Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week's new haul includes a Tame Impala tote bag and an Epiphone Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metalbody guitar. TOTE BAG: Tame Impala Get ready for the Aussie psych band’s new album ‘Currents’ (released on July 17) by brandishing this arty tote bag.
Festival-season kicked off at the weekend, with Brighton’s Great Escape treating us to monumental downpours (Thursday), glorious sunshine (Friday) and shedloads of often incendiary, shit-kicking live music, either from newcomers like Ho99o9, Sunflower Bean (above) and The Big Moon or big hitters including Paul Weller, Alabama Shakes and The Maccabees. In case you haven’t seen it, check out our live report from NME Radar’s bumper seven-band bill at The Haunt on Friday night, which saw
The music world has been paying tribute to legendary bluesman BB King today (May 15) following the news that he has passed away. You can see some of their messages here. At 89 years old, the 'King of The Blues' was one of the last of his kind, a link to a long gone era and a rare connection to the roots of rock 'n' roll. Though he was still touring regularly up until his death, one of King's last memorable UK gigs took place in 2011 at Glastonbury Festival.
You're not just preparing for a music festival; you're preparing for the music festival. Glastonbury's just a few weeks away, with Kanye West, Foo Fighters and The Who heading this year's all-star bill at Worthy Farm in June.
Oh dear. Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey managed to forget his own lyrics at a recent show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, having his brain melt moment midway through a performance of 2006 track 'Millstone'. "Do you have the lyrics on your phone there?" he ended up having to ask a fan in the front row. You had one job, Jesse... Anyways, at least the Long Island band are in good company: tonnes of other good artists have suffered onstage mishaps they'd rather not be reminded of. We asked NME.COM readers to tell us the most embarrassing things they've witnessed a band get up to during a gig.