NME Festival blog: Foo Fighters to ‘take a break’ – but have ideas for their new album

What’s next for the Foos? Dave Grohl has said that Foo Fighters are set to ‘take a break’ after their current tour, but already has an idea of what shape their next album will take. The band’s last album ‘Concrete & Gold‘ was released in 2017, followed by a lengthy world tour of festivals and stadiums. Now, Grohl has said that once their current live commitments are complete, you won’t be seeing them for… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Emily Eavis rules some pretty big names out of headlining Glastonbury 2019

The plot thickens… Emily Eavis has shot down some of the biggest rumours for Glastonbury 2019 – declaring that the festival have not booked Madonna, Fleetwood Mac or Led Zeppelin. After a fallow year in 2018 to allow the land to recover, Glasto will return to Worthy Farm from June 26-30, 2019. The line-up is yet to be announced, but Arctic Monkeys, The Cure, ABBA, Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift and… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Eminem has produced a new rap battle movie ‘Bodied’ – here’s the first trailer

“Take your best shot” Eminem has shared the first trailer for the new film he’s produced, ‘Bodied’. Check it out below. Fresh from dropping his surprise new album ‘Kamikaze‘, Marshall Mathers’ new film hits cinemas on November 2 before being released via Youtube Premium on November 28. Directed by Joseph Khan, the film stars Calum Worthy, Dumbfoundead, Anthony Michael Hall, Jackie Long, Charlamagne Tha God, and won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The movie tells the story of Berkeley student Adam Merkin (played byWorthy) who enters and wins a rap battle before finding success in the Oakland hip-hop world. Drama then ensues as he alienates his fellow rappers as well as those […]

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NME Festival blog: The winners of the VO5 NME Festival Awards 2019 to be revealed this week

What was your summer highlight? This week, the winners of the first ever VO5 NME Festival Awards, will be revealed. Celebrating the best events, talent and atmosphere from festivals across the world this summer, the nominees and winners will be shared on NME’s Instragram Page from tomorrow through to Friday. “Festival season is over for another year and boy, was it a corker,” said NME Editor Charlotte Gunn…. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Peter Hook responds to the latest New Order documentary: ‘I’m not a big fan of fiction’

“We’re not friends now, and I’m not sure we could ever after what’s happened” Peter Hook has spoken out about the new documentary from his former band New Order, as well as dismissing the chances of relations improving between the two camps. Last month saw the premiere of  New Order’s new documentary ‘Decades‘ – showing the band preparing with the artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra ahead of their performance at Manchester International Festival 2017. The documentary also offered an ‘unprecedented take on their history’ featuring interviews with some of their closest collaborators. Hook left the band in 2007, before a legal battle over royalties ensued. Asked if he’d watched ‘Decades’, Hooky told NME: “No I didn’t, I’m not a big […]

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NME Festival blog: UB40’s Ali Campbell speaks out on reports Brett Kavanaugh was allegedly involved in college bar fight with his ‘lookalike’

Kavanaugh and four other men were questioned by police over the incident in 1985 UB40’s Ali Campbell has spoken out on reports that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was previously involved in a bar fight after one of their gigs. The New York Times has obtained a police report that they claim shows that Kavanaugh was involved in a fight in a Yale bar in 1985 with a patron that was mistakenly believed to be UB40 singer Ali Campbell. The report shows that Kavanaugh and four other men were questioned by the New Haven Police Department. While Kavanaugh was not arrested, a 21-year-old man is said to have accused him of “thrown ice for some reason”. A witness to the fight said that […]

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NME Festival blog: Sharon Van Etten shares throbbing new single ‘Comeback Kid’ and announces album ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’

“I didn’t want it to be pretty? Sharon Van Etten has revealed her new single ‘Comeback Kid’ as well announcing new album ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’. Check it out below. Following on from 2014’s acclaimed ‘Are We There‘, Van Etten’s upcoming fifth album is a synth-driven sonic departure that she insists she “didn’t want to be pretty”. Produced by John Congleton, the record was written while the singer-songwriter was pregnant, going to school for psychology, and amid her work appearing in The OA audition and onstage in David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks. “I want to be a mom, a singer, an actress, go to school, but yeah, I have a stain on my shirt, oatmeal in my hair and I feel like a […]

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NME Festival blog: Get ready – the first tickets for Glastonbury 2019 go on sale in the next week

Get ready…. Glastonbury have announced when tickets will be going on sale for the 2019 edition of the festival. Get ready to camp out online this week. After taking a fallow year to allow the land at Worthy Farm to recover, Glasto will return in 2019 to celebrate its 49th year. Now, organisers have revealed that the first tickets will go on sale in two batches: one with coach packages on October 4, and another… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Debt collectors provide update on the potential future of Bestival and Camp Bestival

The festival was recently revealed to be entering administration The company who loaned Bestival money prior to the festival entering administration have offered to buy the brand – saying that they hope to continue Camp Bestival, but remaining silent on the future of Bestival itself. Rob Da Bank’s annual music event launched in 2004 and has welcomed the likes of The Cure, Massive  Attack, Outkast and 

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NME Festival blog: The Cure to headline ‘around 20 festivals’ in 2019

Could Glasto be calling? The Cure have revealed that they’ll be playing ‘around 20 festivals next year’ – with most of them taking place in Europe. Earlier this year, Smith revealed that The Cure would soon be recording new material and touring again next year – teasing that they could ‘maybe’ headline Glastonbury 2019. Now, Robert Smith has taken to Twitter to tell fans that they’ll be on heavy… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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