Author: Matthew Neale

NME Festival blog: Leonardo DiCaprio responds to bizarre claim he bankrolled Amazon fires

Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to the extraordinary comments made by the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who this week accused the actor of bankrolling the Amazon rainforest fires. Bolsonaro made the bizarre and seemingly unsubstantiated claim on Friday (November 29), reportedly telling supporters: “This Leonardo DiCaprio’s a cool guy, isn’t he? Giving money for the […]

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NME Festival blog: The Way of Water’ filming wraps for 2019 with a ‘sneak peek’

James Cameron has wrapped up live-action filming on the new Avatar sequel for the year, and a behind-the-scenes photo from the set has been released to mark the update. The news was reported via the film franchise’s official Twitter page, and introduced its followers to a huge vessel called the Sea Dragon. “That’s a wrap, […]

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NME Festival blog: “The priority is to end university fees”

We talked to the Labour leader about creativity, culture, student debt and Jimi Hendrix at his Arts for All charter launch The General Election on December 12 is set to be the most significant in a generation. In the most obvious terms, it will determine which way the Brexit pendulum finally swings, but there’s much […]

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NME Festival blog: “These things affect us but we act like it’s normal”

“Where we’re from, we’re meant to just get on with things” Krept & Conan have opened up about dealing with depression, trauma and suicidal thoughts in a new interview. Alongside Ramz, who also features on the duo’s new album ‘Revenge Is Sweet’, the group spoke to The Guardian about their own battles with mental health […]

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NME Festival blog: Grammy-nominated Yola says her mum thought music was “too risky”

“We grew up on the breadline, so it’s not as if music was seen as a realistic option” Yola, the UK singer nominated for four Grammy awards including Best New Artist, has talked about how she had to sneak out to play gigs when she was younger because her mother deemed it to be “too […]

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NME Festival blog: Christian Bale explains why there’s no fourth Christopher Nolan ‘Batman’ film

The director declined the chance to create a fourth film in his ‘Dark Night’ series Christian Bale has explained why a fourth installment in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Night series of Batman films was never made, despite an offer being on the table. While promoting his new film Ford v Ferrari, Christian Bale spoke with the Toronto Sun about his […]

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NME Festival blog: Alana Haim opens up about the loss that inspired new song ‘Hallelujah’

“Losing her put a lot of things into perspective for me” Haim have announced a new song due out on Monday (November 18), ‘Hallelujah’, with Alana opening up on social media about the death of her “best friend” who inspired the track. The band originally announced the news of the new release on November 14 […]

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NME Festival blog: New letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Robert Del Naja and more

Brian Eno, Vivienne Westwood and Mark Ruffalo are also among the 30 signatories declaring their support for the Labour leader ahead of next month’s general election An open letter written in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has collected 30 signatories from a wide range of high-profile public figures, including musicians Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Thurston […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Travis Scott bring out Kanye West at Astroworld festival

The future Presidential candidate performed ‘Follow God’ and ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ Travis Scott brought Kanye West on stage to perform with him during his second annual Astroworld festival in Houston this weekend. Kanye performed ‘Follow God’, his latest single from ‘Jesus Is King’, and ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ from 2007’s ‘Graduation’. Others special guests on the night […]

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NME Festival blog: Frank Ocean releases new episode of ‘blonded RADIO’: listen

The singer delivered an eclectic playlist including Big Black, Yo La Tengo, Duke Ellington, and Earl Sweatshirt Frank Ocean has released a new episode of his ‘blonded RADIO’ show on Beats 1, featuring co-hosts Vegyn and Roof Access. The latest episode of the series, ‘blonded 010’, features a diverse array of artists across 25 tracks, […]

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