NME Festival blog: Good Charlotte announce huge UK show and share new single ‘Actual Pain’

Good Charlotte have announced a huge UK show and shared the first single from their forthcoming new album. The new album ‘Generation Rx’ is set to be released on September 14 and the band say their new material is inspired by pain and grief. “At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot,” […]

NME Festival blog: Snoop Dogg swapped out Matthew McConaughey’s fake weed for the real stuff on set at ‘The Beach Bum’

Matthew McConaughey has revealed that Snoop Dogg replaced his prop weed for real weed while the pair were filming ‘The Beach Bum’. The new Harmony Korine film sees McConaughey star alongside the rapper. In one six-minute scene, McConaughey’s character heads to Snoop’s Lingerie to get some “magic weed” to help with his writer’s block. McConaughey […]

NME Festival blog: Frightened Rabbit cancel First Incident festival and ask fans to donate ticket cost to charity

The money will go to the Scottish Association for Mental Health in Scott’s memory Frightened Rabbit have cancelled their First Incident festival in Glasgow following the passing of frontman Scott Hutchison.  The festival was an one day event held on June 1 at Galvanizers Yard in the city with performances from Hookworms, Dama Scout and Be […]

NME Festival blog: Return of The Mac! It’s Felix White’s new NME column

The former-Maccabee gives a rundown of all his musical adventures in this new monthly column Hello everyone and welcome to my new column for the NME, which I will be doing my best to put together every month. I’m imagining them to be a kind of collation of all the musical discoveries I have, almost […]

The Guardian festival blog: Public Health England warns of measles outbreak at music festivals | Music

Public Health England is advising attendees at summer music festivals to be vaccinated against measles, amid worries that the events could allow for the easy spread of an outbreak. In a statement, the government body said that music festivals “pose an ideal chance for the infection to spread quickly” and that “close-mixing environments such as […]

NME Festival blog: Garbage unveil acoustic version of ‘Medication’ from ‘Version 2.0’ anniversary reissue

Garbage have unveiled an acoustic version of ‘Medication’ from the upcoming reissue of their classic album ‘Version 2.0’. Hear it first on NME below. The album, which hit No.1 and featured the hit singles ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ and ‘Push It’, will be re-released on June 22 ahead of their UK anniversary tour. As well […]

NME Festival blog: Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt once ‘threatened to kill’ Harvey Weinstein

The actor has accused the disgraced movie mogul of “making a pass” at her in a hotel room meeting in 1995 Gwyneth Paltrow has said Brad Pitt once “threatened to kill” Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 60 women. He has “unequivocally denied” all allegations made against him. Speaking on […]

NME Festival blog: Will Smith raps about ‘Fresh Prince’ and marrying Rihanna in music comeback video

Will Smith has teased his musical comeback, sharing a behind-the-scenes studio clip that shows him rapping about Fresh Prince and marrying Rihanna. The actor/rapper hasn’t released an album in 13 years, but has been signalling his return to music for some time. Last year saw Smith reunite with DJ Jazzy Jeff for new track ‘Get Lit’. […]

NME Festival blog: Mac DeMarco announces European tour including UK dates

Mac DeMarco has announced details of a European tour for this autumn, which includes a trio of UK dates. The Canadian singer-songwriter is set to head across the pond in October, confirming shows in Russia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Belgium and Ireland. DeMarco will play UK dates in Manchester, Southampton and Belfast. These […]

NME Festival blog: Moses Farrow pens blog defending Woody Allen over sexual assault claims

Woody Allen’s adoptive son Moses Farrow has written a blog post, defending his father against his sister’s claims that the director sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. Allen was investigated in 1992 when he was first accused by Dylan and her mother and his ex-partner, Mia Farrow, but no charges were brought […]