NME Festival blog: Watch U2 perform ‘Dirty Day’ for the first time in a quarter-century

The ‘Experience + Innocence’ tour offers up another surprise U2 dusted off the track ‘Dirty Day’ for the first time in 25 years at a home city show in Dublin on Friday. Check out fan-shot footage below. With the band’s huge ‘Experience + Innocence’ tour set to draw to a close in Berlin next week (November 13), Bono and co. surprised fans with a ’90s deep cut from their experimental LP, ‘Zooropa’. The Brian Eno-produced album was released in 1993. The song’s appearance at Dublin’s 3Arena marked its first live-airing since the ZOO TV tour that same year. Ahead of the performance, Bono told the crowd about the band’s relationships with their fathers growing up in Dublin. “U2 was our way […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Chance the Rapper appear in a new video about the US midterms

The video explains the process of voting in the upcoming midterms Chance the Rapper has appeared in a new video which explains how to vote in the upcoming US midterm elections. Chance appears in the clip with Steph Curry, which featured on HBO’s ‘Pod Save America’. Both made a cameo appearance in Akilah Hughs’ ‘Democracy or Else’ clip. In the video, Chance admits that he hasn’t returned his ballot, something he is scolded for by Hughs:“Do you know how many people forget to mail their ballots back? A lot, Chance the Rapper. A lot, Steph the basketball guy…who I’m very happy switched from a goatee to a beard.” Chance then remarks, “That’s a beard?” before a full “explainer” begins, detailing […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Mahershala Ali take centre stage in tense ‘True Detective’ trailer

The third season of the crime anthology series will premiere in January A new trailer for the upcoming third season of True Detective has given more of a glimpse of its new star, Mahershala Ali, in action – check out the tense preview clip below. The crime anthology series will return in January 2019 – four years on from its second season, which starred the likes of Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams. The richly-acclaimed first season, which paired Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as the leads, came out in January 2014. After fans were given a first preview of Moonlight star Ali in character as detective Wayne Hays in a September trailer, HBO have continued the promotional trail for season […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers give a surprise Halloween performance at a high school

The band performed in costume for Halloween during a school assembly The Red Hot Chili Peppers gave a surprise performance at the high school where Chad Smith’s children attend today. Dressed up in costume, drummer Smith tweeted news about the performance earlier today (October 31), writing: “Who rocks out at 9:30a.m. at my kids school? We do!” You can watch a clip of the performance here: Who rocks out at 9:30am at my kids’ school?….We do! pic.twitter.com/O7Pza6iXnm — Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) October 31, 2018 The performance, taking place at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California, was part of an assembly celebrating Halloween. Each member of the band was dressed in costume. Smith wore a combined Guy Fawkes mask and Pope attire. Flea […]

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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 yesterday (October 25), Richardson is dressed in the trademark boiler suit and mask worn in the Halloween horror film franchise. Watch the full video below. Richardson pulls out an uncanny performance as Michael Myers, helped by the deep shadows and creepy lighting from a swinging lamp. He also shows off his incredible technical prowess, adding monster licks and arpeggios to John Carpenter’s 1978 composition. Carpenter spoke […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Cardi B whisper about ‘Bodak Yellow’ and motherhood in AMSR video

Cardi B is a fan of AMSR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response Cardi B has made an ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – video in which she speaks about her hit ‘Bodack Yellow’ and motherhood whilst whispering. ASMR is a trend currently sweeping YouTube and sees people whispering into microphones in an attempt to produce sounds that soothe. You can watch the video, made as part of a session with W Magazine, here: Award-winning artist and noted #ASMR enthusiast @IamCardiB whipsers about her chart-topping song ‘Bodak Yellow’ and motherhood while stroking a shag rug. Watch the full oddly satisfying video here: https://t.co/t2HeC1CigP Captured on a #Pixel3. pic.twitter.com/kmhTIQP7Ii — W magazine (@wmag) October 22, 2018 Whispers in my ears: Okurrrrrr. pic.twitter.com/dT88gI3S5S — […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Gorillaz play Blur’s ‘Song 2’ with Graham Coxon at LA’s Demon Dayz Festival

Jazz and soul icon George Benson also appeared as a special guest Gorillaz joined forces with Graham Coxon during their Demon Dayz Festival show last night (October 20) for a cover of Blur‘s ‘Song 2’. Check out footage below. The cartoon bunch released their latest album ‘The Now Now’ back in June. It followed 2017’s ‘Humanz’. In a four-star review, NME described the new LP as “a trim and… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Watch Wu-Tang Clan reunite to perform ‘C.R.E.A.M’ and ‘Protect Ya Neck’ on Kimmel

The group’s surviving members played classic tracks from ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ The surviving members of Wu-Tang Clan reunited on chat show ‘Kimmel’ last night (October 19) to play two tracks from their seminal debut album ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).’ The group’s living members, RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna, and Masta Killa, got together to play ‘C.R.E.A.M’ and ‘Protect Ya Neck’ live on the show – you can watch footage of the performance below. In place of the late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard, his son, Young Dirty Bastard, joined the rap collective on stage as part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough record. The performance was part of […]

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NME Festival blog: ‘Watch The Throne 2’ could be off as Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly sever ties with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

West had previously claimed the follow-up to his collaborative record with Jay-Z was “coming soon” Beyoncé and Jay-Z have reportedly severed ties with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, putting the likelihood of a ‘Watch The Throne 2’ album in jeopardy. West and Jay-Z released the original ‘Watch The Throne‘ album in 2011. The joint record featured the singles ‘Otis’, ‘Paris’, ‘H.A.M.’, and more. The ‘Ye‘ rapper had claimed a follow-up record was “coming soon” last month – an announcement that surprised fans given West’s previous insistence he would not record another track with Jay-Z. West had called his friend out in 2016, claiming he had been left off of Drake‘s ‘Pop Style’ because of “Tidal/Apple bullshit.” However, it now seems […]

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NME Festival blog: Watch Panic! At The Disco’s stunning ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ cover at the American Music Awards

“Brendon Urie is the best Male rock singer currently alive on earth.” Panic! At The Disco have won huge plaudits after an impressive cover of Queen‘s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at the American Music Awards last night. After previously covering the iconic track during their headline set at Reading & Leeds festivals last summer, the Brendon Urie band revived their cover once more for last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles…. READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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