NME Festival blog: Kanye West sang Backstreet Boys with Mark Zuckerberg on karaoke

They did it their way Kanye West has posted a photo of himself with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg doing karaoke together. The rapper posted a pic of the pair holding microphones on his Twitter account which you can view below, declaring that the pair sang the Backstreet Boys’ 1999 hit ‘I Want It That Way’. We sang Backstreet Boys I want it that way pic.twitter.com/IzGHk7i7OP — ye (@kanyewest) November 15, 2018 Many took to Twitter to voice their approval with one user writing: “Imagine being in a room with Kanye West and Mark Zuckerberg and they start doing Backstreet Boys karaoke,” while another wrote: “Kanye West and Mark Zuckerberg singing ‘I Want It That Way’ together,” is a phrase I never even […]

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NME Festival blog: The six original Avengers take out full page advert to pay tribute to Stan Lee

“We’re grateful to represent a small part of your amazing legacy.” The six original Avengers have taken out a full page newspaper advert to pay tribute to Stan Lee. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth hailed Lee’s lasting legacy after the comic book icon passed away on Monday. “We acknowledge his creative contribution, the thousands of men and women it has long employed, the millions that will continue to be entertained, and above all, his inimitable wit, grace and humility”, the Hollywood Reporter advertisement read. “Stan, we love you, we will miss you, we’re grateful to represent a small part of your amazing legacy.” A very nice Stan Lee tribute ad from […]

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NME Festival blog: Dan Aykroyd gives another update on ‘Ghostbusters 3’

The movie – if it ever sees the light of day – would follow directly on from the 1989 sequel Dan Aykroyd has given an update on the current progress of Ghostbusters 3, confirming that there is still a “possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters”. The original Ghostbusters film – which starred Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis as the titular ghost-catchers – was released in 1984, with a sequel following in 1989. A female-led reboot of the franchise – starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones – came out in 2016. Aykroyd has spoken once again about the prospect of a follow-up to Ghostbusters II, with the actor – who […]

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NME Festival blog: Stan Lee’s daughter reveals they created one final super hero

“It’s very interesting. We still have a little trickery.” Stan Lee’s daughter has revealed that she worked with her father on a new character before his death earlier this week. The Marvel Comics icon died at the age of 95 earlier this week, after being rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. But as tributes continue to pour in, his daughter J.C. Lee says that the comic book legend has one more creation in store for the world. “We have been working on a character called Dirt Man”, she revealed in a new interview with TMZ. Stan Lee “The last little angel we’ve got tucked away is called Dirt Man. I said ‘Daddy please, no clatter, no steel […]

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NME Festival blog: Is this the end of U2? Bono says the band are “going away now”

The band finished their tour in Berlin tonight Bono alluded to what might be the end of U2, speaking onstage at the final date of the band’s ‘Experience + Innocence’ tour in Berlin tonight (November 13). According to fan account U2gigs, who regularly provide live coverage of the band’s shows, Bono addressed the crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. “We’ve been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and this last 4 years have been really something very special for us. We’re going away now…” he said. Bono: “we’ve been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and this last 4 years have been really something very special for us. We’re […]

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NME Festival blog: BTS criticised by Jewish human rights group after wearing Nazi style hats in photoshoot

They have been accused of “mocking the past” A Jewish human rights group has condemned K-Pop giants BTS, after photos emerged that showed them posing in Nazi style hats. In a statement, the Simon Wiesenthal Center accused the band of “mocking the past”, only a week after they dropped from Japanese TV over a t-shirt that appeared to depict the  atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The latest controversy comes after photos from a 2015 photoshoot were discovered. The photos showed the group posing in caps that bear the symbol of a notorious SS Units that controlled concentration camps. “Wearing a T-shirt in Japan mocking the victims of the … A-bomb, is just the latest incident of this […]

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NME Festival blog: All Points East confirms second headliner and more big names

Next year’s festival will once again take place in east London’s Victoria Park Bon Iver has been confirmed as the second headliner of London’s All Points East 2019, as well as announcing Mac DeMarco, First Aid Kit and many more. The sprawling 10-day music and entertainment festival will return for a second year next summer to Victoria Park in the Tower Hamlets region of the capital, with All Points East 2019 set… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Slipknot were “cracking” while making ‘All Hope Is Gone’, band announce 10th anniversary album reissue

There was huge tension in the band Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has revealed that he thinks the band were “cracking” when they recorded their fourth studio album, ‘All Hope Is Gone’. In an exclusive interview with Metal Hammer Magazine, Jordison joins Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan to discuss the making of their seminal record, which is 10 years old this year. It is being re-released next month. Taylor says that the band was at its “most fractious” at the time and that nobody was talking to one another. Slipknot “Everybody was going behind everybody’s back trying to make the album theirs,” he said. Jordison added that the stressful situation led to the group recording the heaviest record they could. “The […]

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NME Festival blog: Richard Ashcroft, George Ezra, Primal Scream, and more announced for 2019 Neighbourhood Weekender

The festival enters its second year Richard Ashcroft and George Ezra will headline Neighbourhood Weekender festival in Warrington next year. The second instalment of the festival will also see performances by Primal Scream, The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Slaves, The Charlatans, and many more acts. The festival takes place over the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, with tickets going on general sale this Friday,… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: ZZ Top announce UK and Europe dates for 50th anniversary tour

More shows are to be announced ZZ Top have announced three European shows for 2019, including a concert at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. The tour is planned to mark the band’s 5oth anniversary, and more dates are promised. The trio are currently scheduled to play Prague Rocks in the Czech Republic on June 19, Barcelona Rocks Festival on July 5, and Wembley Arena on July 12. Australian musician Jimmy Barnes is the… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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