Reviewed: Hurray For The Riff Raff’s “Small Town Heroes”

To be a fan of Gillian Welch, as many Uncut readers will appreciate, requires an uncommon degree of faithfulness and patience. In 18 years, she has released just five albums; given that the gap between the last one (2011’s The Harrow And The Harvest) and its predecessor (2003’s Soul Journey) ran to eight years, a follow-up may still be some way off.

Robert Plant, Jack White, Pixies, The Black Keys, Wilko Johnson confirmed for Glastonbury 2014

Robert Plant, Jack White, Pixies, The Black Keys and Wilko Johnson are among 87 names confirmed this morning [April 4] for this year's Glastonbury festival, which takes place from June 27 to 29. Meanwhile, Kasabian have been confirmed as Sunday night's headline act, joining Friday headliners Arcade Fire.

Listen to an unreleased Nick Drake song “Reckless Jane”

An unheard Nick Drake song has been posted online, almost 40 years after the cult songwriter’s death. Scroll down to listen to the track. "Restless Jane" is a collaboration with folk singer Beverley Martyn that was left unfinished because "it brought up so much pain" for her. The track was written and recorded in Martyn’s home in Hastings in early 1974, making it one of the final songs Drake wrote before dying in November that year, aged 26.

Jack White to make ‘world’s fastest released record’ for Record Store Day

Jack White is set to record and release a record in one day to celebrate this year's Record Store Day. White will record the title track from his second solo album "Lazaretto" onstage in the 'blue room' during a show at his Third Man Records base in Nashville at 10am local time, recording a direct-to-acetate limited edition live version.

Glastonbury’s Michael Eavis: “I’m sure Led Zeppelin will play one day”

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has said he is "sure" that Led Zeppelin will reform in the future. The band have long resisted offers to reform and play together again, and their last proper show was at London's O2 Arena in December 2007, where they were joined by Jason Bonham, son of the band's late John Bonham, on drums.

The 13th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Some highlights to see/hear this week: Neil Young playing “Thrasher” for the first time (technically, second time I think) in 36 years; well over an hour of amazing Can footage from 1970; the new Jack White track; and Olga Bell’s album, which seems to suggest that I prefer the Dirty Projectors, or at least their spin-offs, when the singing is in Russian.

The Kinks’ Dave Davies discusses ‘toxic’ relationship with brother Ray

The Kinks' Dave Davies has described his relationship with his brother Ray as being "toxic". The pair have not played together since 1996, although recent reports have suggested that they are considering the possibility of reforming the band to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Courtney Love reunites classic Hole line-up; announces new single

Courtney Love has reunited the Celebrity Skin line-up of Hole. Love has joined forces with guitar player Eric Erlandson, bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and drummer Patty Schemel, reports Rolling Stone: "I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was. We already played like three or four times in the last week."
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