NME Festival blog: Johnny Marr says he doesn’t ‘feel any need to stick by’ Morrissey

The legendary guitarist spoke about his former Smiths bandmate recently airing “hateful views” Johnny Marr has said he doesn’t “feel any need to stick by” Morrissey over some of the things he’s said recently. His former Smiths bandmate has caused controversy in recent months by lending his support to far right party For Britain, called […]

NME Festival blog: XXXTentacion’s family announce public memorial and viewing to take place this week

The rapper was shot and killed while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Florida earlier this week XXXTentacion‘s family have announced a public memorial and viewing for the rapper to be held this week. The musician, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, Florida […]

NME Festival blog: Eddie Vedder’s wife hits back at Melania Trump with response jacket at Pearl Jam show

The First Lady caused controversy by visiting detained children in a jacket that read: “I really don’t care. Do u?” Eddie Vedder‘s wife hit back at Melania Trump by wearing her own statement-making jacket onstage at a Pearl Jam show. The US First Lady caused controversy earlier this week (June 21) when she visited children […]

NME Festival blog: ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ cancelled after 27 years

The long-running TV show ran for a total of 4,000 episodes The Jerry Springer Show has been cancelled after 27 years on the air. The series was hosted by former politician Springer and was first broadcast in 1991. Now, The Associated Press reports that NBC Universal decided to quietly cancel the show this month. No […]

NME Festival blog: NOFX say they’ve had all their US shows cancelled after offensive ‘jokes’ about Las Vegas shooting

The band are still scheduled to honour their international commitments at this time NOFX say they have had all their US shows cancelled after making offensive “jokes” about last year’s Las Vegas shooting. The mass shooting at the city’s Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1 left 58 people killed and more than 500 injured. […]

NME Festival blog: Melt Festival 2018: Who not to miss in the City Of Iron

The German weekender might be one of the most underrated festivals of the year Held in the City Of Iron, Germany’s Melt Festival is an industrial paradise with a scenic lake view set off against huge coal-mining diggers. Couple that with their varied and brilliant line-up, and you’ve got a weekender that could low-key be […]

NME Festival blog: Olly Alexander on double standards of reactions to straight and LGBTQ performers: ‘As soon as I get on stage it’s ‘Think of the children!”

The Years & Years frontman says he was criticised for his Biggest Weekend performance being “too erotic” Olly Alexander has spoken out about the double standards between how straight and LGBTQ performers are received. The 27-year-old is the frontman of Years & Years, who will release their second album ‘Palo Santo‘ on July 6. Speaking […]

NME Festival blog: M.I.A. shares first look at poster and release date for ‘Matangi / Maya / M.I.A’ documentary

The film was premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year M.I.A. has confirmed the release date of her MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. documentary and shared the film’s poster. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and has since been shown at several other film festivals.   MATANGI / MAYA […]

NME Festival blog: Tom Holland ruined ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ for Chris Pratt

The ‘Spiderman’ star couldn’t keep the spoilers to himself Chris Pratt says Tom Holland ruined Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for him before he’d even read the script. The Guardians Of The Galaxy actor appears in the new dinosaur-based movie, in which he plays dinosaur researcher Owen Grady. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Pratt explained how Holland […]

NME Festival blog: Dua Lipa’s dad is putting on a music festival

Sunnyhill Festival will take place in August in the pop star’s hometown Dua Lipa‘s dad is organising his own music festival, with the first edition to take place this summer. Sunnyhill Festival will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo – the singer’s hometown – between August 10-12. Dua Lipa will headline the event alongside Action Bronson […]