Nick Drake rarities removed from auction following legal challenge

Six previously unheard Nick Drake recordings have been removed from auction following a row over their ownership. As previously reported, the tapes have been described as being in "pristine" condition and were recorded in 1968, before the 1969 release of Drake's debut album Five Leaves Left. The recordings were placed on auction by his friend, the singer Beverley Martyn.

Mick Jagger: “I don’t know when I’m going to stop”

Mick Jagger has said that he has no plans to retire any time soon. Speaking to The Telegraph, Jagger says that he has never considered retirement. "I don't know when I'm going to stop, but I'm still going now," he states.

Robert Fripp: “My professional life has been so devoid of joy”

Uncut joins Robert Fripp and the latest incarnation of King Crimson in the rehearsal studio to hear about their upcoming gigs, the problems with touring and his setlist plans, in the new issue, out now. “My professional life has been so devoid of joy,” explains Fripp, marveling at his enjoyment of the rehearsals so far.

Watch Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live

Arcade Fire covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1970 track "Hey Tonight" onstage at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in California. Click below to watch footage of the performance, which came as part of the encore.

Jonny Greenwood: “What do I do? I just generally worry about things”

How does the most innovative guitarist of his generation spend his spare time? By writing masterful film scores and trying to reinvent how music sounds, it seems. Jonny Greenwood’s There Will Be Blood soundtrack is performed at London’s Roundhouse on August 6 and 7, and here, in this piece from Uncut’s April 2011 issue (Take 167), Rob Young penetrates Greenwood’s studio lair and discovers, among other things, what Radiohead have been up to of late...

First Look – Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

It's a busy month for fans of Big Star and their mercurial leader, Alex Chilton. There is a new biography, Holly George-Warren's A Man Called Destruction: The Life And Music Of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops To Big Star To Backdoor Man, the news that the first two Big Star albums - for so many years, only available as a two-fer - are getting remastered and reissued and separate albums. And today this documentary, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, finally opens in UK cinemas two years on from its debut at South By South West in March 2012.

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