NME Festival blog: Good Charlotte announce huge UK show and share new single ‘Actual Pain’

Good Charlotte have announced a huge UK show and shared the first single from their forthcoming new album. The new album ‘Generation Rx’ is set to be released on September 14 and the band say their new material is inspired by pain and grief. “At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot,” […]

NME Festival blog: Snoop Dogg swapped out Matthew McConaughey’s fake weed for the real stuff on set at ‘The Beach Bum’

Matthew McConaughey has revealed that Snoop Dogg replaced his prop weed for real weed while the pair were filming ‘The Beach Bum’. The new Harmony Korine film sees McConaughey star alongside the rapper. In one six-minute scene, McConaughey’s character heads to Snoop’s Lingerie to get some “magic weed” to help with his writer’s block. McConaughey […]

NME Festival blog: Moses Farrow pens blog defending Woody Allen over sexual assault claims

Woody Allen’s adoptive son Moses Farrow has written a blog post, defending his father against his sister’s claims that the director sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. Allen was investigated in 1992 when he was first accused by Dylan and her mother and his ex-partner, Mia Farrow, but no charges were brought […]

NME Festival blog: Amy MacDonald reveals regret of breaking news of Oasis split to the world

Amy MacDonald has said she regrets being the person who broke news of the Oasis split to the world. MacDonald was one of the artists performing at the Rock en Seine festival in 2009 when she saw a fight break out between Noel and Liam Gallagher backstage. “Oasis cancelled with one minute to stage time,” […]

NME Festival blog: Avicii’s funeral will only be open to the “people who he was closest to”

Avicii‘s family have announced that the DJ’s funeral will be a private event open only to people that were closest to him. The Swedish-native DJ and producer – real name Tim Bergling – passed away suddenly in Oman last month (April 20). The Grammy-nominated EDM star was 28 and reports claim the star took his […]

NME Festival blog: There’s going to be a ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady documentary

A new Twin Peaks documentary about the Log Lady is in the works. Titled I Know Catherine, the Log Lady, the authorized documentary will follow the life of actress Catherine E. Coulson, who sadly passed away in 2015. Coulson was best known for her role as Margaret Lanterman – the Log Lady – on Twin […]

NME Festival blog: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Live music festival has only sold 15% of its tickets

A festival billed as Jeremy Corbyn‘s “own Glastonbury” is struggling to shift tickets. According to the Huffington Post, only 15% of its ticket allocation has been sold, meaning only 2,500 tickets have been purchased the site’s capacity of 15,700 people. It’s set to held at the White Hart Lane Recreational Ground in Tottenham on June […]

NME Festival blog: Kurt Cobain’s iconic MTV Unplugged guitar given to Frances Bean’s ex in divorce settlement

The guitar that Kurt Cobain played during Nirvana‘s iconic MTV Unplugged session has been awarded to Frances Bean Cobain‘s ex-husband in a divorce settlement. Frances married Isaiah Silva back in June of 2014. The couple were together for five years and married for less than two when Frances filed for divorce in March 2016. While […]

NME Festival blog: Metallica say they have no regrets about their legal battle with Napster

Metallica have opened up about their legal battle with Napster, which saw the band sue the file-sharing service for copyright infringement back in 2000. They asked Napster to take down the entire Metallica catalogue, while also requesting that the users who had downloaded their music – around 330,000 members – be banned from the platform. […]

NME Festival blog: Lily Allen responds to claims she had sex with Liam Gallagher on a plane

Lily Allen has responded to her rumoured sexual encounter with Liam Gallagher. The pair are said to have joined the mile high club in 2009 when they shared an 11-hour flight to Japan to perform at Fuji Rocks Festival. The supposed event happened during the former Oasis frontman’s marriage to All Saints singer Nicole Appleton. […]