Nirvana's 1993 album In Utero will be re-released to mark its 20th anniversary on September 23.
A remastered version of the band's third and final studio album will feature 70 tracks including previously unreleased recordings and demos, B-sides and compilation tracks and live material featuring the band's final touring line-up of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. It will also include the Live And Loud show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993. A separate DVD release of that show will also be released on September 23.
Nile Rodgers has been given the all clear from cancer; he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010.
Announcing his current test results on Twitter, he wrote: "Instead of showing gross internal video I'll show my doctor's fly examination room. I'M ALL CLEAR AGAIN!" However, Rogers later followed the tweet up with another one, which read: "I never celebrate much when I get an All Clear because in 6 months I'll go through the same drama." He added: "All clear is a lot better than the cancer has returned and it's spread."
The new issue of Uncut should be in UK shops today, with an exclusive in-depth look at the new entry in Dylan’s Bootleg Series, plus Nilsson, Canned Heat, Morrissey, Armando Iannucci, Linda Thompson, Julianna Barwick and, I’m particularly pleased to say, Rocket From The Crypt. More here…
The Beta Band are released a career-spanning box set on October 7.
Titled The Regal Years, the six-disc set will be released through Parlophone, Regal's parent label.
The set include their first three EPs, three studio albums (plus bonus tracks), a disc of live BBC sessions and a sixth CD featuring unreleased demos and additional live performances.
The full track listing for The Regal Years is:
DISC 1: THE THREE EPS
Dry The Rain
B + A
Dogs Got A Bone
Inner Meet Me
The House Song
She’s The One
Push It Out
Metallica are set to release the soundtrack for their forthcoming 3D feature film Metallica - Through The Never on September 23.
Metallica - Through The Never (Music from the Motion Picture) will comprise two CDs and includes tracks from their shows last year at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, the gigs where the band recorded all their performance footage for the movie. A vinyl version will be available later in the year. The film will be released in the US on September 27 and in the UK later this autumn.
Jack White has donated £130,000 ($200,000) to the National Recording Preservation Foundation.
The NRPF is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation launched in 2011 by the US Congress. Its aim is to support archives, libraries and other cultural institutions committed to preserving America's recorded sounds.