NME Festival blog: Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello vows to “dry slap” Nigel Farage

“That son of a bitch better stop using RATM as an underpinning for his racist diatribes”. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has vowed to “dry slap” former Ukip leader Nigel Farage if he ever encounters him. Morello has long been a critic of the divisive Brexit campaigner – and previously branded him a “pissweasle” after he adopted the ‘Farage Against The Machine’ title for his LBC podcast.  In 2012, he also warned Farage against using ‘Killing In The Name of’ at Ukip Rallies. However, he’s now delivered perhaps his biggest threat to date as he responded to a fan in a Guardian webchat. “I am open to accidentally giving Nigel a dry slap, if I encounter him on […]

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NME Festival blog: Debt collectors provide update on the potential future of Bestival and Camp Bestival

The festival was recently revealed to be entering administration The company who loaned Bestival money prior to the festival entering administration have offered to buy the brand – saying that they hope to continue Camp Bestival, but remaining silent on the future of Bestival itself. Rob Da Bank’s annual music event launched in 2004 and has welcomed the likes of The Cure, Massive  Attack, Outkast and 

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NME Festival blog: BØRNS issues statement as more women accuse him of sexual misconduct

“I am both hurt and angered over the disturbing and false allegations” Singer-songwriter BØRNS has responded to online accusations of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour with a statement on social media. BØRNS – real name Garrett Clark Borns – posted a statement on Instagram in response to the accusations from multiple women. He wrote: “I am both hurt and angered over the disturbing and false allegations that have been spread over the past few days on social media. All of the relationships I have had were legal and consensual. They ended abruptly and that obviously caused hurt feelings, but for anyone to suggest anything beyond that is irresponsible.” A Twitter account called @exposing_borns has been tracking and sharing the accusations […]

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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: Dodie announces UK tour, new single ‘Human’ and EP release

The rising Epping singer’s third EP will arrive in January Dodie has announced details of her new EP ‘Human’, as well as a host of new UK and Ireland tour dates – see details below. The Epping singer-songwriter – real name Dorothy Miranda Clark – will release her third EP on January 18, with the release’s title track being released today (September 24). The video for ‘Human’ has also been made available to watch today. Directed by Hazel Hayes and starring dodie alongside Oscar Scott-White, you can check it out below. The tracklist for the ‘Human’ EP is as follows: 1. Arms Unfolding2. Monster3. Not What I Meant4. Human5. She6. If I’m Being Honest7. Burned Out The Human EP follows two […]

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NME Festival blog: Two people injured by rogue firework during Odesza festival set

One person was reportedly hit in the stomach, while another was struck in the eye The firework finale of Odesza’s set at Life Is Beautiful festival last night (September 23) reportedly misfired when a rogue rocket flew into the crowd, hitting two audience members. One person was allegedly hit in the stomach and the other person in the eye. Both festivalgoers were treated at the scene for minor injuries, according to… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: The Cure announce plans for huge 2019 Dublin gig

They’ve asked fans to “save the date” The Cure have announced their intention to play a huge gig in Dublin in June 2019. The long-running Crawley band celebrated their 40th anniversary back in July with a special show in London’s Hyde Park as part of the BST concert series. They also curated and played at this year’s Meltdown Festival. Read more: The Cure treat Hyde Park to epic and sprawling career-spanning… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Louis Theroux announces new three-part documentary series

It’ll be his first investigative mini-series for the BBC since his 2017 ‘Dark States’ programmes Louis Theroux has confirmed that he has a new three-part documentary series coming to the BBC this November. The much-loved documentarian’s latest venture hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by the broadcaster, but Theroux himself has spilled the beans on his next project. Speaking on the red carpet at The National Lottery Awards over the weekend, Theroux told The Sun that his next series would be hitting screens in less than two months’ time. “I’ve got a series coming up, it’s coming out in November,” he said. “I can’t say much about it – but it’s a three-parter and it’s set in America. [It’ll be on] BBC […]

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NME Festival blog: Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave played guitar on Eminem’s ‘My Name Is’

And it wasn’t even their first success in the world of hip-hop Chas Hodges, who has sadly died at the age 74, was a hip-hop legend (sort of). The guitarist will be best remembered as one half of Chas & Dave, the ‘rockney’ heroes whose knees-up hits include ‘Rabbit’, ‘Gertcha’ and ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’, but he’s also notable as a footnote in rap history. That’s because, somewhat bizarrely, they appear on Eminem’s breakthrough 1999 breakthrough hit ‘My Name Is’. Yes – that lilting, catchy guitar line is pure Chas Hodges, while Dave Peacock provides the bouncing bassline. Before they scored hits in their own name throughout the 1980s, the musicians were jobbing session players. In 1975, they played guitar […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Police search for man after alleged sexual assault at St Kilda Listen Out music festival | Australia news

Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a music festival in St Kilda on Saturday. The alleged assault occurred in the mosh pit for the main stage of the Listen Out festival at Catani Gardens about 8pm. Police say the female victim was dancing in the mosh pit when an unknown male began dancing behind her. “The female tried to move away from him but he has grabbed her by the waist and pulled her toward him,” Victoria police said. “The male then grabbed the victim around the neck and placed his hand inside the victims clothing and sexually assaulted her. The female has managed to elbow the male to his face and left the mosh pit […]

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