The latest Uncut Ultimate Music Guide is a 148-page celebration of the wayward genius of Robert Smith and The Cure, the band he formed nearly four decades years ago and which almost from the very beginning of their illustrious career he seems to have almost every year promised to walk away from, even as they have become one of British rock's most enduring and fascinating musical institutions.
As he prepares to release Shellac's first new album in seven years Dude Incredible, Steve Albini is set to answer your questions in Uncut as part of our regular Audience With… feature.
So is there anything you’ve always wanted to ask the legendary frontman and producer?
Who are his favourite rock trios?
What are his memories of working on Plant and Page's Walking Into Clarksdale album?
As a producer, what makes a good recording studios?
There’s plenty to shout about in the new UNCUT, which goes on sale this Friday, May 23. First of all, we have an exclusive new interview with PAUL WELLER, as he prepares for the release of MORE MODERN CLASSICS, a compilation drawing on tracks from the last 15 years of his illustrious career, a period during which his music has become increasingly more adventurous and unpredictable.
The Jesus And Mary Chain are set to perform their 1985 debut album Psychocandy at three UK shows this November.
The gigs will take place in anticipation of the album's 30th anniversary, with the band kicking off the trio of concerts at London's Troxy on November 19, following it with shows at Manchester Academy on November 20 and Glasgow Barrowlands on November 21. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday May 16.
A lot of things can happen when you watch The Necks, the magnificent Australian improvising trio, play live. Sometimes, you can become fixated on prosaic details: how does Tony Buck’s left hand keep vibrating that shaker onto his drumkit at such an ecstatic velocity for so long, for instance? Do they have hidden clocks that allow them to move so elegantly to a conclusion without appearing to even acknowledge each other’s presence, let alone look at one another? Will unzipping my coat be an unacceptably noisy intervention?
In this archive piece from our March 2003 issue (Take 70), Uncut meets Lou Reed in his favourite Manhattan restaurant to discuss Edgar Allen Poe, Eminem, T’ai Chi, his illustrious career and his hatred of journalists: “I think in an interview what they essentially want to know is how big is your dick…” Words: Gavin Martin / Photo: Julian Schnabel
The Replacements have confirmed the band's lineup for their upcoming reunion gigs.
Founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson announced in June that they would be playing live for the first time since 1991 with a trio of headline slots on North American alt-rock roadshow Riot Fest. They'll make their live comeback at the Toronto leg on August 25 before topping the bill in Chicago on September 15 and Denver on September 21.
The three surviving members of The Clash's classic lineup are to come together for an exclusive BBC Radio 6 Music show next month (September).
Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon will be interviewed by Cerys Matthews in front of an intimate audience of fans at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios in west London. During the course of the show, the trio will also take questions from the audience.