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Cliff Richard to play free show in New York for Morrissey fans

Cliff Richard has announced a free headline show in New York after his Morrissey support show was cancelled. The singer will play The Gramercy Theatre on June 21, and ticket holders for the original show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be let in as a priority. The gig will then be first come first served. For more details, visit CliffRichard.org.

Watch Keith Richards cover Bob Marley’s “Get Up Stand Up”

Keith Richards has covered Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up" – watch a video of it below. The guitarist performed his track "Words Of Wonder" as well as the cover in a video to promote his musical collective and charity, the Playing For Change foundation, which features musicians including Keb' Mo', Mermans Mosengo and Sherieta Lewis.

Exclusive! Cliff Richard talks Morrissey

Cliff Richard has spoken to Uncut about his forthcoming date supporting Morrissey in America. Richard is billed as “special guest” at Morrissey’s show on June 21 at New York’s Barclays Center. Meanwhile, Tom Jones is scheduled to perform with Morrissey on May 10 at Los Angeles’ Sports Arena.

Richard Ayoade’s The Double

Anyone who happened to catch Graham Norton's show on Friday night might have been surprised to see Richard Ayoade sharing the sofa with Kylie Minogue, Russell Crowe and Cameron Diaz: chat show royalty, and Ayoade's presence among them suggests things have turned out very well for the bloke from The IT Crowd.

Keith Richards to release children’s book in September

Keith Richards will release a children's with his daughter, Theodora, later this year. The guitarist will release Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar on September 9 after signing a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Richards' artist daughter Theordora has illustrated the picture book, which was co-written with Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro.

Cliff Richard on Morrissey show: “I’ll have a chicken curry afterwards”

Cliff Richard has said that he will not go vegetarian when he supports Morrissey in America later this year. As reported on Thursday (February 13), Morrissey has announced two major US arena shows with support from Sir Tom Jones and Sir Cliff Richard. In a statement, Morrissey said he was "honoured and thrilled" to have Jones and Richard on the bills.

Tom Jones and Cliff Richard to support Morrissey at major American shows

Morrissey has announced two major American arena shows with very unusual support acts: veteran performers Sir Tom Jones and Sir Cliff Richard. According to posters added to the quasi-official fansite, True To You, the shows are set to take place and LA's Los Angeles Sports Arena on May 10 and Brooklyn's Barclays Center on June 21. Tickets are not yet on sale. Both dates will include frequent Morrissey tour companion Kristeen Young.

Keith Richards: “I’m all for a quiet life… 
I just didn’t get one”

Today (December 18), Keith Richards is 70 years old – to celebrate the Stone's landmark birthday, here's a classic interview from the Uncut archive (January 2004, Take 80), originally published to mark the guitarist's 60th birthday. Jon Wilde hooks up with Richards to discuss his favourite Rolling Stones songs, the importance of Max Miller jokes and going without sleep for nine days…

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards blue plaque for Dartford station

The spot where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met is to be marked with a plaque. The pair first met at a railway station on Kent on October 17, 1961 when they were teenagers. The recognised each other because they had both gone to Wentworth Primary School before Jagger went onto study at Dartford Grammar. Richards was traveling to Sidcup Art College carrying his guitar on the day they met, while Jagger was en route to the London School of Economics carrying some records. The next year, they formed The Rolling Stones.
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