When towards the end of 1974, The Troggs announce their latest comeback single will be a cover of The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations", it's an occasion for much mocking laughter…

In this month's Audience With Sinéad O'Connor, she's asked about her traumatic appearance at the all-star bash at New York's Madison Square Garden, put on by Columbia Records to celebrate…

Uncut Ultimate Music Guide is a very special one – a 148-page extravaganza dedicated to John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Before Melody Maker swept me off the street in the manner of a benevolent old codger taking a pallid waif into his kindly, white-haired care in something written to make…

This is the last Uncut of 2012, rather unbelievably. It barely seems 12 months since I sat down to write the column that introduced our final issue of 2011. How…

As an alternative to my usual wittering, I'm handing over this column to Matt Allan, one of the many readers who were moved to write in response to our recent…

When it comes out in the autumn of 1974, Gene Clark's No Other seems to me like an album everybody should hear, nothing short of a masterpiece.

The first time Melody Maker feels confident enough to send me abroad without fearing an international incident as a consequence, I'm dispatched to interview Frank Zappa in Paris, where The…

Joe Strummer would have been 60 this month, but imagine him for a moment the way I remember him at 20.

When Neil Young brings Crazy Horse to London in 1976, I'm four rows from the front of the stage at Hammersmith Odeon. It's late March, a Sunday night. I still…

Uncut presents Led Zeppelin: The Ultimate Music Guide Issue 10. Just as Robert Plant returns with a new band, and Jimmy Page releases his great lost album from the archives,…

The best I can say in pitiful mitigation of my frequently poor behaviour at the time is that in those days I was not easily embarrassed and usually up for…

Excuse me for looking perhaps a little startled, but I've just been told in the slightly murmuring voice of someone similarly shocked by the turn of events that on May…

"It was madness," is how Gregg Allman describes his brief but spectacularly stormy marriage to Cher in this month's issue, sounding similarly horrified by what he remembers of the album…

Uncut presents REM: The Ultimate Music Guide. In the wake of their split, we celebrate the greatest American rock band of the past 30 years.

David Bowie, as we are often reminded, is among many other things a master of reinvention. It seems more than a little appropriate then that he's on the cover of…

I went to the Star-Club once, but I didn’t see The Beatles. They'd long since left the building, playing their last residency there 50 years ago, in 1962.

Uncut presents The Clash: The Ultimate Music Guide. The complete story of the punk firebrands who revolutionised rock'n'roll.

Ch–ch–ch–ch–Changes! The latest Ultimate Music Guide, from the makers of Uncut, is our biggest yet: a 180–page extravaganza dedicated to the charismatic, shape–shifting genius of David Bowie.…

Track the band's history from its early days as psychedelic pioneers and cult favourites of London's hippy underground to multi-million selling super-brand they became with Dark Side Of The Moon…