Neil Young & Crazy Horse announce Ireland date

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced another new show for 2014. They will play Marquee Cork, Ireland on July 10, 2014 Young's 2014 is becoming pretty busy, with live dates both solo and with Crazy Horse.

Ian McLagan dismisses any chance of The Faces reuniting in 2015

Ian McLagan, the former keyboard player in the Faces has poured cold water on Rod Stewart’s recent claims that the band could be set for a reunion. Earlier this month the singer told Boston radio station WZLX: “Ronnie [Wood]'s office is talking to my people, and we're ear-marking 2015."

Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Beach House team-up for Gene Clark tribute tour

Members of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Beach House are among the artists teaming up up for a short tour in which they will perform Gene Clark's 1974 album No Other in its entirety.

The Beatles to release ‘bootleg’ album next week

A collection of The Beatles' rarities and bootlegs will be released exclusively through iTunes next week. The band, whose music only arrived on iTunes in 2010 following lengthy legal negotiations, will release 59 tracks, which some reports suggest will be titled The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963. A spokesperson for the band confirmed that songs recorded live for the BBC as well as studio outtakes will feature on the release, but could not confirm a release date. A verified tracklist can be seen below.

The Making Of… Status Quo’s Down Down

The Quo are currently on a UK tour, hitting London’s O2 on December 15 – and here’s one song that they are sure to be playing. In this piece from the Uncut archives (Take 190, March 2013), Nick Hasted hears all about the denim-clad, ‘boogie-shuffle’ giants’ 1974 hit. “We were the most uncool band in the world, yet the coolest DJ in the world was saying nice things about us…” _________________

The Beatles to release new 13CD box set of their US albums

The Beatles are releasing a new 13CD collection on January 20 (January 21 in North America). “The US Albums” brings together the radically different albums the band put out in the States, from 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude.

Early Brian Wilson recordings set for digital release

Capitol Records is reportedly releasing a special digital-only collection of early Brian Wilson projects titled The Big Beat 1963 on Tuesday, December 17. The compilation features a collection of rare Beach Boys or Brian Wilson-related recordings from 1963. Most of these tracks have appeared on bootlegs over the years, but none have ever had a commercial release.

The 46th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

We have about 24 hours to finish the next issue, and not much longer to complete another Uncut Ultimate Music Guide due in January, so no preamble this week: lots to hear and anticipate below. (Thanks, though, for all your feedback on my Best Of 2013 list; much appreciated, as ever).

Neil Young & Crazy Horse add four more European dates

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have added four new dates in Germany for 2014. In addition to an already announced date at London's Hyde Park, they will also play: July 20: Münsterplatz, Ulm July 25: Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach July 26: Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden July 28: Zollhafen Nordmole, Mainz Tickets are available here.

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