NME Festival blog: Sexual assault case against Marilyn Manson dismissed

Claims made against the rock star relating to alleged incidents in 2011 were filed in May A sexual assault case made against Marilyn Manson has been dismissed. In May, a police report was filed claiming Manson had committed unspecified sex crimes dating back to 2011. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating and reviewing a number of sexual misconduct claims made after the rise of the #MeToo movement last year. The D.A. has declined to move forward with several cases, including Manson’s, which a court filing said was due to the statute of limitations having expired and “an absence of corroboration”. In a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter, the rock star’s attorney Howard E. King, Esq. […]

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NME Festival blog: Jaden Smith says he’s the ‘new Carlton’ and could recreate a ‘Fresh Prince’ episode one day

But the actor and rapper said “no one really wants to see” a full remake of the show Jaden Smith has called himself the “new Carlton” and said he could recreate a Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air episode one day. The actor and rapper, who is the son of Fresh Prince star Will Smith, appears in forthcoming skateboarding movie, Skate Kitchen. Speaking to Huffington Post, Smith said of a Fresh Prince reboot: “No one really wants to see that. And if they did, I would [make it]. But they don’t. And as much as they convince themselves, people make it very clear they want it and then counterculture makes it clear that they don’t.” He continued to say that didn’t mean […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Liam Gallagher stop playing ‘Wonderwall’ to tell Spanish festival security to stop ‘getting on fans cases’

The musician wasn’t happy with security’s treatment of the front rows at Sonarama Ribera Festival Liam Gallagher halted a performance of ‘Wonderwall’ yesterday (August 11) to tell security guards to leave his fans alone. The star was playing at Sonorama Ribera Festival in Aranda de Duero, northern Spain when he stopped the song during the second verse. “Now, woah,” he said as he instructed his band to stop… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian says the band aren’t ‘enemies’, despite creative difference

The guitarist recently called out Serj Tankian for stopping the band from recording a new album System Of A Down‘s Daron Malakian has said the band aren’t “enemies”, despite their creative differences. The group went on hiatus from 2006 through 2011 but haven’t recorded a new album in the seven years since they reunited. Malakian recently called out frontman Serj Tankian, saying he was the reason they took a five-year break, as well as being the reason why they hadn’t recorded new material since. Tankian responded, confirming the guitarist’s story was true, saying he had “always felt continuing to do the same thing with the same people over time is artistically redundant, even for a dynamic outfit like ours.” In […]

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NME Festival blog: Travis Scott will headline the first Astroworld Festival

The rapper will curate the line-up for the inaugural edition of his own one-day festival Travis Scott has announced the inaugural Astroworld Festival, to take place later this year. The rapper released his album ‘ASTROWORLD‘ last week (August 3). In a five-star review, NME said: “This is the sound of a musician who has worked to forge an entire world, an empire, around himself – we can peer in, but from afar,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Ludacris reportedly buys hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for random stranger

A fan posted on Facebook last week the rapper had bought her $375 of groceries in Whole Foods Ludacris reportedly bought hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for a random stranger in Whole Foods. A woman called Therra Gwyn Jaramillo posted a 1,200-word story on Facebook last week (July 30), claiming a man named Chris had bought her $375 (£292) worth of goods at an Atlanta-based store. Jaramillo said she had not recognised the star until a cashier informed her who he was. Ludacris’ real name is Christopher Brian Bridges. Facebookies. Listen up my beauties because I’m about to share a story even I’m having trouble believing.One of y’all… Posted by Therra Cathryn on Monday, July 30, 2018 In her Facebook […]

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NME Festival blog: Fan sues festival after Travis Scott starts set late

One Osheaga attendee has filed a class action suit after the rapper started his set over an hour late A fan is reportedly suing Osheaga Festival after Travis Scott started his headline slot nearly an hour-and-a-half late. The rapper released his new album ‘ASTROWORLD‘ last week (August 3). In a five-star review, NME said: “This is the sound of a musician who has worked to forge an entire world, an empire, around… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Australian festival organisers apologise for Nazi slur directed at Holocaust survivors’ granddaughter

The woman had complained about the lack of female artists on Bluesfest’s line-up Organisers of Australian music festival Bluesfest have apologised to the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors after using a Nazi slur in a response to her. The first line-up announcement for the 2019 edition of the Byron Bay festival was made last week (July 31), revealing a male-heavy bill topped by Jack Johnson. Only four of the first 26… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Florence Welch looked like she had a really great time watching Arctic Monkeys this weekend

The musician and Sheffield band both performed at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival Florence Welch has shared videos of her having a great time during Arctic Monkeys‘ Osheaga Festival set on Saturday night (August 4). The musician performed at the Montreal festival the next day (August 5) with her band Florence + The Machine, but got in the spirit of the festival early and headed side of stage to watch the Sheffield band… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Two elderly men escape nursing home to go to German metal festival

The pair snuck out of their home to attend Wacken Open Air Two elderly men snuck out from their nursing home on Friday (August 3) to attend a German metal festival, according to reports. Wacken Open Air, which takes place in the northern German town of Wacken, took place this weekend (August 2-4). The festival has been described as the “biggest heavy metal festival in the world.” Deutsche Welle reports that… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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