NME Festival blog: Childish Gambino in dispute with former label over streaming royalties

Glassnote Records have confirmed that there is no lawsuit against the artist: “We are not claiming Donald Glover screwed us out of anything.” Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) is not being sued by his former label, contrary to previous reports. Last week (July 6), TMZ reported that Glassnote Records had filed a suit against the ‘This […]

NME Festival blog: Drake replaces DJ Khaled as surprise headliner at Wireless 2018

‘Literal dream come true’ Drake replaced DJ Khaled as a surprise headliner at London’s Wireless Festival this evening (July 8). Check out footage below. Khaled was scheduled to headline the closing night of the Finsbury Park event – cancelling at the last minute due to ‘travel issues’. Billed as ‘DJ Khaled and Friends’, the show would have […]

NME Festival blog: Zayn Malik unveils sleek cover of Elvis’ ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ – listen

The singer’s second album is coming soon… Zayn Malik has released a cover of Elvis Presley‘s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ – check out the track below. The former One Direction pop star is set to release his second solo album this year. It will follow 2016’s ‘Mind Of Mine’. In a four-star review, NME […]

NME Festival blog: XXXTentacion signed $10 million album deal before his death

The rapper died last month XXXTentacion reportedly signed a $10 million album deal prior to his death last month. The Florida rapper was shot dead as he was departing a motorcycle dealership on June 18. He was 20 years old. Suspect Dedrick Williams has already been arrested on murder charges, while detectives are also looking to […]

NME Festival blog: Swim Deep are working on a third album with new band members – “It’s happening”

The band will air music from LP 3 during a performance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival later this year Swim Deep have confirmed that they are working on their third LP with a new band line-up. The Birmingham band released their second album, Mothers, back in 2015. NME described the ‘Where The Heaven Are We‘ follow-up […]

NME Festival blog: Two Fyre Festival attendees awarded $5million in damages

Billy McFarland is now facing a number of civil suits following last year’s shambolic music event Two attendees of the controversial and failed event Fyre Festival have been awarded $5million in damages. The chaotic festival hit headlines last year. Advertised as a ‘luxury’ music event featuring first-class accommodation, Fyre Festival soon descended into a dystopian […]

NME Festival blog: Tom Grennan announces world record attempt for most live gigs in 12 hours

The rising star will perform in 10 small towns on July 11 – is yours on the list? Tom Grennan has announced that he’s going for a Guinness World Records title – attempting to perform the most live shows in 12 hours across various small towns. The rising artist is set to release his debut […]

NME Festival blog: The Cramps drummer Nick Knox has died, aged 60

RIP The Cramps drummer Nick Knox has died at the age of 60. John D Morton confirmed the news on his official Twitter. Knox – born Nicholas Stephanoff – had played in the Electric Eels with Morton before becoming a member of the influential punk outfit. “My friend Nick Knox shuffled off the mortal coil last […]

NME Festival blog: Lily Allen dedicates ‘Fuck You’ to Piers Morgan, covers Cher at London show

Lily Allen dedicated ‘Fuck You’ to Piers Morgan and covered Cher’s hit ‘Believe’ during a show at London’s Heaven last night (June 9). Check out footage below. Celebrating the release of her new album ‘No Shame‘, the ‘Smile’ singer took to the stage for a special G-A-Y show. During the gig, she is said to […]

NME Festival blog: Eminem criticised for use of gunshot sound effects during Bonnaroo set

“I’ve never felt more traumatized and ready to panic. Completely inappropriate,” said one attendee Eminem is facing criticism from festival-goers after he caused panic by using “realistic” gunshot sound effects during his Bonnaroo festival show. The rapper headlined the event in Manchester, Tennessee last night (June 9). The Killers and Muse also top the bill for […]