Tag: iconic

NME Festival blog: D’oh-hemian Rhapsody: ‘The Simpsons’ recreate Queen’s iconic Live Aid show in new episode

Homer’s been given a Freddie makeover… Queen‘s historic performance at Live Aid has been recreated in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. Check out the preview image below. The hit animated series returned for its 31st season last Sunday (September 29) and will continue tomorrow (October 6) with ‘Go Big or Go Homer’. Now, it’s […]

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NME Festival blog: Prince’s iconic ‘1999’ album reissue to contain 35 previously unreleased tracks

Unreleased concert footage is also included Prince‘s classic album ‘1999’ is being reissued and will contain 35 previously unreleased tracks. See more details and the full tracklist below. The iconic record – featuring ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, and ‘Automatic’ – will arrive on remastered, expanded formats on November 29. It’s being released via Warner Records […]

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NME Festival blog: How the kids took back the iconic festival

On Saturday afternoon, Billie Eilish may well have drawn one of the biggest ever crowds Reading Festival has ever seen. The US sensation was originally booked to play the BBC Radio 1 Tent before getting bumped up to the Main Stage. It’s a good job, because it looked like every school-leaver in the country had […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Cobain’s iconic Reading Festival hospital gown is up for auction

“It represents the Nirvana frontman at his finest and most sardonic.” The hospital gown worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana‘s legendary Reading Festival set is expected to sell for more than £40,000. The singer was memorably pushed on to the stage in a wheelchair at the 1992 headline set, which has gone down in history […]

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NME Festival blog: Ja Rule wants to host another “iconic” event despite failure of Fyre Festival

“In the midst of chaos is chance.” Ja Rule has revealed how he hopes to stage another “iconic” event, despite the catastrophic failure of Fyre Festival. The rap mogul was heavily involved in the ill-fated 2017 event, which saw wealthy festival-goers becoming marooned in the Bahamas after a lack of basic provisions saw it descend […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch ‘Michael Myers’ play a heavy metal version of the iconic Halloween theme tune

Of course Michael Myers would be a metalhead… Guitarist Jason Richardson has donned the iconic Michael Myers mask from seminal horror film ‘Halloween’ to reveal his heavy metal reworking of the film’s theme tune. Richardson has previously played with both deathcore band Chelsea Grin and metalcore group Born Of Osiris. In the new video released […]

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NME Festival blog: Jack White donates $30,000 to restore iconic house from 1980s film ‘The Outsiders’

The building has been bought by House of Pain founder Danny O’Connor Jack White has donated $30,000 to help preserve the iconic house featured in classic 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film ‘The Outsiders’. The house in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been the focus of a fundraising appeal to transform it into The Outsiders House Museum. The Press Herald revealed […]

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NME Festival blog: Weezer have been recreating their iconic ‘Buddy Holly’ music video on stage

Happy Days. Having recently kicked off the latest summer leg of their tour, Weezer have been using the opening of the show to recreate their iconic video to their classic single ‘Buddy Holly’. Check out footage from the show below. Proceedings begin with the Happy Days theme tune,  before the character Al Molinaro tells the crowd: “Okay, […]

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NME Festival blog: Prince’s iconic Yellow Cloud guitar auctioned off for $225,000

Fans had a chance to get their hands on over 150 pieces of memorabilia in New York yesterday Prince‘s custom-made Yellow Cloud guitar has been auctioned off for a huge $225,000 (£167,000). A memorabilia auction took place at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe yesterday (May 18), with fans of His Royal Badness bidding on […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Cobain’s iconic MTV Unplugged guitar given to Frances Bean’s ex in divorce settlement

The guitar that Kurt Cobain played during Nirvana‘s iconic MTV Unplugged session has been awarded to Frances Bean Cobain‘s ex-husband in a divorce settlement. Frances married Isaiah Silva back in June of 2014. The couple were together for five years and married for less than two when Frances filed for divorce in March 2016. While […]

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