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Biker Boyz

OPENS 27 JUNE, CERT 12A, 111 MINS Put The Fast And The Furious on two wheels and you'll have this laughably po-faced tale of illegal street-racing among LA's biker fraternity. Derek Luke plays Kid, a young speed freak eager to dethrone "King of Cali" Smoke (Laurence Fishburne). To do so, he must set up his own club (the titular Biker Boyz), working his way up the racing hierarchy while keeping true to his late dad's mantra that you should "burn rubber, not your soul". Despite Reggie Rock Bythewood's flashy direction, this dopey yarn is more Vespa than Kawasaki.

Inside the new Uncut…

On the morning of July 29, 1966 Bob Dylan became distracted while out riding his Triumph motorbike. Writing about the incident later in Chronicles Volume 1, Dylan rather gnomically recalled, “I had been in a motorcycle accident and I’d been hurt, but I recovered.” Of course, there is more to Dylan’s accident than that. After a period of retreat and convalescence at his Woodstock home, he began recording songs with his touring band, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Levon Helm.

AC/DC – the true adventures of Bon Scott

As AC/DC announce Malcolm Young's retirement and the release of a new album, Rock Or Bust, we look back at the life of former frontman Bon Scott in a piece taken from Uncut's December 2013 issue (Take 199). A street poet who’d been inside for ‘carnal knowledge’? A teenybop idol and hippy seer? A tearaway who swam with jellyfish and rode motorbikes naked? “A fantastic guy, a real human, so different to what people thought…” Words: Peter Watts _________________________

Peter Fonda’s Easy Rider Harley-Davidson up for auction

The custom-made Harley-Davidson motorcycle riden by Peter Fonda's character Captain America in the film Easy Rider is up for auction. According to Associated Press via Rolling Stone, the auction house Profiles in History estimates that the motorbike will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at the sale, which will be held online and at their galleries in Calabasas, California.

Arctic Monkeys unveil ‘Arabella’ video

Arctic Monkeys have revealed the video for new single 'Arabella' – click below to watch. Directed by British artist Jake Nava, best known for shooting Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' and 'Crazy In Love', the black and white clip features the Sheffield band performing in a biker bar. Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas last week (February 26), picking up five awards including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album for 'AM'.

Black Strobe – Chemical Sweet Girl EP

Parisian duo invent "gay biker house" on EP of singles and remixes

Torque

Smarter-than-it-looks biker flick

Psychomania – Trunk

Something of a cult, this. In 1972—that year again—the Brits made a dreadful zombie movie wherein frog-worshipping biker boys commit suicide, then return, undead, to burn up motorways and terrorise old ladies like Beryl Reid outside supermarkets. Fog, satanism and skull helmets, on a budget of around nine quid. The soundtrack, however, by Kes man John Cameron, has changed hands for daft money since, and now appears on CD. It mixes wah-wah rock, choral arias and phased backwards drums for no better reason than that Cameron felt like it.
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