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Watch Neil Young’s Fireside Sessions 2

Neil Young has released the second instalment of his Fireside Sessions, comprising filmed acoustic performances captured live at his home during lockdown. It features new acoustic renditions of “Birds”, “On The Beach”, “Words” and more, with Young accompanying himself...

The Ballad Of Shirley Collins

This fine documentary about one of the great voices of British folk music opens at the bonfire-night celebrations in Lewes, East Sussex, where she lives. The footage includes a menacing procession of burning effigies and martyrs’ crosses. Elsewhere,...

Nick Mason on Syd Barrett: “He was pushing in a weirder direction”

The new issue of Uncut – in shops now and available to buy online by clicking here – features an extensive reminiscence by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason about the early years of the band and the mercurial brilliance...

Hear Bright Eyes’ new song, “Persona Non Grata”

Following the announcement of their reformation earlier this year, Bright Eyes have released their first new song since 2011. Hear “Persona Non Grata” below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMaY0A2deD8?feature=oembed In an accompanying message, the band say they will release a new album in 2020 “no...

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott announce free show for NHS workers

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will play a free show for 9,000 NHS frontline and auxiliary staff at the Nottingham Motorpoint Arena on October 13. Says Heaton: “The Coronavirus pandemic should remind everyone, and let no-one forget, that our...

DAF’s Gabi Delgado-López has died, aged 61

Gabi Delgado-López of influential electronic duo Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft has died, aged 61. The news was confirmed yesterday (March 23) in a social media post by his bandmate Robert Görl. Delgado-López grew up in Córdoba, Spain, but his family moved...

Hear Lucinda Williams’ new song, “Lost Girl”

Lucinda Williams has written a song for Liz Garbus’s thriller Lost Girls, which launched on Netflix on Friday (March 20). The nine-minute “Lost Girl” plays over the film’s closing credits. Listen below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DULgJgDt-Z4?feature=oembed Speaking of the track, Williams says: “We...

Charlie Parker – The Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection

Incredible as it might seem to us today, the recording industry’s near-total failure to document the bebop revolution of the 1940s was caused by industrial action. Twice during that decade the American Federation Of Musicians successfully imposed a...

Kenny Rogers has died, aged 81

Country music star Kenny Rogers has died, aged 81. According to a statement, he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.” In a career spanning more than six...

Watch the first instalment of Neil Young’s Fireside Sessions

Neil Young has released the first instalment of his promised Fireside Sessions, featuring a number of acoustic performances recorded live at his home by his wife Daryl Hannah. The six-song session kicks off with an outdoor rendition of “Sugar...

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