NME Festival blog: The Charlatans pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with ‘Head Rolls Off’ cover with Frightened Rabbit members

Grant Hutchison and Billy Kennedy joined Burgess on stage The Charlatans covered Frightened Rabbit last night (August 3) with Grant Hutchison and Billy Kennedy from the band to pay tribute to Scott Hutchison. While performing at Belladrum Tartan Heart festival at Beauly, Scotland, The Charlatans invited Grant and Billy on-stage. “I’m going to try and do the best we can”, Burgess said before announcing the name of… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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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 to give a songwriting award to someone who just seems to effortlessly radiate songs,” Tillman said after an acoustic rendition of ‘Ride’, adding of his counterpart: “but I know how hard you work and what you do and I think everybody else does”. Describing Del Rey’s talent as “singular”, Tillman continued: “You can take all the crack songwriters and put them in a bunker for […]

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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 of the California festival by playing Avicii’s 2017 hit ‘Without You’, citing the late Swedish DJ as the reason he got into EDM. “In honour of Avicii I want you to dance and sing along and let’s celebrate the life… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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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, the event quickly descended into chaos when it took place. The company behind it was later forced into bankruptcy. Appearing in court last week (March 6), McFarland… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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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 and Cattermole is now attempting to sell it once more. “There are signs of age as you would expect, it has been on display and it is 17 years [sic], the back of the neck and under the helmet and arms there are signs of age”, he wrote in the listing. He added: “This item is being re-listed due to a non paying winning bidder.” […]

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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) he discussed how musicians starting out today face a different climate to the one he had. He attacked the founders of Napster, the file sharing service which allowed fans to download music for free in the late 90s. “[Musicians starting out today] have a tough job, actually, because digital downloading, well, not digital downloading now in itself, but the result of Napster and things like that,” he […]

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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 her in 1997 while she was promoting Scream at Sundance Film Festival. Rodriguez dated McGowan from 2006 to 2009 and cast her as the female lead in… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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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 that moment below, via Pitchfork. Dylan previously issued a statement following Petty’s death earlier this month. “It’s shocking, crushing news,” he said. “I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.” In 1988, Petty and Dylan co-founded supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. They released two records […]

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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 and Father John Misty have all covered his music live. During their headline set at Austin City Limits festival on Sunday (October 8), The Killers played renditions of Petty’s tracks ‘American Girl’ and… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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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 and the LSU Tigers at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (which has a capacity of 90,000) yesterday (October 7), fans of the Gators began a mass singalong of Petty’s 1989 hit ‘I Won’t Back Down’. Petty’s home state was Florida, having been born in the city of Gainesville in 1950, and briefly worked at the University of Florida in his younger years. Tiger Rag editor […]

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