Watch Metallica perform “The Frayed Ends Of Sanity” live for first time ever

Metallica performed their 1988 track "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" live for the first time ever last night (May 28). The band played the track from the ...And Justice For All album at Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki. The show was part of the Metallica By Request series of gigs, where the setlist for the evening is chosen by fans voting for songs they want to hear from a collection of 130 tracks.

Watch Black Keys perform at exclusive Nashville show

The Black Keys performed an intimate show at Nashville's 500-capacity Mercy Lounge last night. It was reported in Rolling Stone that Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney and a pair of sidemen played to an invite-only crowd of competition winners. They were there via SiriusXM, which broadcasted the hour-long show live on its "Alt Nation" station.

Watch Arcade Fire perform on Later… With Jools Holland

Arcade Fire appeared on Later... with Jools Holland last night (May 27). The band were introduced by Jonathan Ross, who appears on the Reflektor track "You Already Know". He previously joined the band onstage at Coachella earlier this year. The album version of the song features a recording of Ross introducing the group on his chatshow in 2007. During the now-infamous subsequent performance, Win Butler smashed a camera with his guitar and stormed off, allegedly angry that he had to share the green room with all the other guests.

Mick Jagger predicts Metallica are ‘going to be great’ at Glastonbury

Mick Jagger has said that he thinks Metallica are going to be "great" when they headline this year's Glastonbury Festival. Metallica are the first metal artists to headline Glastonbury in its 44-year history, and will perform on the Saturday night. "I've seen them live and they're going to be great," Jagger told The Sun, adding that The Rolling Stones had a "great time" headlining the event.

Ray Davies: “America has finally accepted The Kinks”

Ray Davies made an appearance at the Hay Festival on Tuesday, May 26. During the interview, Davies discussed his forthcoming induction into the American Songwriters' Hall of Fame on June 12 and his ongoing relationship with the US. According to The Telegraph Davies told the Hay Festival audience that the honour was "a big deal because it means that America has finally accepted the Kinks".

Queen: New album of Freddie Mercury songs to be released

Brian May has confirmed that Queen will release an album before the end of 2014 which will feature unreleased vocals by Freddie Mercury. May said the album is likely to be titled Queen Forever and that Mercury's vocals date back to the 1980s. He explained that he and Roger Taylor recently recorded instrumental tracks for the songs, based on original "scraps" of unreleased music.

Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin, The Felice Brothers, Strand Of Oaks, The Antlers, Sturgill Simpson, Sharon Van Etten on new Uncut CD!

The new issue of Uncut went on sale last Friday, with a cover story on Paul Weller and features on Bob Dylan in the 80s, Dolly Parton , Black Sabbath, Allen Toussaint, Harry Dean Stanton, Sharon Van Etten and The Shadows - a joyously eclectic mix by any standards.

Watch Bruce Springsteen pay tribute to fallen servicemen

Bruce Springsteen has posted a video on his YouTube channel paying tribute to servicemen who died during the Vietnam War. The video is a performance of High Hopes' track "The Wall" recorded April 19, 2014 at Charlotte, North Carolina. Describing the song as "a short prayer for my country", he explained it was inspired by Walter and Roy Chichon, from local New Jersey group called the Motifs.
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