NME Festival blog: 19 artists we want to see headline festivals in 2019

This is an image 12 of 19 Why: It’s been a long wait for The Distillers to be back in lives, but their reunion announcement has been bittersweet so far with them only playing a handful of dates in the US. The UK needs you too, Brody and co!Where they could headline: Slam Dunk would be a great fit, or somewhere with more of a crossover interest like Boardmasters. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Moby announces new memoir, ‘Then It Fell Apart’

The book is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Porcelain’ Moby has announced details of a new memoir to be released next year, called Then It Fell Apart. The musician previously released a memoir in 2016 with Porcelain. The new book is said to be a follow-up to that release. In a press release, Then It Fell Apart is described as “a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle.” US late-night TV host Stephen Colbert is also quoted as saying: “Somehow this chronicle of a long, dark night of the soul also involves funny stories involving Trump, Putin, and a truly baffling array of degenerates.” Then It Fell […]

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NME Festival blog: Listen to Denise Welch call The 1975 her ‘pension’ and discuss the meaning behind their song ‘Nana’

The actor and TV presenter is the mother of frontman Matty Healy Denish Welch has spoken about The 1975 in a new interview, calling them her “pension”. The actor and TV presenter, who has appeared in the likes of Coronation Street, The Bill, Waterloo Road, and more, is the mother of the band’s frontman, Matty Healy. Welch is taking part in the Tracks Of My Years segment on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show all this week. On today’s (October 10) episode, she chose a song by her son’s band as one of her selections. After Bruce noted there was a connection between her and the group, she replied: “There is a little connection. I’m very proud of both my […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Watch The Throne 2’ could be off as Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly sever ties with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

West had previously claimed the follow-up to his collaborative record with Jay-Z was “coming soon” Beyoncé and Jay-Z have reportedly severed ties with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, putting the likelihood of a ‘Watch The Throne 2’ album in jeopardy. West and Jay-Z released the original ‘Watch The Throne‘ album in 2011. The joint record featured the singles ‘Otis’, ‘Paris’, ‘H.A.M.’, and more. The ‘Ye‘ rapper had claimed a follow-up record was “coming soon” last month – an announcement that surprised fans given West’s previous insistence he would not record another track with Jay-Z. West had called his friend out in 2016, claiming he had been left off of Drake‘s ‘Pop Style’ because of “Tidal/Apple bullshit.” However, it now seems […]

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NME Festival blog: Post Malone to make acting debut alongside Mark Wahlberg

The rapper is reportedly about to enter the movie business Post Malone is set to make his acting debut alongside movie veteran Mark Wahlberg, according to reports. The rapper released his second album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys‘ earlier this year. In a two-star review, NME said: “More of a stultifying moodboard than an album with something to say, [it] is a faded swirl of lean, flexing, custom whips, misogyny and occasionally – mercifully – heartbreak.” According to Variety, Malone has joined the cast of Netflix’s Wonderland – an adaptation of Ace Atkins’ novel Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland. He will join the likes of Wahlberg, Black Panther‘s Winston Duke, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Argo‘s Alan Arkin, and more in the movie. It has […]

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NME Festival blog: People aren’t very happy about ‘terrible’ ‘Peaky Blinders’ festival

Fans are looking into legal action over the event, which took place last month Angry fans are considering taking legal action against the organisers of the Peaky Blinders festival in Birmingham. The event, which took place in Digbeth between September 29 and 30, had promised fans the chance to be immersed in the TV show’s world, with Victorian-inspired street food, a vintage fairground, historical talks and more…. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Go behind-the-scenes on Enter Shikari’s ‘The Spark’ in new documentary ‘Content 2.0’

The film follows the band during the making of their latest album ‘The Spark’ Enter Shikari have released a new documentary, titled Content 2.0. The film gives fans an insight into the making of their latest album, ‘The Spark‘, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last month (September 22). In a four-star review, NME said of the record: “This is Rou [Reynolds]’ tempestuous tribute to a world on fire.” Content 2.0 was directed by photographer Tom Pullen and sees the band in all stages of the record-making process, from demoing the album’s tracks to laying down final versions in the studio and then taking the songs out to fans on tour and at festivals. Watch Content 2.0 below. Earlier this year, […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Are we good enough?’ – Twenty One Pilots open up about their insecurities

The duo are set to release their new album ‘Trench’ this week Twenty One Pilots have opened up about the insecurities they still feel, despite their global success. The duo, comprised of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, are set to release their new album ‘Trench‘ on Friday (October 5). Speaking to Kerrang!, Joseph explained the duo deal with the same questions about their abilities as everyone else. “There’s certain things that you work through, as a human,” he said. “Obviously, there’s things where it’s like, ‘Are we good enough to play music for a living? Are we good enough to write songs and show people what we’re made of?’ As things got bigger, there was some confidence instilled in us […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘He left his mark on me, just as a person’

The rapper said he spoke with the late star for three hours on FaceTime in February J. Cole has recalled a conversation he had with XXXTentacion before the rapper’s death. XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed on June 18 when trying to leave a motorcycle dealership in Florida. He was 20 years old. Speaking to Billboard, Cole discussed his limited relationship with the rapper. “I spoke to him on FaceTime one day in February for, like, three hours,” he said. “His management reached out to Ib[rahim Hamad, Cole’s manager] and asked if he could FaceTime me or call me. It was a super intense conversation. He left a mark on me, just as a […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder cover The Smiths with Johnny Marr

The Pearl Jam frontman also brought out Liz Phair during his headline set at Ohana Festival Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder joined Johnny Marr to perform a cover of The Smiths during the latter’s performance at Ohana Festival yesterday (September 29). The festival, which took place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, also saw performances from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Plague Vendor. During Marr’s… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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