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Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014


NME Yes, it's actually going to happen. Noel Gallagher will be on Celebrity Gogglebox tonight. With Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, no less. "I can reveal to the nation that I will be on Celebrity Gogglebox – I'm taping it tomorrow with my good friends who just happen to be supermodels Naomi [Campbell] and Kate [Moss]," Noel recently told BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq.


Emma Barnett

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

How The Top 40 Music Chart Changed The Way We Do News In 2014

Listening to the Top 40 in my youth was important. Every Sunday afternoon I would faithfully load my blank cassette tape into my Hi-Fi, patiently wait for a song I liked and hit record with a military-like precision. It was an important music source for my beloved Walkman (and it became an early but paltry attempt at DJ-ing). It also secured me a certain level of cachet on the school bus. However, no matter how hard I tried, hitting stop at the perfect moment to ensure I avoided capturing the presenter’s voice on my tape was impossible.


Leonie Cooper

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Foo Fighters' Return Sees Dave Grohl And Co. At Their Most Visceral - The Verdict On The New Single

Over the past year artists have been clamouring to one-up each other when it comes to inventive ways of releasing music. We've had U2's iTunes debacle, Wu Tang Clan's multi-million dollar, lone copy of 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin', Beyonce's all-video album, Thom Yorke's Bittorrent record, Aphex Twin's deep web 'Syro' shenanigans and now comes perhaps the most thought-out and considered of them all; Foo Fighters' eighth, 'Sonic Highways'.


Jeremy Allen

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10 Awful Things About British Festivals That Should Take A Hike

As of this morning you can add native American headdresses to a list of items vendors are prohibited from selling at Glastonbury 2015 without prior authorisation. The list includes everything from booze and fags to candle flares and flags, and it got us thinking about other things that should be banned from festivals that are antisocial, offensive and above all REALLY ANNOYING! Now we don’t want to get too prescriptive here, but let’s be certain about this, there are clowns out there who need to be stopped.


Mark Beaumont

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spare The Smiths From Hall Of Fame Hell

Nominated for induction in 2015, The Smiths are an ill fit for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame... The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: the place where the light finally goes out. It’s rock's House Of Lords, where ancient relics of the rock age are inducted once doctors have confirmed that their primary creative functions have shut down for good. To be inducted is less an honour, more an invitation to a never-ending whist drive at the rock’n’roll retirement village.

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