NME Festival blog: Watch Father John Misty pay tribute to Lana Del Rey and cover ‘Ride’

Father John Misty has covered Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Ride’. Scroll below to see footage. The singer-songwriter (real name Josh Tillman) was presenting Del Rey with the Global Impact Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday night (April 23) when he paid tribute to the star. “Well, it strikes me as vaguely ironic […]

NME Festival blog: Watch thousands of fans pay tribute to the late DJ Avicii at Coachella

The Swedish DJ was found dead on Friday (April 20). Thousand of fans paid tribute to the late DJ Avicii at Coachella this weekend. Avicii AKA Tim Bergling was tragically found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday (April 20) while on holiday with friends. He was just 28. Kygo ended his set at week two […]

NME Festival blog: Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has been ordered to pay $26 million back to investors

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland has been ordered to pay $26 million back to the festival’s investors. The failed festival hit headlines last year, after the first edition of the ‘luxury’ event soon turned into a dystopian nightmare in May. Despite promising punters luxury accommodation and a line-up that included the likes of Major Lazer, […]

NME Festival blog: S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole resells Brit Award on Ebay after winner fails to pay £66,000

S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole has relisted a Brit Award on Ebay after the previous winning bidder failed to pay £66,000. Earlier this month, Cattermole told NME how he was “delighted” to receive the huge sum for his 2000 Best Newcomer Brit Award. But it now appears that the buyer ultimately failed to cough up […]

NME Festival blog: Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: “People will pay for a book, but they won’t pay for an album”

The singer has spoken out about the struggle new musicians face in the wake of illegal downloads, and streaming services. Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson has spoken out about the current state of the music industry, highlighting the strain illegal downloading has put on musicians. Speaking to German music blog Comebackstage (there’s a ‘translate’ button on the page) […]

NME Festival blog: Robert Rodriguez says he cast Rose McGowan in ‘Grindhouse’ to “make Harvey Weinstein pay”

Director Robert Rodriguez has said that he knew of Rose McGowan’s rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein when he cast her in Grindhouse and that he made the decision to “literally make him pay”. McGowan is one of many women to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, allegations he “unequivocally denies”. The star claims that the Hollywood mogul raped […]

NME Festival blog: Watch Bob Dylan pay tribute to Tom Petty with ‘Learning To Fly’ cover

Bob Dylan has paid tribute to his former Travelling Wilburys bandmate Tom Petty during his latest performance. Petty died on October 2 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 66 years old. While performing in Colorado last night (October 21), Dylan took the opportunity to cover Petty’s 1991 single ‘Learning To Fly’. Watch footage of […]

NME Festival blog: Watch The Killers pay tribute to Tom Petty by covering two of his songs live

Las Vegas band covered the singer’s ‘American Girl’ and ‘The Waiting’ at Austin City Limits festival The Killers covered two Tom Petty songs in tribute to the late music icon over the weekend. Petty passed away a week ago (October 2) at the age of 66. Since his death, the likes of Coldplay, The National […]

NME Festival blog: Watch college football fans pay tribute to Tom Petty with mass singalong of ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Fans of the Florida Gators college football team paid tribute to the late Tom Petty with a stadium-wide singalong of the rock icon’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ yesterday – watch the rendition below. Petty passed away at the age of 66 on October 2 following a cardiac arrest. During a match between the Florida Gators […]

NME Festival blog: Watch Father John Misty pay tribute to Tom Petty with ‘To Find A Friend’ cover

Father John Misty is the latest artist to pay tribute to Tom Petty with a live cover. The US music icon suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in California on Sunday (October 1) and died in hospital a day later (October 2) at the age of 66. After Coldplay teamed up with REM’s Peter […]