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Uncut’s Top 10 most popular stories, blogs and reviews in the last week (w/e July 3) have been the following. Click on the subjects below to check out‘s big hits!


1. OBITUARY: MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009 – the self-styled King of Pop died suddenly on Thursday June 25. Read our tribute here and leave your own thoughts here.

2. NEWS: PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH – Beatle says memories will be ‘happy ones’ despite fall out.

3. LIVE REVIEW: NEIL YOUNG, HARD ROCK CALLLNG – Exhilarating gig in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday June 27, 2009. Were you there? What did you think? Let us know!

4. LIVE REVIEW: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND, HARD ROCK CALLING – Springsteen is the ultimate entertainer at London’s Hyde Park on June 28 2009. Read and comment on Uncut’s review here.

5. BLUR PLAY FIRST HYDE PARK CONCERT – Read Uncut’s live review of the Britpop reunion here

6. MICHAEL JACKSON’S REHEARSAL VIDEO ONLINE NOW – See footage recorded at Los Angeles Staples Center at the live show rehearsals.

7. NEWS: BOB DYLAN TO APPEAR ON BEASTIE BOYS ALBUM – Mike D says Dylan is ‘one of the first b-boys, if not the first

8. NEWS: MICHAEL JACKSON RECORDED SONGS WITH FREDDIE MERCURY – Queen’s Brian May says the pair collaborated on tracks in the late 80s

9. NEWS: HEATH LEDGER’S FINAL FILM GETS A UK RELEASE DATE – See a trailer for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, now set for release this autumn.

10. NEWS: BRIAN WILSON LAUNCHES NEW BOOK WITH SECRET ACOUSTIC GIG – The Beach Boys singer played a bunch of classic songs at a London members bar on Thursday


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