Thom Yorke interviewed by Alec Baldwin on WNYC podcast

Thom Yorke joined Alec Baldwin on the latest episode of his WNYC podcast series Here’s The Thing yesterday (April 1) for an hour-long interview. The Radiohead frontman was in the studio to promote the latest album from his side project Atoms For Peace, AMOK, released earlier this year.

Johnny Marr to support The Stone Roses at London gigs

Johnny Marr has announced that he will support The Stone Roses at their two London gigs this June. The Manchester band will headline two huge dates at London's Finsbury Park on June 7 and 8 followed by a single show at Glasgow Green on June 15. The supports for the Glasgow show are Primal Scream, Jake Bugg and The View. Marr is the first act to confirm his appearance on the bill for the London shows, posting a message on Twitter this morning (April 2).

Steve Buscemi to direct Vampire Weekend live stream

Steve Buscemi is to direct a live stream of a Vampire Weekend concert, which takes place at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on April 28. The gig launches the fourth series of American Express Unstaged and will be streamed via VEVO and YouTube. Previous episodes of the programme have featured the likes of Usher, Jack White and The Killers, whose concert was directed by filmmaker Werner Herzog.

Mick Taylor hopeful of joining The Rolling Stones onstage at Glastonbury

Mick Taylor says he is hopeful that he will be able to get up and play with The Rolling Stones when they headline Glastonbury in June. As confirmed last week, the Stones will headline the Saturday night of the festival on a bill which also includes headliners Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons. When The Rolling Stones performed in London at the end of 2012 they played with a number of guest stars including Florence Welch, Mary J Blige and former guitarist Taylor.

Bridget St John on Kevin Ayers: “He was a lovely, beautiful human being”

Hopefully, you'll have seen the new issue of Uncut by now, which includes a terrific cover story on The Who's early ascendancy, plus Cream, Matthew E White, Jeff Lynne, Kurt Vile, and more - including a piece by Allan on Kevin Ayers.

Michelle Shocked tells Piers Morgan: “I admit I made a mistake.”

Last night (Monday, April 1), Michelle Shocked appeared on Piers Morgan Live on CNN. Her appearance on Morgan's show came after a difficult fe weeks for the singer. On March 17, she launched into an anti-gay tirade on stage in San Francisco. Subsequently, eleven scheduled American concert dates were cancelled by the venues themselves.

Levon Helm documentary due for release in America this month

A documentary about Levon Helm is due to air in America later this month. Called Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, the documentary was directed by Jacob Hatley, who trailed Helm for two years during the recording of his Electric Dirt album. In a statement reported on Rolling Stone, Helm's collaborator and musical director Larry Campbell said, “Jacob was the perfect fly on the wall for many months as we experienced the ups and downs of a wonderful time in all our lives.”

The Cure, The National, Queens Of The Stone Age for Lollapalooza 2013

The line-up for this year's Lollapalooza festival has been announced. The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers and Nine Inch Nails will headline the festival, which takes place in Chicago from August 2 - 4. "The first time I ran into Robert Smith of the Cure was 1997 in New York City," said the festival's organiser, Perry Farrell, in a statement. "We were both going into the same club; and it was Halloween. I was dressed as myself and so was he. I am so happy the Cure have finally arrived at Lolla in Chicago!"

Kurt Vile streams new album ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’ – listen

Kurt Vile is streaming his new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, ahead of its official release on April 8. Scroll down to listen to the record via NPR. The follow-up to 2011's Smoke Ring For My Halo is Vile's fifth album and was produced by John Agnello. Wakin On A Pretty Daze is Album Of The Month in the current issue of Uncut. On Saturday (March 30), Kurt Vile threw a parade in his home city of Philadelphia. Hosted by comedian Tom Scharpling, the parade - believed to be for the filming of a new video - took place at a secret location in the city.

First Look – Olivier Assayas’ Something In The Air

At the end of last week, I watched the new film by Olivier Assayas, which has been called Something In The Air in England, though its original French title – Après Mai – arguably feels a little more evocative.
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