So now we know. This morning (May 6) it was announced, after months of speculation, that The Who are to headline Sunday evening at Glastonbury 2015, with Paul Weller taking up the slot before them. For joyous fans of the mod legends, the only question now is: "can I fit a tent and 42 cans of cider safely onto the back of a Vespa?" For other ticket-holders though, a more troubling question looms. Coming so soon after the group's last bill-topping appearance in 2007, are The Who a safe bet rather than an exciting one? We get it.
It was recently announced that Simon Cowell's reality talent show 'Ultimate DJ' is going into production and will be live-streamed on Yahoo Live. Domino-signed deep house DJ George FitzGerald explains why the upcoming show can only ever be a total farce. I don’t find it very surprising that Simon Cowell’s trying to launch a DJ version of The X Factor, Ultimate DJ. The guy doesn’t seem to be motivated by anything other than money and thanks to the global popularity of EDM, a certain type of 'DJing' is now the most profitable way of performing music.
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 an exhibition of Chalkie Davies' most iconic images and a Nicce bomber jacket. EXHIBITION: Chalkie Davies – The NME Years Visit Cardiff’s National Museum between May 9 and September 6 to view an exhibition of legendary NME photographer Chalkie Davies’ finest work, including The Clash.
If you think for even one second that recording in Sheffield means the debut album from American garage rockers Radkey is going to be laced with saucy Jarvis Cocker-style poetry or bleepy Warp Records beats, then think again. “Obviously, there’s Def Leppard,” says bassist Isaiah Radke when asked about the local influences he and his brothers-cum-bandmates Dee (guitar/vocals) and Solomon (drums) have soaked up. “They’re actually awesome,” he adds, suddenly serious.
Make no mistake: the return of Ride is 2015's most exciting comeback so far. The band, who played their first shows together in 14 years last month, inspired everyone from The Horrors to Deerhunter across their four studio albums the first time around the block, earning them a reputation as highly influential shoegaze pioneers. But which bands were the ones to influence them?