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Al Horner

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

 

Check out our new social media intern. Dapper lookin' fellow, isn't he? Only kidding - the man pictured manning NME's Twitter feed above is, of course, the one and only Johnny Marr, who this afternoon (September 19) answer readers' questions in a revealing 30 minutes. In case you missed it, here's the best bits, including the former Smith's take on today's Scottish independence referendum, returning to the Cribs, the possibility of a project with Noel Gallagher and more.

 

David Maclean

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

 
'Why Musicians Will Be Disappointed Today That Scotland Voted 'No''

David Maclean is the drummer and producer for Django Django. He grew up in Edinburgh, Fife and The Highlands Although I would've voted 'Yes' if I still lived in Scotland - I'm now in London - I was always of the belief that the way people were galvanised to become active about politics in Scotland during the Referendum was so important and something that has to keep going. Not just in Scotland but across the rest of Britain: it’s a time for change and if Scotland can achieve that as part of Britain, that’s good.

 

NME Blog

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

 

Ahead of the release of Slipknot's fifth studio album, '5: The Gray Chapter', due out on October 20 in the UK, the Iowa metallers have unveiled their latest new look. They've changed up their masks a number of times over the years, but their latest incarnation is particularly imaginative. Anyway, they're here to be, um, enjoyed in nine fairly disturbing but entertaining GIFs.

 

Al Horner

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

 
Aphexed Faces: Check Out Alex Turner, Liam Gallagher And More Given Aphex Twin 'Syro' Makeovers

Aphex Twin returns with a new album next week (September 22) after a 13-year exodus. If you've read our review, you'll know it's a hyper-intricate electronic melody-crush overflowing with all the manic ideas and ADHD beats we've come to love from the Cornish raver.

 

Al Horner

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

 
Fan-Funded Gigs: How To Bring Your Favourite Band To Your Town, By The Man Who Staged A DIY Foo Fighters Show For 1500 People

To quote the generous spring of wisdom that is Wayne’s World 2, "if you book them they will come." Andrew Goldin had never organised a gig before prior to this week (September 17) when, in a coup that concert industry experts are speculating may change the future of how live shows are booked, he raised over $70,000 (£43,000) to stage a fan-funded Foo Fighters gig in Richmond, Virginia – the group’s first show there in 16 years.

 
 
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