The Band, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Nico, Johnny Marr, Richard Hell and Grandmaster Flash in the new Uncut

“When it came out people were like, ‘Where in the world did this come from? What kind of music is this?’” Robbie Robertson tells Uncut in an exclusive interview for this month’s cover story celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Band’s landmark debut album, Music From Big Pink.

Lou Reed treated in hospital for severe dehydration

Lou Reed has been treated in hospital for severe dehydration. The 71-year old singer was released yesterday (Monday July 1) from Long Island's Southampton Hospital after an ambulance was called to his house early on Sunday morning. "Everything's fine," a source told the New York Post.

New film to trace a day in the life of Nick Cave

A fictional film is set to be released following Nick Cave on the 20,000th day of his life, reports The Guardian. Directed by multi-media artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who first worked with Cave on the music video for his 2008 single "Dig, Lazarus Dig!", the film features abstract, unrehearsed scenes and was completely unscripted. Narrated by Cave, it also features cameos from Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue.

Leonard Cohen reschedules tour dates

Leonard Cohen has rescheduled two dates on his forthcoming UK arena tour for religious reasons. Cohen, who will play live in the UK this August and September, has rearranged dates in Leeds and London after realising that they were scheduled on days of solemn religious observance, including the Jewish day of atonement, Yom Kippur. The Leeds date was originally due to take place on September 5 and will now happen on September 7. A date at London's 02 Arena on September 14 will now take place a day later. All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

Guitar Bob Dylan played at Newport Folk Festival to be auctioned

The guitar Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 is to be sold at auction. The 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster will be auctioned later this year after Dawn Peterson, who has owned the guitar for 50 years, decided to part with the iconic musical memorabilia. Peterson appeared with the instrument on US TV show History Detectives earlier this year and has been informed that she is likely to make a minimum of £333,000 from the sale.

The Band’s Robbie Robertson: “People acted like we were from another planet”

Uncut reconstructs the story of The Band’s landmark Music From Big Pink, with the help of its surviving players, in the new issue (dated August 2013, and out on Thursday, July 4).

On class, hate, The Rolling Stones, the Tory Party, Glastonbury 2013 and the problem with Mumford & Sons…

At some point on Sunday night, it seems as if quite a few restless people watching the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage started Googling “threw”, “bottle” and “Mumford & Sons”. For the past 36 hours, the most popular page on uncut.co.uk has been an old news story from 2010, in which The Fall’s Mark E Smith articulated his dislike for Mumford & Sons, mistook them for “a load of retarded Irish folk singers," and claimed he threw a bottle at them during a festival in Ireland.

Bruce Springsteen, Hard Rock Calling, London, June 30, 2013

In case we need reminding, the last time Bruce Springsteen played Hard Rock Calling – at Hyde Park, last July – a curfew was broken, the PA switched off, and Springsteen and a guesting Paul McCartney were silenced mid-song. It seems unlikely there would be a repeat of such shenanigans this year.

Pixies announce four UK and Ireland dates with new bassist Kim Shattuck

Pixies have announced four UK and Ireland dates this November (2013) as part of the first leg of a "massive world tour". They'll be joined on the tour by new bassist Kim Shattuck, who's previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras. Original bass player Kim Deal confirmed she was leaving the band earlier this month (June). The new Pixies line-up will play Dublin's Olympia on November 18, before crossing the Irish Sea for gigs at Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow's Barrowland on November 22 and London's Hammersmith Apollo on November 24.
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