The Rolling Stones on 1969 Hyde Park gig: ‘There were an awful lot of butterfly casualties’

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has spoken about his memories of playing Hyde Park in 1969 as the band get set to return there for a show on July 6. The central London venue was the sight of the now-legendary concert that took place just two days after the death of Brian Jones. Mick Jagger sported a white smock and read a Shelley poem in tribute to Jones before thousands of butterflies were released from the stage.

The 14th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

A fairly eclectic selection here this week, including some great proto-Takoma guitarists from the 1920s, chamber music reimaginings of the Kompakt back catalogue, that lost Romanian kosmische record you’ve always been looking for, and Prince making a stoner jam out of “Let’s Go Crazy” (which you can hear below, along with a bunch of interesting other stuff).

Jeff Tweedy producing White Denim’s new album

White Denim have announced they are recording their fifth studio album with Jeff Tweedy at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft. The sessions have so far produced two completed tracks for their as yet untitled new album, due for release later in 2013. It will be the follow-up to 2011’s album D. “When we started, Jeff said to us, ‘I like your records but I love your live show,’” White Denim guitarist/singer James Petralli told Relix magazine. “We are hoping to change that with this record.”

The Rolling Stones announce North American tour dates

The Rolling Stones have announced a slew of dates in North America as part of their 50 & Counting tour. Scroll down to watch the band announce the dates. Shortly after confirming they would play London's Hyde Park on July 6, the band revealed a nine-date run across America and Canada, starting in Los Angeles, taking in Las Vegas, Toronto and Chicago before winding up in Philadelphia.

The Rolling Stones confirm Hyde Park show

The Rolling Stones have confirmed they will be playing London's Hyde Park on July 6, 2013. The Stones will play Hyde Park on July 6 as part of the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. Support comes from The Vaccines, The Temper Trap, Gary Clark Jr. and King Charles. Tickets for The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park go on general sale 9am Friday 5 April from www.bst-hydepark.com. Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from 3pm Wednesday 3 April from www.barclaycardunwind.com. The full line-up is: THE GREAT OAK STAGE

New trailer released for Jeff Buckley film

A new trailer has been released for Greetings From Tim Buckley, which stars Penn Badgley as the late musician Jeff Buckley. The film, which is available on Video On Demand on April 16 will be followed by a limited theatrical release in America on May 3.

David Crosby describes forthcoming CSNY live album as “unbelievable”

David Crosby has been Tweeting about the forthcoming Crosby Stills Nash & Young live album, describing it as "unbelievable". CSNY have long been rumoured to be working on a live album taken from their 1974 tour.

The Beatles Let It Be… Naked arrives on iTunes with bonus ‘studio banter’

The stripped back, 'naked' version of The Beatles' Let It Be album is available on iTunes for the first time today (April 3), complete with added bonus material including recordings of the band's "studio banter."
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