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.
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.
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.
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 The Replacements' box set and Chance The Rapper's short film. BOX SET: The Replacements – The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990 The cult Minneapolis band return to the UK for the first time in 24 years in June but, before that, they’re reissuing their entire back catalogue. Delve deep and see why artists like The Cribs, Wolf Alice, Jamie T and more love them so much.
Actual pop royalty Madonna played tonsil hockey with rap miserabilist Drake onstage during his Coachella set last night. Madonna has form for this sort of behaviour of course, having famously smooched both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards way back in 2003. Sadly, this time most everyone's been distracted from the mild titillation by the decidedly ungentlemanly reaction of Drake, who reacts like a man who's just accidentally taken a swig out of the tinnie everyone else at the party has been using as an ash tray.