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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Director George Miller On Making 2015's Most Thought-Provoking Action Film

When Mad Max: Fury Road sped into cinemas in May, NME called it [url=http://www.nme.com/reviews/various-artists/16075]"the most exhilarating film of 2015 so far"[/url]. Since then, director George Miller's high-octane chase movie has grossed $375 million at the global box office and become one of the most analysed blockbusters in recent memory. Everything from its punky aesthetic to its supposed feminist agenda to its freaky flamethrower guitarist has prompted a breathless internet thinkpiece. With Fury Road now being released on DVD and Blu-ray, NME sat down with Miller to find out his take on the theories surrounding the film.

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Listen To Ex-Hex's Rowdy Punk Cover Of The Real Kids' 'All Kinds Of Girls'

At the tail end of 2014, Washington trio Ex Hex (fronted by Wild Flag guitarist and riot grrl lynchpin Mary Timony) delivered one of the most gloriously unapologetic, straight up rock'n'roll records of the year in debut 'Rips'. It was the kind of album that always had a cigarette dangling from its mouth and never left the house without its leather and shades. It was, in essence, very fucking cool.

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Why Grimes' UK Tour Will Be The Best Live Event Of 2016

It's been three long years since Grimes - the other-worldly elfin queen of leftfield pop - delivered breakthrough album 'Visions', but now Claire Boucher is back with a tour that sounds every bit as boundary-pushing and bonkers as we've come to expect from the Montreal star. After scrapping an entire album and starting again, we can be assured that Boucher will finally be debuting some new tunes at the shows, but fresh material isn't the only reason you should be excited about the March dates. Here's why the return of Grimes is set to be 2016's most exciting live event.

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Radiohead's 'Kid A' Turns 15 – Relive Their Famous 'Big Top' London Shows From 2000

During Radiohead's fleeting, five-week 'Kid A' Tour in 2000, they spent three nights at London's Victoria Park, from September 23-25. In a Big Top tent, with Victorian-style tickets and posters (see below), the band played all but two songs from their unreleased album 'Kid A' – and some from 2001's 'Amnesiac' as well – which meant more than 50% of their set was formed of unreleased material. But their shrewd juxtapositions of old and new ('Paranoid Android' with 'Idioteque', 'No Surprises' with 'How To Disappear Completely', 'Just' with 'Everything In Its Right Place') proved they knew exactly what they were doing with their 8,000-strong crowd, turning the huge tent into an intimate space. See evidence of their showmanship below:

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