Ringo Starr was inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on Saturday night (April 18). He might have been the last of the four Beatles to be inducted as a solo artist – the band themselves were inducted in 1988 – but that didn't stop him having a great time on the night, and very much looking like the life and soul of the party. Not easy when Miley Cyrus is in the room.
Written and directed by Carol Morley, sister of former NME journalist Paul, The Falling is a beguiling British film that follows a mysterious fainting epidemic at a girls' school in 1969. Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams stars as Lydia, the first girl to fall into a strange trance-like state before fainting midway through a routine lesson, while newcomer Florence Pugh makes an impressive screen debut as her charismatic best friend Abbie.
Could it be? Noel and Liam Gallagher have reached a "gentleman's agreement" to reform Oasis next year, according to a newspaper report this weekend. Noel, who has consistently said it's not going to happen unless someone gives him half a billion pounds/condoms/teabags, recently released the UK's fastest-selling album of the year. He also has his biggest ever solo shows to look forward to this summer. Why drop all that for a potentially bumpy, though lucrative, ride down memory lane, you might ask.
88-Keys counts rap A-listers Kanye West, Jay Z, Mos Def, The Pharcyde and Talib Kweli among his impressive list of collaborators, so picture our surprise when, in their recent NME cover story, Marcus Mumford, frontman of banjo enthusiasts Mumford & Sons, revealed he was working with the much sought-after producer on a new hip-hop project. We tracked down the New Yorker who confirmed the team-up is real and described their collaboration as “dope as fuck!” Chatting from his studio, Keys recalled meeting Marcus for the first time, working with th
"We're home, Chewie." With three words, J. J. Abrams yesterday sent shivers down the spines of hundreds of thousands across the globe. People who, still haunted by the horrors of those prequels, are daring to dream. Hopes weren't high for the upcoming Disney-released Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, after George Lucas' childhood-destroying early '00s trilogy. An 88-second teaser, released late last year, however, changed all that. Dark, enigmatic and pacey, it was everything that trilogy wasn't.