Watch The National’s new trailer for “Mistaken For Strangers” documentary

The National have unveiled a new trailer for their Mistaken For Strangers documentary. The film, which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, will open in cinemas in the United States on March 25. Click below to watch the new trailer, which follows the band as frontman Matt Berninger's brother Tom joins them on tour as a roadie. Matt produced the film alongside Carin Besser and Craig Charland, and commented: "I was happy to give my brother whatever access he needed. I just didn't expect this movie to include shower scenes."

Statue of “weeping” Kurt Cobain unveiled in singer’s hometown

A statue of a weeping Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in the singer's hometown, Aberdeen, Washington. The city celebrated Kurt Cobain Day on February 20, which would have been Cobain's 47th birthday. The statue, which sees Cobain crying a single tear, is situated in the Aberdeen Museum of History. The day's festivities also included a gig and an appearance from Cobain's guitar teacher, reports Consequence Of Sound.

April 2014

No-one who saw Little Feat at their peak will want to contest Jon Dale's description of them later in this issue as one of the greatest American bands of their era. Their records were great, but live they were sensational - at least until a not unusual mix of drugs and personality clashes ruined them.

The Rolling Stones play first date on 14 On Fire tour + set list

The Rolling Stones played the first date off their 14 On Fire tour this evening [February 21]. The show was their very first performance in the United Arab Emirates. The band were joined by special guest, Mick Taylor. In addition to the songs familiar for the 2012/2013 50 & Counting tour, the band played "You Got Me Rocking" from the Voodoo Lounge album, as well as "Slipping Away" from Steel Wheels.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree, St John at Hackney, London, February 20, 2014

There’s a Youtube clip of Ryuichi Sakamoto, dressed in black hunched over a piano playing the piece of music he is most famous for – “Forbidden Colours”, from the film Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence. It is, I guess, the idea of Sakamoto we’re most familiar with – the artist, his instrument of choice, the music he is playing both delicate and fluid.

Fear and loathing with The Damned, 1977

The announcement by The Damned that they'll be playing the London Forum in April to celebrate Captain Sensible's 60th birthday and tickets for it will cost what they would have in 1977 has caused a lot of excitement among the band's venerabe fans and reminded me of the following mad escapade from that lively year.

Watch Pussy Riot’s video for “Putin Will Teach You To Love The Motherland”

Pussy Riot have debuted a video for their track "Putin Will Teach You To Love The Motherland". The Russian punk collective unveiled the video yesterday (February 20) in response to the aggressive treatment they have received in Sochi. It was reported earlier this week that members of the group, including Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were attacked by both uniformed Cossacks and security men as they attempted to perform in the Russian city, where the Winter Olympics are currently taking place.
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