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Led Zeppelin meet Barack Obama at the White House

Led Zeppelin have been honoured at the White House by Barack Obama for their contribution to America culture and the arts – watch a video of it below. Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were among a group of artists who received Kennedy Centre Honours, Sky News reports. David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman also received the award. "When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming," Obama said in his tribute.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds unveil NSFW ‘Push The Sky Away’ album artwork

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have unveiled the NSFW artwork for their forthcoming new album, Push The Sky Away. The LP will be the band's fifteenth studio album and is set for release on February 19, 2013. The cover art features a naked woman in a sparsely decorated room and a be-suited Cave holding open the shutters to a window. The album follows 2008's Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! and was recorded by regular Bad Seeds and Grinderman collaborator Nick Launay at La Fabrique studios, a 19th century mansion in the south of France.

Jimi Hendrix burned Monterey guitar sells at auction for £237,000

The guitar Jimi Hendrix is believed to have set alight in 1967 has been sold at auction for over £200,000. An important part of rock history, the the black Fender Stratocaster was made famous after Hendrix set fire to it at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. Although, legend has it that the guitar Hendrix was playing onstage was switched with a lesser, cheaper instrument moments before the burning.

The Rolling Stones are joined onstage by Florence Welch and Eric Clapton in London

The Rolling Stones last night (November 29) played the second of two shows at London's O2 Arena in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary. As per their show on Sunday, this was to be a hit-packed, guest-filled evening, with the return of Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor plus first-time guests Eric Clapton and Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine. Scroll down the page to see fan shot footage of Florence performing 'Gimme Shelter' with the band.

Uncut plays the music of Beck

Beck has a new album out - Song Reader: Twenty New Songs By Beck. It is available only as sheet music. We dispatched Uncut's very own musical expert, John Lewis, to play the album, track by track, on his beloved piano. Below, you can watch the results - and let the magic of Beck's music wash over you...

Ask Sinéad O’Connor

Ahead of a run of live dates - including shows at London's Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre - and a new single, Sinéad O'Connor is set to answer your questions in Uncut as part of our regular An Audience With... feature. So, is there anything you've ever wanted to ask Sinéad? Her previous collaborations include Brian Eno, Ian Brown and Christy Moore; is there anyone she'd still like to work with? What are her memories of playing at Roger Waters' The Wall concert in Berlin in 1990? What does she remember about the music scene growing up in Dublin the 1970s?

The Black Keys settle lawsuits with Pizza Hut and Home Depot

The Black Keys have settled legal claims with Pizza Hut and Home Depot over copyright infringement. The US blues-rock duo sued both companies in June this year, saying their music had been used in TV adverts without their permission. The pizza chain was alleged to have used "significant portions" of their track 'Gold On The Ceiling', while they claimed the DIY chain had used 'Lonely Boy' to sell power tools.
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