Pixies’ Black Francis on firing Kim Shattuck “it ain’t that big of a deal”

Last week, Kim Shattuck expressed "shock" at being fired from Pixies. Shattuck's replacement is Paz Lenchatin, who has previously played with Zwan and A Perfect Circle. Speaking to Yahoo, Black Francis has spoken about the hirings and firings.

Peter Gabriel, E Street Band, Nirvana to join Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its inductees for 2014. Following the committee vote, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Nirvana and Kiss will be inducted, while The E Street Band will be given the Award For Musical Excellence. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record, meaning Nirvana, who released debut album 'Bleach' in 1989, have been nominated at the first possible opportunity.

Another Uncut Best Albums Of 2013 list

While our current magazine features a 52-page supplement revealing Uncut’s top 80 albums of 2013, voted for by the Uncut staff and nearly 50 contributors, here we’re gradually publishing some of our staff’s individual picks of the year’s best releases.

Peter O’Toole: 1932 – 2013

Early on in Lawrence Of Arabia, the head of the Arab bureau, Mr Dryden, calls Lawrence into his office and invites him to investigate the progress of the Arab Revolt against Constantinople and to appraise the strength of the Arab tribes.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards blue plaque for Dartford station

The spot where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met is to be marked with a plaque. The pair first met at a railway station on Kent on October 17, 1961 when they were teenagers. The recognised each other because they had both gone to Wentworth Primary School before Jagger went onto study at Dartford Grammar. Richards was traveling to Sidcup Art College carrying his guitar on the day they met, while Jagger was en route to the London School of Economics carrying some records. The next year, they formed The Rolling Stones.

‘Fifty Years of The Who’ photography exhibition to open in 2014

A photography exhibition featuring pictures of The Who is set to open next year in London. Fifty Years of The Who by photographer Colin Jones will take place at Proud Galleries from February 5 - March 23, 2014, reports Music News. The exhibit will feature pictures taken on the road, backstage and at home with the band.

The Kinks musical to open in London in 2014

A musical based on The Kinks early career is set to open next year in London. Sunny Afternoon will be staged at Hampstead Theatre next year and has been scripted by Joe Penhall. BBC News reports that cast details have not yet been announced. The play premiered at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, east London back in 2008 and was supposed to tour a year later, but failed to.

Uncut’s Best Films Of 2013

Oddly, perhaps, I've just signed off my film pages for the first issue of 2014. January is traditionally a strong month for releases, as the studios hit heavy for the big awards season push, all the same it looks like next year is off to a strong start with new releases from the Coen brothers, Steve McQueen and Spike Jonze.

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