If you were at U2's show at the LA Forum on Wednesday night (May 27), you'd be forgiven for assuming you'd had more to drink than you thought. But you weren't seeing double – that was Joe Hier, singer in tribute band Hollywood U2, who joined the real Bono on stage to perform their single 'The Sweetest Thing', footage of which can be seen below. Bono II isn't the only bizarre doppelgänger to grace pop's stages over time.
As Fleetwood Mac complete the first UK leg of their 'On With The Show Tour' - don't worry, they'll be back again next month - here's a look back at the albums recorded by the band's current touring lineup, ranked in order of greatness. 7. 'The Dance' OK, so it's a live album, but 1997's 'The Dance' feels worthy of inclusion because it reunited the classic Rumours era lineup - Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks - for the first time in a decade.
William E Badgley's new crowdfunded film aims to give punk pioneers The Slits the credit they deserve. NME's Laura Snapes talks to the director about why the quartet's legacy is so important. The punk heritage industry has left few stories untold, but The Slits’ contribution to musical history still feels neglected. Not only did female musicians of the era have to do rather more system smashing than the men, but their innovation went much further than three chords and the truth.
Sixteen years after their last album and one member down, the iconic dance act Leftfield are set to return with a new LP. NME's Louis Pattison finds out the details. These days we’ve come to expect big gaps between albums. Nonetheless, there are NME readers who won’t have been born when Leftfield’s last LP, 1999’s ‘Rhythm And Stealth’, hit shelves. Neil Barnes, what have you been up to for the last 16 years? “I’ve been doing other things,” laughs the Leftfield founder. “I built a studio. I spent a long time bringing my family up.
Sponsored content Avicii has debuted new song ‘Feeling Good’, a reworking of the classic Nina Simone single with Audra Mae on vocals. Taking the chance to work with Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter Mae for a second time – as well as showcase his love of the soul sound of the 1960s – Avicii’s version of the song sees him dial back on the bombastic sound for which he is best known and deliver an understated, chilled version of Simone’s original. “It’s great to work with Audra Mae again.