NME Festival blog: Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets announce UK tour

The supergroup features members of Spandau Ballet and The Blockheads Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have announced another UK tour for 2019. Check out the full schedule below. The supergroup, who lifted their name from Pink Floyd’s second album, visited London for a run of intimate shows in May. Taking to the stage at Camden’s Dingwalls and The Half Moon in Putney, the dates marked Mason’s first live performances since the Olympics’ closing ceremony in 2012. This week, the group will conclude a string of larger shows at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. Saucerful Of Secrets will return for more live shows in April and May 2019. The tour will conclude with two gigs at London’s Roundhouse on […]

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NME Festival blog: Bestival’s future uncertain as event faces administration

Its sister event Camp Bestival will also be affected Bestival‘s future could be in jeopardy, with reports suggesting that the company behind the festival is being put into administration. Rob Da Bank’s annual music event launched in 2004 and has welcomed the likes of The Cure, Massive Attack, Outkast and Florence & The Machine as headliners. Originally taking place in the Isle of Wight, the festival relocated to… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On The Run II show interrupted by stage invader

The Carters are currently touring their joint show in the US Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s On The Run II show in Atlanta was interrupted by a stage invasion on Saturday night (August 25). Police have now charged a 26-year-old man following the incident – you can see fan-shot footage of the moment below. The Carters are currently touring North America in support of their joint album ‘Everything Is Love’ following a run of huge UK stadium shows in June. NME described the show as “a two-hour masterclass from a pair of icons who are seemingly hell-bent on proving that love conquers all“. On the first of two nights in Atlanta over the weekend, a man managed to make his way onto […]

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NME Festival blog: The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard likens band’s ‘playful’ new LP to their debut, recalls getting ‘booted off’ stage at first Reading & Leeds

The Brighton lads are set to release their fifth LP next week The Kooks‘ frontman Luke Pritchard has discussed the band’s “experimental” and “playful” new album, while recalling the time he got “booted off” stage at their first-ever Reading & Leeds. Check out our video interview above. The Brighton four-piece performed at Reading Festival on Friday evening (August 24). The show came ahead of their fifth record,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz says he’d ‘love’ the band to explore a Jamaican, ‘dancehall-y’ sound

The bassist also discusses no longer living in a ‘monoculture’ Pete Wentz has said that he would “love” Fall Out Boy to explore a “dancehall-y” sound as he discussed genre, the band’s longevity, and no longer living in a ‘monoculture’. Check out NME‘s interview from Reading 2018 above. The band, who released their surprise EP ‘Lake Effect Kid’ earlier this week, topped the bill at this year’s Reading & Leeds…. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker says he wants to work with ‘god-like’ Daft Punk

Our Kev’s been busy with some impressive projects recently Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker has cited Daft Punk as potential future collaborators, as he discussed his recent projects with the likes of Kanye West, Travis Scott, and Rihanna. The ‘Let It Happen’ artist recently revealed that he would be “very disappointed” if the ‘Currents’ follow-up didn’t emerge by next summer. Parker also spoke about his desire to headline Glastonbury‘s Pyramid Stage. Away from Tame Impala, however, the musician has worked on a number of high-profile collaborations of late. He contributed to Kanye West’s ‘ye’, gained a composer and lyricist credit on Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld‘, and has worked with Mark Ronson and SZA. Earlier this year, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Dua Lipa also said […]

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NME Festival blog: Here’s Pearl Jam covering David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’

The 1974 tune is the latest of many recent live covers from the band’s current tour Pearl Jam covered David Bowie‘s ‘Rebel Rebel’ during their show in Chicago last night (August 18). Check out footage below. Eddie Vedder and co. were performing at the city’s Wrigley Field venue, where they are due to play again this evening (August 19) and tomorrow (August 20). During their current tour, the Seattle rockers have offered their own spin on a number of classic tracks. At their hometown shows earlier this month, they covered the likes of Chris Cornell, The White Stripes, Neil Young, and The Beatles. Now, the group have taken on David Bowie’s 1974 ‘Diamond Dogs’ anthem ‘Rebel Rebel’, kicking off their […]

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NME Festival blog: Winona Ryder thinks she married Keanu Reeves for real during filming of ‘Dracula’

The goth couple could have been wed for 25 years Winona Ryder has said that she could be married to Keanu Reeves in real life after the pair were wed by a real priest in Dracula. The Stranger Things actor starred alongside Reeves in the 1992 film, which was directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. The gothic-horror flick also features Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins. Now, while promoting their upcoming film Destination Wedding, Ryder has claimed that herself and Reeves could accidentally be husband and wife to this day. “We actually got married in Dracula,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life.” “In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she […]

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NME Festival blog: “Thumb-erlievable banter” – Example gives fan backstage tickets to RiZE Festival as an apology for insulting his looks

The musician didn’t take criticism of his new tune very well Example gave a fan backstage tickets to RiZE Festival this weekend after saying that he looked like “a beard had been drawn on a thumb” on Twitter. The musician – real name Elliot Gleave – released his nine-track mixtape ‘Bangers & Ballads’ on Friday (August 17). Responding to the single ‘Show Me How To Love’, fan James Hart posted on Twitter:… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: ‘Batwoman’ star Ruby Rose deletes Twitter amid casting criticism: “If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone”

“When women and minorities join forces we are unstoppable,” the actor posted before leaving the platform Ruby Rose has deactivated her Twitter account and Instagram comments after facing a backlash for being cast as Batwoman in the upcoming movie. The titular superhero character, also known as Kate Kane, was first introduced into the DC Extended Universe in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman. However, she was reintroduced in 2006 as a lesbian of Jewish descent. Rose recently said that landing the role was “a game-changer”, adding that she “kept spontaneously crying” after hearing the news. “I feel like the reason I got so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone […]

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