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Flaming Lips remake King Crimson album

The Flaming Lips have recorded a track-by-track cover version of King Crimson's classic 1969 debut In the Court of the Crimson King. The new cover album, called Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn, follows on from their 2010 cover of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. The album includes collaborations with New Fumes, Linear Downfall, Spaceface and Stardeath and White Dwarfs. It's currently being streamed here: The Flaming Lips release a new studio album, The Terror, in the New Year.

Patti Smith, Levon Helm, Alabama Shakes, King Crimson, Jimmy Page and Neil Young in the new Uncut

Mick Ronson once fell asleep on me during an interview, the glam rock guitar god nodding off towards the end of what had become quite an emotional late night outburst on his part about how he had been betrayed by David Bowie after thanklessly contributing so much to Bowie’s success.

The Making Of… The Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing’

This primal blast of sexual energy – penned by Chip Taylor and later hijacked by Jimi Hendrix – would prove an immediate ’66 hit for Reg Presley and his ‘proto-punk’ beat boys... Reg, manager Larry Page, writer Chip Taylor and more explain how the iconic song was made. From Uncut’s April 2009 issue (Take 143)… ___________________

Can’ t stop talking about The Gossip – Main stage at Reading is go

Christ almighty, is this really Reading? On the way here my only thoughts were whether I was ready for the first underwater festival. That, and the odd hungover thought about how many records the Horrors must sell in Japan.

Crimson Gold

Urban angst, Iranian-style

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.

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