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Bruce Springsteen to re-release landmark box set of rare material

Bruce Springsteen is to re-release his landmark four disc box set, Tracks, on September 30. The box set, which has been unavailable for five years, contains unreleased songs, outtakes, demos and alternative versions taken from throughout his career. Tracks was originally released in 1998, and will be re-issued as a DVD-sized bookset through Sony Music/Legacy Recording. The tracks have been digitally remixed and remastered, and this repackaged set comes with a 56 page colour booklet of photos, lyrics and complete session information.

An Audience With… Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire

As the Manics gear up to release their latest album – the predominantly acoustic, pastoral and Motown-tinged Rewind The Film – it seems a good time to revisit the Manics bassist and lyricist’s October 2006 (Take 113) grilling from fans and famous names. Topics include Cuba post-Castro, Live8, aircraft leg-room and winning Wimbledon… Interview: Stephen Trousse

Fleetwood Mac announce new US tour dates over Glastonbury weekend

Fleetwood Mac have announced a new string of US tour dates over Glastonbury weekend, seemingly ruling themselves out of making their debut appearance on the Pyramid Stage.

Jack White makes cameo appearance on ‘Portlandia’ – watch

Jack White has become the latest musician to make a guest cameo in US TV series Portlandia, the sitcom lampooning life in the alternative Oregon city.

Blur announce massive reissue campaign

Blur are set to celebrate the 21st anniversary will a comprehensive reissue campaign. All seven of the band's studio albums are to be re-released on July 30 in expanded Special Edition formats, each featuring a bonus disc of previously unreleased material, booklets, and more.

Dr Feelgood, Dexys and more

I can’t believe it, either, but we seem to be already at that point in the month when I start by telling you that we’re hard at work finishing off the next issue of Uncut, buffeted by deadlines, flinching at the hungry caw of our steely-eyed taskmasters on the production desk, greedy for final copy as the last pages are put together to be sent to the printers.

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon calls Grammys ‘self-important’ after his double award win

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver has spoken out after winning two Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 12), something he said he was 'uncomfortable' about during his acceptance speech for Best New Artist.

Smashing Pumpkins – Gish & Siamese Dream

Before the rampant egomania, before the bloated double albums, before the mass band purgings and the hagiographic documentary in which Billy Corgan, saintly in white bathrobe, sits in a hotel room writing songs about Nazi Germany and receiving a pair of fans who present him with a huge plaster model of his own head… yeah, it’s easy to forget that before all that stuff, the Smashing Pumpkins used to be a pretty great rock band.

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