some of BP’s many friends, including Kevin Shields, Bobby Gillespie and Gemma Hayes.

Prince to tour UK small venues?

Prince is reportedly on the look out for small venues to play when he comes to the UK. The singer, who is reportedly releasing a new album later this year, has apparently asked his promoters to look for smaller spaces for is gigs. The last time Prince performed in the UK, he played to over 500,000 fans over 21 shows at London's O2.

Morrissey encouraged to crowdsource next album

Amanda Palmer has written an open letter to Morrissey offering to help him crowdsource his next album. In her letter, written for Salon, the former Dresden Dolls singer shares her love of Morrissey's music, even admitting to turning down the opportunity to meet him in person: "I couldn’t stomach the idea of Morrissey meeting me and not liking me, even if the chances were small."

Neutral Milk Hotel to reform for first live shows since 1999

Neutral Milk Hotel have announced that they will reunite to play their first live shows since 1999. The band have been on hiatus since their last studio album – 1998's In The Aeroplane Over The Sea and its subsequent tour. Aside from a 2001 live album and a 2002 album of Bulgarian music, the band have been keeping a low profile – although singer Jeff Mangum played a string of solo dates in 2010 and curated ATP at Butlins in Minehead in March last year (2012).

Boards Of Canada to release first new album in eight years

Boards Of Canada have announced plans to release their first new album in eight years. The reclusive duo will put out Tomorrow's Harvest on June 10 via Warp Records. The album will consist of 17 tracks. Scroll down for the full tracklisting. Boards Of Canada, who comprise brothers Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison, last released an album - The Campfire Headphase - in 2005. The duo haven't performed live since 2001. The Tomorrow's Harvest tracklisting is: 'Gemini' 'Reach For The Dead' 'White Cyclosa' 'Jacquard Causeway' 'Telepath'

The Monkees announce North American tour dates

The Monkees have announced details of a 24-date North American tour. The surviving members - Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork - will kick off their tour, called A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees, in New York, on July 15. "The reaction to the [2012 reunion] tour was euphoric," Dolenz told Rolling Stone. "It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one."

Beastie Boys sign deal to release book in 2015

Mike D and Ad-Rock have reportedly signed a deal to release their memoirs in 2015. The book comes following the two remaining members of the Beastie Boys signing a deal with Random House imprint, Spiegel & Grau. The New York Times reports that the book is currently untitled and that it is unlikely to follow the structure of a traditional biography, focusing instead on a "pastiche of voices, images, irreverent humor and pop-culture reference points".
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