Tag: speech

NME Festival blog: Morrissey calls for “freedom of speech” and shares quote from Noel Gallagher in wake of ‘For Britain’ badge controversy

“Why do YOU not have freedom of speech? Or freedom to wear a badge on TV?” asked the former Smiths singer Morrissey has spoken out again on the response to his support of far-right party For Britain, seeming to accuse his critics of attacking his “freedom of speech” – while also sharing a quote about […]

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NME Festival blog: Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes proclaims “rock is alive” as he delivers emotional speech at All Points East

The band’s frontman was reduced to tears after admitting that rock was in fact not dead following previous comments he made about the genre. Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes delivered an emotional speech during the band’s headline performance at London’s All Points East festival, one that brought the frontman to tears as he admitted that […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch The 1975’s Matty Healy speak out against Alabama’s anti-abortion laws during passionate speech on women’s rights

“I believe it’s about the controlling of women.” The 1975’s Matty Healy has made a passionate speech about women’s rights at a music festival in Alabama, where he has also spoken out against the state’s recent controversial ruling which made all abortions illegal at any stage of a pregnancy. Earlier this week, musicians including Lady […]

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NME Festival blog: Killer Mike delivers powerful speech on murders in the black community at Nipsey Hussle vigil

“Your enemy don’t give a fuck what colour rag you wear, they’re gonna murder you in the streets” Killer Mike has spoken to a crowd about choosing to help communities rather than divide them with violence at a vigil held in Georgia for murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle. Rap soloist Mike, also known as one half of […]

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NME Festival blog: Kanye West iPhone pin during Donald Trump meeting, then heads to Apple Store for a speech…

He stood atop a wooden table and preached to customers… After meeting Donald Trump at the White House yesterday, Kanye West headed straight to an Apple Store in Washington. It’s believed that Kanye was in attendance for a Genius bar appointment, but he instead chose to stand atop a wooden table to deliver a “keynote” […]

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NME Festival blog: Pete Davidson hits out Kanye West’s SNL Trump speech: ‘Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jackass’

‘Make Kanye 2006 again’ Pete Davidson took to Saturday Night Live last night to hit out at Kanye West‘s recent controversial appearance, remarking that ‘being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jackass’. Watch his full speech below. Last week, West gave a speech at the end of the show, which was not broadcast. […]

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NME Festival blog: Dave Grohl dedicates Kerrang! Award to Chester Bennington with moving speech

‘I know what it’s like to lose somebody like that’ Dave Grohl used Foo Fighters‘ acceptance speech at last night’s Kerrang! Awards to pay tribute to the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Last night saw the Foos pick up the prizes for Best Live Band and Best International Act. During their speech for the […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Chance The Rapper encourage students to ‘surpass greatness’ in graduation commencement speech

Chance The Rapper delivered the commencement speech at Dillard University’s graduation ceremony today (May 12). The rapper was invited to speak at the New Orleans university, where he also picked up an honorary doctorate. During his speech, Chance encouraged the students present to “surpass greatness”. “Walk right up to the edge of what your heroes […]

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NME Festival blog: Years & Years’ Olly Alexander says he cried backstage at Glastonbury after much praised prejudice speech

The singer told fans to “shove a rainbow in fear’s face” during the band’s performance at the 2016 festival Years & Years‘ Olly Alexander has said he cried backstage after making a much praised speech about prejudice at Glastonbury 2016. The trio performed on the Other Stage at the Worthy Farm festival that year – […]

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NME Festival blog: Glastonbury say they wouldn’t let Theresa May give speech at festival

Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has stated that they wouldn’t allow Prime Minister Theresa May to give a speech at the event like Jeremy Corbyn did last year. 2017’s festival saw Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pull one of the biggest crowds of the weekend for his emotive speech at the Pyramid Stage. The festival also saw chants of “oh, […]

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