"I am both hurt and angered over the disturbing and false allegations"
Singer-songwriter BØRNS has responded to online accusations of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour with a statement on social media. BØRNS – real name Garrett Clark Borns – posted a statement on Instagram in response to the accusations from multiple women. He wrote: “I am both hurt and angered over the disturbing and false allegations that […]
Flight of the Conchords performed their new song ‘Father and Son’ on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ahead of their HBO special. The New Zealand comedy duo – featuring Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement – debuted the ballad-with-a-twist on the late night show on September 24 but UK audiences will have heard the track during the […]
The disgraced comedian must also register as a sex offender
Bill Cosby has been sentenced to serve 3-10 years in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. Additionally, Cosby, 81, must now register as a sex offender, which means he has to undergo mandatory counselling and notify any neighbours and nearby schools of his registration status. He was also ordered to pay […]
Former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks will return to the stage to showcase his book and accompanying album, The Gritterman. Check out the full schedule below. Read More: The Maccabees turn Ally Pally into an emotional wreck at poignant, celebratory final ever show The musician published his debut novel last year following The Maccabees’ split. In the […]
Spotify is now offering its users unique playlists based on their DNA. Listen to playlists created by NME staff on Spotify Allowing members to input results from the AncestryDNA website, the streaming platform will generate selections of music based on their genetics and family tree. The update will “encourage [Ancestry’s] audience to explore the soundtrack of their […]
Let's hope Championship Vinyl is still open in this adaptation
Zoe Kravitz has been announced as the star of a new series adaptation of Nick Hornby’s classic book, and the film High Fidelity. In a neat twist, Kravitz’ mum Lisa Bonet starred in the film version opposite John Cusack, as the impossibly cool Marie De Salle. The 10-episode series will reimagine the story of navel-gazing music store […]
"Me and peas have had no relationship for decades"
The Coral have taken aim at Richard Ashcroft with a spoof of the Verve musician’s recent drugs denial. Check out the video below. Read More: Richard Ashcroft thinks he’s the only solo act that can support Oasis Over the weekend, Ashcroft was accused of dropping a package of drugs from his pocket during an appearance on Soccer […]
"I think he spotted in Scott a kindred soul... in terms of the demons he was fighting"
David Bowie tried to reach out to Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland shortly before they both died. Bowie approached MTV host Matt Pinfield in 2015 to pass on a message for the troubled singer to get in touch. Pinfield describes the interaction in his book All These Things That I’ve Done: My Insane, Improbable Rock Life. Weiland […]
"Can’t wait to bring it to you in the coming months"
Cameron Crowe has announced that he is adapting his Oscar-winning film Almost Famous into a new stage musical. The 2001 coming-of-age film was based on Crowe’s own experiences in the early 1970s when he was a teenage music journalist for Rolling Stone, touring with rock bands Led Zeppelin, Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Crowe won the Academy Award […]
The supergroup features members of Spandau Ballet and The Blockheads
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have announced another UK tour for 2019. Check out the full schedule below. The supergroup, who lifted their name from Pink Floyd’s second album, visited London for a run of intimate shows in May. Taking to the stage at Camden’s Dingwalls and The Half Moon in Putney, […]
The rapper reassured fans his health scare wasn't drug-related
Lil Xan has revealed that his recent hospitalisation was due to eating “too many hot Cheetos”. Yesterday (September 24), the rapper concerned fans by posting an image of himself in the back of an ambulance. Later, he streamed a message to his followers via Instagram Live – explaining that his hospital visit wasn’t a result […]
"It was about assessing whether I am really truly of the mind to attack the President – which of course is absurd."
David Cross – the renegade comic genius known for (among many, many other things) playing Dr. Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development – brings his new stand-up show ‘Oh Come On’ to the UK this week. NME caught up with the 54-year-old to talk Julian Casablancas’ kissing technique and how a joke that got the Mormon […]
"The nature of the work means that there is no alternative to a full closure"
London’s KOKO venue has been temporarily closed while “structural remedial work is carried out”. The grade II-listed Camden venue closed it’s doors on September 21. A number of events in September and October have been cancelled while a few shows have found new venues. Dreadzone’s gig on September 27 will now take place at Islington […]
"There’s a hell of a lot of responsibility to work with something that’s so cherished"
Peter Hook has defended his upcoming concert to perform Joy Division classics with the Manchester Camerata orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Check out ticket details and our interview with Hook below. Following his previous work on Haçienda Classiçal, Hook will once again be teaming up with Manchester Camerata – this time to curate and orchestrate […]
Sean Gunn has confirmed Disney will use James Gunn's script: "I know that they have every intention of using the script that my brother wrote"
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 may only have just come out, but there’s already plenty of information already in circulation about the third film in the Marvel series. Here’s everything there is to know so far. Recent updates: Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3 will use James Gunn’s script, says Sean Gunn Dave Bautista has […]
"For the record, we would like to clarify that Chas did not die of cancer"
British singer-songwriter Chas Hodges from musical duo Chas and Dave died at the age of 74 on September 22. Chas Hodges’ family released a statement today (September 25), clarifying his cause of death as pneumonia. The statement read: “Chas’s wife Joan, his children and Dave have been overwhelmed by the many thousands of messages of love […]
The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been revealed – and it offers a connection to Harry Potter that we never saw coming. The sequel is set for release next month and sees Eddie Redmayne returning as magizoologist Newt Scamander once more. In the final trailer, he’s seen trawling the streets […]
Good news for true crime addicts: the makers of Netflix show Making A Murderer have confirmed that production has begun on six new episodes. The original 2015 documentary series focused on the real-life murder of Teresa Halbach, and the 2007 trial that saw Steven Avery and his nephew Brendon Dassey convicted of her murder. The show […]
A new Game of Thrones tour will let fans visit some of the show’s iconic sets in Northern Ireland for the first time. READ MORE: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Release date, casting, trailers and theories As filming draws to a close on the show’s eighth and final season, some of the show’s most recognisable […]
Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes has revealed how the acclaimed documentary Wild Wild Country inspired the lyrics and video for their new single ‘Mantra’. Watch our ‘Song Stories’ video with Sykes above Taken from the band’s upcoming new album ‘Amo‘, ‘Mantra was born from an old house sample that Sykes found before it evolved […]
Idles and King Princess are among the leading acts as Later….With Jools Holland returns to screens tonight. The iconic BBC Two music show returns at 10pm – and it’s promising a suitably impressive line-up for its 53rd series. Idles will make their debut on the show, alongside 19-year-old Brooklyn singer King Princess. They’ll be joined […]
"As a woman, I'm not meant to be an angel or a saint or a martyr or to have faultless encyclopaedic answers all the time"
Lily Allen has written an emotional response to Twitter trolls attempting to silence her, arguing that she refuses “to be bullied or backed into a corner”. Allen has often come under fire on sociably, most notably in 2016 when she ‘apologised on behalf of the UK’ after witnessing the appalling conditions for child refugees in […]
Pete Davidson has described Chevy Chase as a “fucking douchebag”, after the former Saturday Night Live comedian criticised the very show that helped him make his name. In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Chase criticised the modern ensemble cast of the popular show – having made his debut in 1975 alongside the likes […]
"It was the most profound experience I've ever had"
The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has discussed how equine therapy helped him to beat his heroin habit during a stint in rehab ahead of the band’s new album. Read more: A Brief Inquiry Into The 1975 – The NME Big Read Healy had previously revealed he undertook a stint in a Barbados rehab clinic ahead […]
The MOBO Awards will take a break in 2018, as organisers plan to reshape the ceremony ahead of its return next year. The ceremony, which began in 1996, has become a major force in championing urban music – with Craig David and Stormzy emerging triumphant last year. Check out the full list of MOBO 2017 […]
Jarvis Cocker reportedly refused to wear the ‘Bargain Hunt’ uniform in an upcoming special episode in which Pulp take on the Happy Mondays. As part of BBC Music Day on Friday September 28, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker with Pulp’s Candida Doyle will battle Bez and Rowetta Idah from Happy Mondays on BBC to make the most profit from […]
Oasis have reportedly been offered a lucrative sum to reunite for a massive show at Dublin’s Slane Castle. The iconic band last played the Emerald Isle in June 2009, only months before their acrimonious split. But as the demand for a reunion grows stronger after almost a decade, Irish promoters MCD have confirmed that a […]
NME’s two audio channels are now available to listen to on DAB Radio in London. Broadcasting 24/7, our two channels NME 1 and NME 2 have been bringing you the best in brand new tunes and stone cold classics around the clock – from emerging and established acts. Now, the station can now be heard […]
The release date has been confirmed for Birds of Prey, which sees Margot Robbie return as Harley Quinn. The DC Comics movie will be directed by Cathy Yan and is scheduled to hit cinemas on February 7 2020. It follows the adventures of Harley Quinn post-Suicide Squad, as she teams up with Black Canary and […]
Eminem‘s Machine Gun Kelly diss track ‘Killshot’ is set to debut at No.3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The diss track marks Eminem’s biggest response to date in his ongoing feud with Kelly. It comes after Eminem initially stoked the flames on surprise album ‘Kamikaze’, leading Kelly to respond with his own diss, ‘Rap […]