Tag: Fun

NME Festival blog: Watch Fred Durst in new commercial that pokes fun at Limp Bizkit’s ‘Nookie’

Guess he doesn’t do it all for the nookie anymore Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst has appeared in a new CarMax commercial that makes fun of his band’s 1999 hit ‘Nookie’ – watch it below. The ad shows a defeated mother driving her kids around with ‘Nookie’ playing on repeat because the song is stuck in the […]

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NME Festival blog: Cher’s 2019 UK tour is ludicrously good fun. Give her the Glastonbury legends slot immediately!

We all know that great old joke: “The only thing that will be left after a nuclear holocaust is Cher and cockroaches.” But sadly, we don’t yet have conclusive scientific proof that Cher really is immortal. Either way, here’s the thing: Glastonbury definitely needs to book the singer, actress, TV host, Auto-Tune pioneer and gold-plated gay […]

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NME Festival blog: At 72, Iggy Pop is embarking on a late-period career high, and having all the fun, too – ‘James Bond’ track review

A few weeks ago, I, and a number of the NME team, caught Iggy Pop playing an early-evening set on one of the smaller stages at Madrid’s Mad Cool festival. It was, from the moment Pop bounded out on stage, shirtless and leathery, glossy of hair, bursting with energy, a total joy, one of those […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Sandbox Percussion / Astrid review – virtuosos bring the fun of the fairground | Music

The vibe for this year’s Vale of Glamorgan festival – celebrating its 50th anniversary – has been celebratory and upbeat, with Sandbox Percussion reinforcing the feelgood factor in their exuberant St David’s Hall concert. The virtuosic New York quartet play from memory, so attuned to each other that it all becomes performance art, utterly mesmerising […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Lena Headey proves a good sport as she makes fun of Cersei’s fate

Lego makes everything better, right? Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey has proved she’s a good sport after making fun of her character Cersei’s fate in a new Instagram post. While it appears many fans were unhappy with the fate of Cersei Lannister in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, the actress who played […]

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NME Festival blog: “It wasn’t fun to make stuff any more”

He also spoke about the possibility of a My Chemical Romance reunion… Gerard Way has opened up about the split of My Chemical Romance in a new interview, whilst also addressing rumours of a possible reunion. The emo outfit split in 2013, with rumours of a potential reunion circulating in 2016 when the band started to tease the 10th anniversary of […]

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NME Festival blog: Parklife Day 2: It’s not all “Parkalife” as headliner Skepta dominates and Confidence Man bring the fun (and hotpants)

While Liam Gallagher may have jokingly renamed the festival ‘Parkalife’, the Manchester weekender is far from a guitar-led nostalgia fest. The new generation of Manchester artists had been represented a day earlier with Levelz and the fast-rising IAMDDB bringing the party vibes, while such was Parklife’s pedigree for pop and grime that one teenager – […]

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NME Festival blog: Arctic Monkeys graffiti in Sheffield pokes fun at Alex Turner’s LA life

Graffiti has emerged in Sheffield, seemingly addressing Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner‘s new life in the US. Turner has been living in Los Angeles for the past few years, previously saying that he moved to the city because it is “built on rock ‘n’ roll”. The band’s new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ was […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Dirty beats, clean fun: Hong Kong’s unmissable music festivals | Travel

Most of us associate Hong Kong with gleaming skyscrapers, bustling industry and frantic markets. But a succession of homegrown and international music festivals are turning it from staid metropolis into a city of song. Clockenflap First and foremost of Hong Kong’s music festivals is the whimsically named Clockenflap. Starting out as a humble techno club […]

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NME Festival blog: Ricky Gervais makes fun of Paul Hollywood’s Nazi costume

This weekend, photos of Paul Hollywood in a Nazi uniform were published, causing a public outcry. The Great British Bake Off star has since apologized, saying: “I am absolutely devastated if this caused offence to anyone.” The 51-year-old said the pictures dated from 2003, when he went to a New Year’s Eve party as a […]

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