The moment the full Reading and Leeds Festival lineup drops is the same every year. The feeling's a bit like being a stressed-out kid in a sweetshop, and in the space of about thirty seconds the giddy glee caused by the massive variety on offer will give way to gut-wrenching realisation that sadly, you can’t have it all. Festival FOMO is a real affliction, no matter what your GP says. And unfortunately, at a festival as varied as Reading and Leeds, with its electric sprawl of massive names from the worlds of rock, hip-hop, dance and metal, it's pretty much unavoidable.
Last weekend, Ringo Starr became the final Beatle to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist - 21 years after John Lennon was given the nod, 16 after Macca and 11 years after George Harrison.
It's rare you get the chance to get a glimpse of where the biggest bands eat, sleep, drink and, well, do whatever else they get up to while they're out on the road…but thanks to Zig-Zag’s ‘Rolling with…’ you’re going to get to do just that. Off the back of the reception of their debut album 'The Balcony' Catfish & The Bottlemen are one of the hottest UK band's around. After beginning the year in Australia and Asia they've just come off their most successful UK headlining tour to date – playing to packed venues up and down the country every night.
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.