Interviews

Lindsey Buckingham: “We slapped everyone across the face going from Rumours to Tusk!”

As Lindsey Buckingham resumes his solo career as one of rock’s most discreet musical radicals, he tells Uncut about false starts, his “crisp and dirty” new songs, the death of Peter Green and the ongoing soap opera around his alma mater

Butch Vig on recording Nevermind: “Little did we know that Nirvana would be putting the nail in the coffin of hair metal”

From the Smart Studio in Wisconsin – via $2 pitchers of beer at the Friendly Tavern – to Los Angeles’ legendary Sound City, Butch Vig guides us through the Nevermind recording sessions. Stand by for food fights with L7, encounters with Billy Corgan and Europe and sojourns at the “Cokewood Apartments”

Altın Gün: “Songs about love, hate, tragedy, death, war… it’s all basic human emotions”

From their base in a former Cold War nuclear bunker, psych warriors Altin Gün are busy reinventing the deep and mystical sounds of Anatolian rock. Their tools? Fuzz pedals, electronics, and ancient instruments once used in shamanic rituals

Making The Sparks Brothers documentary: “Being ahead of the curve for 50 years is a lonely place to be”

Fifty years after releasing their first album as Halfnelson, Sparks are finally ready for their close-up. A new documentary, The Sparks Brothers, directed by Edgar Wright, pays tribute to the indomitable, pioneering spirit of music’s oddest couple

The Grateful Dead revisit the year that changed everything: “We were just coming alive”

1971 was a momentous year for the band – involving landmark shows, bizarre ESP experiments, French Acid Tests, new faces and emotional farewells. Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and other eyewitnesses share tales from this journey
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