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Who Will Headline Glastonbury 2017? We Round Up The Rumours

The mud probably still hasn't even settled on Worthy Farm yet and we're already speculating about next year's potential headliners. The rumour mill for Glastonbury Festival 2017 is well and truly in motion; as far back as this time last year, organiser Michael Eavis let slip that two thirds of the 2017 Pyramid Stage headliners were in place and bookmakers William Hill are releasing odds on the acts most likely to do the honours. Here are some of the possibles who might be on this year's bill.

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New Music Of The Day: Soccer96 – 'As Above, So Below' (NME Album Premiere & Track-By-Track)

Eleven days ago, Dan Leavers and Max Hallett were at the Mercury Prize ceremony, shortlisted for their album ‘Channel The Spirits’. They are, of course, two-thirds of The Comet Is Coming, who blew away the audience at Hammersmith’s Apollo with a blistering live performance on the night. On Friday (September 23), just over a week after the ceremony, the duo have put out a new album, ‘As Above, So Below’, under the mantle of their other project, Soccer96. Aka Danalogue and Betamax, the pair have produced a cosmic trip that they’re describing as a “two-man mission through a time-travelling tape machine equipped with an armoury of synths and drums.” Take a listen below, and underneath that, read their track-by-track introduction to the album, written exclusively for NME.

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Korn Again & Stiff Bizkit – The Nu-Metal Tribute Acts On Their Own Joint Tour

Korn and Limp Bizkit recently announced a joint headline tour that hits the UK in December. Weirdly, two of their UK tribute acts, Korn Again and Stiff Bizkit, are currently in the middle of exactly the same joint outing: the Family Values Tribute Tour. They started in June and finish, like Biz/Korn, in December. We spoke to the two tribute acts about their idols, nu-metal, and sleeping next to dead pigeons…

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'No Racism, No Sexism, No Homophobia' - Why Afropunk Festival Is So Important

Last weekend Afropunk held its first event in the UK, and if you’ve not heard of Afropunk, there are many, many reasons why you should. Founded in Brooklyn in 2005 – and taking its name from a 2003 documentary that looked at the black experience in the largely white world of punk - it has since become one of the most important events on the American festival calendar, and its arrival in London couldn't have come soon enough.

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The Walking Dead's Tom Payne: 'Season Seven Is A Turning Point For The Show" – Q&A

The Walking Dead – currently the most popular series among 18- to 49-year-olds in the USA –returns to screens on October 23, and today (September 26) the season six DVD is released. Ahead of the biggest season yet on the survival/horror zombie show, NME spoke to one of the newest fan-favourites, Tom Payne, a British actor who joined the show in the middle of season six to play Paul 'Jesus' Rovia (a ninja trickster who looks a bit like Jesus).

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We Bet You Thought All These Bands Had Split Up

There comes a time in nearly every band's career when they face the prospect of falling out of the limelight and fading into obscurity and irrelevance. Sometimes they'll jump before they're pushed, splitting up rather than trying to keep going. Often they'll just go quietly on until everyone but their biggest fans have forgotten they're still together, only to surprise us all 12 years later with the announcement of a new album or tour and causing you to Google just what it is they've been doing all this time.

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