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NME Festival blog: Joanna Page says the script for the ‘Gavin and Stacey’ Christmas special made her cry

Rehearsals have just begun on the upcoming special ‘Gavin & Stacey’ star Joanna Page has revealed more about the first stages of the show’s forthcoming Christmas Special, and said that the script made her cry. Speaking to The Daily Star,…

NME Festival blog: One major character won’t be returning for the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Sheridan Smith broke the news on Radio 2 this morning With the first episode of Gavin & Stacey for almost a decade hitting our screens this Christmas, one fan-favourite won’t be making a return. Sheridan Smith, who plays Rudi, the…

NME Festival blog: ‘New’ photo of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis at 1970s office Christmas party discovered

The snap was shared on a Facebook group for residents of Curtis’ native Macclesfield A “new” photo of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis has been unearthed and shared online. Radio presenter Geoff Lloyd shared the photo on his Twitter feed, writing…

NME Festival blog: Behemoth’s Nergal gives us his guide to having a very merry black metal Christmas

Within the rock sphere, few records have ruled 2018 quite like ‘I Loved You at Your Darkest’, the eleventh album of blackened metal titans Behemoth. It’s one of the year’s bleakest releases – heavy enough to go toe-to-toe with Godzilla,…

NME Festival blog: Behemoth’s Nergal gives us his guide to having a very merry black metal Christmas

Within the rock sphere, few records have ruled 2018 quite like ‘I Loved You at Your Darkest’, the eleventh album of blackened metal titans Behemoth. It’s one of the year’s bleakest releases – heavy enough to go toe-to-toe with Godzilla,…

NME Festival blog: The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas gets festive with new version of ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’

Have yourself a merry little Strokesmas… The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has unveiled a previously unreleased version of his single ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today.’ The festive offering was first released in 2001 as part of a now-legendary SNL…

NME Festival blog: Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Why do we not care about the Christmas Number One any more?

In this week’s festive edition of Pop is Not A Dirty Word, columnist Douglas Greenwood dissects the state of the Christmas Number One over the past few years and asks: does anybody actually care about that coveted chart moment anymore?…

NME Festival blog: Behold! The Gareth Southgate Christmas jumper is here

He’s an absolute snack, remember A Christmas jumper that celebrates Gareth Southgate’s famous World Cup waistcoats has gone on sale. In July, NME‘s El Hunt declared that the England manager is a “snack”, and that his collection of £65 Marks &…

NME Festival blog: Pale Waves kick off the festive season with cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’

It’s bringing a dark side to Christmas.. Pale Waves have sparked an early beginning to the festive season by releasing their own cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’. The Manchester band have recorded their own take on the track for Spotify’s…

NME Festival blog: Mariah Carey won’t play ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ until after Thanksgiving

The superstar has a rule when it comes to singing her famous track Mariah Carey has revealed she has a rule when it comes to performing her iconic Christmas track, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. The singer appeared…

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