NME Festival blog: A Marvel director wants Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp to lead an all-female Avengers movie

The Wasp is yet to appear in any Avengers films A Marvel director thinks Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp should be the one to lead an all-female Avengers movie in the future. Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed says it’s time for Lilly’s character to come to the forefront of the screen after her successful starring role in the recent film. Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyme became the ‘Wasp’ for the first time in Ant-Man and the Wasp, after Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang goes on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War. “I’d like her running things,” Reed told the Huffington Post. “I’d like to see her as the head of the all-female Avengers. “I know […]

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NME Festival blog: Alex Turner says he ‘likes the idea that he’d be making music’ in 40 years’ time

Could Arctic Monkeys be the next Rolling Stones? Arctic Monkeys‘ Alex Turner has said that he likes the idea that he’d be making music when he’s in his 70s – ‘whether that’s Arctic Monkeys tunes or not’. The band released their sixth studio album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ earlier this year (May 11). The LP went to Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart and has since been nominated for the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize. Speaking of making music in 40 years time, drummer Matt Helders told Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson, “I don’t know if I can play drums like this in 40 years time.” Frontman Alex Turner added: “I like the idea that I’d be making music, […]

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NME Festival blog: Here’s the weather forecast for Reading & Leeds Festival 2018

Find out what to pack next weekend Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 is set to kick off next weekend, welcoming headlining sets from the likes of Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings of Leon. But will it be a weekend for wellies or suncream and sunnies? Check out the latest weather forecast below. Taking place over Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 August, this year’s two-city festival will also see… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Elizabeth Banks will star in a new movie based on MTV’s 1986 “Win a Date With Prince” contest

She’ll tell the true-life story of Lisa Barber Elizabeth Banks will star in a new film that’s based on MTV’s 1986 “Win a Date With Prince” contest. ‘Queen for a Day’ is based on the true-life story of young motel chambermaid Lisa Barber, who won a date with Prince thanks to MTV’s competition. The contest also treated Barber to a Prince concert and film screening in her hometown. You can see Prince with Lisa Barber in the video below. The plot for the film comes from Chris Lee’s 2017 story for the Daily Beast, “When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen For a Day,” which details how, behind the scenes of the content, “coke-fueled chaos reigned.” Deadline reports that Prince […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Iggy Pop casually eat a burger in the new video from Death Valley Girls

Pop stars in the band’s video for ‘Disaster (Is What We’re After)’ Death Valley Girls have released a new video for their track ‘Disaster (Is What We’re After)’ and it stars none-other than Iggy Pop. It’s the first song to be taken from the Los Angeles band’s new album, ‘Darkness Rains’, out October 5 via Suicide Squeeze. The new video is an ode to the iconic ‘Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger’ short film, but instead sees Pop chomping down on a burger and proudly proclaiming that he’s listening to Death Valley Girls. Watch it below. “We’re strong believers in opti-mysticism and connecting with people through rock n’ roll,” Death Valley Girls said of working with Iggy Pop. “Having Iggy dig […]

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NME Festival blog: A Velvet Underground exhibition is heading to New York City

See movies, portraits, artwork, and more A Velvet Underground exhibition is heading to New York City and is set to feature some of the band’s best memorabilia including movies, portraits, artwork, and more. The Velvet Underground Experience was first shown in Paris in 2016, where it debuted alongside a concert that saw John Cale perform some of the Velvet Underground’s biggest songs with groups including The Libertines and Animal Collective. According to the band’s website, the exhibition will “contain six films, 350+ photos, 1,000+ objects, and a VR greenhouse featuring projections that recreate the atmosphere of the banana album artwork produced by Andy Warhol.” There will also be “concerts, special events, lectures, pop-up installations, fashion collaborations, art exhibitions, screenings, performances, […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch IDLES’ new video for ‘GREAT’

Taken from the band’s forthcoming new album IDLES have released a new video for their latest track ‘GREAT’. It’s the fourth track to be taken from the Bristol punks’ forthcoming new album ‘Joy As An Act of Resistance’ – out August 31. Sharing the new visual on their Twitter, the band wrote: “No shit, we could well be in for the biggest fucking of my lifetime but as a democracy; it’s all our fault, mine too. Long live the open-minded!” You can watch the video for ‘GREAT’ below. Speaking of the intention behind the video, director Theo Watkins said: “We wanted to play with the imagery of British nostalgia – make it look like a seaside postcard, smell like a […]

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NME Festival blog: Fever Ray has cancelled her set at Budapest’s Sziget Festival 2018

The artist was due to play at the A38 tent Fever Ray has cancelled her much-anticipated set at Budapest’s Sziget festival tonight (August 14). The festival kicked off on August 8 and has seen performances from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes. Fever Ray has cited illness for her cancellation. According to Hungarian site Index, the line-up for the A38 tent is now:  18:30 Nothing… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell says the band are “definitely gonna say goodbye for a while” once they finish their tour

Not before they hold a massive party, mind Wolf Alice have opened up about their hectic year, detailing their plans once the album cycle for ‘Visions of a Life’ is finished. The band released their second full-length album in September 2017, which NME described as a “vast improvement on an already supreme foundation.” Speaking to DIY, frontwoman Ellie Rowsell confirmed that they’ll be “having a party” to… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: It looks like The 1975 will be releasing a new single next week

It’ll be the second track taken from the new album It looks like The 1975 will be releasing a new single next week, after sending out a promotional note. It states that ‘On 15 August The 1975 release ‘TooTimeTooTimeTooTime”. It adds that ”TooTimeTooTimeTooTime’ is the second single from The 1975’s forthcoming third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’. The note also features the lyrics to the song, which you can see below. You wet my eyesBut I don’t mind itI tell you liesBut it’s only sometimesYou pick a fightAnd I’ll define it I swear that I only called her one timeMaybe it was two times?I don’t think it was three timesIt can’t be more than four timesI think we […]

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