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James Bond villain actor Richard ‘Jaws’ Kiel dies at 74

James Bond star Richard Kiel, who played 007’s iconic foe Jaws, has died aged 74. The actor had broken his leg and was being treated in hospital in California where he died on Wednesday afternoon. According to TMZ the cause of death has not yet been revealed. The imposing actor stood over seven feet tall and appeared opposite Roger Moore in the 1977 James Bond adventure The Spy Who Loved Me. Due to his popularity Jaws returned as a more sympathetic character in 1979’s Moonraker. His face-offs with Bond were among the spy series’ most memorable.

Keith Richards hints at June 2015 release for solo record

Keith Richards has spoken about a forthcoming solo album, suggesting the record could be released in June 2015. Stating that the record is already "finished", the guitarist goes on to say that he "doesn't want to put it out while The [Rolling] Stones are still working", slating a tentative June 2015 date for the release. The record would be Richards' first solo effort since 1992 album Main Offender.

Richard Thompson: “Linda and I loved glum… glum is the new glam”

Richard & Linda Thompson look back at their 40-year-old masterpiece, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, in the new issue of Uncut, dated September 2014 and out now.

Richard Thompson, Television, Chris Forsyth and a pretty amazing playlist…

As you've hopefully seen now, this month's issue of Uncut has a revealing piece about Richard & Linda Thompson's "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight", timed to tie in with that great album's 40th anniversary and its vinyl reissue, plus a burst of Thompson activity that includes a show at the End Of The Road Festival at the end of the month. "It is what it is and I like what it is," he calls the album in the piece, somewhat self-effacingly, "and there's a lot of stuff out there that I've done that I like less. That being said, it sold about 30 copies."

Richard Lester on filming The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night: “The fans had got hold of hacksaws…”

Director Richard Lester, actress Pattie Boyd, extra Phil Collins and choreographer Lionel Blair, among others, recall the filming of The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night in the new issue of Uncut, dated September 2014 and out now.

New Jerry Lee Lewis album to feature Neil Young, Keith Richards and Robbie Robertson

Jerry Lee Lewis has confirmed details of his new album, Rock & Roll Time on October 28 on Vanguard Records. The album features a star–studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois and more. Lewis says of the album, "This is a rock & roll record. That's just the way it came out." Rock & Roll Time is Lewis' third studio album in the past decade, following 2006's Last Man Standing and 2010's Mean Old Man.

Morrissey “still ill in hospital” claims Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard reportedly told his audience that Morrissey is ill and in hospital during a free headline show in New York on Saturday night (June 21). Sir Cliff played at The Gramercy Theatre after his Morrissey support show was cancelled. Ticket holders for the original show at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre were let in as a priority at what was the singer's first US date since 1981.

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